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

Rajasthan Royals IPL 2014 review

Too much tinkering topples Royals

Rajasthan Royals were in a pretty much unassailable position to reach the playoffs with five matches to go, but their season collapsed dramatically amid a raft of odd tactical decisions

Karun Nair pulls during his 50

Mumbai Indians v Royals, IPL 2014, Mumbai

Pollard plays the air guitar

Plays of the day from the match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium

Kieron Pollard takes a diving catch

Royals v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2014, Ahmedabad

Stupendous Pollard

Plays of the day from the match between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians in Ahmedabad

Kieron Pollard took a blinder on the boundary to dismiss Kevon Cooper

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