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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

Yusuf Pathan and Manish Pandey steadied Kolkata Knight Riders chase after early loss of wickets

Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2017, Delhi

Pandey, Yusuf give KKR top position after tense chase

Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan put on a match-turning stand of 110 in 12 overs to lead KKR's chase as they went on top of the table