IPL 2014: Updated Scores, Results, Table and More from Indian Premier League
The 2014 Indian Premier League is in full swing, with one more week of fixtures to be played in United Arab Emirates before the tournament moves back to India for its final month.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians are winless after two matches, so the team will have a lot of ground to make up in the second week of competition.
Kings XI Punjab have had no such worries so far, riding phenomenal batting displays to three victories in as many matches, claiming early possession of top spot in the standings.
The second week of competition in the UAE promises to deliver plenty of action, drama and a whole bunch of sixes before the IPL packs up its bags and returns to India following the last fixture on Wednesday, April 30.
Read on for the fully updated results and standings.
IPL 2014 Standings
Kings XI Punjab
Chennai Super Kings
Kolkata Knight Riders
April 29: Rajasthan Scrape Win over Kolkata
Rajasthan Royals (152/5) bt. Kolkata Knight Riders (152/8) on boundary count
Rajasthan Royals overcame Kolkata Knight Riders thanks to their superior boundary count after the two sides could not be separated after 20 overs and a super over in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
Both teams were tied on 152 after their respective overs leading to a super over, but the two sides could still not be separated with both hitting 11 runs.
Therefore, the deciding factor was the accumulated boundaries and Rajasthan edged it having hit 18 to Kolkata's 14.
Rajasthan won the toss and opted to bat first and lost only the wicket of Karun Nair, bowled by Vinay Kumar, in the opening 6-over powerplay while scoring 45.
Opening batsman Ajinkya Rahane produced the key knock of the Royals' innings, scoring 72 from 59 balls as the rest of the line up made important cameos throughout.
Sanju Samson at four scored 20 from 19 while skipper Shane Watson came in at five and scored a very important 24-ball 33 before being run out.
Steve Smith finished off the innings well with 19 from 11 balls, seeing out the last over as Rahane finally fell to the bowling of Vinay Kumar.
Finishing on 152-5 in Abu Dhabi, Rajasthan would have been happy with their batting contribution.
Kolkata captain Gautam Gambhir promoted himself to opener after a torrid start to the tournament and he finally put some runs on the board as his side chased down the 153 target.
He top-scored for his side with a 44-ball 45 before he fell to Rajat Bhatia in the 14th over and he steered his side to 33 runs in the opening powerplay for the loss of only Manvinder Bisla for three runs.
The scoring was not rapid in the opening overs and Jacques Kallis was caught well by Smith off the bowling of Pravin Tambe in the ninth over.
Manish Pandey also fell to Tambe in over 13 but not before he could fire a rapid 19 from 11 balls but the Knight Riders were struggling when Gambhir fell.
However, Suryakumar Yadav and Shakib Al Hasan put together a terrific partnership of 49 to reignite hopes for Kolkata.
Birthday-boy James Faulkner looked to have won it for Rajasthan when he bagged three wickets in the 19th over and left Kolkata needing 12 from the last over for the win.
But Kane Richardson's last over went for 11 runs, forcing a super over to decide the result of this match.
Faulkner took the ball for Rajasthan and conceded 11 including a huge six down the ground from Pandey.
Narine was given the responsibility for Kolkata with Smith and Watson coming out to bat, and he managed to restrict the Royals to another score of 11.
But by right of having hit more boundaries in the innings, the Royals claimed the win in the tightest of circumstances.
April 28: Punjab Keep Perfect Record with Win over Bangalore
Kings XI Punjab (127/5) bt. Royal Challengers Bangalore (124/8) by five wickets
Kings XI Punjab completed a perfect record in the UAE as they beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai for their fifth win on the bounce.
Despite a fast start, Bangalore could not post a big enough target to put the pressure on Punjab who were set 124 to chase down.
Despite the tournament's top-scorer, Glenn Maxwell, not scoring heavily, Kings XI scored steadily and eventually took the victory by a comfortable five wickets.
Punjab won the toss and chose to bowl first and Chris Gayle flew out of the traps for the Royal Challengers hitting two fours and two sixes from the first over of the game.
However, Sandeep Sharma took the vital wicket of the West Indian with the second ball of the second over as he beat the edge of the bat and bowled him.
He struck again two balls later as captain Virat Kohli went, trapped lbw for four runs, and Bangalore had slipped to 25-2.
Another two wickets fell in the 6-over opening powerplay with Yogesh Takawale and Parthiv Patel both sent packing as Bangalore scored 44 from the opening half-dozen overs.
Yuvraj Singh top-scored for the Royal Challengers as his 32-ball 35 sparked a small recovery in the middle order, but with AB de Villiers and Albie Morkel failing to score significantly a large total was not forthcoming.
