IPL 2014 Results: Latest Indian Premier League Scores, Table, Fixtures and More
Chennai Super Kings retain their place atop the Indian Premier League as the competition heads toward the business end over the next couple of weeks.
The league leaders are riding high on a wave of six successive victories and are the in-form outfit of the tournament, but others are creeping into contention.
Having suffered five consecutive defeats in their first five outings of the campaign, Mumbai Indians have now won two in a row, moving them off the bottom of the standings and giving their 2014 hopes a much-needed boost.
Over the next seven days, a stacked schedule promises to give the table another makeover, with all the fixtures and standings detailed ahead.
IPL 2014 Standings
Here are the IPL 2014 standings following Chennai's win over Rajasthan on May 13, per ESPNcricinfo.com:
Fixtures For The Week Ahead
|May 8, 2014||Rajasthan Royals||vs.||Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|May 9, 2014||Royal Challengers Bangalore||vs.||Kings XI Punjab|
|May 10, 2014||Delhi Daredevils||vs.||Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|May 10, 2014||Mumbai Indians||vs.||Chennai Super Kings|
|May 11, 2014||Kings XI Punjab||vs.||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|May 11, 2014||Royal Challengers Bangalore||vs.||Rajasthan Royals|
|May 12, 2014||Sunrisers Hyderabad||vs.||Mumbai Indians|
|May 13, 2014||Royal Challengers Bangalore||vs.||Rajasthan Royals|
|May 13, 2014||Royal Challengers Bangalore||vs.||Delhi Daredevils|
May 13: Chennai Edge Rajasthan in Last over to Go Top
Chennai Super Kings (149/5) bt. Rajasthan Royals (148/8) by five wickets
Chennai skipper MS Dhoni hit a maximum in the last over of the match to claim a five-wicket victory for the Super Kings over Rajasthan in Ranchi on Tuesday and send his team to the top of the table.
The Royals had scored a competitive 148 from their 20 overs and restricted Chennai well throughout their innings leaving the the Super Kings needing 12 from the final over to claim victory.
But Dhoni took the initiative hitting eleven of the 12 runs needed from the final over including one six to grab the victory for his side.
Rajasthan won the toss and chose to bat first and skipper Shane Watson, moved up the order, got his side off to a good start with Ankit Sharma.
The pair put on 60 in the first eight overs before the first wicket of Sharma fell, caught by Dwayne Smith off Ravi Ashwin's bowling for 30 from 27 balls.
Watson continued well until he fell to Mohit Sharma in the 13th over for a 36-ball 51 and no one else was able to significantly add to the good start from the two openers.
Ajinkya Rahane was run out for four and only Stuart Binny could reach double figures, he scored 22, as the Rajasthan innings ended with a total of 148 from their 20 overs.
Sharma's 3-31 from his four overs represented the best return for Chennai and, although their innings had faded somewhat, Rajasthan would have thought themselves capable of defending their score.
Smith put in another decent score at the top of Chennai's batting order, scoring 44 from 35 balls before Kevon Cooper claimed his wicket.
However, Brendon McCullum and Suresh Raina failed to score significantly and only the arrival of Faf du Plessis at the crease provided Smith with a decent partnership.
Du Plessis fell for 38 from 39 balls leaving the score at 121-5 with 15 balls remaining after he was bowled by James Faulkner.
Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja had work to do with 28 still needed for the win, but some impressive hitting from both men saw Chennai home to claim the win with two balls to spare.
Chennai move to the top of the IPL table and will look to stay there when they take on Bangalore next while Rajasthan will look to return to winning ways in their game against Delhi.
May 12: Mumbai Make Light Work of Hyderabad
Mumbai Indians (160/3) bt. Sunrisers Hyderabad (157/3) by 7 wickets
The Mumbai Indians produced a clinical run chase to beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets. The Sunrisers posted a score of 157 in their first innings, but 68 each from Lendl Simmons and Ambuti Rayudu helped the Indians knock off the score with eight balls to spare.
A win for Mumbai leaves the Delhi Daredevils rock bottom of the IPL Standings, whilst Hyderabad missed the chance to move to within two points of the Rajasthan Royals in third place.
The Sunrisers won the toss and decided to bat in front of their own supporters. With the big-hitting duo of Shikar Dhawan and Aaron Finch opening the batting for the home team, Hyderabad had an excellent opportunity to score some quick runs and get the crowd going.
