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GT vs KKR IPL 2024: Gujarat Titans Eliminated After Match Against Kolkata Knight Riders Gets Washed Out

Gujarat Titans' playoff hopes dashed as rain washes out crucial IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders, securing KKR's top-two finish

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  • 14, May, 2024
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GT vs KKR IPL 2024: Gujarat Titans Eliminated After Match Against Kolkata Knight Riders Gets Washed Out

Gujarat Titans (GT) entered their recent match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) with a glimmer of hope, albeit a faint one, to keep their playoff dreams alive in the IPL. However, their aspirations were dashed by the stubborn weather of Ahmedabad, as the game was washed out without a single ball being bowled. This unfortunate turn of events marked the first time in their IPL history that GT failed to qualify for the playoffs. The abandoned match solidified KKR's position in the tournament, securing them a top-two finish with 19 points from 13 games and a direct entry into Qualifier 1. On the other hand, GT, who were last year's runners-up and the champions of 2022, found themselves out of the playoff contention, managing only 11 points from 13 matches this season. The toss, which was scheduled for 7 pm, couldn't take place due to continuous lightning, followed by a steady drizzle that gradually intensified. Despite the possibility of a five-over contest if the rain subsided by 10:56 PM, the match was eventually abandoned due to the persistent rainfall and a wet outfield. This marked the first such instance in this year's IPL. Phil Salt, an opener for Kolkata Knight Riders, reflected on the team's mindset amidst the delay, emphasizing their commitment to securing two points. He credited the team's cohesion under the leadership of Gautam Gambhir for their resilient approach throughout the season.

With KKR already securing their playoff berth following a victory against Mumbai Indians in their previous fixture, the focus now shifts to the remaining positions in the points table. As it stands, Rajasthan Royals occupy the second spot with 16 points from 12 games, while the defending champions, Chennai Super Kings, hold the third position with 14 points from 13 matches. As the IPL 2024 season progresses, fans eagerly anticipate the race for individual accolades such as the Orange Cap and Purple Cap. Additionally, staying updated with the latest IPL 2024 schedule, points table, and statistical leaders in categories like most sixes, most fours, and most fifties adds to the excitement of the tournament.

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