IPL 2022: RCB is the fourth team to qualify for playoffs after Delhi Capitals fail to breach Mumbai in their must win game

It was either Delhi Capitals or Royal Challengers Bangalore to qualify as the last team in the playoffs, Delhi Capitals needed to win their match against Mumbai Indians to get 16 points and qualify but were pegged back by some good and spirited Mumbai Indians bowling.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore qualify for the IPL 2022 playoffs

Mumbai Indians put a spirited display of bowing again led by Jasprit Bumrah (3/25 in 4 overs) to deny Delhi Capitals their playoff spot. RCB had 16 points while Delhi were at 14 points and needing a must win to qualify as both the teams had similar net run rates.

For DC, Rovman Powell (43) and Rishab Pant (39) were the scorers as others failed to fire due to an excellent opening spell by Bumrah. DC managed 159/7 off 20 overs but that wasn’t enough for a win. For Mumbai Ishan Kishan (48), Dewald Brewis (39) and Tim David (34) ensured that they cross the ropes comfortably. Mumbai ended up scoring 160/5 with an over to spare. This ensured the qualification of Royals Challengers Bangalore.

Mumbai Indians v/s Delhi Capitals Match Scorecard.

IPL 2022 Points Table

IPL Playoffs Schedule

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