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KKR vs DC: Kolkata Knight Riders win, path to playoffs cleared, Rinku Singh flops, Delhi in pain…

New Delhi. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Delhi Capitals by 7 wickets on Monday in IPL 2024. KKR won this match with 21 balls remaining. With this victory of Kolkata, the mathematics of IPL playoffs has become more clear. KKR has made its hopes of playoff very strong. He has 12 points in the IPL points table. Now only Rajasthan Royals (16) have more points than that. 18 points in the points table are a guarantee of playing playoffs. Rajasthan and KKR are close to reaching 18 points. Whereas Delhi Capitals cannot reach here even after winning all its matches. He has 10 points after 11 matches. That means, even if he wins all his remaining matches, he will still have a maximum of 16 points.

Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals competed on Monday in IPL 2024. Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant won the toss and decided to bat first. But KKR bowlers proved Pant’s decision wrong. KKR gave the first blow to Delhi in the very second over of the match. After this, the Delhi batters just kept coming and going. Kuldeep Yadav (35) struggled in the last overs and took the team Delhi Capitals to the score of 153/9. Kuldeep was the top scorer of his team. Rishabh Pant scored 27 runs. Varun Chakraborty took maximum 3 wickets for Kolkata Knight Riders. Vaibhav Arora was the other successful bowler. He took 2 wickets in his name.

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Kolkata Knight Riders made a stormy start while chasing the target of 154 runs. Especially Phil Salt batted as if he wanted to finish the match in 10-12 overs. He completed his half-century in just 26 balls. Phil Salt batted strongly at one end and made a partnership of 79 runs in 6.1 overs with fellow opener Sunil Narine (15). Sunil Narine was out on the first ball of the seventh over. After this Phil Salt and Rinku Singh made a partnership of 17 runs. Phil Salt, after scoring 68 runs on 33 balls, was bowled while trying to cut the ball of Akshar Patel.

In the last two seasons of IPL, at least 16 points were required to reach the playoffs. That means, Delhi Capitals team still has a chance to reach the playoffs. But for this he will not only have to win his remaining matches. Rather, we will also have to pray for the defeat of the teams in the top-5.

Currently, Rajasthan Royals are at first place in the IPL points table with 16 points. After this is the team of Kolkata Knight Riders (12). Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Supergiants are at third, fourth and fifth positions respectively. All three teams have 10 points equal to Delhi Capitals. But the teams of Chennai, Hyderabad and Lucknow are better than Delhi in two respects. Firstly, all these three teams have played 2-2 matches less than Delhi Capitals. Secondly, the net run rate of these three is better than Delhi Capitals.

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