Dubai : Hyderabad beat Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets in the match played yesterday. The loss also shattered Kolkata’s dreams and the Hyderabad team easily secured their place in the play-offs. However, if this match was won by Mumbai, then Kolkata would have been in the top 4. Actually Hyderabad and Kolkata both have 14-14 points. But Hyderabad’s run rate is much better than Kolkata. That is why Hyderabad reached the play-off.
Mumbai’s performance was very poor yesterday. Mumbai Indians did not get even 1 wicket in the entire match. Now four teams have arrived in the play-offs. While Mumbai Indians won the most matches and topped with 18 points, the team Delhi Capitals also secured second place with 16 points. Apart from these, Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Mumbai and secured third place and Royal Challengers Bangalore secured fourth place after beating Mumbai in the last match.
The team that reached the top in the playoffs competes with the second-ranked team and the winning team gets a direct final entry. This is called Qualifier One. This time Mumbai and Delhi will clash in Qualifier One. Whereas the match between the third and fourth team is called the eliminator. Here the losing team is eliminated from the tournament.
The winning team in the eliminator plays another match known as a qualifier. Here he encounters the team who lost in the first qualifier. After this, the winning team reaches the finals directly. The winner of Qualifier One Vs winner of Qualifier Two will play the final.