As the other four sides look forward to the IPL 2016 play-offs, Mayukh Bhattacharya analyses where it went wrong for those that missed out - Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergiants, and Kings XI Punjab
A 96-run stand between Suresh Raina and Brendon McCullum laid the platform for Gujarat Lions as they chased down a target of 173 runs in 17.5 overs to hand a six-wicket defeat to the Mumbai Indians in the 54th match of the Indian Premier League in Kanpur and booked a berth in the top-two spot in the play-offs.
Krunal Pandya smashed a 37-ball 86 and also took two wickets as Mumbai Indians piled on 206 for four in 20 overs before bowling Delhi Daredevils out for 126 runs to secure an 80-run victory in the 47th match of the Indian Premier League in Visakhapatnam.
After a maiden four-wicket haul from Marcus Stoinis restricted Mumbai Indians to 124 for nine, Murali Vijay and Wriddhiman Saha smashed fifties to secure a comfortable seven-wicket victory for Kings XI Punjab in the 43rd match of the Indian Premier League in Visakhapatnam.
After restricting Royal Challengers Bangalore to 151 for four, late cameos from Jos Buttler and Kieron Pollard helped Mumbai Indians secure a six-wicket win in the 41st Match of the Indian Premier League in Bangalore.
After Shikhar Dhawan’s unbeaten knock of 82 runs helped set a target of 178 runs, the Sunrisers Hyderabad fast bowlers completely flattened Mumbai Indians and bowled them out for 92 runs to secure an massive 85-run victory in the 37th match of the Indian Premier League in Visakhapatnam.
Rohit Sharma smashed an unbeaten 60-ball 85 and with handy contributions from the top order, Mumbai Indians chased a target of 160 runs in 18.3 overs and secured a massive eight-wicket win over the Rising Pune Supergiants in the 29th Match of the Indian Premier League in Pune.
Rohit Sharma steered the ship with a fluent unbeaten 68 while Kieron Pollard smashed a 17-ball half-century as Mumbai Indians chased down a target of 175 runs in 18 overs to secure a six-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 24th match of the Indian Premier League in Mumbai.
A breezy 81 from Parthiv Patel and a quick-fire 65 from Ambati Rayudu combined with a disciplined performance from the fast bowlers gave Mumbai Indians a comfortable win as they defeated Kings XI Punjab by 25 runs in the 21st match of the Indian Premier League in Mohali.
A well-paced fifty from Sanju Samson and a disciplined bowling performance saw Delhi Daredevils ascend to the second spot in the points table by defending a total of 164 runs and defeating Mumbai Indians by 10 runs in the 17th match of the Indian Premier League in Delhi.
A fluent fifty from Rohit Sharma and belligerent cameos from Kieron Pollard and Jos Buttler delivered a much needed six-wicket win for Mumbai Indians against Royal Challengers Bangalore as they chased down a target of 171 runs in 18 overs in the 14th match of the Indian Premier League in Mumbai.
Indian fast bowler Barinder Sran has been handed a 10 percent fine for inappropriate behaviour while playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad against Mumbai Indians during their Indian Premier League encounter.
David Warner led from the front with an unbeaten 90 in a chase of 143 runs while Barinder Sran took a three-wicket haul in the first innings as Sunrisers Hyderabad completed their first win of the 2016 Indian Premier League by defeating Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in the 12th match in Hyderabad.
A determined Aaron Finch carried his bat through the innings, scoring a responsible 67 in a chase of 144 runs to guide Gujarat Lions to their third victory of the Indian Premier League by securing a three-wicket win against Mumbai Indians in the ninth match of the tournament in Mumbai.
The Rising Pune Supergiants franchise in the Indian Premier League has opted to pick Visakhapatnam as their alternate home venue after the Bombay High Court ordered the tournament to be shifted out of Maharashtra.