Dhoni's rewind mode
Dhoni's rewind mode

Plays of the Day from the Qualifier match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians

Pollard, Harbhajan put Mumbai in third final
Pollard, Harbhajan put Mumbai in third final

Mumbai Indians dished out the perfect formulaic fare - win toss, score enough runs and throttle the opponent in the field - to subdue Chennai Super Kings by 25 runs and march into the final

Red hot Mumbai run into steady Super Kings
Red hot Mumbai run into steady Super Kings

Mumbai Indians, who started poorly again, run into Chennai Super Kings, the original 'slow-starters' of the IPL who eventually become an antithesis to that image

The sprint gone wrong
The sprint gone wrong

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

Daredevils find solace in incremental gains
Daredevils find solace in incremental gains

Results on the field have remained inconsistent, but Delhi Daredevils have the ingredients in place for a bigger push next season

Royals through; Knight Riders all but out
Royals through; Knight Riders all but out

Despite producing a gaffe-ridden performance, Rajasthan Royals managed to beat Kolkata Knight Riders by nine runs and booked their spot in the playoffs

'Love for the game just burns inside you'
'Love for the game just burns inside you'

From growing up in a sporting family to cracking the code to a finisher's game, James Faulkner explains his journey in international cricket so far

'We need to find the winning culture' - Duminy
'We need to find the winning culture' - Duminy

JP Duminy has said that Delhi Daredevils need to find the "culture of winning" after another underwhelming season where they will end up one better than their wooden-spoon finish in the previous two editions of the IPL

RR, KKR face off in must-win encounter
RR, KKR face off in must-win encounter

Rajasthan Royals have to win to have a chance of qualifying, whereas a win for Kolkata Knight Riders would put them through to the playoffs

McCullum adapts to thrive in hostile conditions
McCullum adapts to thrive in hostile conditions

The conditions in Chennai for the game against Rajasthan Royals were about as far removed from New Zealand as it could get. Yet Brendon McCullum found a way to succeed

A new captain takes charge
A new captain takes charge

Five takeaways from the Chennai Super Kings win over Rajasthan Royals, where the Royals installed Steven Smith as their new captain.

Super Kings, Royals eye consolidation at the top
Super Kings, Royals eye consolidation at the top

Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will aim to shake off their recent failures and strengthen their positions at the top of the table

CSK and Mumbai dance to similar tunes
CSK and Mumbai dance to similar tunes

Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians had similar starts to their innings and then had trouble against spin and with catches. Here are five takeaways from their contest in Chennai

Chennai fortress awaits upbeat Mumbai
Chennai fortress awaits upbeat Mumbai

Mumbai Indians have won four games on the trot, but face a stern test in an away game against Chennai Super Kings

The spidercam rebate
The spidercam rebate

Plays of the Day from the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab

Gayle ton leads RCB to their biggest win
Gayle ton leads RCB to their biggest win

Chris Gayle's 57-ball 117 propelled Royal Challengers to 226 before S Aravind and Mitchell Starc snuffed out Kings XI Punjab's pursuit inside 14 overs

The missed call and failed juggle
The missed call and failed juggle

A scary Malinga slide and a Simmons stunner among plays of the day from the match between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils

Buoyant Royal Challengers aim to build momentum
Buoyant Royal Challengers aim to build momentum

Royal Challengers Bangalore will target their second successive win at home when they meet Kings XI Punjab, who remain entrenched to the bottom of the table

All-round Mumbai continue to surge
All-round Mumbai continue to surge

Mumbai Indians alternated between brilliance and brain-freeze, and despite inexplicably fiddling with their batting order again, trumped Delhi Daredevils by five wickets and three balls to spare

Raina rediscovers mojo
Raina rediscovers mojo

After managing scores of 29, 17,8 and 23 in his last four innings, Suresh Raina bounced back to form and led Chennai Super Kings' batting with a knock laced with his go-to shots: back-cuts, glides to third man and wristy flicks among others