A breakdown of the questions you voted on will appear here.
Pulse connects you to the
Get closer to the this season by using Pulse while you watch the LIVE matches. Pulse asks you a range of questions relevant to the LIVE action as it unfolds. Your votes will be featured in the telecast in real-time and debated by the commentators, players and stars. If you've got a great question of your own, we'd love to hear it.
Chennai Super Kings became the first team to seal a berth in the Pepsi IPL 2013 Play-Offs with a thrilling last over win over Kings XI Punjab at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. CSK, riding on Suresh Raina's superb unbeaten 100, posted a formidable 186, and then kept KXIP down to 171, 15 runs short. This victory was CSK’s seventh consecutive victory this season – equaling RCB’s record run of consecutive wins in 2011.
Chasing 187, KXIP were jolted early as Mohit Sharma knocked back Luke Pomersbach's (7) stump in the second over. Mandeep Singh was put down on seven by Dwayne Bravo off Sharma. The bowler came back strongly, dismissing Mandeep (15) caught by Raina at extra-cover. Sharma was dispatched for two boundaries in the 8th over as David Husseyand Shaun Marsh started to rebuild their innings. At the halfway stage, KXIP were 65 for 2, still needing 122 runs.
David Hussey (22) stepped out and slammed Ravichandran Ashwin for a six before perishing a couple balls later caught by Bravo at long-off. Marsh took 19 runs from Raina’s only over – the 12th of the innings - with two sixes and a boundary. David Miller and Marsh put on 95 runs for the fourth wicket. Needing 65 off the final 30 balls, Marsh hit Bravo for two boundaries. Miller (51*) continued his assault with consecutive boundaries off Chris Morris before scoring a six off Bravo to reduce the equation to 30 from 12 balls. KXIP managed 11 runs in the penultimate over. With 19 needed from 6 balls, Bravo dismissed Marsh (73), Gurkeerat Singh (0) andRajagopal Sathish (0) to herald victory for the home team.
Earlier CSK won toss and elected to bat.Wriddiman Saha slammed Praveen Kumar for a six before cutting him away for a boundary in the third over. Saha (18) then hit Parvinder Awana straight to Marsh at deep square-leg to give KXIP their first wicket. Raina survived a run out attempt on four when the TV Umpire gave the batsman the benefit of doubt after replays could not convincingly show the batsman to be out of his ground. CSK made 36 from the Power Play.
CSK started to accelerate, as Michael Hussey (35) pulled Manpreet Gony for two boundaries before Chawla fired in a flatter delivery and had him stumped. Raina continued attacking with a six off Chawla. R Sathish ran out CSK skipper MS Dhoni (2) with a brilliant piece of fielding. Raina launched two massive sixes off Gony before smashing Sathish for consecutive boundaries. Albie Morkel joined in, depositing Sathish into the crowd in the 17th over. Awana had Morkel (23) caught by David Miller in the 19th over. Raina brought up his maiden IPL century in the final over as CSK made 186 for four. Man-of-the-Match: Suresh Raina
Brief Scores: Chennai Super Kings: 186 for 4 (Suresh Raina 100*, Parvinder Awana 2-29) defeated Kings XI Punjab 171 for 6 (Shaun Marsh 73, Dwayne Bravo 3-34) by 15 runs.
Delhi Daredevils won their second consecutive match at the Chhattisgarh International Cricket Stadium in Raipur as they defeated defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets and kept their play-off dreams alive. DD were led by David Warner who scored an undefeated 66 to see his team home. Earlier the DD bowlers put on a good show restricting KKR to 136.
Chasing 137, DD started slowly. Virender Sehwag was given a reprieve on 11 when Gautam Gambhir dropped a sitter off Brett Lee in the third over. Sehwag (17) hit Jacques Kallis for a boundary before the South African had him caught at slip a couple of balls later. Mahela Jayawardene (5) followed him in similar fashion off Lakshmipathy Balaji three balls later. Unmukt Chandand David Warner rebuilt the innings putting on 95 runs for the third wicket.
Manvinder Bisla missed an opportunity to stump Warner off Bhatia when the Australian was on 22. DD were 56 for 2 at the halfway stage, still needing 81 runs. Warner was given another chance when Kallis dropped him on 28. Chand dismissed Kallis for two boundaries in the 14th over. Needing 37 from 30 balls, Warner hit consecutive boundaries off Balaji to bring up his fourth fifty of the season. Warner launched Lee for a maximum before Chand (37) was caught by Balaji. Ben Rohrer (14*) deposited Yusuf Pathan for a maximum to see DD home with 13 balls remaining.
Earlier KKR won the toss and elected to bat. KKR were shaken early as Gambhir (0) was run out without facing a delivery. Yusuf Pathan smashed consecutive boundaries off Ashish Nehra in the second over. Umesh Yadav sent back Bisla (4) castling him. Yusuf Pathan (20) slammed Morne Morkel for a six before he fell the next ball, caught by his brother Irfan Pathan. KKR were 37 for 3 from their power play.
Shahbaz Nadeem then had Eoin Morgan (10) caught by Yadav to leave KKR four down.
KKR lost half their side when Kallis (12) departed as Rohrer took a stunning catch off Irfan Pathan. Debabrata Das hit Nadeem for a six in the 14th over. Ashish Nehra had Das (18) caught behind in the 16th over. Sumit Narwal hit consecutive boundaries off Yadav as KKR took 15 runs from the 17th over. Narwal (23) fell off Yadav in the penultimate over as Rajat Bhatia (26) remained unbeaten. A couple of sixes from Brett Lee (16*), in the final over, propelled KKR to 136 for 7.
Man-of-the-Match: David Warner
Brief Scores: Kolkata Knight Riders 136 for 7 (Rajat Bhatia 26*, Irfan Pathan 2-36) lost to Delhi Dardevils 137 for 3 (David Warner 62*, Brett Lee 1-26) by 7 wickets.