IPL 2023: Mumbai Indians advance to the playoffs after defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore

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Mumbai Indians defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad and advanced to the Indian Premier League playoffs.

With England’s Harry Brook out on the first ball of the last over of their innings, the Sunrisers reached 200-5. Rohit Sharma, who went out for 56 off 37 balls and unbeaten Green helped Mumbai reach 201-2 and win.

By defeating Gujarat Titans, Royal Challengers Bangalore had the opportunity to pass Mumbai, however, they fell by a margin of six wickets. With a six in the last over to push his team’s total to 198-4, Shubman Gill, who had an undefeated 104 off 52, gave the Titans the win.

Rajasthan Royals were eliminated sooner than expected since they needed both Mumbai Indians and RCB to lose to have a chance of moving on. The opening duo of Mayank Agarwal and Vivrant Sharma, put up 140 runs in 13.5 overs against the Indians to help Sunrisers, who finished last in the IPL, reach 200.

Ishan Kishan was lost early for Mumbai, who needed a victory to have a chance of advancing to the top four play-off berths before Sharma and Green gave his team the lead. Green scored his first IPL century off just 20 balls and did it by hitting eight sixes and eight fours.

Titans mission “too tough” for Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore knew they needed to win to advance to the playoffs before their season-opening, rain-delayed match against the Titans.

Virat Kohli endured the entire innings to get 101 points after achieving a magnificent century off 60 balls. Faf du Plessis and I put on an opening partnership that produced 50 runs off of our first five overs. Despite Kohli’s 13 fours, Bangalore lost five wickets to reach 197, and the Titans finished with five balls remaining in large part because of Gill’s heroics.

The 23-year-old Indian batsman scored 53 runs for Gujarat, who had already advanced to the playoffs, with 53 runs from Vijay Shankar and eight sixes and five fours.

What is the schedule for the IPL playoffs?

The first of the IPL play-offs’ four matches are on Tuesday, May 23.

Gujarat Titans, who won their group, will compete against Chennai Super Kings, who finished second, in Qualifier 1. The winner of that match will advance to the championship game on May 28.

Third-placed Lucknow Super Giants will play five-time champion Mumbai Indians on Wednesday in the Eliminator, with the loser being eliminated.

After that, on Friday, in Qualifier 2, the victor of the Eliminator will compete against the loser of Qualifier 1.

Whoever wins will compete in Sunday’s final against the victor of Qualifier 1.

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