SRH vs GT, IPL 2024 Match 65: Hyderabad Qualify For Playoffs After Game Called Off Without Toss Due To Rain

SRH vs GT, IPL 2024 Match 65: Hyderabad Qualify For Playoffs After Game Called Off Without Toss Due To Rain

SRH and GT received a point each and Pat Cummins-led side officially booked their berth for the playoffs with 15 points after 13 matches.

Rohan SenUpdated: Thursday, May 16, 2024, 11:08 PM IST
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The IPL 2024 clash between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Titans called off without a toss due to torrential rain in Hyderabad on Thursday, May 16.

With this, SRH and GT received a point each and Pat Cummins-led side officially booked their berth for the playoffs with 15 points after 13 matches. Sunrisers Hyderabad has consolidated top four finish on the points table.

This was the second time that game was washed out due to rain. Gujarat Titans' final home game of the season against Kolkata Knight Riders was abandoned without a toss due to torrential rain in Ahmedabad.

Sunrisers Hyderabad moved to third spot while Chennai Super Kings slipped to the fourth position on the points table. SRH will potentially secure a third or fourth place finish in the league stage, depending on their result against Punjab Kings as well as the outcome of Rajasthan Royals' match against Kolkata Knight Riders on May 19, Sunday.

Toss Update:

The covers are still on the ground and the cut off for a five-over match is at 10:30 pm.

Bad news folks, the rain is back in Hyderabad therefore, the ground has been covered again. The wait for the toss continues.

The rain has stopped therefore, the match officials have rescheduled the toss at 8 pm IST. The match will start at 8.15 pm.

The toss has been delayed at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium at Uppal due to the heavy rain in the city.

Both captains are on the field, but they're not wearing their usual match jerseys. Instead, they're in their training clothes and have been called over by the match referee. He's talking to them, and the conversation concludes with Cummins signaling his approval with a thumbs up. Gill and Cummins then carry on with their discussion.

If this match is washed out without a ball being bowled, or even if a shortened game doesn't produce a result, then SRH will qualify for the playoffs with 15 points.

Pitch Report:

Rain will play a big part in the outcome of this match as the pitch has been under covers for majority of the time due to the weather. It's not raining right at the moment but dark clouds are hovering around the ground at Uppal.

SRH vs GT Preview

Right now, Sunrisers Hyderabad control their own future, even though they've been inconsistent. They'll hope their powerful batting lineup performs well when they face Gujarat Titans, aiming to secure a spot in the playoffs of the Indian Premier League on Thursday.

Another victory would guarantee Sunrisers a spot in the playoffs, as they only need one more point to qualify. With 14 points from 12 matches, Sunrisers could potentially reach 18 points, possibly securing a top-two finish if other results go their way.

In contrast, the Titans, with only five wins out of 13 games and 11 points, are already out of contention. They'll try to finish their disappointing season on a positive note.

This season, GT struggled to replace former captain Hardik Pandya, who moved to Mumbai Indians. Pandya played a crucial role in GT's championship victory in 2022 and their runner-up finish last year.

Additionally, the absence of fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who was sidelined due to injury, has been a setback for them.

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