Alagappan Muthu

Sub-editor, ESPNcricinfo


Simmons ton pushes Mumbai to fifth
Simmons ton pushes Mumbai to fifth

Lendl Simmons made the first century of this IPL season as he guided Mumbai Indians to a seven-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab

Knight Riders wary of middle-order rust
Knight Riders wary of middle-order rust

A run of four victories have lifted Kolkata Knight Riders from the mad scramble for the final playoff spot but they will need their middle-order to step up against Chennai Super Kings

Maxwell's luck with no-balls
Maxwell's luck with no-balls

Plays of the day from Sunrisers Hyderabad's home game against Kings XI Punjab

Saha, Vohra star as Kings XI go top
Saha, Vohra star as Kings XI go top

Kings XI Punjab were pushed to the top of the table thanks to a belligerent 91-run stand between Wriddhiman Saha and Manan Vohra

Mumbai brace for KKR spin challenge
Mumbai brace for KKR spin challenge

Mumbai Indians have a lot more riding on the outcome in Cuttack, considering defeat could leave them needing to win all their remaining matches. So managing Kolkata Knight Riders' spin attack gains further priority.

Yuvraj's blast from the past ends in heartbreak
Yuvraj's blast from the past ends in heartbreak

Yuvraj Singh finally delivered. He put on a vintage show with the bat, and then cut through Rajasthan Royals' middle order to almost single-handedly take his team to victory. Almost

The unknowns
The unknowns

A list of Indian players who made their debut in the IPL before playing domestic cricket

Lead at stake in top-of-table clash
Lead at stake in top-of-table clash

Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab are No.1 and No. 2 in the points table, level on points separated by net run rate

Russell's fast one on Watson
Russell's fast one on Watson

Plays of the day from the IPL match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders in Ahmedabad

Royals take 6 for 2 to steal game
Royals take 6 for 2 to steal game

Kolkata Knight Riders' openers put on 121 for the first wicket but they lost six wickets for two runs to crash to a stunning defeat against Rajasthan Royals

The towel that prevented a stumping
The towel that prevented a stumping

ESPNcricinfo picks the plays of the day from the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders

McCullum, Jadeja sink Knight Riders
McCullum, Jadeja sink Knight Riders

Chennai Super Kings enjoyed a seamless game with Brendon McCullum slamming his third fifty in six games and their spin contingent strangling Kolkata Knight Riders by 34 runs

Daredevils and KP hope for home revival
Daredevils and KP hope for home revival

Delhi Daredevils, currently at seventh place, have three home matches in five days to orchestrate a turnaround and climb up the points table

Misfiring teams search for turnaround
Misfiring teams search for turnaround

Kevin Pietersen's expected return is an undoubted boost to Delhi Daredevils, but their depleted pace attack might be just as rejuvenating to the Sunrisers Hyderabad's misfiring top order

The Duck Tales
The Duck Tales

Plays of the Day from the IPL match between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai

Karthik and Duminy end Delhi's losing streak
Karthik and Duminy end Delhi's losing streak

Fifties from Dinesh Karthik and JP Duminy ended a seven-match losing streak for Delhi Daredevils

Evenly matched Rajasthan and Hyderabad face off
Evenly matched Rajasthan and Hyderabad face off

Rajasthan and Hyderabad are well-versed in squeezing every last resource to secure the desired result and those traits will be on display again as the spotlight shifts back on the field