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Match 1: IPL opener was a cracker of a game. At one point MS Dhoni was thinking about the quantum of loss. And then Bravo won the game from nowhere. Kudos to Kedar Jadhav too
CSK won by 1 wicket
MI have now lost all their first games since 2013
Match 2: KL Rahul hit the fastest fifty in IPL history as DD looked totally clueless. Ashwin registered a win in his first IPL game as a captain. KXIP won clinically by 6 wickets
Mujeeb became the youngest player and the first 21st century born cricketer to play the IPL
Match 3: Sunil Narine's 17-ball half century powered KKR to a comfortable 4-wicket win over RCB.
Narine also dismissed dangerous McCullum.
Highlight of the game was Nitish Rana dismissing ABD and Kohli off successive deliveries
Match 4: Shikhar Dhawan's fifty powered SRH to a 9-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals. SRH bowlers were on the mark.
Match 5: Andre Russell scored a brilliant 36-ball unbeaten 88 (11 sixes). In reply Billings played a match winning innings as CSK won in the last over. Narine conceded only 17 runs off 4 overs. Top finish from Jadeja
Well played, @ChennaiIPL
Match 6: Royal homecoming for the Royals as they clinch a rain curtailed thriller against DD.Samson's sublime 37 helped RR get momentum in their innings. Stellar bowling display from all the RR bowlers. RR have now won 14 T20 games on the trot at Jaipur and 7 v DD
Match 7: SRH pull off a cliffhanger against MI, win by 1 wicket. Spare a thought for Mayank Markande who picked up a 4-fer.
SRH bowling unit put up a stellar show.Rashid Khan bowled 18 dot balls-joint-most for a spinner in IPL history
Match 8: Umesh Yadav's fiery spell powered RCB to a win over KXIP. Umesh got Mayank, Finch & Yuvraj in the same over. ABD shepherded the chase well & took RCB home.
Highlight of the game has to be Mujeeb bamboozling Kohli with his googly.Was the ball of the tournament
Match 9: Jason Roy's unbeaten 91 powered DD to their first win in IPL 2018. MI got a solid base thanks to Suryakumar Yadav, Lewis and Kishan's knocks but struggled in the final 5 overs. MI have now lost 3 games on the trot
Match 10: SRH win their third game on the trot in VIVO IPL 2018. This is the first time SRH won at the Eden Gardens. Billy Stanlake stood out (got key wickets of Rana and Russell). Williamson played a responsible innings
Match 11: Sanju Samson's unbeaten 92 was punctuated with 10 sixes. His clean hitting powered @rajasthanroyals to a comfortable 19-run win. Shreyas Gopal (2/22) bowled brilliantly and dismissed Kohli and ABD
Match 12: Mohali witnessed Gaylestorm and Mahi magic.
Gayle scored a 22-ball fifty on his @lionsdenkxip debut & hammered the CSK bowlers.
Dhoni braved an injury but played a breathtaking knock almost winning it for CSK. MSD's unbeaten 79 is arguably his finest knock
Match 13: @KKRiders register an impressive 71-run win over @DelhiDaredevils
Nitish Rana scored an impressive fifty against his mentor Gambhir's side. Russell provided impetus with his 12-ball 41. Ever reliable @SunilPNarine74 became 1st foreign spinner to take 100 wkts
Match 14: Rohit Sharma's 94 powered @mipaltan to their first win in IPL 2018. MI scored 213 which proved to be way too much for @RCBTweets
Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 92 and couldn't get much support from other end.
RCB haven't won against MI since 2016
Match 15: Nitish Rana's all-found brilliance puts @KKRiders on the top of the points table. Rana dismissed openers Rahane and Short. The loss ended
@rajasthanroyals streak of 14 consecutive T20 wins at Jaipur.
Match 16: 21st century great the Universe Boss hit his 21st T20 ton. What a knock! At 38 the man scored an effortless ton. 11 sixes punctuated this knock. And @henrygayle thanked @virendersehwag for saving the IPL. What a man!
Match 17: Shane Watson hit his third IPL ton as CSK beat RR by 64 runs
@ChennaiIPL are now on top of the points table
Match 18: Chris Gayle and KL Rahul stitched a century stand as @lionsdenkxip beat @KKRiders comfortably by 9 wickets (DLS)
Gayle is in some form - this was his third consecutive 50+ score in the IPL
Match 19: AB de Villiers hit an unbeaten 90 off 39 balls at @RCBTweets beat @DelhiDaredevils at Bengaluru.
ABD looked in great touch and made batting look ridiculously easy. Trent Boult probably took the catch of the season last night. Great game
Match 20: What a fantastic match!
