Dale Steyn didn't allow Chris Gayle to score 21 runs in the Super Over as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The hosts, thus, move to the top of the table with full points from two straight wins, while Bangalore suffered their first loss of the new IPL season.
Kings XI Punjab made a winning start to the Indian Premier League 2013 with a crushing eight-wicket win over Pune Warriors, who have now not won in 11 IPL matches.
They could only post a pathetic 99 for nine after winning the toss and choosing to bat and Kings XI raced to victory in 12.2 overs.
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.
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 Sunrisers Hyderabad made a winning start to their Indian Premier League career with a 22-run win over Pune Warriors in a low-scoring match in front of their home fans.
Batting first, the Sunrisers made what appeared to be a very modest score of 126 for six before dismissing Pune for just 104 in reply.
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.
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Mumbai Indians by two runs in the second game of the Indian Premier League 2013, beating Mumbai in Bangalore for the first time in five attempts.
After Chris Gayle's 92 had helped Bangalore post a challenging 156 for five, Mumbai were in trouble before Dinesh Karthik struck a quickfire 60 but Ranganath Vinay Kumar took two wickets in the final over to seal the win for Bangalore.
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.
Following recent visits from figures from across the international political spectrum, from David Cameron to the Dalai Llama, the University of East Londonâ€™s (UEL) cricket first team have been in Mumbai this week on an ambassadorial tour as part of the Universityâ€™s Global Reach initiative, encouraging prospective Indian students to reconsider London as the place to study.
William Hill are looking forward to the return of the Indian Premier League, which is now the biggest cricket event of the year.
Despite the absence of Kevin Pietersen and Shane Warne, the bookies are predicting a huge betting event. As it stands Chennai Super Kings are the 4/1 favourites, followed by Kolkata, Mumbai & Bangalore at 5/1.
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.
A number of Indian Premier League 2013 matches have been rescheduled to avoid clashes with assembly elections in Karnataka.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka players are set to be given the go-ahead to play in the tournament but will not feature in any matches in Chennai.
Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of England's decisive third and final Test against New Zealand after suffering an injury to his right knee.
The problem has developed since arrival in New Zealand and he is now going to miss the Indian Premier League as a result.
With the start of the 2013 Indian Premier League now just 41 days away, teams are finalising their line-ups for the sixth edition of the Twenty20 competition.
Chief among them are 2011 runners-up Mumbai Indians and 2009 champions Royal Challengers Bangalore, who have appointed new captains in Ricky Ponting and Virat Kohli respectively.
Australians Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson and James Faulkner were among the big winners as the auction for IPL 2013 took place in Chennai. Maxwell fetched the biggest amount of the day when he was sold for $1 million (five times his base price) to Mumbai Indians. Faulkner and Richardson also fetched more than expected, with the former selling for $400,000 to Rajasthan Royals and Richardson going to Pune Warriors for an incredible $700,000.
The auction for the sixth season of the Indian Premier League will be held on 3rd February in Chennai, according to reports and social media posts.
IPL Chief Executive Officer Sundar Raman tweeted the following: "Pepsi IPL auction will be held on 3rd Feb in Chennai starting 11am IST."
Hyderabad's Indian Premier League franchise will be known as the Sun Risers from the 2013 season.
Hyderabad was previously represented by the Deccan Chargers before they were expelled earlier this year for failing to meet payment deadlines.