IPL 2019 playoffs: Mumbai Indians sets up CSK meeting; SRH sneaks in with 12 points.

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Mumbai Indians :finished atop the IPL 2019 points table with a crushing nine-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders in its final league fixture and set up a mouthwatering Qualifier 1 against.

Chennai Super Kings: at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, where the Mumbai franchise hasn’t lost since 2011. Mumbai is one of only two franchises — the other is Rajasthan Royals — which have gone on to lift the trophy after finishing first in the league stag

Chasing 134 against Knight Riders, Mumbai won with 23 balls to spare, thereby improving its already-healthy net run-rate (+0.32) to +0.42 and moving up to first place. Delhi Capitals, which has the same number of points as MI and CSK but a inferior net run rate, finished third and will play the Eliminator against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Sunrisers sneaked through in fourth place with just 12 points, thanks to KKR’s defeat to Mumbai in the final league fixture of IPL 2019.http://www.trendingsportsnet.com/latest-ipl-news/mumbai-versus-hyderabad-51st-match-live-cricket-score-commentary/

The primary Qualifier will be played in Chennai on Tuesday (May 7), preceding the Eliminator and Qualifier 2 are played on May 8 and 10. The champ of Qualifier 1 will achieve the last, while the failure will play the victor of the Eliminator in Qualifier 2. The victor of Qualifier 2 will advancement to the last, which is booked to be hung on May 12 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The Eliminator and second Qualifier are booked to be played at the Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.


— Road to the playoffs—

Every one of the best three groups completed with nine successes and five misfortunes, however they had differentiating begins to their seasons. http://www.trendingsportsnet.com/latest-ipl-news/ipl-points-table-2019-kkr-vs-kxip-fifth-placed-kkr-keep-playoff-hopes-alive-with-kxip-win/

Chennai lost just one of its first eight fixtures and had one foot in the playoffs when the three other teams that eventually qualified for the playoffs were having difficulty stringing two-three wins together.M. S. Dhoni and co. were the first to meet all requirements for the playoffs, however their structure followed off towards the finish of the group stage, with only two successes in the final six league fixtures.

Mumbai was a lot more consistent in the league phase this season compared to the last, and its consistency was a major factor in it securing qualification for the playoffs with a match to spare.It goes into the playoffs having crested at the opportune time and Rohit Sharma and co., who were one of the title contenders toward the beginning of the period, will trust they can add a fourth IPL title to the trophy bureau.

Third-placed Delhi Capitals has been a franchise reborn this season and it has reached the playoffs of an IPL season for the first time since 2012.It was the second group to verify a playoff spot however will be disillusioned to complete just third in spite of having indistinguishable number of wins from MI and CSK.http://www.trendingsportsnet.com/latest-ipl-news/ipl-2019-resurgent-delhi-and-experienced-hyderabad-look-to-survive-elimination/ Its 80-run loss to Chennai away from home on May Day dented its previously-healthy net run rate and its final run rate of +0.04 ultimately cost it a place in the top two and having two chances to reach the final.

With 12 from 14 apparatuses, Sunrisers needed to depend on Mumbai to beat KKR in the last installation of the class stage to crush through as the fourth-put group. Its points tally is the least for a team that has qualified for the playoffs and, in the Eliminator, it will face a resourceful Delhi team which will be without Kagiso Rabada, the leading wicket-taker (25 wickets) of the season so far, after a back niggle got Cricket South Africa to ask him to return home as a precaution.

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