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IPL 8: MI, RCB march into play-offs

MI, RCB needed to win their last league games to register themselves for the play-offs and they did so somehow.

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In the end, it all turned out to be very very easy for Mumbai Indians who had a bad start to the tournament. With the 9-wicket win over SRH, they managed to get into the last 4. (Source: IPL/BCCI)

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SRH won the toss and opted to bat which backfired and MI gained the upper hand from there on. (Source: IPL/BCCI)

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Opener Shikhar Dhawan was out in the 1st over as he had no answer to Malinga's yorker. (Source: IPL/BCCI)

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Warner followed him to the pavilion and so as the rest of the 9 other batsmen. As a result, SRH managed to score just 113. (Source: IPL/BCCI)

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MI chasing that modest total got off to a flying start thanks to a solid innings from both the openers. (Source: IPL/BCCI)

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Parthiv Patel stayed till the very end and took his side to an easy win. (Source: IPL/BCCI)

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Earlier in the day, RCB too secured their berth in the play-offs after rain played the spoilsport. (Source: IPL/BCCI)

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DD were powered to a stiff total of 187 by opener Quinton de Kock. (Source: IPL/BCCI)

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Captain Kohli must be happy man after a bad start to the tournament and the way they turned their campaign around. (Source: IPL/BCCI)

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Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah too was there to root for RCB. (Source: IPL/BCCI)