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Lockie Ferguson throws to the striker's end to run Kedar Jadhav out

Rising Pune Supergiant v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Pune

Pacy Ferguson storms through RCB

Lockie Ferguson isn't a superstar, but against a batting unit full of them, his pace and wily variations made for top-class bowling

Krunal Pandya hoicks one straight

Gujarat Lions v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2017, Rajkot

Bumrah's super over wins Mumbai the tiebreaker

A sensational Super Over from Jasprit Bumrah helped Mumbai Indians overcome a spirited comeback from Gujarat Lions, and join Kolkata Knight Riders at the top of the table

Kane Williamson swats one over the square leg boundary

Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2017, Mohali

Williamson finds a place in T20 world

Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Kane Williamson struck a 26-ball fifty and outpaced his more illustrious T20 shoo-ins

Robin Uthappa swivels while executing a pull during his fifty

Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2017, Kolkata

Gambhir, Uthappa nail yet another middling chase

Delhi Daredevils went through 47 deliveries without a boundary in the middle overs to end up with 160, a target Knight Riders easily knocked off

Axar Patel got the wicket of Suresh Raina at a crucial stage

Gujarat Lions v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2017, Rajkot

Axar's impact with bat and ball takes Kings XI home

Axar Patel had a fine all-round day, two wickets to go with his 17-ball 34, leading the Kings XI Punjab past a strong Gujarat Lions side

Nathan Coulter-Nile had Virat Kohli caught at slip in his first over

Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Kolkata

Knight Riders defend small total in style, RCB 49 all out

Royal Challengers Bangalore, possessing the most glittering batting line-up in Twenty20 cricket, sensationally collapsed to 49 all out, the lowest score in the IPL, to lose to Kolkata Knight Riders

Mitchell McClenaghan with his  nerve-popping celebration after ratting Daredevils' top order

Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2017, Mumbai

Aggressive McClenaghan helps Mumbai defend

Mumbai Indians were up against all the odds when they began the second innings after some underwhelming batting. It was clear they needed wickets and Mitchell McClenaghan delivered in his first spell

MS Dhoni slashes through the off side

Rising Pune Supergiant v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2017, Pune

Nerveless Dhoni pulls off last-ball victory

With his team looking down and out, MS Dhoni smacked an unbeaten 61 off 34 balls to lift Rising Pune Supergiant to a six-wicket victory

Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle celebrate the latter's fifty with the champion dance

IPL 2017

Why T20 teams can afford misfiring superstars

An increased allocation of resources in a short format allows teams to invest heavily in impact, albeit inconsistent, players that can break T20s open