Live updates as Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders fight it out for a place in the Indian Premier League final on Sunday.
KKR have an abysmal 5-15 head-to-head record against Mumbai Indians, who notched up twin victories over their rivals in the league stage of the tournament this year.
The Afghan spinner's excellent performances in IPL 10 have not only put his nation firmly on the cricketing map, but will also inspire a whole new generation back home to take up the sport.
Opting to bowl first, KKR produced a disciplined bowling and fielding effort to first restrict Sunrisers to a modest 128 for seven and then overwhelmed the revised target of 48 in six overs with consummate ease.
Kolkata Knight Riders will play Mumbai Indians on Friday for a spot in the IPL final, where Rising Pune Supergiant lie in wait.
The winner will meet Mumbai Indians, who lost to Rising Pune Supergiant by 20 runs in Qualifier 1 at the Wankhede stadium on Tuesday, for a spot in the IPL final.
The winner of tomorrow's match will face the loser of Qualifier 1 between Mumbai Indians and Rising Supergiants Pune on May 19 in the second Qualifier, which will decide the second entrant of the final.
We'll bring you the latest updates on the potential nail-biter as the two teams clash.
Mumbai Indians outplayed the Kolkata Night Riders in their last league match to secure the top spot.
The home side needed 13 in the final over after Mohammed Shami slammed debutant pacer Avesh Khan for a six and a four. But Daredevils could manage only three and were bowled out for 151. Earlier, skipper Virat Kohli led from the front with a 45-ball 58 to guide RCB to 161 for six. Opener Chris Gayle made up for his two consecutive ducks with a 38-ball 48 after RCB opted to bat.
By far the form team in the league stages, Mumbai Indians will be the one to beat in the playoffs.
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A house full is expected at the iconic Eden Gardens, Kolkata Knight Riders’ home venue.
These arrests come just a day after three people were arrested in Kanpur by the UP Crime Branch after a tip off from the BCCI's Anti Corruption Unit. The arrested men were allegedly betting on the Delhi Daredevils vs Gujarat Lions match, which was the first IPL match to be played in Kanpur this season.
A win will give Hyderabad an outside chance of making the top two, and avoiding the eliminator.
Delhi Daredevils took on Rising Pune Supergiant in what was a match of pride for one and survival for another.
Last night when the match was on at the Green Park stadium, the BCCI's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) initiated action on information that a betting racket was being run from the Landmark Hotel, Senior Superintendent of Police, Kanpur, Akash Kulhari said.
With seven wins out of their last eight games, Supergiant have emerged as the other dominating side alongside table leaders Mumbai Indians. There is a possibility that Supergiant will be already in the Play-offs before they take on Daredevils.
Daredevils looked down and out at 121 for six, needing another 75 off 36, before Iyer came up with a dazzling display of strokeplay to stage a dramatic turnaround.
With eight points from 11 games, Delhi had held on a faint hope of qualifying for the play-off but once Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Mumbai Indians to move into 15 points, it was all over for Zaheer Khan's men. With four wins and seven losses, Delhi have been hugely inconsistent this season.
Needing a win to keep their play-off hopes alive, KXIP could put up just 167 for 6 after being put into bat but they defended the total courtesy a remarkable show by their bowlers at the PCA Stadium. The home side restricted KKR to 153 for 6 to win the match and remain in contention for a knock-out berth with 12 points from 12 matches.
KKR bounced back from their back-to-back defeats when they registered an easy six-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru on Sunday.
Asked to bowl first, Hyderabad bowlers delivered in the crucial match, restricting the rivals to a modest 138 for seven, which was built around skipper Rohit Sharma's fighting 67-run knock off 45 balls.