All star of the match


From tuk tuk to boom boom: how Watson won it for CSK
From tuk tuk to boom boom: how Watson won it for CSK

The first ten balls the opener faced were all dots. He then powered to 117 off his next 47 balls to make short work of a 179 chase

Rashid is the best T20 spinner - Tendulkar
Rashid is the best T20 spinner - Tendulkar

The 19-year old hit an unbeaten 34 off 10 balls, claimed three wickets, effected a run-out and took two catches in the last over in a knockout bout

Why Russell couldn't resist the temptation to pull
Why Russell couldn't resist the temptation to pull

Jofra Archer's pace and Eden Gardens' evening zip forced Russell to shelve his favourite stroke early on. Then a free hit arrived and there was no looking back

Du Plessis does a Dhoni, and even seals it with a six
Du Plessis does a Dhoni, and even seals it with a six

The opener manoeuvred the middle overs, took the game deep, targetted Carlos Brathwaite and sealed CSK's place in the final with a six

How Lungi Ngidi maximised a spicy Pune surface
How Lungi Ngidi maximised a spicy Pune surface

Pace, bounce, swing and carry: over four overs, the 22-year old fast bowler from South Africa showed all that and more to shut out Kings XI Punjab's hopes of making the playoffs

Old virtues give Mishra the lost edge
Old virtues give Mishra the lost edge

He lost his place after two poor outings, only to return towards the end and deliver match-winning spells

Allrounder Sunil Narine tops both innings in playoffs test
Allrounder Sunil Narine tops both innings in playoffs test

Sunil Narine was by far the most valuable player on the night as Kolkata Knight Riders made a smooth passage into the playoffs

Canny Shreyas rips through RCB
Canny Shreyas rips through RCB

Brought in with his team facing a must-win, Shreyas Gopal produced the best performance of his T20 career to knock out his hometown franchise

Mishra proves he's far from finished
Mishra proves he's far from finished

He started the tournament poorly, but has proved to be a vital cog in the bowling arsenal as Delhi Daredevils look to build for 2019

From Tests to T20s, Williamson masters his own range
From Tests to T20s, Williamson masters his own range

Like efficient companies, the best players have the ability to innovate while still relying on their strengths. Kane Williamson has done so expertly through the season, and again during his 81 against RCB

Bumrah, the master of death-over stifles
Bumrah, the master of death-over stifles

With their campaign fast slipping away, Rohit's decision to leave two of Bumrah's overs for the death proved to be a masterstroke

Confidence and wickets return to Kuldeep's repertoire
Confidence and wickets return to Kuldeep's repertoire

Kuldeep Yadav claimed 4 for 20, his best IPL figures, to mastermind a stunning collapse and lead KKR closer to the playoffs

Umesh rocks Kings XI with the short stuff
Umesh rocks Kings XI with the short stuff

The Royal Challengers Bangalore quick dismissed KL Rahul and Chris Gayle in the same over to set up Kings XI Punjab for a meltdown

Jofra Archer bosses the big leagues
Jofra Archer bosses the big leagues

Since breaking into the Rajasthan Royals XI, Jofra Archer has quickly established himself as the team's leading bowler

Twinkle-toed Rayudu celebrates India call-up
Twinkle-toed Rayudu celebrates India call-up

The CSK batsman regularly used his feet and struck his maiden T20 hundred to all but lead his team into the playoffs

How de Villiers KO'd Daredevils
How de Villiers KO'd Daredevils

Feeding off an in-form Virat Kohli at the other end, the South African brought up his 26th IPL half-century, and steered RCB home in a tall chase

When Narine's swing took Mujeeb out
When Narine's swing took Mujeeb out

The impulsive pull is his calling card. Of late, Narine has added another layer to his batting: the ability to hold shape and use his wrists to pick runs

Jos Buttler unlocks another dimension
Jos Buttler unlocks another dimension

The England batsman showed that he has it in him to anchor a chase and finish it off

How Pant clinically dismantled Bhuvneshwar
How Pant clinically dismantled Bhuvneshwar

The last time these two sides met, Pant struggled to hit length deliveries. On Thursday, there was a clear plan to counter that threat

Kishan takes a leaf out of Sehwag's book
Kishan takes a leaf out of Sehwag's book

He's made three ducks this season, but the team management's faith hasn't shaken. On Wednesday, he justified why he was worth the big bucks