Numbers Game

Chasing glory in the IPL

Teams batting second have had more success than ever before this season, while batsmen have taken power-hitting to a new high in the slog overs

MS Dhoni lashes the ball down the ground

Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2014 review

Inconsistency drags RCB down again

Despite boasting of one of the most powerful batting line-ups in the tournament, Royal Challengers Bangalore failed to click as a unit and missed out on the playoffs for the third consecutive year

AB de Villiers throws himself at the ball to stop a boundary

Sunrisers v Royal Challengers, IPL 2014, Hyderabad

Gayle flops again

Plays of the day for the match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Hyderabad

Yuvraj Singh lofts one down the ground

Super Kings v Royal Challengers, IPL 2014, Ranchi

Parthiv sweeps to slip

The Plays of the day from Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore, in Ranchi

Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni celebrate the wicket of Parthiv Patel

Numbers Game

An IPL of two halves

The bowlers, especially the quicker ones, enjoyed the first leg in the UAE. During the India leg, though, the balance has shifted in favour of the batsmen

AB de Villiers blitzed a quickfire half-century