Ambati Rayudu scored 79 - probably his best IPL innings. Raina's unbeaten 54 and Dhoni's cameo took CSK to 182. In reply Deepak Chahar took 3 quick wickets. Kane Williamson scored 84 and Yusuf hit 45 but @SunRisers fell short by 4 runs
Match 21: Jofra Archer (3/22 in 4 overs) rattled MI with his pace. What a memorable debut. Krishnappa Gowtham played a blinder, scoring 33* off 11 balls as the @rajasthanroyals pulled off an incredible heist
Match 22: Ravichandran Ashwin's tactical brilliance helps @lionsdenkxip secure their 5th win. KXIP are now the table-toppers. Ankit Rajpoot bowled probably the most decisive spell of the match.
@DelhiDaredevils played well but fell just short.
Great thriller.
Match 23: Stellar effort from @SunRisers to defend 118 and get their campaign back on track. MI were bowled out for 87 and would've been shell shocked.Vital knock from @iamyusufpathan

@rashidkhan_19 stood out. Hats off to Kaul, Sandeep and Thampi too.
Match 24: What a run chase. Brilliant knocks played by @RayuduAmbati and captain cool @msdhoni as @ChennaiIPL chased down 206. At no stage did CSK panic during the run-chase.
Three cheers for the unsung hero Rayudu.
And MSD showed why he's the best finisher
Match 25: Sunrises Hyderabad defended another low score (132) as they beat KXIP by 13 runs. At one stage KXIP were 55/0 but Rashid Khan and company unleashed yet another stellar bowling display.
Pick of the bowlers though was Ankit Rajpoot (5/14)
Match 26: Shreyas Iyer led from the front as @DelhiDaredevils registered and emphatic win over the @KKRiders
The highlight of the match for me was the helicopter shot played by Prithivi Shaw off Mitchell Johnson. Pure class
Match 27: Rohit Sharma inspired a fine 8-wicket win over the Chennai Super Kings.
Can MI get their campaign back on track?
Match 28: Sunrisers Hyderabad defended yet another modest total. This time against the Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.
SRH are at the top of the points table.
Picture credit: BCCI
Match 29: @lynny50 helped @KKRiders secure a 6-wicket win over @RCBTweets at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
Match 30: Chennai Super Kings become only the second T20 side to register 100 wins. Shane Watson played a defining innings. And how good was MS Dhoni.
DD gave a good fight but were always behind the required rate. Pant was brilliant

Match 31: RCB beat MI by 14 runs last night.
Match 32: Indian Youngistaan Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant played crucial knocks as @DelhiDaredevils put up a competitive score on the board.
@rajasthanroyals were in the hunt thanks to @josbuttler but the home team managed to pull off a win
Match 33: Shubman Gill took @KKRiders home last night. Looks a finished product at 18 & owes his success to Rahul Dravid. How blessed is India to have such youngsters. The transition from U-19 cricket to IPL for Gill, Shaw has been smooth
Match 34: Mumbai Indians register a fine 6-wicket win over KXIP to keep their playoffs hopes alive. Yesterday @mipaltan were clinical with their performance. Bowlers restricted KXIP to 174. Suryakumar, Ishan, Rohit and Pandya brothers played key knocks
Match 35: Ravindra Jadeja helped @ChennaiIPL beat @RCBTweets at Pune. Jadeja won his first Man of the Match in IPL since 2015
Match 36: @SunRisers beat @DelhiDaredevils by 7 wickets to reach the top of the table. Rashid Khan, playing his 100th T20 match, won the player of the match award
Match 37: Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders comfortably at the Wankhede Stadium. Hardik Pandya's all-round effort was the standout performance.
Match 38: KL Rahul is in staggering form. Last night he saw @lionsdenkxip home by playing a responsible knock of 84* v RR.
Earlier in the competition he hit a 14-ball fifty too.
Match 39: Feat the fab @SunRisers bowling unit
Bhuvi-Defended 12 in the final over
Sid Kaul-Conceded 7 in the moving over (19th over)
Sandeep-Much improved seamer
Rashid-13 wkts this IPL. Got ABD
Shakib-Wily spinner
@sidkaul22 @BhuviOfficial @rashidkhan_19
Match 40: Rajasthan Royals registered a fine win over the Kings XI Punjab to stay in the hunt for the playoffs. Jos Buttler was exceptional at the top. RR bowlers then put KXIP under pressure. Top effort from KL Rahul (95*)
@rajasthanroyals @josbuttler
Match 41: Ishan Kishan powered MI to a thumping 102-run win over KKR.
