Mumbai reach IPL play-offs as Bangalore beaten-News

Mumbai Indians fast bowler Cameron Green reached 50 in 20 balls
Indian Premier League, Mumbai:
Sunrisers Hyderabad 200-5 (20 overs): Agarwal 83 (46), Sharma 69 (47); Madhwal 4-37
Mumbai Indians 201-2 (18 overs): Green 100* (47), Sharma 56 (37)
Mumbai Indians won by 8 wickets
Scorecard; table

Cameron Green scored 100 off 47 balls for Mumbai Indians to help them into the Indian Premier League play-offs by beating Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Sunriers made 200-5, England’s Harry Brook got out first ball at the end of their innings.

Unbean Green and Rohit Sharma, who made 56 off 37 balls, helped guide Mumbai to 201-2 and win.

Royal Challengers Bangalore could have overtaken Mumbai by beating Gujarat Titans, but lost by six wickets.

Shubman Gill hit an unbeaten 104 off 52, sealing victory for the Titans with a six in the last over to take his side to 198-4.

The previous result eliminated Rajasthan Royals, who needed both Mumbai Indians and RCB to lose to have any chance of progressing.

Sunrisers, who have finished last in the IPL, mainly had openers Mayank Agarwal and Vivrant Sharma to thank for reaching 200 against the Indians as the pair smashed 140 in 13.5 overs.

Mumbai, needing a win to have a chance of making the top four, lost Ishan Kishan early on before Sharma and Green put their side together.

Green reached 50 off just 20 balls and, making his IPL debut, hit eight sixes and four fours.

The Titans task becomes more difficult in Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore went into their rain-delayed game against the Titans – their first meeting all season – knowing that only a win would be enough to reach the play-offs.

Virat Kohli scored a century from 60 balls and survived the entire innings to make 101. The opening partnership with Faf du Plessis scored 50 from the first five overs.

Despite Kohli’s 13 fours Bangalore lost five wickets to 197 and the Titans reached the target with five balls to spare, largely due to the work of Gill.

The 23-year-old Indian batsman hit eight and nine, while Vijay Shankar made 53 for Gujarat, who had already qualified for the play-offs.

What is the IPL play-off schedule?

There are four matches in the IPL play-offs, the first on Tuesday, 23 May.

This will see Gujarat Titans, as the group winners, face runners-up Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1. The winner of this match will advance to the final on Sunday, 28 May.

Wednesday will see third-placed Lucknow Super Giants take on five-time champions Mumbai Indians in the Eliminator, with the loser going out.

The winner of the Eliminator will face the loser of Qualifier 1 on Friday in Qualifier 2.

Whoever wins will face the winner of Qualifier 1 in Sunday’s final.

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