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Ben Stokes exults after steering his side to a thrilling victory

IPL 2017

Young Indian players carve new Pune identity

While Ben Stokes provided the X factor for Rising Pune Supergiant, it was the consistency shown by the likes of Rahul Tripathi and Washington Sundar that lifted them from the lows of 2016

Karn Sharma sends Sunil Narine off with a flying kiss

Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2017, Qualifier 2, Bengaluru

Wily Karn ties up Knight Riders

After sitting out the first half of Mumbai's campaign, Karn Sharma showed up when it mattered with his best IPL effort to take Mumbai into their fourth final

Tamim Iqbal celebrates his eighth ODI century

Ireland v Bangladesh, Tri-nation series, Malahide

Rain a worry as Ireland, Bangladesh chase first wins

Ireland have slid considerably over the last year or so, while Bangladesh have just one win from their last five ODIs, leaving both teams desperate for a win

Picture perfect: Virat Kohli plays a straight drive

Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Delhi

Kohli ends lean season with fifty

On a pitch that he expected would offer a lot of turn, Virat Kohli played an innings that steadily amped up his side's scoring rate against Delhi Daredevils

Shreyas Iyer makes room and cuts the ball square

Gujarat Lions v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2017, Kanpur

Classy Shreyas Iyer floors Gujarat Lions

Shreyas Iyer fought the fall of wickets at the other end to raze to his highest T20 score and steer Delhi Daredevils to a tense win

Shikhar Dhawan bunts one away to the leg side

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2017, Hyderabad

Dhawan, bowlers lead Sunrisers' cruise

Sunrisers Hyderabad rode on a counter-attacking second-wicket partnership between Shikhar Dhawan and Moises Henriques to outplay Mumbai Indians and keep their playoff chances alive

Sunil Narine raises his bat after smashing the joint-fastest fifty in IPL history

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

The method behind Sunil Narine's madness

The West Indian's devastating ability to hit straight in the Powerplay - when teams rarely employ a long-off or long-on - has brought him great rewards

Rahul Tripathi watches one sail into the stands

Kolkata Knight Riders v Rising Pune Supergiant, IPL 2017, Kolkata

Rahul Tripathi's boundary blitz takes Pune third

Rahul Tripathi ran up a 52-ball 93 to power Rising Pune Supergiant to their sixth win in seven games and move to third spot in the league

Rohit Sharma targets the leg side

Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Mumbai

Nerveless Rohit steers tight chase

Rohit Sharma played a vintage innings, exuding his trademark grace and silken timing enroute to an unbeaten 37-ball 56, to overwhelm Royal Challengers Bangalore on a slowish Wankhede pitch