Shane Watson smacked a timely century as Rajasthan Royals won a crucial encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai winning the game by nine runs to qualify for the play-offs of the 2015 Indian Premier League.
Hardik Pandya played a blinder as Mumbai Indians (MI) won a last over thriller by five runs against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Wankhede Stadium, to go fourth on a cluttered Indian Premier League (IPL) points table.
Andre Russell smashed another breath-taking half century as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) came from behind to win by one wicket with one ball to spare against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Eden Gardens to go top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) table.
Rather like the outcome of the UK's General Election, the next few days could paint a clearer picture of who is in, who is out and who will fall by the wayside with regard to the Indian Premier League play-offs.
A slow and low turner at the Eden Gardens and four quality spinners – the last two things the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) batsmen would want to face after the crushing defeat they suffered at the hands of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their last game.
A spirited performance against the Mumbai Indians (MI) wasn’t enough to get the Delhi Daredevils (DD) over the line against them and they now face an even tougher task in the form of an upbeat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) who will be looking to carry on their dominance at home.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) produced a classic team-effort to expose and rip apart Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a highly one-sided contest at the Eden Gardens defeating them by 35 runs to go third on the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table.