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Dinesh Karthik gets down on one knee to sweep

Indian Premier League 2016

The middle-order men who stand out

In a season where top orders have dominated the run charts, here are four middle-order batsmen who have made a difference too

Amit Mishra took a brilliant reflex catch to dismiss Andre Russell

Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2016, Delhi

Mishra turns the match with seesawing 17th

Flighting the ball when other spinners may have darted it in, Amit Mishra lost and then won the match for Delhi Daredevils, with a little help from his adhesive fingers

Glenn Maxwell miscues a reverse sweep

Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2016, Mohali

Home pitch sends Kings XI bats out of tune

The slow turning tracks in Mohali have left David Miller, Glenn Maxwell and the rest of the Kings XI Punjab lineup looking like they are playing away matches at home

Gautam Gambhir goes back to play a cut

Indian Premier League 2016

An IPL for the openers

There has been a clear shift this IPL season. The match-defining contributions are coming from the top of the order, and not through late assaults

John Hastings celebrates with team-mates after picking up a wicket

IPL 2016

Injured Hastings out of rest of IPL

John Hastings, the Australia and Kolkata Knight Riders allrounder, has been ruled out of the rest of the IPL season as he has returned home with an ankle injury

Mohit Sharma takes a catch off his own bowling to dismiss Faf du Plessis

Kings XI v Supergiants, IPL 2016, Mohali

Sharmas tilt it Kings XI's way

Five key factors in Kings XI Punjab's six-wicket win over Rising Pune Supergiants in Mohali

Quinton de Kock and JP Duminy appeal after David Miller is trapped leg before wicket

Daredevils v Kings XI, IPL 2016, Delhi

'There's a fine line between freedom and irresponsibility'

Kings XI Punjab may have dug themselves in a hole against Delhi Daredevils by losing wickets attempting expansive strokes, but the captain David Miller insists his team will not change the way they play

Manan Vohra is cleaned up by Amit Mishra

Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2016, Delhi

Magical Mishra mesmerises in 100th IPL game

Amit Mishra is bowling as well as ever, and his four-wicket haul against Kings XI Punjab showed how far he has come as a bowler in terms of skill and mental strength