Indeed, Banglore ended on 124-8 from their 20 overs with Sharma's 3-15 from three overs the best bowling figures for Kings XI Punjab.
The tournament's big scorers, the Punjab outfit were favourites for the win after their bowling display but they scored slowly early on and lost Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha for 10 and 2 respectively in the six-over powerplay.
Saha went to a fantastic boundary-edge catch on the run from Mitchell Starc, who then repeated the trick to claim danger man Maxwell, both wickets coming off the bowling of Varun Aaron.
However, Virender Sehwag's 26-ball 32 kept Punjab in the driving seat along with David Miller's 26 from 20 balls.
Both of them fell to Yuzvendra Chahal in the 13th over but with only 36 more runs needed from seven overs, Punjab still looked good for the win.
Captain George Bailey and Rishi Dhawan saw Kings XI through with seven balls to spare to record their fifth win of the tournament.
With the competition moving to India after Wednesday's game, Punjab take on lowly Mumbai Indians next, while Bangalore will be facing Sunrisers Hyderabad.
April 27: Delhi Beat Mumbai While Hyderabad Fall to Chennai
Delhi Daredevils (126/4) bt. Mumbai Indians (125/6) by six wickets
Delhi Daredevils were led to a six-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League by a resurgent Kevin Pietersen on Sunday.
Pietersen completed a miserable comeback against Hyderabad Sunrisers in Dubai last week following three weeks out with a finger injury.
And things did not look promising for the Daredevils as they slipped to 79 for two in response to Mumbai's 125 for six. Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga was the tormentor in chief. But Pietersen returned to form as he hit an unbeaten 26 from 18 balls, steering his side home with an over to spare. The Daredevils finished on 126 for 4 to take victory, but they remain sixth in the eight-team competition.
Mumbai remain winless in the competition after four matches.
Chennai Super Kings (146/5) bt. Hyderabad Sunrisers (145/5) by five wickets
Chennai secured victory over Hyderabad as captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit the winning runs with three balls remaining of their innings. The Sunrisers had set a total of 145-5, but it was not quite enough to hold off the Chennai onslaught.
Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum looked to have laid the platform for a comfortable victory with an opening stand of 85 before McCullum was dismissed by Karn Sharma for 40.
Despite losing Suresh Raina and Smith, the Super Kings coasted to 126-3.
When Faf du Plessis went for a duck and was quickly followed by Ravindra Jadeja Chennai still needed eight from nine balls.
But Dhoni stepped up to secure a fourth successive victory for his side when he hit Amit Mishra for a boundary.
Hyderabad had lost Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner early on to seamer Ben Hilfenhaus. Aaron Finch made 44 and Lokesh Rahul 27.
Although Darren Sammy and Karn Sharma hit late boundaries for the Sunrisers, it would not prove enough to hold off the championship leaders.
April 26: Punjab Win Again as Rajasthan Ease to Victory over Bangalore
Rajasthan Royals (71/4) bt. Royal Challengers Bangalore (70 all out) by six wickets
Royal Challengers Bangalore failed to rediscover their early tournament form as they were heavily defeated by Shane Watson's Rajasthan Royals side in Abu Dhabi.
Batting first having lost the toss Bangalore were bowled out for a pitiful 70 runs which left the Royals with very little to do to win the match.
Having won their first two games Virat Kohli's side have now lost two on the bounce while Rajasthan picked up their second win of the tournament.
Bangalore were four down for just five runs in the third over after Yogesh Takawale, Parthiv Patel, Yuvraj Singh and AB de Villiers were skittled out.
Kohli looked like the only man around whom the innings could be rebuilt but he lost his wicket to Pravin Tambe in the 11th over seeing Bangalore fall to 46-7.
The skipper top-scored for his side with 21 with only two other players, Mitchell Starc and Ravi Rampaul, reaching double figures as Bangalore were all out in just 15 overs.
Tambe ended the innings with figures of 4-20 from his four overs while the rest of the wickets were shared.
Rajasthan made work of their innings but with such a small target to aim for they were never in any danger of losing.
A thumping win it was not as Rajasthan scored slowly losing the wickets of Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair and Sanju Samson inside the first seven overs.
But Watson provided a few fireworks at number five as he top scored with 24 including two maximums and eventually it was comprehensive for Rajasthan as they won with seven overs remaining.
Up next for Rajasthan are Kolkata Knight Riders while Bangalore face in form Kins XI Punjab, not an ideal opponent for a side on a losing run.
Kings XI Punjab (132/9) bt. Kolkata Knight Riders (109 all out) by 23 runs
Kings XI Punjab continued their unbeaten run in the IPL this year with a 23 run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi.
Following the low-scoring affair between Rajasthan and Bangalore, this contest was similarly shorter on runs than may have been expected.
