For the matches over the weekend of 28th-29th April. Games as follows

Saturday 28th CSK v Mumbai Indians

MS Dhoni led the Chennai Super Kings to another stunning final-over run-chase as he smashed an unbeaten 70 off 34 balls – including the winning six – as they chased down Royal Challengers Bangalore’s 206-run target with two balls to spare.

Dhoni’s game-winner was the seventh maximum of his blistering innings, while Chennai’s Ambati Rayudu (85 off 53 balls) and RCB’s AB de Villiers (68 off 30) managed eight each as an IPL-record 33 sixes were tallied at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
RCB posted 205-8 from their 20 overs but it wasn’t to be enough; Chennai now leap back to the top of the IPL 11 table with their fifth win in six – three of those have been stunning run-chases where they’ve required more than 50 runs from the final four overs in each.

Defending IPL champions Mumbai Indians suffered an embarrassing 31-run home defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday night, as they were bowled out for 87 when chasing only 119 to win.

It continues Mumbai’s disastrous title defence, as they suffered a fifth defeat in six, while Sunrisers’ win breaks their own two-game losing skid.

Sunrisers, themselves, had disappointed with the bat, being bowled out for 118 – only the third time in IPL history both teams have failed to bat out their full 20 overs – but a staggering effort with the ball, and some fine captaincy from Kane Williamson, made up for it.

Mumbai were utterly inept in their chase, nervously losing three batsmen in the six-over powerplay, and while Suryakumar Yadav (34) and Krunal Pandya (24) then played well in a 40-run stand, the latter’s dismissal in the 12th triggered a dismal collapse of seven wickets for 26 runs.

CSK are 8/11 favourites here with Skybet and given Mumbai’s terrible form can be backed with confidence.

Sunday 29th Rajastan Royals Sunrisers Hyderabad

Jofra Archer played a starring role with the ball on debut as his Rajasthan Royals side pulled off a spectacular three-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in Jaipur.

The 23-year-old, who was named man of the match, took 3-22 from his four overs, with all three of his wickets coming in an eventful final over.

Archer brilliantly showcased his pace and hostility in the first innings, opening his final over with a fuller ball that Krunal Pandya clipped to Heinrich Klassen at long on before putting down a tough caught-and-bowled from Hardik Pandya.
But, the Sussex bowler, who is looking to qualify to play for England in 2022, got his revenge two balls later as he bowled the Indian batsman and Mitch McClenaghan off the fourth and fifth balls of his over.

Suryakumar Yadav (72) and Ishan Kishan (58) had shared a 129-run second-wicket stand after Mumbai opted to bat but Archer’s heroics restricted the Indians to 167-7.

Sanju Samson (52) and Ben Stokes (40) shared a 72-run third-wicket stand before the hosts lost four wickets for just 15 runs.
With the Royals needing 43 off 18 balls, Krishnappa Gowtham struck four fours and two sixes to lead the home side to an unlikely victory with three balls to spare.

Defending IPL champions Mumbai Indians suffered an embarrassing 31-run home defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday night, as they were bowled out for 87 when chasing only 119 to win.

Sunrisers’ win breaks their own two-game losing skid. Sunrisers had disappointed with the bat, being bowled out for 118 – only the third time in IPL history both teams have failed to bat out their full 20 overs – but a staggering effort with the ball, and some fine captaincy from Kane Williamson, made up for it.

Mumbai were utterly inept in their chase, nervously losing three batsmen in the six-over powerplay, and while Suryakumar Yadav (34) and Krunal Pandya (24) then played well in a 40-run stand, the latter’s dismissal in the 12th triggered a dismal collapse of seven wickets for 26 runs.

Siddarth Kaul did the bulk of the damage, taking 3-23 from his four overs, while Afghanistan legspinner Rashid Khan was back to his best after two expensive outings, with 2-11 – including two maidens – from his allocation.

Sunrisers are 10/11 here, to be supported with Skybet.

Sunday 29th RCB v KKR

Against CSK, RCB got off to a fine start after being put into bat by Dhoni, with Virat Kohli and Quinton de Kock both looking in good touch, racking up 35 from the first four overs.

Kohli (18) couldn’t quite kick on, miscuing Thakur (2-46) to Ravindra Jadeja at mid-on, but De Kock (53 off 37 balls) was joined by his South African colleague De Villiers at the crease and carnage ensued as both raced through to half centuries.
De Kock reached his, off 35 deliveries, a ball before De Villiers took apart Thakur to bring up his, but a Bravo (2-33) caught-and-bowled off one of his expertly-disguised slower balls ended the stand and De Kock’s innings in the 14th over.

The RCB innings faltered somewhat thereafter, with seven wickets falling for 67 runs in the final seven overs. Anderson came in and, in starc contrast, looked incredibly rusty as he managed only two from eight deliveries before edging Imran Tahir (2-35) to slip, a ball after the legspinner had also earned the key wicket of De Villiers, caught at deep extra cover.
Mandeep Singh (32 off 17) reclaimed the momentum for RCB with three sixes and a four in an enterprising cameo, but wickets continued to tumble – including four in the final seven deliveries – casting a total of 200 plus into doubt, before Washington Sundar cracked 13 off four to lift the home side beyond that mark.

With 30 needed to win from the final two, RCB picked a poor time to deliver two woeful overs, as Mohammed Siraj (0-48) first served up three wides in his penultimate effort and Anderson (0-58) then consistently bowled length in the last, which Bravo and Dhoni gleefully dispatched to clinch an incredible victory.

KKR have won three matches and lost as many to sit fourth in the table.

Andre Russell has done a fine all-round job and the West Indian continues to be a vital cog for them. His brute power has been match winning on several occasions
KKR here as 5/4 underdogs should be backed.