With three teams confirming berths in semi-finals of CLT20, the Group-A game between Lahore Lions and Perth Scorchers gained a lot of importance as the fouth team to be making to semis will be decided. Even Chennai Super Kings aren’t physically playing in this game, they will be hoping for Perth Schorchers to win or at least not to lose by bigger margin.

After completing their four games, Chennai Super Kings are with 10 points and possessing a Net Run rate of +0.945 far better to Lahore Lions’ NRR which is +0.257 and have 6 points. A win with a bigger margin here for Lahore makes them through to semis.

**Scenarios for Lahore Lions:**

*The margin by which Lahore have to beat Perth if they bat first:*

Score of Lahore Lions | Score by which Perth Scorchers
is to be restricted |
Winning Margin Needed |

100 |
54 |
46 |

105 |
59 |
46 |

110 |
64 |
46 |

115 |
69 |
46 |

120 |
74 |
46 |

125 |
79 |
46 |

130 |
84 |
46 |

135 |
89 |
46 |

140 |
93 |
47 |

145 |
98 |
47 |

150 |
103 |
47 |

155 |
108 |
47 |

160 |
113 |
47 |

165 |
118 |
47 |

170 |
123 |
47 |

175 |
128 |
47 |

180 |
133 |
47 |

185 |
138 |
47 |

190 |
143 |
47 |

195 |
158 |
47 |

200 |
153 |
47 |

205 |
158 |
47 |

210 |
163 |
47 |

*Overs by which the target set by Perth to be chased down by Lahore:*

Third Column refers to extra balls can be taken by Lahore in case of the end more than the target score i.e. ending with a Six or Four when fewer runs than that are required.

Target Required |
Overs by which target is to be chased |
Overs by which chase to be done if end score is more than target (Ending with Six or Four) |

101 |
14.0 |
End at 106 (14.4) End at 105 (14.3) End at 104 (14.3) End at 103 (14.2) End at 102 (14.1) |

106 |
14.1 |
End at 111 (14.4) End at 110 (14.4) End at 109 (14.3) End at 108 (14.2) End at 107 (14.1) |

111 |
14.1 |
End at 116 (14.5) End at 115 (14.4) End at 114 (14.3) End at 113 (14.3) End at 112 (14.2) |

116 |
14.1 |
End at 121 (14.5) End at 120 (14.4) End at 119 (14.4) End at 118 (14.3) End at 117 (14.2) |

121 |
14.2 |
End at 126 (14.5) End at 125 (14.5) End at 124 (14.4) End at 123 (14.3) End at 122 (14.2) |

126 |
14.2 |
End at 131 (15) End at 130 (14.5) End at 129 (14.4) End at 128 (14.4) End at 127 (14.3) |

131 |
14.2 |
End at 136 (15) End at 135 (14.5) End at 134 (14.4) End at 133 (14.4) End at 132 (14.3) |

136 |
14.3 |
End at 141 (15) End at 140 (14.5) End at 139 (14.5) End at 138 (14.4) End at 137 (14.3) |

141 |
14.3 |
End at 146 (15.1) End at 145 (15) End at 144 (14.5) End at 143 (14.4) End at 142 (14.4) |

146 |
14.3 |
End at 151 (15.1) End at 150 (15) End at 149 (14.5) End at 148 (14.5) End at 147 (14.4) |

151 |
14.3 |
End at 156 (15.1) End at 155 (15) End at 154 (15) End at 153 (14.5) End at 152 (14.4) |

156 |
14.4 |
End at 161 (15.1) End at 160 (15.1) End at 159 (15) End at 158 (14.5) End at 157 (14.4) |

161 |
14.4 |
End at 166 (15.2) End at 165 (15.1) End at 164 (15.0) End at 163 (14.5) End at 162 (14.5) |

166 |
14.4 |
End at 171 (15.2) End at 170 (15.1) End at 169 (15) End at 168 (15) End at 167 (14.5) |

171 |
14.5 |
End at 186 (15.2) End at 185 (15.1) End at 184 (15.1) End at 183 (15) End at 182 (14.5) |

176 |
14.5 |
End at 181 (15.2) End at 180 (15.1) End at 179 (15.1) End at 178 (15) End at 177 (15) |

181 |
14.5 |
End at 186 (15.2) End at 185 (15.1) End at 184 (15.1) End at 183 (15) End at 182 (15) |

186 |
14.5 |
End at 191 (15.3) End at 190 (15.2) End at 189 (15.1) End at 188 (15.1) End at 187 (15) |

191 |
15 |
End at 196 (15.3) End at 195 (15.2) End at 194 (15.1) End at 193 (15.1) End at 192 (15) |

196 |
15 |
End at 201 (15.3) End at 200 (15.2) End at 199 (15.2) End at 198 (15.1) End at 197 (15) |

201 |
15 |
End at 206 (15.3) End at 205 (15.3) End at 204 (15.2) End at 203 (15.1) End at 202 (15.1) |

206 |
15 |
End at 211 (15.3) End at 210 (15.3) End at 209 (15.2) End at 208 (15.2) End at 207 (15.1) |

211 |
15.2 |
End at 216 (15.4) End at 215 (15.3) End at 214 (15.2) End at 213 (15.2) End at 212 (15.1) |

**Scenarios for Chennai Super Kings:**

Qualification of Chennai Super Kings to semis is now based on praying not playing. As they ended their games they are now subjected to depend on the result of the Lahore-Perth game. To make CSK into semis, Perth either should win the game or else should not allow Lahore to win with a bigger margin and cross CSK’s NRR.

**Prediction:**

In my view, with given the strengths of the both teams, expecting Lahore to win huge will be a big hope only. Also this is game of cricket, on any day, anything can happen. Last year at same position, Mumbai Indians made into semis from a similar position of Lahore and went on to win the title and seen the same team qualifying for play-offs of IPL this year from nowhere. So let’s wait and watch, what “Doctor has Ordered!” for us.