Sunrisers Hyderabad created history on Sunday 5th May 2019 when they became first team to qualify for IPL playoffs with just 12 points after completion of league stage matches. In the history of 12 Indian Premier League seasons, SRH have become only side to reach IPL-playoffs by winning only six games in played 14 league matches of the twenty20 championship.
It was one of the most exciting and close Vivo IPLT20 editions ever in the history of tournament as at one stage all 8 teams were in the race to make it through to knockouts. The last league stage game was played between Mumbai Indians and KKR at Wankhede Stadium in which hosts defeat Knight Riders comfortably by 9 wickets to seal victory and get themselves on the top of the points table with 18 teams.
Three teams Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals won 9-9 matches respectively throughout the league-round games and secured 18 points to seal playoffs berth. The interesting fact about this Vivo IPL that difference between top and bottom teams of points table is just 7 points table which very close in all seasons.
Meanwhile three teams Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab secured same points 12 with six-six games victory in the league. Because of better net run rate, 2016 IPL champion SRH qualify for playoffs and team will be playing Delhi Capitals in the eliminator match on 8th May in Vizag.