Amol Karhadkar

Correspondent at ESPNcricinfo

Mandeep Singh unleashes a drive

Rajasthan Royals v RCB, Eliminator, IPL 2015, Pune

Royals get Mandeep-sixed in Pune

Royal Challengers Bangalore had two of their three big guns out cheaply but Mandeep Singh took charge of the innings to set up AB de Villiers late surge, part of five key moments from Wednesday's IPL Eliminator in Pune

Lasith Malinga removed Dwayne Smith in the first over

Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians, Qualifier 1, IPL 2015, Mumbai

Super Kings flagship runs aground in Mumbai

Technically, it wasn't a home game for Mumbai Indians but the Wankhede Stadium was a sea of blue almost an hour before the start and played its role to help Mumbai turn the playoff tide against Super Kings

Karn Sharma is congratulated after a wicket

India in Bangladesh 2015

Chance for India's selectors to reset goals

India's tour to Bangladesh, that includes a Test and three ODIs, may be a short jaunt to a country where they have enjoyed success in the past but it is also an opportunity for India's selection panel to set in motion their plans for the next generation

A bowl of biryani

Another day in Paradise

If it's Hyderabad, it's biryani first, business later

Lasith Malinga bowled Shikhar Dhawan for 1 in the first over

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2015, Hyderabad

Flop show leads to Hyderabad's sunset

Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner's opening partnerships had propelled Sunrisers Hyderabad all season long, but with a play-off spot on the line the pair failed when it mattered most in one of five takeaways from the IPL 2015 regular season finale

Kieron Pollard swipes on his way to 33 off 24 balls

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2015, Hyderabad

The Pollard-Henriques contest

One of the subplots during the game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians will be the contest between Moises Henriques and Kieron Pollard, in a familiar setting

Mumbai Indians attempt to regroup

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2015, Hyderabad

Upbeat Mumbai hope for more knockout magic

The equation is simple for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians: The winner moves on to the playoffs, the loser pulls curtains on their season.

Virat Kohli celebrates after hitting the winning runs

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2015, Hyderabad

'Raining champs' seal wet and wild win

Five takeaways from a day where Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated the elements and their opponents to move a step closer to the knockout stage of IPL 2015