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IPL 2017: Rising Pune Supergiant crush Kings XI Punjab to finish 2nd

Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) on Sunday cemented their place in the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs thrashing Kings XI Punjab by nine wickets at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Sunday.

The Pune victory came on the back of a superb performance by their bowlers which was later complemented by their top-rung batsmen to overhaul the meagre 74-run target set by a hapless Punjab.

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Rohit Sharma: "We were sticking to our plans, we didn't panic"

Expressing happiness after humbling the formidable Kolkata Knight Riders with their second stringers to finish as table toppers, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Saturday said his boys stuck to their plans and did not panic in trying circumstances.

"We spoke of finishing on a high. We wanted to play the brand of cricket we spoke about. Very happy," Sharma said after the nine run win over the KKR at the Eden Gardens.

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Gautama Gambhir: "Got to bat better"

Crestfallen after a nine-run loss to Mumbai Indians in their IPL game, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautama Gambhir on Saturday took his batsmen to task for making a mess of a "chaseable" target.

Replying to Mumbai Indians' 173/5, KKR ended at 164/8, to miss out on the second spot in the table.

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IPL 2017: Mumbai continue to dominate Kolkata to claim top spot

Mumbai Indians underlined their title credentials with a convincing nine-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in both sides' final Indian Premier League (IPL) engagement at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday.

Having already qualified for the playoffs, the table toppers ringed in as many as six changes to their starting XI. Krunal Pandya, R Vinay Kumar, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell Johnson, Tim Southee, and Saurabh Tiwary were all slotted in with Jasprit, Harbhajan Singh, Nitish Rana, Parthiv Patel, Mitchell McClenaghan, and Lasith Malinga being rested.

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David Warner: "Would have been a shame if Sunrisers didn't make it"

After powering Sunrisers Hyderabad to the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs, skipper David Warner said it would be a "shame" if the defending champions failed to make it to the top four.

Warner scored a 52-ball unbeaten 69 and was well complimented by young Vijay Shankar's 44-ball unbeaten 63 to lift the visiting side to the second spot in the IPL standings, with 17 points from 14 games.

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IPL 2017: Warner powers Sunrisers Hyderabad into play-off

Skipper David Warner led from the front to help Sunrisers Hyderabad cement their place in the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs after the visitors comfortably beat Gujarat Lions by eight wickets at the Green Park Stadium on Saturday.

Warner scored a 52-ball unbeaten 69 and was well complimented by young Vijay Shankar's 44-ball unbeaten 63 to lift the visiting side to the second spot in the IPL standings, with 17 points from their 14 games.

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IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils stun Rising Pune Supergiants by 7 runs

Rising Pune Supergiant's wait to qualify for the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs continued after the visitors went down to a disciplined Delhi Daredevils by seven runs in a league contest at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Friday.

Placed at third in the standings after eight wins from 13 games, Pune will now need to win their final league game against fifth-placed Kings XI Punjab to qualify for the play-offs. Delhi, despite their two back to back wins, are placed sixth and out of the race to the play-offs.

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IPL 2017 Preview: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Lions

Sunrisers Hyderabad will aim to go for the kill and cement their place in the top four when they face Gujarat Lions in their last league tie of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Kanpur on Saturday.

Placed at the fourth spot in the standings with seven wins from 13 matches, Hyderabad find themselves in a must-win situation to qualify for the play-offs.

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IPL 2017 Preview: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will look to pull out all stops in their bid to rubber-stamp a play-off spot when they take on already-qualified Mumbai Indians in their final Indian Premier League (IPL) engagement at the Eden Gardens on Saturday.

Bolstered by the presence of co-owner Shah Rukh Khan, who is expected to cheer his team from the stands for the first time at home this edition, Gautam Gambhir's men have to be at their best in order to topple an all-round Mumbai team who are at the top of the eight-team points table.

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