Punjab had scored over 190 runs in all three of their previous games in the tournament so far but were less free-flowing here.
Kolkata put Kings into bat and they got the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara in the second over when Manish Pandey ran the opener out.
The wicket of key man Glenn Maxwell was a real boon for Kolkata, the tournament's top scorer went for 15 to Morne Morkel in the eighth over.
Only skipper Virender Sehwag made a significant contribution, top scoring with 37 from 30 balls and Piyush Chawla and Sunil Narine's three wickets apiece saw Punjab end on 132-9.
Kolkata were in a good position to inflict Punjab's first defeat of the tournament but their run chase went at a snail's pace.
In the six over opening powerplay they only scored 24 runs and lost the wickets of Manish Pandey, Jacques Kallis and Gautam Gambhir.
They were unable to up the rate and continued to lose wickets, Sandeep Sharma's 3-21 the leading figures for Punjab.
Bowled out for just 109 off 18.2 overs, Kolkata were Punjab's fourth victims in four games and Kings sit two points clear of Chennai at the top of the table.
Punjab will look to continue their unbeaten run when they face Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday while Kolkata have Rajasthan Royals in their next game.
April 25: Mumbai Misery Mounts After Sunrisers Hyderabad Chalk Up First Win
Sunrisers Hyderabad (184/1) bt. Delhi Daredevils (180/4) by four runs
Sunrisers Hyderabad chalked up their first points of the 2014 IPL with a thrilling victory over the Delhi Daredevils in Dubai.
In a commanding afternoon for batsmen, Sunrisers won the toss and elected to bat against the Devils, who welcomed former England star Kevin Pietersen to the fold for the first time.
It didn’t take long for Pietersen to find himself at the heart of the action, taking the catch for the first wicket of the match as Shikhar Dhawan fell for 33 thanks to Shahbaz Nadeem’s delivery.
Dhawan had formed a strong opening partnership with Aaron Finch, bringing up 55 at the end of the powerplay without loss, and Finch went on to record a superb knock after his partner’s dismissal.
The Australian romped to an 88 from just 53 balls with his wicket still intact as the final over came around, with his fellow countryman David Warner also putting together and impressive innings.
Warner played his way to 58 runs without dismissal, featuring three sixes and three fours, as SRH set the bar at 184.
It was always going to be a difficult chase for Delhi but they put in a valiant effort when it was their turn to take to the crease, taking it to the final over.
The Daredevils’ openers Quinton de Kock and Murali Vijay started well, bringing up the team’s 50 in the seventh over, but fell in quick succession as DD stumbled around the 100 mark.
Pietersen started his IPL career with a disappointing 16 as Dale Steyn’s delivery took his wicket. Steyn was a ball away from a hat-trick after taking out Dinesh Karthik and Pietersen in successive deliveries, but settled for a 2-for-33 haul at the end of the match.
DD needed 20 from the last over, but couldn’t quite cross the line as Sunrisers chalked up an impressive victory.
Chennai Super Kings will be Sunrisers’ next opponents, where Finch, Warner and Co. will have to once again be at their best if their to stand any chance of thwarting CSK’s IPL title-chasing freight train.
All statistics via IPLT20.com.
Chennai Super Kings (142/3) bt. Mumbai Indians (141/7) by seven wickets
Mumbai Indians’ miserable title defence continued in Dubai on Friday, as Chennai Super Kings moved level on points with Kings XI Punjab at the top of the IPL table with a comfortable seven-wicket victory over John Wright’s side.
Mumbai won the toss and chose to bat, but failed to take advantage of favourable conditions as the Super Kings’ bowlers continued their strong form.
Ben Hilfenhaus took the wicket of his international teammate Michael Hussey in the second over, and the tone was set from then onwards.
Mohit Sharma was the star of the show for CSK, taking four wickets for just 14 runs with 14 dot balls. The medium-fast bowler took three of his four wickets in the 18th over, dismissing Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard and Harbhajan Singh in double-quick time.
Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma once again showed why he’s one of the hottest properties in the IPL with a half-century, but that was as good as it got for the 2013 champions as they set a very reachable total of 141/7.
Chennai kicked off with the bat in thrilling style, with openers Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum firing their way to 51 in the powerplay as Mumbai’s bowlers struggled.
After Smith was dismissed for 29 in the seventh over, McCullum took it upon himself to guide the Super Kings to victory almost single-handedly.
The New Zealander scored 71 from 53 balls to see his team across the line with MS Dhoni his supporting act at the crease as the final runs clocked up.
The Super Kings look in imperious form this season, and bar a crippling loss to league leaders Punjab, they’ve played perfectly.