@mipaltan are now placed fourth in the points table and are now the team to beat
Match 42: Rishabh Pant (128*) played one of the best innings played by an Indian in IPL history. That wasn't enough as Shikhar Dhawan (92*) & Kane Williamson (83*) stitched the best ever p'ship for @SunRisers
SRH becomes the 1st team to qualify for the playoffs
Match 43: Jos Buttler scored his fourth consecutive fifty this IPL as @rajasthanroyals beat @ChennaiIPL in a last over thriller. Buttler has now scored 295 runs as an opener in 4 innings.
Match 44: Sunil Narine helped @KKRiders register a 31-run win over KXIP. The high scoring encounter at Indore produced 459 runs.
Match 45: ABD-Kohli special ensued at the Kotla as @RCBTweets registered a fine win over @DelhiDaredevils
Abhishek Sharma and Sandeep Lamichhane - the two 17-year olds playing their first match - were mighty impressive
Match 46: Ambati Rayudu scored his first T20 ton that too against the best bowling unit of the competition. He has exhibited his class in this tournament with his temperament and shot selection.
@ChennaiIPL is lucky to have someone like Rayudu
Jos Buttler took @rajasthanroyals home scoring an unbeaten 94 against his former team - Mumbai Indians.
Buttler became the first person to score two back to back unbeaten 90s in IPL.
He also scored fifth consecutive fifty in IPL - a record he shares with Sehwag
Match 48: Royal Challengers Bangalore keep their hopes for play-offs qualification alive by beating KXIP by 10 wickets.
Umesh Yadav was the pick of the bowlers yet again.
Match 49: Kuldeep Yadav changed his jersey number to 23 (his idol Shane Warne used to wear Jersey no 23) and registered a match winning performance (4/20) against Rajasthan Royals.
@KKRiders are just a step away from reaching the playoffs
Match 50: KL Rahul is in the form of his life. 652 runs so far in this IPL of which 94 came last night v MI. That wasn't enough as @mipaltan won by 3 runs. Bumrah got wkts of Finch & Rahul in the 17th and 19th over. Finished with 3/15. Incredible performance
Match 51: AB de Villiers pulled off a blinder against SRH. He's truly a genius.
@RCBTweets are still alive in this competition.
Hard luck, @SunRisers
Williamson was brilliant yet again

Match 52: Delhi Daredevils registered a comprehensive win over the Chennai Super Kings. Harshal Patel scored 36*(16) and took 1/23 (4).
Two leg spinners - Mishra and Lamichhane bowled decisive spells
Match 53: Rajasthan Royals beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore to keep their hopes for qualification of playoffs alive.Shreyas Gopal (4/16) was the pick of the bowlers. Tripathi (80*) controlled the innings well.
Will @rajasthanroyals make it to the playoffs?
Match 54: @KKRiders became the 3rd team to qualify for the playoffs. They beat the table-toppers SRH by 5 wkts. Prasidh Krishna (4/30) was the standout performer. Lynn scored yet another fifty. Karthik averages 212 in successful chases this year.
Top effort
Match 55: MI lost at Kotla v DD and failed to reach the playoffs. @DelhiDaredevils played fearless cricket and beat CSK & MI.
Rishabh Pant had an outstanding season(684 runs)
Find of the season: @IamSandeep25
MI lost to CSK, SRH, DD (2), RR in the final over.
Match 56: Chennai Super Kings beat the Kings XI Punjab by 5 wickets. Lungi Ngidi (4/10) was the pick of the bowlers. Raina scored a fifty and took CSK home.
CSK will now face SRH in Qualifier 1 tomorrow
Qualifier 1: Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrises Hyderabad by 2 wickets to reach their 7th IPL final. @faf1307 showed his experience and class to take @ChennaiIPL home.
Brilliant fightback from @SunRisers
Eliminator: Kolkata Knight Riders beat the Rajasthan Royals in the Eliminator, will face the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Eden Gardens.
Karthik and Russell played decisive knocks to power @KKRiders to 169.
Stellar effort by the bowlers to defend this total
Qualifier 2: Sunrisers Hyderabad reach their second IPL final after a KHAN-tastic performance.
Rashid Khan's all-round performance - 34*(10), 3/19, 1 run out and 2 catches - took @SunRisers to the final.
Hard luck @KKRiders but they had a wonderful campaign
Final: @ChennaiIPL win the IPLfor the third time. @ShaneRWatson33 was brilliant - played one of the most scintillating innings.
The best part about CSK's campaign - unleashed a new hero every game. Congratulations
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