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Virat Kohli swats the ball to the leg side

Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Delhi

RCB end disappointing season with consolation win

They might have had heady highs and lowly lows in between but Delhi Daredevils ended their season as they began it: let down by their mercurial batsmen after the bowlers kept Royal Challengers Bangalore down to a middling total

Rahul Tripathi skies one over midwicket

How Tripathi became a Supergiant

Rahul Tripathi had to give up cricket when his army-man father was posted in Kashmir, but a move to Pune gave renewed impetus to his childhood dream

Ambati Rayudu clobbered six fours and three sixes enroute to his 63

Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2017, Kolkata

Rayudu leaves imprint in rare opportunity

He was brought in to rest the season regulars, but a match-turning knock could give the team management a few selection headaches ahead of the playoffs

Aaron Finch was done in by a googly from Rashid Khan

Gujarat Lions v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2017, Kanpur

Sunrisers give themselves hope of top-two finish

Gujarat Lions managed the worst IPL collapse of all time: from 111 for 0 to 154 all out after they had looked like they could get to a defendable score on a flat pitch and a small ground

MS Dhoni congratulates R Ashwin after a wicket

India news

Selectors bank on experience over glamour

The three issues India had to respond to were the opening slots, power in the middle order, and a spinner. And for all three, the selectors made predictable yet logical decisions

Virat Kohli was not happy after being given out lbw

India news

Playing Pakistan depends on government - BCCI

The BCCI will need approval from the Indian government before it can play Pakistan in a bilateral series, no matter what the nature of its agreement with the PCB

Ben Stokes exults after steering his side to a thrilling victory

Rising Pune Supergiant v Gujarat Lions, IPL 2017, Pune

Anatomy of a Stokes masterclass

Rising Pune Supergiant were 10 for 3 in their chase of 162, and then 42 for 4, but nothing, not even a prolonged bout of cramps, was going to stop Ben Stokes