The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 has entered the second stage of the tournament having finished the league matches.
The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) topped the table, followed by Mumbai Indians (MI), Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Only the top four teams made it to the Playoffs.
CSK are in the final after beating MI by 48 runs in the first qualifier match of the Playoffs. MI, which stood second in the table, will have another chance to make it to the final. They will now meet RR, winner of the eliminator match, in the second qualifier.
Third placed RR defeated SRH by four wickets in the eliminator match at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on Wednesday. The winner of the second qualifier match (MI vs RR) will take on the CSK in the final at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Sunday.
Meanwhile, defending champions, Kolkata Knight Riders had a disappointing outing this season, earning only 12 points from six wins. Delhi Daredevils are at the bottom of the table with six points, and Pune Warriors India are placed at 8th position with eight points.
IPL 2013 PLAYOFFS CHART
Playoffs Match Schedule and Results
|1||Tuesday 21st May||8:00pm||(QUALIFIER 1)
Chennai Super Kings vs
|Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi||CSK win by 48 runs
(CSK in final)
|2||Wednesday 22nd May||8:00pm||(ELIMINATOR)Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi||RR win by 4 wickets - Enter Qualifier 2
|3||Friday 24th May||8:00pm||(QUALIFIER 2)
Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians
|Eden Gardens, Kolkata||MI win by 4 wickets
|4||Sunday 26th May||8:00pm||(FINAL)Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians||Eden Gardens, Kolkata||MI win by 23 runs