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IPL 2024: How Chennai Super Kings Can Still Make It To The Playoffs?

IPL 2024: How Chennai Super Kings Can Still Make It To The Playoffs?

In the 39th match of the Indian Premier League 2024, Chennai Super Kings faced off against Lucknow Super Giants for the second time in the tournament, following their previous encounter just a week ago which resulted in Lucknow securing a victory. This time, at the M.A. Chidambaram stadium, Chennai Super Kings began their innings with the bat, aiming for a substantial total.

Led by captain Ruturaj Gaikwad’s outstanding century, Chennai Super Kings managed to amass a formidable total of 210 runs within their allotted 20 overs. Shivam Dube’s explosive knock of 66 runs off 27 balls provided crucial momentum, tilting the game in their favour. Lucknow Super Giants, in response, stumbled early as Quinton de Kock departed quickly.

Despite KL Rahul’s aggressive start, he failed to anchor the innings, falling within the powerplay. However, Marcus Stoinis rose to the occasion, delivering a brilliant century to steer Lucknow Super Giants to victory, securing all the points in the match at Chennai.

Chennai Super Kings are losing their momentum despite having a good start to the season

Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings

Despite this setback, Chennai Super Kings find themselves in the fifth position on the points table, having won four out of their eight matches in the tournament so far. Their focus now shifts to accumulating the necessary 16 points, typically indicative of a playoff berth.

With a respectable Net Run Rate (NRR) of 0.41, Chennai Super Kings understand the importance of bolstering this metric in the remaining matches, as NRR often becomes crucial in determining standings when teams are tied on points.

Their upcoming fixture against Sunrisers Hyderabad, a team currently placed above them in the points table, becomes pivotal in their quest to stay competitive. A victory in this match is imperative for Chennai Super Kings to avoid falling behind in the race for playoff qualification. Thus, they recognize the significance of maintaining momentum and securing crucial wins in the upcoming games to strengthen their position in the tournament.

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