IPL 2021: Here’s how SRH can still make it to the playoffs without depending on NRR
SRH can still qualify for playoffs without NRR coming into play.
Updated - Sep 28, 2021 11:03 am
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals were up against each other in the latest fixtures of Indian Premier League 2021 where the former turned all the heads. Fans were in for a surprise when Hyderabad took the field with a completely different strategy to win their second game of the tournament. David Warner had to see the bench while Jason Roy stepped up on the top and brought all the magic for SRH.
Roy played a stunning knock of 60 runs off 42 balls in the beginning and set the perfect tone of the match. Kane Williamson joined the party when he added a terrific half-century from his end to lead SRH to a seven-wicket victory. Now talking of the playoffs scenario, though SRH are still sitting on the bottom of the points table, there are slim chances that they can make it to the playoffs stage.
Going by the Calculator, Deepu Narayanan (statsman) explained that if SRH win all of their four remaining fixtures and MI, RR, KKR, and PBKS win just one each, Williamson and his men will march to the playoffs stage. In this case, even NRR won’t come into play, and Hyderabad will walk clear cut to the top four.
“Today’s win means SRH can qualify without even NRR coming into play, provided:
#SRH win all their remaining 4 games
#MI #RR #KKR #PBKS all win exactly one match each,” he tweeted.
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) September 27, 2021
Williamson and Roy showed SRH the path of victory
Winning the toss, RR chose to bat first where their skipper Sanju Samson erupted with the bat and scored 82 runs off 57 balls to push RR post 164 runs. However, all went in vain when Roy and Williamson showed enough intent to take the match away from Rajasthan. Roy was eventually declared as the player of the match.
“It’s a good feeling, some real clarity in roles as well and it’s nice to be back to winning ways. There were a couple of periods of play that were quite significant and we closed nicely with the ball and to get off the start with the bat like that and it was never easy, had to weather some storms with the ball holding up,” said Williamson after SRH’s win.