Already qualified Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Monday secured a top-two spot in the IPL playoffs following a washed-out match against the Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad. The game’s abandonment due to rain ensured that KKR, who now have 19 points with a match to go against Rajasthan Royals, gained one point to finish in the upper echelons of the league table. The achievement means that KKR now have an advantage of going into the playoffs, with a chance to go directly into the final.

By rounak