How the teams can qualify for the semi-finals
Warriors have won all their three games so far, and will play Chennai Super Kings in the final game of the league stage. Though Victoria crushed Wayamba on Monday, Warriors still have a better net run-rate than David Hussey's side. Warriors' no-complications method of qualifying would be by beating Chennai, or if the match is rained out. They can make it even if they lose by a small margin but that will need the calculators to come out. They have an advantage: they'll know exactly what to do in the last game. If, for example, they are chasing 160, they can afford to lose by no more than 27 runs, while if Warriors score 160 batting first, they'll have to ensure Chennai take at least 16.4 overs to reach their target.
Chennai Super Kings will need to beat Warriors in their last game as Victoria have moved to six points by beating Wayamba. A win will definitely send MS Dhoni's men through despite a three-way tie, because Chennai have a net run-rate way higher than Warriors and Victoria. Like Warriors, they have the advantage of playing the last match of the league stages.
Victoria Bushrangers have reeled off three straight wins after losing their opening game. Despite the big win over Wayamba, they are left hoping Warriors beat Chennai in the last league game as their net run-rate is currently the worst of the three top teams in the group.
Wayamba are eliminated after their loss to Victoria in Centurion, which was their third defeat in a row.
Central Districts, likewise, are knocked out after three losses in three games.
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