we look back at the Eliminator which saw Rajasthan Royals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by four wickets.
Brad Hodge played a starring role with a wonderful unbeaten half-century to take the Royals from a difficult position of 57 for five to victory in the final over when he hit Darren Sammy for two sixes to finally knock Sunrisers Hyderabad out.
Even by their own lofty standards, Chennai Super Kings delivered a superb performance to beat Mumbai Indians by 48 runs and secure their passage into the final of the Indian Premier League 2013.
It will be their fourth successive appearance (and fifth overall) and nobody could argue against their presence after they scored 192 for one and bowled Mumbai out for 144 to secure a dominant victory.
In this series of two Indian Premier League cricket TV discussions, John Pennington and Chetan Narula look back at the group stages, picking out their young players of the season and paying tribute to departing greats Adam Gilchrist and Rahul Dravid.
A round-up of the weekend's action including Stuart Broad's inspirational spell at Lord's to hand England a 170-run victory over New Zealand, Aaron Finch and Luke Wright in the runs for Pune Warriors, Sunrisers Hyderabad beating Kolkata Knight Riders to reach the IPL play-offs and a washout in Edinburgh.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will take their place in the Indian Premier League 2013 play-offs after beating Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets in the final group game of the season.
Kolkata made 130 for seven and although Sunrisers raced to 100 for two, it needed an unbeaten 17 in 12 balls from Darren Sammy to get them over the line with seven balls to spare.
Pune Warriors condemned Delhi Daredevils to finishing at the bottom of the Indian Premier League 2013 table with a comprehensive 38-run win in Gahunje.
For the second match in a row, they produced a strong batting performance, Aaron Finch hitting 52 as they racked up 172 for five and Delhi managed to reach just 134 for nine in reply.
Including the latest in the IPL spot-fixing case, on-field action in yesterday's matches and wins for Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore, updates from Lord's and a look ahead to today's action all around the world.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has concluded its emergency meeting to discuss the fallout of the spot-fixing controversy that has rocked the Indian Premier League this week.
Three Rajasthan Royals players - Shanthakumuran Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila - were arrested by Delhi police and suspended by the BCCI as investigations into their involvement in spot-fixing continues.
Cricket Australia (CA) has reported David Warner for breaching CA's Code of Behaviour after a series of abusive tweets appeared on Warner's timeline yesterday.
The tweets, some containing obscene language, attacked Australian journalists Robert Craddock and Malcolm Conn for their criticism of the Indian Premier League and the player's own performance as part of the Australia side that lost a Test series in India 4-0 earlier this year.
In a rain-curtailed game in Bangalore, Royal Challengers Bangalore enhanced their chances of qualifying for the Indian Premier League 2013 play-offs by beating Chennai Super Kings by 24 runs.
They finished with 18 points, rising to fourth in the table, and put the ball in Sunrisers Hyderabad’s court who have a game in hand and play Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday.
Kings XI Punjab finished their Indian Premier League 2013 campaign with a huge 50-run win over Mumbai Indians at Dharmasala.
It doesn't make much difference though, for they were already ousted from the top-four race, ending the season with 16 points in sixth spot.
Cricket Australia (CA) are conducting a 'thorough investigation' into a series of abusive tweets that appeared on Delhi Daredevils batsman David Warner's timeline earlier today.
The tweets were aimed at journalists including Malcolm Conn of News Limited Group and Robert Craddock.
Despite being reduced to a score of five for three early on, Sunrisers Hyderabad recovered to beat Rajasthan Royals by 23 runs to keep them contention for an Indian Premier League 2013 play-off place.
A half-century from Biplab Samantray steered Sunrisers to 136 for nine and a miserable week for Rajasthan continued when they limped to 113 for nine in reply.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set for an emergency meeting on Sunday following yesterday's news that three Rajasthan Royals players are being investigated for suspected spot-fixing during the Indian Premier League 2013.
Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were also suspended by the BCCI while the investigations continue.
Kings XI Punjab's dream of making it through to the Indian Premier League 2013 play-offs remains alive after a seven-run win over Delhi Daredevils in the beautiful setting of Dharamsala in northern India.
Runs from Adam Gilchrist, Shaun Marsh and David Miller helped them post 171 for four and Delhi reached 164 for seven in reply, Sandeep Sharma taking three wickets.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has issued its response to the spot-fixing allegations made against three Rajasthan Royals cricketer.
In a statement, Chief Executive David Richardson says that the ICC will offer its full support to both the Indian board (BCCI) and the Delhi police as they investigate Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila.
Three Rajasthan Royals players are being investigated by Delhi police for suspected spot-fixing during the Indian Premier League 2013.
Former international bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth as well as Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila have also been suspended by the IPL while the investigation is ongoing.
Mumbai Indians recorded their eighth successive win at home as they fought off a spirited Rajasthan Royals fightback to claim a 14-run win at the Wankhede Stadium.
Chasing 167 to win, Rajasthan slipped to 28 for four and 88 for six but it took the return of Lasith Malinga to finally see off Rajasthan, who closed on 152 for seven.
Kolkata Knight Riders' Indian Premier League title defence is officially over after they were beaten by Pune Warriors by the margin of seven runs in Ranchi.
A half-century from Manish Pandey helped Pune post 170 for four and after Yusuf Pathan became the first man in the IPL to be given out obstructing the field, Kolkata closed on 163 for seven in reply.
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.
The experienced pair of Adam Gilchrist and Azhar Mahmood both scored half-centuries as Kings XI Punjab kept their Indian Premier League 2013 hopes alive with an impressive seven-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Gilchrist was unbeaten on 85 in 54 balls and Mahmood made 61 in 41 as Kings XI raced to 176 for three in 18.1 overs after Bangalore had posted 174 for five.
Kieron Pollard thumped eight sixes in a 20-ball half-century that lifted Mumbai Indians to the top of the Indian Premier League 2013 standings courtesy of a seven-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Pollard finished unbeaten on 66 in 27 balls and his boundary-filled innings saw Mumbai overhaul a stiff target of 179 with three balls to spare.
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.
Kolkata Knight Riders dealt a huge blow to Royal Challengers Bangalore's hopes of a top-four finish in the Indian Premier League 2013, beating them by five wickets at Ranchi.
With this win, Kolkata themselves move on to 12 points from 14 matches, keeping their mathematical chance of a play-off place alive while Bangalore are placed fourth in the table with 16 points from 14 matches and two home games remaining.