While KKR, RR and KXIP are have clinched 12 points each from 12 matches, their Net Run Rate is on the negative side.
A win in their next two games against Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad will see them qualify to playoffs.
KKR's season has perhaps been encapsulated in their last two performances, the first leading to a 102 run loss and the second to them scoring 245 in one innings.
RR has an outside chance to get into the playoffs* if they win against RCB on the same day as above. Kings XI Punjab needs to win the game if they have to be in the race to the playoffs. Dinesh Karthik clipped the bails in a flash.More news: Trump lists reimbursement to Michael Cohen; ethics office says disclosure was required
The short answer is, yes. "We know how the wicket will play in Jaipur, so we got to learn and move forward", he said. Kallis also lauded the captaincy of Karthik, who has also been consistent with the bat.
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This was a huge game, "the biggest game of the IPL so far" according to Rajasthan Royals mentor Shane Warne, and there was a promise of something special from the Royals on Tuesday (May 15) when Jos Buttler and Rahul Tripathi set about on a boundary-hitting spree at the start.
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They will be placed on 16 points and only two other teams, RR and KXIP, can achieve as many points at the end of the league stage.
The visitors would have been disappointed with their batting effort especially after they got off to a blistering start as openers Jos Buttler and Rahul Tripathi put on 63 in just 4.5 overs. KKR's attack is not the same as it was under Wasim Akram, especially after the injuries they have suffered all season. The Rajasthan Royals were skittled out for 142 in 19 overs. The rest of the batting has simply failed to fire, regardless of how many changes Rahane makes. His first dismissal was that of Ajinkya Rahane, who displayed a poor shot selection and was castled playing a reverse sweep. The three batsmen worse than him are: Quinton de Kock (-41), Gautam Gambhir (-41) and D'Arcy Short (-39).
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Rahane missed the line and got castled and Buttler top-edged Kuldeep to Scanterbury-Searles on the edge of the circle. Chris Lynn (45) and Dinesh Karthik (31 not out) ensured they took their time in the middle and batted out their way to the victory.More news: Rouhani says Iran may remain part of nuclear accord
Left-hander Narine smashed the first ball of the innings from off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham over the midwicket ropes, and pulled the second over square leg for four before clearing long-on for his second six.