IPL 2024 playoffs schedule confirmed

Ahmedabad and Chennai will host the matches from May 21 to 26

By Web Desk
May 19, 2024
RCB will play Rajasthan Royals in Eliminator. - BCCI

The playoffs schedule of the IPL 2024 has been confirmed after the game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals was abandoned due to rain.

As a result, KKR finished as the table-toppers with 20 points while RR ended at the number three with 17 points.

Sunrisers Hyderabad finished ahead of the RR despite having the same points since Pat Cummins' side got the edge due to a better net run-rate. Royal Challengers Bengaluru finished in the fourth spot after they defeated Chennai Super Kings in a virtual knockout on May 18.

KKR and SRH have two chances of qualifying for the IPL 2024 final after finishing at the top two of the points table since the loser of Qualifier 1 will take on the winner of Eliminator on May 24.

IPL 2024 Playoffs Schedule

May 21: Qualifier 1 — Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad @ Ahmedabad

May 22: Eliminator — Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru @ Ahmedabad

May 24: Qualifier 2 — Loser of Qualifier 1 vs Winner of Eliminator @ Chennai

May 26: Final — Winner of Qualifier 1 vs Winner of Qualifier 2 @ Chennai

It must be noted SRH chased down 215 against Punjab Kings in the first match of the day and moved second on the points table.

In the chase, they lost Travis Head off the very first ball, but fifty from Abhishek Sharma (66) and quick runs from Rahul Tripathi (33), Heinrich Klaasen (42) and Nitish Reddy (37) meant that they reached the target easily.

Batting first, Punjab got a brilliant start as the opening pair of Prabhsimarn Singh and Atharva Tiade put on 97. While Taide (46) missed his fifty, Prabhsimran (71) completed it.

Rilee Rossouw (49) continued to attack before Hyderabad made a mini comeback in overs 16-19 with Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma failing together in a rare game.

Jitesh Sharma (32*) though made the most of the 20th over and pushed the Punjab score beyond 200.