Indian Premier League

IPL 2013: Watson Smashes Royals To Victory Over Chennai

Rajasthan Royals finished their Indian Premier League 2013 home games unbeaten at Jaipur, getting the better of Chennai Super Kings by five wickets. This win takes them to 20 points from 14 matches, just behind Chennai on net run-rate but virtually assuring them of a play-off spot.
12 May 2013

IPL 2013: Kolkata Hold Their Nerve To Beat Bangalore

Kolkata Knight Riders dealt a huge blow to Royal Challengers Bangalore's hopes of a top-four finish in the Indian Premier League 2013, beating them by five wickets at Ranchi. With this win, Kolkata themselves move on to 12 points from 14 matches, keeping their mathematical chance of a play-off place alive while Bangalore are placed fourth in the table with 16 points from 14 matches and two home games remaining.
12 May 2013

IPL 2013: Sunrisers Stay In Play-Off Contention

Sunrisers Hyderabad kept pace with the competition for the Indian Premier League 2013 play-offs by beating Kings XI Punjab by 30 runs in Mohali. They now have won eight matches and have 16 points, along with Royal Challengers Bangalore, and are just two behind Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals.
11 May 2013

IPL 2013: Mumbai Consolidate Position With Ninth Win

Mumbai Indians consolidated their second place in the Indian Premier League 2013 points-table, registering a comfortable five-wicket win over Pune Warriors in the local derby. Mumbai have 18 points from 13 matches, with nine wins, and are just above Rajasthan Royals on the basis of run-rate.
11 May 2013

IPL 2013: Bangalore Hold On For Narrow Win

Royal Challengers Bangalore continued their push towards an Indian Premier League 2013 play-off spot, with a hard-fought four-run win over Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Bangalore now have 16 points from 13 matches, while the hapless Daredevils finish their home games with another loss, at just six points from the same number of games.
10 May 2013

IPL 2013: Gambhir Sets Up Rare Kolkata Victory

Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Pune Warriors by 46 runs in a one-sided Indian Premier League 2013 match in Guhunje, taking their first away win of the competition. Neither side can qualify for the play-offs and after Kolkata made 152 for six, Pune were dismissed for just 106, Lakshmipathy Balaji taking three for 19.
9 May 2013

IPL 2013: Rahane, Samson Hand Rajasthan Away Win

As away wins become more and more crucial in the Indian Premier League 2013, Rajasthan Royals picked up two points on the road in Mohali by beating Kings XI Punjab by eight wickets. An unbroken 75-run partnership between Ajinkya Rahane, unbeaten on 62, and Sanju Sansom, who made 43, saw the Royals home after Kings XI had posted 145 for six batting first.
9 May 2013

IPL 2013: Smith Returning Home With Back Injury

Australian all-rounder Steve Smith is to return home from the Indian Premier League and receive treatment on a lower back injury. He had been playing for the Pune Warriors, making seven appearances and scoring 159 runs, but his tournament has come to a premature end.
9 May 2013

IPL 2013: Chennai Conquer Fortress Hyderabad

Chennai Super Kings got back to winning ways by puncturing Sunrisers Hyderabad's proud unbeaten run at home during the Indian Premier League 2013, convincingly running out 77-run victors. In a clash between arguably the tournament's most powerful batting line-up and the competition's best bowling attack, Chennai, led by Suresh Raina's 99 not out, emerged well ahead.
8 May 2013

IPL 2013: Mumbai Impress As Kolkata Sink

Mumbai Indians kept up the pressure on Indian Premier League 2013 leaders Chennai Super Kings with a convincing 65-run win over reigning champions Kolkata Knight Riders. Runs for Sachin Tendulkar, Dwayne Smith and Dinesh Karthik guided Mumbai to 170 for six before Harbhajan Singh took three for 27 to dismiss Kolkata for 105.
7 May 2013

