The Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers held their nerve in a high-scoring finale of the Indian Premier League and secured their maiden title by beating the Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight runs in a chase of 209 runs in Bangalore.
A meticulous effort from the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling attack restricted Kolkata Knight Riders to 140 for eight in a chase of 163 runs and secured a 22-run win in the eliminator of the Indian Premier League in Delhi, thereby securing a berth in the second qualifying final against the Gujarat Lions.
After a top order collapse, a belligerent unbeaten knock of 79 runs from AB de Villiers gave Royal Challengers Bangalore a berth in the final of the Indian Premier League after securing a four-wicket win in a chase of 159 runs over Gujarat Lions in the first qualifying final in Bangalore.
As the other four sides look forward to the IPL 2016 play-offs, Mayukh Bhattacharya analyses where it went wrong for those that missed out - Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergiants, and Kings XI Punjab
After the Royal Challengers Bangalore put up a disciplined bowling display to restrict Delhi Daredevils to 138 for eight, Virat Kohli slammed yet another unbeaten fifty to secure a top-two finish with a six-wicket win in the 56th match of the Indian Premier League in Raipur.
Crucial knocks from Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan set up a target of 171 for six after which Sunil Narine took a three-wicket haul as Kolkata Knight Riders secured a 22-run victory and also a berth in the play-off in the 55th match of the Indian Premier League in Kolkata.
A 96-run stand between Suresh Raina and Brendon McCullum laid the platform for Gujarat Lions as they chased down a target of 173 runs in 17.5 overs to hand a six-wicket defeat to the Mumbai Indians in the 54th match of the Indian Premier League in Kanpur and booked a berth in the top-two spot in the play-offs.
MS Dhoni scored an unbeaten 32-ball 64 and plundered 22 runs from the final over to complete a thrilling chase of 173 runs as Rising Pune Supergiants ended their campaign by beating Kings XI Punjab by four wickets in the 53rd match of the Indian Premier League in Visakhapatnam.
Karun Nair scored a spirited 83 as Delhi Daredevils chased down 159 off the final delivery and secured a six-wicket victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 52nd game of the Indian Premier League in Raipur.
Dwayne Smith snared four wickets as Kolkata Knight Riders were reduced to 124 for eight, following which Gujarat Lions chased the target in 13.3 overs and raced home to a massive six-wicket win in the 51st match of the Indian Premier League in Kanpur.
Virat Kohli smashed his fourth century of the IPL season and shared a 147-run opening stand with Chris Gayle as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kings XI Punjab by 82 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method.