Mumbai, though, are now the only side without points on the board after Sunrisers Hyderabad recorded a victory earlier on Friday, and they need to find inspiration from somewhere as their campaign looks like petering out into nothingness.
The Indians take on Delhi Daredevils on Sunday in the battle of the bottom two, where they’ll need to be far better with the ball if they’re to find a way to their first victory of the season.
All statistics via IPLT20.com.
April 24: Chris Lynn's Wild Catch Stuns Royal Challengers Bangalore
Kolkata Knight Riders (150/7) bt. Royal Challengers Bangalore (148/5) by two runs
The 2014 IPL season has already given us several great matches, but Kolkata's two-run win over Bangalore may have been the best one yet.
People will perhaps question whether Royal Challengers lost this match or Knight Riders won it, but years from no it won't matter. all people will remember is Chris Lynn's insane catch that sealed the deal late for Kolkata.
Kolkata were forced to bat first on the slow pitch of the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, and with superstar Chris Gayle still out with a back injury and the struggles of opener Gautam Gambhir, who recorded his third consecutive duck by being bowled out on his very first ball today, things were looking good for Royal Challengers early.
Varun Aaron took three wickets in four overs and only gave up 16 total runs, as Bangalore's group of bowlers limited Kolkata's batsmen to just 150/7, mainly thanks to Jacques Kallis' 43 runs from 42 balls and Lynn's 45 from 31, including three sixes.
With a chase of just 150, Bangalore's batsmen, led by the explosive duo of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers seemed to be in good shape to complete the chase and give the team their third win to move level on points with Kings XI Punjab. Yogesh Takawale 40 runs from 28 balls only seemed to add to the cause, as did Yuvraj Singh's 31 from 34.
Everything seemed to be going to plan, as De Villiers and Albie Morkel went into the final over needing just nine runs, with Sunil Narine and Morne Morkel having bowled out. But Vinay Kumar stepped up in a big way, surrendering just six as Kolkata would hold on for the win.
As phenomenal as that performance was, it will be the catch from Lynn that people will be taking about for days to come. De Villiers connected cleanly and aimed his shot just short of the boundary, but backing up to make the catch, Lynn slipped and fell to the ground, with the ball seemingly on its way to four.
Yet somehow Lynn recovered, getting on one knee before leaping backwards and making the catch, landing less than a foot from the boundary.
With the magnitude of the situation, words simply cannot describe what a catch it was. Perhaps the vine will.
Kolkata now join Royal Challengers and Chennai Super Kings with four points and will be looking to feed off the emotion that comes with such a hard-fought win. For Bangalore, questions will be asked as the team gave up the win from a very promising situation, and the team's finisher swill have to take a hard look in the mirror as the second week of competition continues.
All statistics used are courtesy of Espn Cricinfo.
April 23: Chennai Super Kings Use Superb Bowling Display to Sneak Past Royals
Chennai Super Kings (140/6) bt. Rajasthan Royals (133/6) by seven runs
Chennai Super Kings' vaunted batsmen were kept in check by some excellent bowling from the Royals and a slow pitch, but the team's own group of bowlers came through in a big way to give Chennai their second win of the tournament, beating Rajasthan by seven runs.
Brendon McCullum was held to just six runs off 10 balls, and MS Dhoni was even less productive, with five in eight, as Rajat Bhatia and company made full use of the pitch.
Bhatia would end up taking two wickets and surrendering just 13 runs in four overs, as the experienced pace bowler ended up with an economy of 3.25, a personal best in IPL competition.
Tim Southee (four overs, 27 runs) and Pravin Tambe (four overs, 27 runs, one wicket) also contributed to the Super Kings setting a target of just 140, set in large part thanks to another half-century from Dwayne Smith (50 runs from 28 balls, including six fours and three sixes), his second of this year's IPL.
Ravindra Jadeja added an unbeaten knock of 36, before turning around and taking four wickets as the Royals attempted to chase down a target of 140. Jadeja surrendered 33 runs in four overs but took the wickets of Shane Watson and Sanju Samson in his first two balls, setting the tone for the rest of the match.
The Royals continued to fight, with Bhatia's 23 in 20 balls and Dhawal Kulkarni's 28 in 19 balls standing out, but it was never enough to chase down the score set by the Super Kings.
Chennai's bowlers seem to have recovered from the barrage of runs they gave up against Kings XI Punjab, and knowing the team can dig in to grind out results must be very pleasing for captain Dhoni.
The Royals came close to pulling off a win but just couldn't muster enough attacking verve in the final few overs, and the back-to-back wickets of Watson and Samson really cost the team momentum. Better concentration will be needed as the 2014 IPL enters its second week.
All statistics used are courtesy of Espncricinfo.com.