But the fearsomely quick Lasith Malinga put an end to any hopes of a quick start, bowling Dhawan for just a run-a-ball 11. Finch stuck around to make 68, but having faced 62 balls, he will have been a little disappointed not to have scored at a brisker pace.
Lokesh Rahul was run out for just ten, and that brought David Warner to the crease. The Aussie batsmen gave the Sunrisers some much needed impetus, smashing 55 from 31 deliveries and helping his team to a respectable total of 157/3.
Mumbai looked to get on the front foot early, but they lost Chidhambaram Gautam in the second over for just one. That brought Rayudu to the crease to join the other opener Simmons, and they went after the Sunrisers total.
The duo put on a wonderful partnership of 130 runs, and by the time Simmons was dismissed for 68 from just 50 balls, the match was as good as won for the Indians. Rayudu fell in the very next over for the same score from just 46 balls, and it was left to Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard to knock off the winning runs.
May 11: Kings XI Lose to Kolkata While Rajasthan Stun Bangalore
Kolkata Knight Riders (150/1) bt. Kings XI Punjab (149/8) by nine wickets
Table-topping Kings XI were downed by Kolkata in Cuttack on Sunday thanks to some excellent top order batting from the Knight Riders.
For only the second time in this tournament Punjab were restricted to a total of less than 150 and Kolkata chased the target down with two overs to spare.
Kolkata won the toss and put Punjab into bat and were rewarded in the second over with the wicket of Mandeep Singh who fell to the bowling of Morne Morkel.
Wriddhiman Saha, tournament top-scorer Glenn Maxwell and David Miller all failed to contribute significantly, all getting out in the teens and Punjab were 120-5 in the 16th over.
Only Virender Sehwag made a significant score with an impressive 50-ball 72 which gave his side's score an air of respectability after 20 overs, contributing almost half of their 149 runs.
Piyush Chawla was the pick of the Kolkata bowlers with 3-19 from his four overs representing terrific economy as well as claiming the wickets of Sehwag, Maxwell and Rishi Dhawan.
In response to the 150 target, Kolkata were impressively fast out of the traps Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir putting on 68 runs from seven overs before the former fell to Parvinder Awana.
However, there was no sudden collapse and Gambhir and Manish Pandey expertly guided their team to victory after 18 overs.
The skipper scored 63 from 45 balls and Pandey a 35-ball 36. Neither batsman hit a six, but they did not need to as they cruised home against the tournament's best side.
While Punjab stay top, Kolkata moved into fourth spot and will look to claim another victory when they take on Mumbai next with Kings XI set to play Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Rajasthan Royals (191/5) bt. Royal Challengers Bangalore (190/5) by 5 wickets
Steve Smith and James Faulkner engineered a superb comeback to claim a superb win for Rajasthan when Royal Challengers looked to have it wrapped up on Sunday in Bangalore.
Having won the toss and decided to bat, Bangalore stuttered to 40-3 from 8.1 overs as Chris Gayle, skipper Virat Kohli and Vijay Zol all fell cheaply.
But Yuvraj Singh joined AB de Villiers at the crease and the pair produced some incredible fireworks to move their side to 172 before Yuvraj finally fell to Kane Richardson after a 38-ball 83 in the 19th over.
De Villiers fell to Faulkner with two balls of the innings remaining but his knock of 58 from 32 balls paired with Yuvraj's contribution set Rajasthan a daunting 191 for victory.
The Royals had a decent start in their chase as Ajinkya Rahane and Karun Nair put on 54 for together before the former fell to Yuzvendra Chahal in the eighth over.
Captain Shane Watson then fell to Yuvraj for just one run in the ninth over and Stuart Binny went three balls later for the same lowly score.
Sanju Samson and Nair both fell soon after and Bangalore looked to be cruising as Rajasthan were 106-5 in the 14th over and had a mountain to climb.
Enter Smith and Faulkner who produced some absolutely stunning batting to smash Rajasthan to victory with seven balls remaining.
Fittingly, Faulkner won it with a six to finish not out on 41 from 17 balls while his compatriot Smith stood undefeated with a 21-ball 48.
A crushing blow for Bangalore who are slipping down the table and need to stop the rot when they play Delhi Daredevils.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan sit third in the table on 12 points and will be looking to draw level with Chennai in second by beating the Super Kings in their next game.
