Lucknow Super giants defeated Mumbai Indians by 5 runs in a thrilling match at the Ikana Stadium on Tuesday and made the race for the playoffs interesting by securing the third position in the points table. Lucknow Super giants and Chennai Super kings now have 15 points each. Let us tell you how other teams can secure their place in the playoffs.


This defeat was very heavy for Mumbai Indians. Had Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai defeated Lucknow, they would have ended the league stage with the top-2. But now his chances of reaching the playoffs are stuck. Mumbai will have to depend on the results of other matches to reach the playoffs.

Mumbai Indians have to play their last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Even if they win, they will not be able to qualify for the playoffs because the net run rate is very bad. Mumbai’s net run rate is negative. If Royal Challengers Bangalore or Punjab Kings win both their remaining matches, it will be difficult for Mumbai to reach the playoffs. Mumbai will need to win by a big margin.

Rohit Sharma reacts during an IPL Match (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

How MI can Miss Out On Playoffs ?

Due to Mumbai Indians Poor Net Run rate , the are almost sure to miss on qualification if they lose the game to Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday , 22 may 2023 at Wankhede Stadium Mumbai . The Only Way to Mumbai Indians can make it with a loss is of Royal Challengers Bangalore And Punjab kings Lose both remaining Matches .
Even A Victory does not make things safe for Mumbai Indians, as if either or both of Punjab kings & Royal Challengers Bangalore Win their remaining matches , it will leave all three of them on 16 Points , but once again , the poor run rate will cost them and leave them behind both teams . to make make matters worse for MI, their last game is before Royal Challengers Bangalore takes the field , meaning they will not know the scenario to improve their Net Run rate.

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