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.
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.
Royal Challengers Bangalore continued their push towards an Indian Premier League 2013 play-off spot, with a hard-fought four-run win over Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
Bangalore now have 16 points from 13 matches, while the hapless Daredevils finish their home games with another loss, at just six points from the same number of games.
Half-centuries from Rahul Dravid and Ajinkya Rahane steered Rajasthan Royals to a nine-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils that steered them into second place in the Indian Premier League 2013 table.
Dravid made 53 and Rahane 63 not out as Rajasthan raced to 155 for one in 17.5 overs after Delhi had reached 154 for four in their 20 overs.
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.
Sunrisers Hyderabad kept their unbeaten run at home alive, defeating Delhi Daredevils by six wickets in a one-sided game at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
This win kept their hopes of a knock-outs spot alive, as they now stand third with 14 points from 11 matches. This loss ends Delhi's season, in that they are out of the knock-outs race, with only six points from 11 games.
Delhi Daredevils made it two wins in their new home ground of Raipur on the trot with a seven-wicket success over Kolkata Knight Riders.
The two teams are moving in opposite directions. This was Delhi's second win on the bounce and third in four while Kolkata's defence of their title is slipping away fast after their fifth defeat in six matches. Both teams now have six points.
Delhi Daredevils registered their second win of the 2013 IPL season, beating Pune Warriors by 15 runs at their new home in Raipur. This win lifts Delhi off the last spot into eighth, with four points from nine games, mathematically keeping their chances alive and relegates Pune to the bottom of the points table with as many points.
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.
Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Daredevils by five wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi, confirming that their victory in the last match against Mumbai Indians was certainly no fluke.
Kings XI now have eight points from seven games and are steadily climbing up the Indian Premier League 2013 table. Delhi meanwhile are back where they started, at the bottom end, with two points only.
Delhi Daredevils broke their six-match losing streak in the 2013 IPL when they beat Mumbai Indians by nine wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla. The hosts finally broke their duck and put two points on the tally, yet still languish in last spot and will need a lot of repeat performances if they are to have even a slim hope of making the knock-outs. Mumbai meanwhile suffered a second straight loss and failed to climb up from their fifth spot in the table, with six points from as many games.
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.
An extraordinary Indian Premier League 2013 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils was only decided in the former's favour from the final ball of the tournament's second Super Over.
Chasing 153 for victory, Bangalore lost five wickets for nine runs before managing to level the scores and then defended 15 to win the Super Over when Ravi Rampaul bowled Irfan Pathan with Delhi needing five to win.
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.
Even the return of Virender Sehwag couldn't inspire Delhi Daredevils as they slumped to a fourth straight Indian Premier League defeat, beaten by three wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla by Sunrisers Hyderabad.
In a low-scoring game that neither side was able to dominate at any stage, Delhi were limited to 114 for eight but were only finally beaten in the final over when Dale Steyn hammered Irfan Pathan for four.
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.
Mumbai Indians racked up the first score in excess of 200 in the Indian Premier League 2013 on their way to a 44-run thrashing of Delhi Daredevils at the Wankhede Stadium.
Dinesh Karthik continued his fine run of form with a half-century and Rohit Sharma followed suit as Mumbai piled up 209 for five and then held Delhi to 165 for nine in reply.
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.
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In a tight chase, Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Daredevils by five runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. It meant that the Royals started their 2013 IPL campaign with a win, but the Daredevils have now lost both their first two matches.
The opening game of the 2013 Indian Premier League saw reigning champions Kolkata Knight Riders beginniing their campaign wih a ruthless six-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils in front of their home crowd.
Daredevils were dismissed for just 128 after being put into bat and Kolkata overcame a few stumbles before closing on 129 for four in the penultimate over.
Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) will combine for the sixth successive year to ensure that the 2013 IPL tournament is played in the right spirit.
The sixth edition of the IPL starts today, when 2012 winners, Kolkata Knight Riders, host Delhi Daredevils at Eden Gardens.
John Pennington and Chetan Narula preview the Indian Premier League 2013 by assessing each team's strengths and weaknesses, their key player and then making their predictions.