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162dDeivarayan Muthu

Thakur KO's his former team

Seamer Shardul Thakur returned career-best T20 figures of 3 for 19 to put Rising Pune Supergiant in the playoffs and end Kings XI Punjab's campaign

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Ajit Agarkar on Kings XI Punjab: Hashim Amla the only standout from Kings XI's overseas roster (4:10)
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Agarkar: Thakur gives Pune better balance (1:53)
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Hogg: Wretched show but Kings XI were also unlucky (3:35)
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'We will miss Ben Stokes' - Ajinkya Rahane (2:00)
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Overseas batsmen shouldn't complain about pitch - Virender Sehwag (2:28)
162dThe Report by Alagappan Muthu

Pune rout Kings XI for 73 to book second place

Led by their bowlers who exploited a pitch with just enough moisture to make driving on the up difficult, Steven Smith and his men booked a place in the playoffs

163dThe Preview by Vishal Dikshit

Knockout before the playoffs for Kings XI and Pune

Kings XI Punjab and Rising Pune Supergiant will go into their final league game still hunting a place in the playoffs. The winner will progress, the loser misses out on the top four

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Agarkar: Stokes is worth every penny for Pune (3:27)
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Ajit Agarkar: Kings XI Punjab bowlers have turned it around when it mattered (4:10)
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Brad Hogg: Winner of Pune-Punjab will take huge confidence into playoffs (2:58)
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163dS Rajesh

Mumbai Indians almost assured of top-two finish

With only four league matches left, we still do not know the final four yet. Since only Mumbai Indians have sealed a playoff berth, let's look at what the other teams need to do to make it to the

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164dNikhil Kalro in Mumbai

Kings XI's bold, high-risk choice reaps reward

With their playoffs spot on the line, Kings XI Punjab's decision to take the the high-risk, high-reward path of batting Mumbai out of the game paid off on a true Wankhede surface

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165dVarun Shetty

Saha finds his groove at the top

Wriddhiman Saha wasn't quite himself as a floater in the middle order; he seized his opportunity as an opener to score a breezy 93

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Hogg: Mohit was brilliant under pressure (4:46)
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'There is no need to panic' - Pollard (1:24)
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Hogg: Bumrah's slower ball can bamboozle Maxwell again (3:00)
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Bangar: Kings XI need depth in their batting line-up (4:05)
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166dThe Report by Deivarayan Muthu

Kings XI barely defend 230 to stay alive

Mohit Sharma put three ordinary overs behind him to deliver a clinical final over, off which he defended 15, as Kings XI lived to fight another day

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