Sunrisers Hyderabad face a clear proposition - win and make the playoffs, lose and watch the rest of the tournament from back home.
The Hyderabad franchise will play their final league game of IPL 2013 when they host Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Sunday, needing a win after RCB's triumph over CSK Saturday.
The two sides are level on points with 18, but as RCB have a far superior nett run rate, the Sunrisers basically need to win their final match against the soon-to-be deposed champions KKR.
KKR coach Trevor Bayliss, though, insisted his side would not make it easy and were desperate to end their tournament on a winning note.
"It is a must-win game for us," Bayliss said. "We would like to finish with a win. It has not been the greatest tournament for us. We did not play as well as we did last year, but we would like to finish off with a positive.
"I have already had talks with the boys to finish on a high and win this last game. We would like to play some good cricket and finish the tournament with our heads held high."
KKR have been disappointing this season, and hardly made a real fist of the defense of their title, and Bayliss bemoaned the team's lack of consistency in all departments of the game over the course of the season.
"It has been an up and down kind of a tournament for us," Bayliss added. "We have played some good matches, but we have played some poor matches as well.
Early in the season, it was our batting that held us back, we did not score enough runs at the top and given the opportunity at the middle order, the guys did not score as many as runs as they would have liked.
"We bowled well early in the tournament but faltered at times towards the end. Last year we were very consistent across all facets of the game for most matches throughout the season. It has been the opposite this year."