IPL 2024: Rajasthan Royals Lead Points Table After Victory Over RCB

In a thrilling encounter in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season, the Rajasthan Royals claimed victory over the Royal Challengers Bengaluru, catapulting themselves to the top of the points table. The match, held on Saturday, saw Rajasthan Royals chase down a challenging target set by RCB, securing a six-wicket win with five balls to spare.

Match Highlights

Jos Buttler emerged as the hero for the Rajasthan Royals, showcasing a stellar performance with an unbeaten century, scoring 100 runs off just 58 balls. Skipper Sanju Samson also played a crucial role, contributing 69 runs off 42 deliveries. Despite Virat Kohli’s impressive century for RCB, scoring an unbeaten 113 runs off 72 balls, it wasn’t enough to secure a win for his team. Faf du Plessis supported Kohli with 44 runs.

Updated IPL 2024 Points Table

The victory propelled Rajasthan Royals to the top of the IPL 2024 standings, with a flawless record of four wins out of four matches played. Meanwhile, RCB finds themselves languishing at the bottom half of the table, having won only one out of their five matches.

Here’s how the IPL 2024 Points Table stands after the RR vs RCB match:

PositionTeamsMatches PlayedWinLossNRRForAgainstPointsRecent Form
1.RR4401.1201.120694/74.48W, W, W
2.KKR3302.518666/56.5552/60.06W, W, W
3.CSK4220.517718/78.4673/78.14L, W, W
4.LSG3210.483553/60.0524/60.04W, W, L
5.SRH4220.409809/78.1787/79.14W, L, W, L
6.PBKS422-0.220731/79.1750/79.24W, L, L, W
7.GT422-0.580678/79.1730/79.54L, W, L, W
8.RCB514-0.843869/99.2908/94.42L, L, W, L
9.DC413-1.347704/80.0805/79.22L, W, L, L
10.MI303-1.423533/60.0572/55.30L, L, L

Playoff Scenario

With Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, and Lucknow Super Giants currently occupying the top four spots, the playoff race is intensifying. The top four teams at the end of the league stage will qualify for the IPL 2024 playoffs. The top two teams will compete in the first Qualifier, with the winner advancing directly to the final. The third and fourth-placed teams will clash in the Eliminator, and the victor will challenge the losing team from the first Qualifier in the Qualifier 2. The winner of Qualifier 2 will secure a spot in the final, scheduled for May 26th.

Next Fixture

In the upcoming fixture, the Mumbai Indians will face the Delhi Capitals in a crucial bottom-of-the-table clash early on Sunday. Later in the evening, the Lucknow Super Giants will take on the Gujarat Titans, promising another exciting matchup in the IPL 2024 season.

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