DC qualification scenario: How Delhi Capitals can qualify for IPL 2024 playoffs after DC vs LSG, match 64

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Delhi Capitals (DC) have stayed alive in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. Their victory over Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on Tuesday (May 14) mathematically kept them in the hunt for the league playoffs.

Delhi Capitals had a great outing in the 64th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). The match between the two teams took place at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Tuesday (May 14).

They were exceptional with the bat as they scored a total of 208 runs on the board. Even though they lost Jake Fraser-McGurk early, after that, Abishek Porel (58) and Shai Hope (38) brought the team back into the game, taking the momentum away from Lucknow Super Giants.

Rishabh Pant (33) and Tristan Stubbs (57*) in the end did what they did best and took the attack to the Lucknow Super Giants bowlers. Going by his effort with the bat, Delhi Capitals posted a total of 208 runs on the board at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

With the ball, it was the Ishant Sharma show from the start. The fast bowler broke through the top order of the Lucknow Super Giants. The lanky bowler removed KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock and Deepak Hooda early to shake up the opposition.

Delhi Capitals took control of the game as they had Lucknow Super Giants reeling at 71/5. Nicholas Pooran (61) gave the opposition a real scare with his brutal half-century, but he was removed at the crucial moment of the match. However, the tension did not stop just for them here.

Arshad Khan (58*) scored a magnificent half-century in the end and kept his team in the hunt. But the Delhi Capitals players held their nerve and closed out the game completely to win by 17 runs and stay alive in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024.

Delhi Capitals qualification scenario for IPL 2024 playoffs

Delhi Capitals have played all their matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL). They have done what was in their power and now they only have to wait. In the 14 games they have 7 wins and 7 losses and have a negative NRR of -0.377 and are 5th in the points table.

To qualify for the playoffs, the Delhi Capitals need some results to go their way. Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals have secured the top 4 spot. Therefore, there are only two places up for grabs and mathematically 5 teams are in contention.

For Delhi Capitals to qualify, they would need Sunrisers Hyderabad to lose the remaining two games by at least 100 runs. After that, they would need Royal Challengers Bengaluru to beat Chennai Super Kings. This would help them surpass SRH in NRR and grab a playoff spot. Their chances seem very slim, but the way things have been happening, anything can happen in the league.