Two teams are already out of play-off contention but another two will still fall by the wayside. John Pennington and Chetan Narula look back at the penultimate week of Indian Premier League 2015 group action.
David Warner played a stunning innings to help Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) resist a David Miller blitz to beat Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by five runs to jump to fourth position on the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table.
Brendon McCullum and Ravindra Jadeja pulled off vital contributions with bat and ball respectively as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 12 runs at their home ground in Chennai to go top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table.
AB de Villiers struck the third highest Indian Premier League (IPL) individual score to help Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) take Mumbai Indians (MI) apart at the Wankhede Stadium winning by 39 runs in a high-scoring crucial encounter.
Having knocked the Delhi Daredevils (DD) out of the tournament, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will be looking to add to the miseries of an already struggling Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) side as the league stage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) enters its last week.
Moises Henriques played an excellent innings and Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled brilliantly yet again to make sure Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) held on to a hard-fought win over Delhi Daredevils (DD) by six runs in Raipur to keep their hopes alive in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
With the Mumbai Indians (MI) breaching Chennai’s fortress in their last game, the Rajasthan Royals (RR) will be desperate to repeat the act in a bid to secure their playoffs spot and not leave it for their last match.
Andre Russell smashed another breath-taking half century as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) came from behind to win by one wicket with one ball to spare against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Eden Gardens to go top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) table.
Mumbai Indians (MI) pulled off an absolute heist to win a nerve-wracking game against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by six wickets at the MA Chidambaram stadium, their fifth consecutive victory in this Indian Premier League (IPL) edition.
Having won just two out of their five home games, the Delhi Daredevils (DD) will be looking to improve on that record when they take on a new look Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) outfit at their new home ground in Raipur.
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.