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.
Rajasthan Royals put up a clinical show on their way to a six-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab at Jaipur.
It was a close-run thing in the end, but Rajasthan never truly lost control and cemented their place at third place in the Indian Premier League points table, with six from four games.
Kolkata Knight Riders overcame their reversal in form to register a 48-run win against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens in Kolkata in game 17 of the Indian Premier League 2013.
It was the visitorsâ€™ first loss in three games as they are stand in third place in the points table, with six points from five matches. Kolkata are on four points from as many matches.
Chennai Super Kings recorded a sensational four-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chennai to move into fourth place in the Indian Premier League 2013 points table.
They now have four points from three games, while Bangalore are at second spot with six from five games after a dramatic match which was only settled in the dying moments.
Mumbai Indians rose to the top of the Indian Premier League 2013 table with a commanding 41-run win over Pune Warriors at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
It was a local derby of sorts for the two teams from neighbouring cities and Mumbai came out on top as Pune suffered their third defeat in four matches.
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.
The return of Yuvraj Singh and Aaron Finch's debut helped Pune Warriors taste victory for the first time in the Indian Premier League 2013 with a seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals.
Finch, in the side as a replacement for the inured Marlon Samuels, blasted 64 at the top of the order, and Yuvraj Singh hit the winning runs as Pune closed on 148 for three in reply to Rajasthan's 145 for five.
Chris Gayle blasted Royal Challengers Bangalore to an eight-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders as they registered their second straight Indian Premier League 2013 victory.
After they fought back to restrict Kolkata to 154 for eight, Gayle smashed 85 not out in 50 balls to see the Challengers home with more than two overs to spare.
Chennai Super Kings proved that you can't keep a good team down, or not for long anyway, by beating Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets to get off the mark in the Indian Premier League 2013 in Mohali.
Kings XI Punjab started well but then faded badly to be bowled out for 138 and in reply Chennai closed on 139 without loss in 17.2 overs.
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.
Virat Kohli blasted a new career-best of 93 not out to drive Royal Challengers Bangalore to a convincing seven-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in front of their home crowd.
Sunrisers, through Cameron White and Thisara Perera, had reached a good total of 161 for six but with Kohli in sparkling form, Bangalore got home with 14 balls to spare.
The topsy-turvy start to the indian Premier League 2013 continued as unfancied Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 19 runs in Jaipur.
Brad Hodge scored an unbeaten 46 as the Royals made 144 for six but they then produced a fine bowling effort to dismiss the reigning champions for 125 in reply.
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.
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