May 10: Chennai End Mumbai Home Streak, Sunrisers Beat Daredevils by D/L Method
Chennai Super Kings (160/6) bt. Mumbai Indians (157/6) by four wickets
MS Dhoni worked his magic late, scoring 10 runs off the final two balls he faced to give Chennai a close win over Indians, who had won their last 10 matches played at home.
The win sees Chennai tie Kings XI Punjab at the top of the IPL standings, while Indians still need two points to make their way into the top four and play-off contention.
Indians lost the toss and were forced to bat first, as Dhoni thought the dew would help his batsmen later in the match, but Mumbai's start was a blistering one. Lendl Simmons and Ambati Rayudu would combine for 97 runs, setting a high pace early. Their fellow batsmen would falter however, as Ravichandran Ashwin and company put together a fine bowling performance.
Ashwin took three wickets in total, holding Mumbai to a score of 157/6, a very good one given the team's early onslaught.
Chasing 157, Dwayne Smith opened with a sensational 57 off 51, much to the pleasure of Dhoni who hailed his opener's patience when speaking to ESPN Cricinfo.
Smith himself added:
I'm just trying to stay as consistent as I can. I thought they bowled very well up front, especially Harbhajan, just had to stay out there and get as much as I could.
Chennai's dominance wouldn't last however, as Mumbai's bowlers seemed to grow into the match. Faf du Plessis would manage a solid if unspectacular 31 off 24, but the rest of Chennai's batsmen were held to single-digit runs.
In the end, Dhoni would start the final over with 11 needed, and with everything hanging in the balance, the experienced skipper stepped up. Following three runs of the first two balls, Dhoni would add a six and a four to blast his team to a win and into the IPL lead.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (44/2) bt. Delhi Daredevils (143/7) by eight wickets (via D/L method)
Bottom-feeders Delhi continued their free-fall in the standings with a loss to Hyderabad in a match that saw multiple stoppages in play due to heavy rains. The win takes Sunrisers into the top four, keeping them firmly in the race for the final play-off spot.
Batting first, Delhi looked thoroughly underwhelming against a very strong group of bowlers, with Kevin Pietersen (35 off 19) and Dinesh Karthik (19 off 30) being the only two standout performers. Dale Steyn's two wickets and 20 runs in four overs led a strong bowling display for Sunrisers, and the South African deservedly took home the MotM award.
Delhi's batting took a beating late in their innings with Jean-Paul Duminy being dismissed after just five balls and the last three batsmen combining for just 11 total runs, leading to the low target of 143.
That target needed to be reset several teams following multiple stoppages, as the rain really took its toll on the match. With the players struggling for a rhythm, the final chase of 43/2 via Duckworth-Lewis proved harder than expected due to early dismissals of Aaron Finch and Shikhar Dhawan, combining for just eight runs.
David Warner and Naman Ojha would step up however, with the latter needing just three balls to score 13 runs, including two sixes that won his team the match.
Kings XI Punjab will play Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday, while Rajasthan Royals will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore. Royals are desperate for a big win, trailing the top two by a wide margin in net run rate with Mumbai and Hyderabad slowly but surely gaining ground.
Indians pushed Chennai to the brink on Saturday, indicating the defending champions are very much alive in the race for the playoffs while Hyderabad scored an altogether comfortable win over Delhi. Royals' group of batsmen has looked rather light for a play-off team this season, and if they don't find some early production against Challengers, an upset could be in the making.
League-leaders Punjab will face a stiff test against Kolkata, who started the tournament on fire before suffering four straight defeats. A big win over Delhi was exactly what the doctor ordered, and as Knight Riders seek to push their way back into top-four contention, a big statement win against Punjab could give the team the confidence they need heading into the play-offs.
But XI Kings have looked unstoppable at times during the tournament, and the combination of Glenn Maxwell and David Miller is one that gives bowlers all over the IPL nightmares. If those two get going early, there's no reason to think Punjab won't take this one.
May 9: Kings XI Punjab Holds on to Defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore
Kings XI Punjab (198/8) bt. Royal Challengers Bangalore (166/9) by 32 runs
Kings XI Punjab used an impressive effort at bat to earn a key win over Royal Challengers Bangalore. The squad scored 198 runs in a balanced performance with each of the top four batters scoring at least 20 runs.
David Miller led the way offensively with 66 runs thanks to eight 4s and three 6s. He saw 29 balls in the contest and was almost impossible to get out.
Meanwhile, Glenn Maxwell remains the most effective player in the league despite scoring just 25 on the day. Still, he had a strike rate of 227.27 to go with two 4s and two 6s.
