RCB qualification scenario: How Royal Challengers Bengaluru can qualify for IPL 2024 playoffs after RCB vs DC, match 62

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Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) managed to stay alive in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. They put up another quality performance with bat and ball and recorded their fifth consecutive victory of the tournament to stay in the playoff hunt.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) hosted Delhi Capitals (DC) in the 62nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The match between the two teams, which was also crucial, took place at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday (May 12).

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) got off to a brutal start with the bat. Virat Kohli played a good innings of 27 runs despite Faf du Plessis (6) falling early. After that, Rajat Patidar (52) and Will Jacks (41) brought their team back into the game with two consecutive wickets at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

The duo added 88 runs together and put pressure on the Delhi Capitals bowlers. After that, Cameron Green (32*) played a great innings and made sure his team finished on top. Based on the vital effort with the bat, Royal Challengers Bengaluru posted a total of 187 runs on the board.

With the ball, Royal Challengers Bengaluru made a mockery of the Delhi Capitals’ batting line-up. They started magnificently well and picked four wickets early to leave Delhi Capitals reeling at 30/4 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Axar Patel (57) kept Delhi Capitals in the hunt but Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s bowlers continued to contribute wickets at regular intervals. Yash Dayal was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/20 while Lockie Ferguson picked two wickets with the ball as they bowled out the opponents for 140 runs to win the game by 47 runs.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru qualification scenario for IPL 2024 playoffs

The win against Delhi Capitals was Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s sixth win in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. They are now placed 5th in the points table with 12 points to their name from 13 games with a massive NRR of + 0.387, which is something very positive for them.

To qualify for the playoffs, Royal Challengers Bengaluru must ensure they win their final match of the tournament. But this will not be enough for them as they need other results to continue their journey in the Indian Premier League as other teams except Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings are also in the fray.

If they win the last game they will reach 14 points but after that, tThey would also want Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Super Giants to lose one of the remaining games. This will keep Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Lucknow Super Giants on 14 points. If the Faf du Plessis-led team beats Chennai Super Kings by 18 runs or chases the target in 18.1 overs, they will surpass the Ruturaj Gaikwad-led team in NRR and claim the fourth position in the table.