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.
Eoin Morgan and Shikhar Dhawan blasted fine half-centuries to help Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) beat Rajasthan Royals (RR) by seven runs at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai in the 41st game of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
High on confidence after four back to back wins, the Mumbai Indians (MI) will be looking to break Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) unbeaten run at home as they look to make their way into the top four of the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table.
Chris Gayle hammered a scintillating century, while Mitchell Starc and Sreenath Aravind took four-wicket hauls as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) embarrassed Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Chinnaswamy Stadium winning by 138 runs in game 40 of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Ambati Rayudu pulled off another crucial innings under pressure and Harbhajan Singh bowled a dream spell to inspire Mumbai Indians (MI) to a five-wicket win against Delhi Daredevils (DD) at the Wankhede Stadium to move fourth on the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table
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.