RCB qualification scenario: How Royal Challengers Bengaluru can qualify for IPL 2024 playoffs after RCB vs GT, match 52

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB)

Royal Challengers Bengaluru are staying alive in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. Even after losing matches in the first half of the tournament, they are very much in the fight for the tournament playoffs.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru strengthened their case a little after their crushing victory over Gujarat Titans in the 52nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The match between the two teams took place at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday (4 May). ).

Royal Challengers Bengaluru put up a key performance against Gujarat Titans and made the score 2-0 on the season over the 2022 winners. They showed a magnificent performance with bat and ball and sealed their fourth victory of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 .

By opting to bowl first, they wreaked havoc on the Gujarat Titans batting line-up and set the stage on fire right from the start. RCB left the opposition reeling at 19/3. Shahrukh Khan (37) and David Miller (30) led the rescue charge but the home team continued to contribute with wickets at regular intervals.

Rahul Tewatia (35) also made a valuable contribution but the RCB players did not allow any opposing batsman to go past the 40-run mark. They bundled out the Gujarat Titans for 147 runs. Yash Dayal was the pick of the bowlers with his figures of 21/2. Apart from him, Mohammed Siraj and Vijaykumar Vyshak also picked two wickets, while Cameron Green and Karn Sharma bagged a scalp each.

In the chase, Virat Kohli (42) and Faf du Plessis (64) took Royal Challengers Bengaluru off to a brutal start. They added 92 runs for the opening partnership and put their team in the driving position at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

However, after that, they came under a bit of pressure as they lost wickets in an instant and were reduced to 117/6. But veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik (21*) and Swapnil Singh (15*) made sure to carry their team as RCB won the game by 4 wickets.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru qualification scenario for IPL 2024

Royal Challengers Bengaluru with the victory over Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League won their fourth game of the tournament. They are now in seventh place in the points table with 8 points to their name and 7 losses. The win over GT also increased his NRR to -0.049.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru are still in the hunt for the playoffs. First of all, they must make sure they complete all their remaining matches, which will take them to 14 points. However, this will not be enough, as they will also need other results to continue on their way.

RCB would want Sunrisers Hyderabad or Lucknow Super to win only one of the remaining games and Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals, who have 10 points, should win only two games. They also need the Punjab Kings to not win more than three games. If all this goes in their favor, they will be tied with the teams with 14 points and can then qualify according to NRR.