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IPL 2020: From Ishan Kishan's power-hitting to Kagiso Rabada's Purple Cap win, 10 biggest hits of 13th edition
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IPL 2020: From Ishan Kishan's power-hitting to Kagiso Rabada's Purple Cap win, 10 biggest hits of 13th edition

Just like every season, IPL 2020 was graced by some brilliant individual performances. Here are the top 10 performers of IPL 2020

IPL 2020: Jason Holder, Kane Williamson guide SRH to Qualifier 2 as RCB crash out
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IPL 2020: Jason Holder, Kane Williamson guide SRH to Qualifier 2 as RCB crash out

Check out photos from the IPL Eliminator between Sunrisers AHyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

IPL 2020: 'The problem is about accountability', Gautam Gambhir calls for Virat Kohli's removal as RCB skipper
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IPL 2020: 'The problem is about accountability', Gautam Gambhir calls for Virat Kohli's removal as RCB skipper

Known for his straight-talking, Gambhir made it clear that Kohli's name as a leader shouldn't be taken alongside the likes of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma, who are IPL's most successful captains.

IPL 2020: SRH's international captains, RCB's middle overs; where the Eliminator was decided
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IPL 2020: SRH's international captains, RCB's middle overs; where the Eliminator was decided

Sunrisers entered the playoffs beating the league’s top-three in DC, RCB and MI. They needed to repeat that threesome to match their own exclusive feat of winning the IPL playoffs despite finishing outside the top-two. The first hurdle has been crossed.

IPL 2020, SRH vs RCB: AB de Villiers vs Rashid Khan and other key battles that may highlight Eliminator
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IPL 2020, SRH vs RCB: AB de Villiers vs Rashid Khan and other key battles that may highlight Eliminator

All hopes will be on survival when Virat Kohli-led RCB and David Warner’s SRH meet in the Eliminator, the third version of this particular South Indian derby, on Friday.

IPL 2020: Momentum with SRH but RCB have firepower as they lock horns in Eliminator
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IPL 2020: Momentum with SRH but RCB have firepower as they lock horns in Eliminator

Skipper Kohli understands it is not the time to think about past results and what matters from here on is three wins on the trot to lift the IPL title.

IPL 2020: Anrich Nortje’s 3/33 helps DC beat RCB, set up Qualifier 1 clash with MI
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IPL 2020: Anrich Nortje’s 3/33 helps DC beat RCB, set up Qualifier 1 clash with MI

While DC went straight to Qualifier 1, RCB made the playoffs after their opponents took more than 17.3 overs to complete the task, helping Virat Kohli's side to finish the league stage engagements with better net run rate than Kolkata Knight Riders.

IPL on Pod: DC and RCB's struggles, playoff scenarios, how the remaining league matches will go and more
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IPL on Pod: DC and RCB's struggles, playoff scenarios, how the remaining league matches will go and more

In the sixth episode of IPL on Pod, Firstpost's Amit Banerjee, Shantanu Srivastava, and Ujwal Singh discuss the reasons why DC and RCB have yet not qualified for the playoffs despite a terrific start to the season, the scenarios, and how DC, RCB, KKR, and SRH could still qualify for playoffs, MI's continuing dominance. We also preview the remaining two league matches that would decide the fate of four IPL teams, and more.

IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore aim to break losing streak with top-two finish at stake
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IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore aim to break losing streak with top-two finish at stake

DC and RCB go into the virtual quarterfinal, having lost four and three games on the trot respectively, showing that things can change rather quickly in the highly-competitive IPL.

IPL 2020: 'Terrible feeling to lose three in row,' says AB de Villiers as RCB's playoffs hopes hang by a thread
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IPL 2020: 'Terrible feeling to lose three in row,' says AB de Villiers as RCB's playoffs hopes hang by a thread

De Villiers said the turning point of the match was when he and opener Josh Philippe got out in quick succession.

IPL 2020: SRH expose chink in RCB’s batting as race to playoffs heats up
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IPL 2020: SRH expose chink in RCB’s batting as race to playoffs heats up

RCB's habit of making unforced mistakes has cost them before. Despite registering vital wins and points on the board, they simply haven’t been able to consistently string together a run of form that would make them contenders for the title.

IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore aim to bounce back, seal playoff berth with win over Sunrisers Hyderabad
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IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore aim to bounce back, seal playoff berth with win over Sunrisers Hyderabad

Going by current standings, RCB are better-placed at No 2 and they need to win one of their remaining two games — against SRH or DC — to make the cut. Even if RCB lose both their matches and stay on 14 points, they can still qualify. But for that, they need favourable results from other games.

IPL 2020: Suryakumar Yadav has the 'burning desire' to don India blue, says MI captain Kieron Pollard
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IPL 2020: Suryakumar Yadav has the 'burning desire' to don India blue, says MI captain Kieron Pollard

After restricting Royal Challengers Bangalore to 164/6, courtesy effective death bowling led by lead pacer Jasprit Bumrah (3/14), Mumbai Indians rode on a blistering unbeaten 79 off 43 balls by Yadav to chase down the target and record a five-wicket win on Wednesday.

AB de Villiers to skip Big Bash League due to COVID-19 pandemic and birth of third child
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AB de Villiers to skip Big Bash League due to COVID-19 pandemic and birth of third child

The two factors prompted the former South African skipper to pull out of the T20 league. The 36-year-old is currently playing in the Indian Premier League for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the UAE.

IPL 2020: Struggling Chennai Super Kings pull off comprehensive eight-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore
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IPL 2020: Struggling Chennai Super Kings pull off comprehensive eight-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore

Young Ruturaj Gaikwad (65 not out off 51 balls) showed his potential with a maiden fifty but skipper Dhoni wouldn't be wrong in thinking that it came too late in the day when the 'Yellow Brigade' is all but out of the play-off reckoning.

IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore aiming to finish atop points table, says batsman AB de Villiers
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IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore aiming to finish atop points table, says batsman AB de Villiers

De Villiers has played some fine knocks for RCB this seasons, a couple of them single-handedly helping the team to victory.

IPL 2020: Lockie Ferguson-inspired KKR aim to consolidate spot in top four against Virat Kohli's RCB
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IPL 2020: Lockie Ferguson-inspired KKR aim to consolidate spot in top four against Virat Kohli's RCB

KKR have finally found their mojo with the late inclusion of tearaway pacer Lockie Ferguson and they would look to avenge their first leg rout by the star-studded RCB when the two sides clash on Wednesday.

IPL 2020: RR skipper Steve Smith likens 'versatile' Jos Buttler to AB de Villiers, Kieron Pollard
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IPL 2020: RR skipper Steve Smith likens 'versatile' Jos Buttler to AB de Villiers, Kieron Pollard

Jos Buttler is second to none when it comes to winning games at the back end of the innings, said Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith, likening the English batsman to swashbucklers-par-excellence such as AB de Villiers and Kieron Pollard.

IPL on Pod: Discussing crazy night of Super Overs, Dinesh Karthik leaving KKR's captaincy, predicting playoff teams and more
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IPL on Pod: Discussing crazy night of Super Overs, Dinesh Karthik leaving KKR's captaincy, predicting playoff teams and more

In the fourth episode of IPL on Pod, Firstpost's Anish Anand, Shubham Pandey, and Ujwal Singh discuss the crazy night when two matches had three Super Overs, Dinesh Karthik's decision to handover captaincy to Eoin Morgan, predict playoff candidates, and more.