Chennai Super Kings moved back to the top of the Indian Premier League 2013 table with a 33-run win over Delhi Daredevils to put themselves back in the best position to aim for their third title.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's unbeaten 58 helped them score 168 for four before Delhi managed just 135 for nine in reply as Albie Morkel took three for 32.
Rajasthan Royals finished their Indian Premier League 2013 home games unbeaten at Jaipur, getting the better of Chennai Super Kings by five wickets.
This win takes them to 20 points from 14 matches, just behind Chennai on net run-rate but virtually assuring them of a play-off spot.
John Pennington and Chetan Narula discuss the latest stages of the Indian Premier League 2013 - IPL 2013 - IPL 6 with the tournament rapidly coming towards its conclusion and teams battling it out for a play-off place.
Chennai Super Kings got back to winning ways by puncturing Sunrisers Hyderabad's proud unbeaten run at home during the Indian Premier League 2013, convincingly running out 77-run victors.
In a clash between arguably the tournament's most powerful batting line-up and the competition's best bowling attack, Chennai, led by Suresh Raina's 99 not out, emerged well ahead.
Four weeks into the 2013 Indian Premier League and the knock-outs' picture is beginning to take shape. If you compare it with 2012, it isn't a close run thing.
At this stage last season, there were seven teams vying for four spots. A year later, things have evolved a little bit more, with only five teams in the fray now and a sixth with an outside chance.
Mumbai Indians finally ended Chennai Super Kings' winning streak, defeating them by a handsome margin of 60 runs at the Wankhede stadium. This means they will earn a high run-rate from this win along with two points, surging to third in the table with 14 points. Chennai stay at the top despite losing their third game in 12 matches, with 18 points from nine wins.
Suresh Raina scored his maiden Indian Premier League century as Chennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab by 15 runs to further extend their lead at the top of the table to six points.
Raina's unbeaten 100 in 53 balls set up Chennai's score of 186 for four and although Kings XI gave the two-time champions a fright or two in reply, they eventually closed on 171 for six.
Chennai Super Kings extended their Indian Premier League winning streak to six with a comprehensive 37-run victory over bottom side Pune Warriors.
Two-time champions Chennai scored 164 for three as Suresh Raina hit an unbeaten 63 and then restricted Pune to 127 for nine in reply.
Chris Morris held his nerve in the last over of the match to bowl Chennai Super Kings to a 14-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders at home.
This was Chennai’s fifth win on the trot this Indian Premier League 2013 season and elevates them to the top of the points table, with 14 from nine games. For defending champions Kolkata, this was their sixth loss in nine matches, leaving them third from bottom with just six points.
A wonderful unbeaten half-century from captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni drove Chennai Super Kings to a five-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad that extended their winning streak to four in a row.
Sunrisers, the tournament's biggest surprise package, pushed the two-time champions hard but were finally beaten when Dhoni smashed 14 runs in three balls to see his side past their score of 159 for six with two balls remaining.
Ideally this headline should read as 'Royal Challengers Bangalore Lay Down The Marker', having taken an early lead in the Indian Premier League 2013. Despite Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals pushing towards the top, Virat Kohli's side has stayed at the top consistently. Chetan Narula rounds up the latest IPL 2013 action as we approach the halfway stage.
South African batsmen JP Duminy and Faf du Plessis are both on track with their respective rehabilitation programmes from achilles tendon and back injuries.
Duminy underwent surgery five months ago and is still on target to return to action in late May while du Plessis could be available for Chennai Super Kings as early as next week.
Shane Watson struck the first century of the Indian Premier League 2013 but even that wasn't enough to stop Chennai Super Kings beating Rajasthan Royals by five wickets.
In a repeat of the 2008 final, Chennai reversed the result by closing on 186 for five with a ball to spare in reply to Rajasthan's Watson-propelled 185 for four.
Chennai Super Kings carried on their winning form from Delhi to the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, beating their hosts Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets. The win is a fourth one for Chennai in six games, elevating them to third in the points table with eight points. Kolkata meanwhile have suffered a fourth loss in as many matches, lying third from last in the table, with only four points from two wins.
Chennai Super Kings returned to winning ways in the Indian Premier League 2013 with a crushing 86-run win over Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.
The misery continued for Delhi, who were bowled out for the lowest total this season and continue to languish at the bottom of the points table. Meanwhile Chennai move up to fourth, with six points from five games.
In a tournament that has already served up its fair share of upsets, Pune Warriors produced another big one by beating Chennai Super Kings in game 19 of the Indian Premier League 2013 by 24 runs.
Australians Aaron Finch and Stephen Smith played key innings to help them make 159 for five before Chennai lost a wicket without scoring a run and eventually closed on 135 for eight.
In their latest series of Indian Premier League 2013 podcasts, John Pennington and Chetan Narula discuss a number of topics, ranging from Delhi Daredevils' struggles to the form of Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.
Two weekends in the 2013 Indian Premier League have come and gone, almost as a wind. The cricket on show has been enticing, at times a little slow and at other times the supposed entertainment took over.
The one assured aspect that came out on top though, and will continue to do so, is the ebb and flow of different teams as fortunes will change daily. Chetan Narula runs the rule over the start of the 2013 tournament.
Chennai Super Kings recorded a sensational four-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chennai to move into fourth place in the Indian Premier League 2013 points table.
They now have four points from three games, while Bangalore are at second spot with six from five games after a dramatic match which was only settled in the dying moments.
Chennai Super Kings proved that you can't keep a good team down, or not for long anyway, by beating Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets to get off the mark in the Indian Premier League 2013 in Mohali.
Kings XI Punjab started well but then faded badly to be bowled out for 138 and in reply Chennai closed on 139 without loss in 17.2 overs.
Cricket World TV looks back at the opening week of the Indian Premier League 2013 - IPL 2013 - IPL 6 in India, which at the time of recording saw four times level on two points at the top of the table.
After seven matches of the 2013 Indian Premier League, John Pennington and Chetan Narula discuss the start of the tournament, which has seen outsiders Sunrisers Hyderabad hit the top of the table.
Mumbai Indians beat the Chennai Super Kings by nine runs in their IPL match at Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. It was the first win for Mumbai in two games, even as Chennai lost their opening game.
Chasing a par-score of 149 runs, Chennai lost their top order easily as Mumbai made good on the momentum provided by Kieron Pollard towards the end of their innings.
Chennai Super Kings, one of the nine competing teams of IPL & leading sports brand in India is all set for the new season of action packed IPL. The team is all geared up for IPL 6 with Captain Dhoni, Coach Stephen Fleming and his young brigade.