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IPL 2018 play-off scenarios: Mumbai Indians stay alive with win over Kings XI Punjab

Mumbai Indians kept their IPL 2018 play-off hopes alive with a three-run win over Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.

cricket Updated: May 17, 2018 00:41 IST
Siddharth Vishwanathan
Siddharth Vishwanathan
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Mumbai Indians kept their IPL 2018 play-off hopes alive with a tense win over Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday. (BCCI )

Kolkata Knight Riders’ six-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals has made Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore’s chances of entering the play-offs difficult. Following the victory, KKR are on 14 points with one game to play. (IPL 2018 FULL COVERAGE)

Mumbai Indians kept their hopes alive with a three-run win over Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday. Here are the scenarios for Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals.

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Mumbai Indians

P-13, W-6, L-7, Points: 12

If Mumbai Indians win: They stay alive but their progress to the play-offs will depend on the results of the matches of RCB, KKR, KXIP and RR.

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If Mumbai Indians lose: They are eliminated.

Kings XI Punjab

P-13,W-6,L-7, Points: 12

If Kings XI Punjab win: They keep their hopes alive but will have to register a victory by a big margin to ramp up their run-rate. Plus the results of the matches of RCB, KKR, MI and RR will have a bearing.

If Kings XI Punjab lose: They are out of the tournament.

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Rajasthan Royals

P-13, W-6, L-7, Points: 12

If Rajasthan Royals win: They knock out Royal Challengers Bangalore. In order to seal qualification, Rajasthan Royals will be praying that Delhi Daredevils beat Mumbai Indians in their last game in order to avoid the Net Run-Rate situation.

If Rajasthan Royals lose: They will be eliminated from the play-off race.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore

P-12, W-5, L-7, Points: 10

If Royal Challengers Bangalore win: If they beat both Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals, they will hope Mumbai Indians lose to Delhi Daredevils. Kohli’s side will be banking on Sunrisers Hyderabad to beat Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab losing to Chennai Super Kings.

If Royal Challengers Bangalore lose: They are out of the play-off race.

Kolkata Knight Riders

P-13, W-7,L-6, Points: 14

If Kolkata Knight Riders win: A victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad assures them of a play-off spot.

If Kolkata Knight Riders lose: They can still progress if Delhi Daredevils beat Mumbai Indians in their last game. They will be boosted further if Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore and Virat Kohli’s side beats Rajasthan Royals in their last encounter.