Rajasthan Royals player Shane Watson celebrates after getting the wicket of Mumbai Indian player Glenn Maxwell during match 66 of the Pepsi Indian Premier League ( IPL) 2013 between The Mumbai Indians and the Rajasthan Royals held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on the 15th May 2013Photo by Vipin Pawar-IPL-SPORT

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.


Playoffs Match Schedule and Results

SL Date Time Teams Venue Results
1 Tuesday 21st May 8:00pm (QUALIFIER 1)
Chennai Super Kings vs
Mumbai Indians 
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi  CSK win by 48 runs
(CSK in final)
Match Report 
2 Wednesday 22nd May 8:00pm (ELIMINATOR)Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi  RR win by 4 wickets - Enter Qualifier 2
(Match Report
3 Friday 24th May 8:00pm (QUALIFIER 2)
Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians
Eden Gardens, Kolkata MI win by 4 wickets
(Match Report
4 Sunday 26th May 8:00pm (FINAL)Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Eden Gardens, Kolkata MI win by 23 runs
(Match Report