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IPL 2024: Rain Plays Spoilsport As SunRisers Hyderabad Qualify For Playoffs

With the match being interrupted by rain, SRH saw themselves qualify for the playoffs with either RCB or CSK taking the final spot

Edited By : Shashwat Nishant | Updated: May 16, 2024 22:12 IST
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SRH vs GT: Match 66 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) witnessed rain interrupting the play once again as the Gujarat Titans and SunRIsers Hyderabad shared points after a washout at the Uppal Stadium on May 16.

SRH Confirm Playoff Spot

Persistent rainfall characterized the day in Hyderabad, leading to the captains Pat Cummins and Shubhman Gill being unable to conduct the coin toss at the start of the match due to the inclement weather.

Although there was a brief period when the rain eased and the ground staff attempted to dry the pitch with super-soppers, the rainfall continued afterward, dimming the prospects of a cricket match for the spectators.

While the Gujarat Titans had no chance of qualifying for the IPL playoffs now, the SunRisers Hyderabad got their spot in the top 4 with the solitary point they got on the night. With only one spot left in the table, it will likely be a two-horse race which will see the Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Chennai Super Kings battle it out at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on May 18. The match has now become a knockout tie with RCB needing a convincing win to get that final playoff spot.

The SRH vs GT washout also ruled out the chance of both RCB and CSK qualifying for the playoffs which required hosts SRH to lose both their games in the league.

Also Read: Rain To Play Spoilsport In Hyderabad? Here’s How Playoff Scenario Will Be Affected

First published on: May 16, 2024 10:12 PM IST

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