Sandeep Sharma was effective as a bowler, capturing three wickets while allowing 25 runs.
On the other side, RCB got little production out of anyone besides AB de Villiers. The star had six 6s to total 53 runs on the day, but few players were able to give him any help as the squad came up short. The bowling was especially disappointing, starting with Mitchell Starc who allowed 43 runs.
After the match, Virat Kohli explained his disappointment, via the league's official site:
We didn't play as a unit and we paid the price. It's been a problem in the last few games but KXIP were the better side today. I think we could have bowled better and put up a stronger display with the bat, but I think one or two decisions didn't go our way and brought down the momentum. You need to get going at the top and if you lose wickets early it gets difficult. It might be a blessing in disguise as we now need to treat every game as a knockout because everyone will have to be at their best. We need to play with more responsibility as a batting unit and play smarter cricket.
RCB fell to 3-5 and are now in poor shape going forward. With a difficult schedule still ahead, they need to correct their problems before it is too late.
The future is much brighter for KXIP, which moved into first place with a 7-1 record. They have 14 points already and have not shown any signs of slowing down. With the Kolkata Knight Riders coming in next, the talented squad should be able to extend its lead in the standings.
May 8: Sunrisers Hamstring Rajasthan to Claim Win
Sunrisers Hyderabad (134/9) bt. Rajasthan Royals (102 all out) by 32 runs
Sunrisers Hyderabad claimed a vital third win of the tournament against Rajasthan Royals in Ahmedabad on Thursday as they saw of Rajasthan by 32 runs.
A less than impressive batting performance from Hyderabad left them defending a relatively reasonable target of 135 to avoid another loss.
But they put in a splendid bowling performance to hamstring the Rajasthan batsmen and register an easy win in the end.
Rajasthan won the toss and put Hyderabad into bat but Shikhar Dhawan got the Sunrisers off to a flyer with 33 runs from 20 balls.
However, he went in the fourth over, bowled by Shane Watson, and Hyderabad claimed 50 runs from the six-over opening powerplay.
The scoring slowed for the Sunrisers as the Royals turned the screw and Rajat Bhatia claimed the scalps of Lokesh Rahul and Naman Ojha without scoring significantly and David Warner went for just six runs.
It took 15 overs for Hyderabad to reach 100 and Watson's bowling side were looking good to restrict the opposition to a very reasonable target.
Watson claimed a technical hat-trick as he got Dhawan off the last ball of his first over and returned to dismiss Moises Henriques and Karn Sharma off the first two of his second over.
The Sunrisers ended their 20-over innings with what Rajasthan would have felt was quite a low total of 134.
But the Royals were in trouble early in their innings as they lost Ajinkya Rahane for a duck on the third ball of the innings to see Rajasthan 0-1.
No pair could real get a partnership going and Karun Nair and Sanju Samson also fell as Rajasthan scored just 37 runs from their opening powerplay.
Steve Smith ended up being the top scorer for the Royals with 22 runs from 33 balls before falling to Dale Steyn, as the likes of Watson could not get going.
The Royals were all out for 102 with one ball remaining and the Sunrisers celebrated victory thanks to an excellent bowling performance.
Bhuvenshwar Kumar was in the wickets as he took 4-14 from his four overs and Steyn ended with 2-31.
Sunrisers take on Delhi Daredevils next up while Rajasthan will hope to bounce back from this defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
May 7: Kolkata Knight Riders Thump Daredevils in Delhi
Kolkata Knight Riders (161/2) bt. Delhi Daredevils (160/5) by eight wickets.
Gautam Gambhir led the Kolkata Knight Riders to victory over the Delhi Daredevils in a way that one would come to expect of their skipper.
The Delhi native struck an inspiring 69 against his hometown club, combining with Robin Uthappa—who registered a swift 47—to chalk off a large chunk of the 161 total the Knight Riders were chasing.
Delhi's Wayne Parnell was responsible for eventually removing both Gambhir and Uthappa, but the damage was done by that stage as Manish Pandey and Jacques Kallis picked up the slack to ease the visiting outfit over the finish line.
For the Daredevils, there was a larger sharing of the runs as seven batsmen enjoyed time in the middle, with Dinesh Karthik and Jean-Paul Duminy the highlight performers, scoring 36 and 40 respectively.
However, in failing to quell the Knight Riders' key men early on, the home side allowed their opponents to take a third win of their campaign, while Delhi sit planted at the root of the table.