IPL 2013: Rajasthan Beat Delhi To Go Second

Half-centuries from Rahul Dravid and Ajinkya Rahane steered Rajasthan Royals to a nine-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils that steered them into second place in the Indian Premier League 2013 table. Dravid made 53 and Rahane 63 not out as Rajasthan raced to 155 for one in 17.5 overs after Delhi had reached 154 for four in their 20 overs.
7 May 2013

IPL 2013: Miller Pulls Off Stunning Kings XI Victory

In a tournament that has already seen some blistering centuries and some stunning finishes, David Miller scripted one of the most remarkable of each to see Kings XI Punjab to a six-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali. Set 191 to win after half-centuries from Cheteshwar Pujara and Chris Gayle, Kings XI needed 94 in 40 balls but thanks to Miller hammering 101 not out in 38 deliveries, got home with two overs to spare.
6 May 2013

IPL 2013: Past The Halfway Mark

Four weeks into the 2013 Indian Premier League and the knock-outs' picture is beginning to take shape. If you compare it with 2012, it isn't a close run thing. At this stage last season, there were seven teams vying for four spots. A year later, things have evolved a little bit more, with only five teams in the fray now and a sixth with an outside chance.
6 May 2013

IPL 2013: Royals Extend Unbeaten Home Run

Rajasthan Royals continued their unbeaten streak at home, spanking Pune Warriors by five wickets in a high-scoring match at Jaipur. It kept the Royals in contention for a knock-out spot, with 14 points from eleven games. The Warriors, already knocked out, continue to languish in last spot with only four points from twelve games.
5 May 2013

IPL 2013: Mumbai Demolish Super Kings To Go Third

Mumbai Indians finally ended Chennai Super Kings' winning streak, defeating them by a handsome margin of 60 runs at the Wankhede stadium. This means they will earn a high run-rate from this win along with two points, surging to third in the table with 14 points. Chennai stay at the top despite losing their third game in 12 matches, with 18 points from nine wins.
5 May 2013

IPL 2013: Defeat Ends Delhi's Play-Off Hopes

Sunrisers Hyderabad kept their unbeaten run at home alive, defeating Delhi Daredevils by six wickets in a one-sided game at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. This win kept their hopes of a knock-outs spot alive, as they now stand third with 14 points from 11 matches. This loss ends Delhi's season, in that they are out of the knock-outs race, with only six points from 11 games.
4 May 2013

IPL 2013: Kolkata Take Much-Needed Win Over Royals

Reigning Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders scored an important eight-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals that keeps their title defence alive at Eden Gardens. They produced what was arguably their best performance of the tournament to date, holding Rajasthan to 132 for six and then powering to 133 for two inside 18 overs.
3 May 2013

IPL 2013: Bangalore Take First Away Win

Even a change of dressing room couldn't inspire Pune Warriors to victory as they succumbed by 17 runs to Royal Challengers Bangalore, who managed their first away win of Indian Premier League 2013. Half-centuries from Saurabh Tiwary and AB de Villiers helped Bangalore post 187 for three and although Robin Uthappa replied with 75 in 45 balls, Pune only managed to close on 170 for nine.
2 May 2013

IPL 2013: Raina Hits Century, Chennai Build Lead

Suresh Raina scored his maiden Indian Premier League century as Chennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab by 15 runs to further extend their lead at the top of the table to six points. Raina's unbeaten 100 in 53 balls set up Chennai's score of 186 for four and although Kings XI gave the two-time champions a fright or two in reply, they eventually closed on 171 for six.
2 May 2013

IPL 2013: Warner Hammers Delhi To Victory

Delhi Daredevils made it two wins in their new home ground of Raipur on the trot with a seven-wicket success over Kolkata Knight Riders. The two teams are moving in opposite directions. This was Delhi's second win on the bounce and third in four while Kolkata's defence of their title is slipping away fast after their fifth defeat in six matches. Both teams now have six points.
1 May 2013


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