IPL 2020 playoff scenarios: Smith's Rajasthan Royals in playoff contention after win over Kings XI Punjab

IPL 2020 playoffs race: It was a must-win game for Steve Smith and Co and they beat Kings XI Punjab to stay alive in the tournament.

KL Rahul and Steve Smith

Who will have the last laugh?   -  BCCI/IPL

Ben Stokes slammed a 24-ball 50 as Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI Punjab by seven wickets to snap their five-match winning streak and stay alive in the IPL 2020 playoff race. Rajasthan will take on Kolkata Knight Riders next while Punjab will face the Chennai Super Kings.

Already through

Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians became the first team to qualify for the knockouts after CSK trumped KKR by six wickets on Thursday.

IPL 2020 Points Table Today

TEAMSPWLPointsNRR
Mumbai Indians128416+1.186
Royal Challengers Bangalore127514+0.048
Delhi Capitals127514+0.030
Kings XI Punjab136712-0.133
Rajasthan Royals136712-0.377
Kolkata Knight Riders136712-0.467
Sunrisers Hyderabad125710+0.396
Chennai Super Kings135810-0.532