Manish Pandey played an absolute blinder as Kolkata Knight Riders held their nerves to beat a spirited Kings XI Punjab by three wickets in an exhilarting summit clash to win the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League here today.
In the second qualifier of the India Premier League`s 7th edition, the most successful team in the history of the tournament, Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with the most consistent team of this edition, Kings XI Punjab, later in the day at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
The murderous Australian all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell, who initially took the Indian Premier League`s seventh edition to another level by his sterling performances, struggled to hog the lime light in the last few league matches.
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming today said the win against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their final league match of IPL-7 have given his side much-needed confidence ahead of their clash against Kolkata Knight Riders in the playoffs.
Kings XI Punjab produced a clinical all-round display to register a convincing 16-run win over Rajasthan Royals and consolidate their position at the top of the table in the Indian Premier League, here tonight.
The Robin Uthappa juggernaut rolled on as he hit a blistering unbeaten 83 off 51 balls to power Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to the play-offs with a 30-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Eden Gardens here Thursday.
Rajasthan Royals pacer Vikramjeet Singh Malik today said that his side were not facing any pressure in the scramble for a play-off berth in the IPL and their strategy has been to take it from match-by-match.
Delhi Daredevils, who are already out of the reckoning for this year`s Indian Premier League playoffs, have performed below par for the major part of their campaign, feels the team`s top run-getter Jean-Paul Duminy.
The West Indian cricketer, Lendl Simmons reached the three-figure mark on Wednesday night. Riding on the blistering knock by the opener, Mumbai Indians comprehensively beat table toppers Kings XI Punjab in the 48th match of League.
Two persons, allegedly involved in betting on the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches were arrested and an amount of Rs 6.5 lakh seized in a raid at an office near Kodialbail, police said on Wednesday.
Boosted by their surprise win over Rajasthan Royals following a string of reverses, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma says his team is still "very much in the tournament" in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
Delhi Daredevils lost their seventh game in a row after they failed to defend a modest total of 164. Kings XI Punjab`s batsmen chased the total with two balls to spare. Delhi Daredevils put up a good show, but it was just not enough in the end. Here are the statistical highlights of the game.