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Kolkata Knight Riders' 86-run win over Rajasthan Royals comfortably propelled them into the playoffs with a net run-rate boost  •  BCCI

Kolkata Knight Riders' 86-run win over Rajasthan Royals comfortably propelled them into the playoffs with a net run-rate boost  •  BCCI

After drawing their first day-night Test, in Australia, India Women are looking for a T20I series win, despite a fruitless first match. Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders have made the IPL playoffs, leaving defending champions Mumbai Indians in the dust. As the World Cup looms ever closer, catch up on all the action and events of the week.
India stand tall to take the honours in day-night draw
India had a debut to remember in their first day-night Test as they drew with Australia in a match that consistently leaned India's way, and reignited the five-day women's Tests debate. With this draw, India are now unbeaten in six consecutive Tests. Australia's final-session target of 271 was never realistic but there were some nerves as they looked to avoid the follow-on.
Meet the T20 World Cup hopefuls
The smaller teams at the T20 World Cup - Netherlands, Namibia, Scotland, Oman and Papua New Guinea - have battled their way through the qualifiers to the tournament proper. What lies ahead of them and how far might they go in the competition? Oman, in particular, has the big advantage - as co-hosts, the early part of the World Cup will be played in their home venues, and Oman Cricket CEO Pankaj Khimji believes the side will be stronger contenders in their second appearance in the tournament.
T20 World Cup Covid-19 FAQs: ten-day isolation for positive tests, fans to wear masks
The ICC has laid down strict Covid rules for the T20 World Cup, for players, their close contacts and also the fans, with a warning that they will take bubble breaches during the tournament "very seriously".
Maxwell and the secret behind his return to form in the IPL
Glenn Maxwell's past dry spell is a distant memory as the RCB batter has hit his stride this season. Sidharth Monga examines how his middle-overs maturity has translated into success for Royal Challengers, who qualified for the IPL playoffs this season after only 12 matches.
Where Mustafizur finds his fizz
Mohammad Isam on how Mustafizur's mastery of variations has been at the fore for Rajasthan Royals this IPL, as before, something he hopes to call on at the T20 World Cup for Bangladesh.
What's the lowest total successfully defended in the IPL?
And do Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami hold the record for the longest careers in women's Tests? Steven Lynch has the answers.
Liam Livingstone: 'I want to keep getting better, hit more sixes, hit the ball further'
"The Beast" talks to Matt Roller about the two-year plan that culminated with him making it into England's squad for the T20 World Cup.
Watch: You Have To Answer with Rahul Tewatia
Bat like Sehwag or bowl like Warne? Would the Rajasthan Royals allrounder like to take a selfie with Neeraj Chopra or Saina Nehwal? Would he rather shave his head or his beard?