The Morris dance

Kieron Pollard was on six when James Faulkner bowled him a straightish length ball at the start of the 14th over. Pollard whipped his bottom hand through it to send it soaring in the direction of Chris Morris, stationed at deep midwicket. Had Morris stayed on the rope, it might have been a fairly straightforward catch, but he had run in a few yards, and the ball sailed over his head and over the rope, but it landed inside the advertising hoardings.

The no-ball

Final ball of the 15th over, Rajasthan Royals seemed to have ended Mumbai Indians' brief resurgence. Dhawal Kulkarni had bowled a slower ball, and Corey Anderson, going for a big hit down the ground, had only managed to hole out to long-off. But Anderson, walking off the ground, was told to wait as the umpires checked to see if Kulkarni had overstepped. Had he, had he not? It took a few replays to make sure, but in the end it was fairly clear his front foot had landed a critical couple of millimeters in front of the popping crease.

Pollard's rope trick

Pollard had reached his half-century with a single off the last ball of the previous over, and he chose to celebrate by playing the most outrageous shot of his innings. Tim Southee bowled it full and straight, and it only took a flick of Pollard's wrist for the ball to travel low and flat over midwicket - never more than 15 feet off the ground - and land flush on the boundary rope.

Six, six, gone

Having made 30 and 54 in his first two IPL innings, both at 200-plus strike rates, Deepak Hooda earned himself a promotion to number four as Royals approached the business end of their chase. He immediately imposed himself on the match, shimmying down the pitch to launch Shreyas Gopal for massive sixes down the ground, off successive balls. Those were the last two balls of Shreyas' over, and Hooda had to wait till the fifth ball of the next one to get back on strike. As Lasith Malinga ran in to bowl, Hooda shuffled across his stumps, possibly looking for the gap wide of short fine leg. Malinga spotted this, but he didn't change his line. Instead, he speared in one of his yorkers, slipping it past Hooda and demolishing his stumps before he could bring his bat around to make contact.

Karthik Krishnaswamy is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo