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David Warner drills one down the ground

Gujarat Lions v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016, Qualifier 2, Delhi

Warner blends early substance with late style

In the way that David Warner chipped away at the target as opposed to bursting through it, he was more Kohli than de Villiers. Now to take on both of them in the final

David Warner stands tall for a cut

Gujarat Lions v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016, Qualifier 2, Delhi

'Warner played an amazing knock' - Finch

Playing their first IPL, Gujarat Lions came within one avoided masterclass of making it to the IPL final, but were left doffing their hats to AB de Villiers first in Bangalore and David Warner in Delhi on Friday

David Warner drops Karun Nair after running in from long-on

IPL 2016

Playoffs reversing bowl-first trend?

With Sunrisers Hyderabad successfully defending 162 and only an AB de Villiers special preventing Gujarat Lions from defending 158, the playoffs have bucked the early-season pattern of near-invincible chasing teams

Yuvraj Singh slog sweeps en route to his 44

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2016, Eliminator, Delhi

Yuvraj dominates Kuldeep in spin battle

Despite not always picking Kuldeep Yadav, Yuvraj Singh brought out his experience to get on top of the wristspinner, setting the tone for Sunrisers Hyderabad's win in the Eliminator

Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 3 for 19 in four overs

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2016, Eliminator, Delhi

Sunrisers seamers make light of Nehra's absence

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman and Barinder Sran coped admirably without their injured bowling captain and defended 162 to keep Sunrisers Hyderabad on course for a place in the IPL final

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir works one through the on side

Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016, Eliminator, Delhi

Gambhir, Dhawan, and survival of the fittest

They have done the job together for Delhi, but have almost always competed for one opener's slot in the Indian team. Now, in the eliminator, both players will come face-to-face, and only one of them will be left standing

Kuldeep Yadav celebrates after taking a wicket

Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016, Kolkata

Kuldeep unfazed under pressure in match-turning spell

With the season on the line, Kolkata Knight Riders chose Kuldeep Yadav over Piyush Chawla, and the 21-year old proved to be a trump card

Mohit Sharma on his follow through

Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016, Mohali

When Mohit got his bluff wrong

Mohit's poor execution may have cost Kings XI the game, but to say that he did so without any reason wouldn't be giving him credit for his otherwise pin-point execution all season

Amit Mishra exults after taking a wicket

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2016, Hyderabad

Amit Mishra unveils deadly new variation

In a season where spinners are fighting for survival, Amit Mishra has adapted with his variety. On Thursday night, he unfurled a cross-seam ball bowled like a medium-pacer to topple Sunrisers Hyderabad

Marcus Stoinis miscues a shot

Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2016, Mohali

RCB's batting surges, Kings XI's subsides at the death

AB de Villiers managed to convert yorkers into sixes late for RCB while Marcus Stoinis and Farhaan Behardien could only manage singles off full tosses in the waning stages of the Kings XI chase