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Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6

May 26, 2013, 8:52 pm
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Mumbai Indians finally bagged their maiden IPL title upstaging Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs in the final at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. (BCCI)
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Michael Hussey was superb at the top of the innings both when setting up totals and chasing targets for CSK. His two best innings were the 51-ball 88 that helped CSK chase 186 against Rajasthan Royals and his 86 not out against Mumbai Indians in the first Qualifer. (BCCI)
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Chris Gayle finished second in the run charts to Hussey, scoring several match-winning innings for Royal Challengers Bangalore. His unbeaten 175 off just 66 balls against Pune Warriors was the innings of the IPL, and broke a spate of records along the way. (BCCI)
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Rookie Haryana pace bowler Mohit Sharma proved a success for CSK in IPL 6. In just his second Twenty20 match, he began with three wickets and never looked back. Sharma finished the season with 20 wickets. (BCCI)
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Shane Watson linked up with Rajasthan after the tournament began but made up for lost time by finishing as their leading run-getter. He scored the season's first century and made further impressions, including a 34-ball 70 to help beat CSK. (BCCI)
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • RCB captain Virat Kohli bounced back from an average 2012 season with a strong IPL 6, crossing 600 runs and regularly lifting his team from the No. 3 spot. His 58-ball 99 against Delhi Daredevils and 43-ball 93 not out against Sunrisers Hyderabad were excellent innings. (BCCI)
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Suresh Raina had another strong season for CSK. He scored his maiden IPL century against Kings XI Punjab and also made 99 not out against Hyderabad and 82* against Mumbai in the first Qualifier. (BCCI)
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • He may not have done much else in the field or with the bat, but KXIP's young Gurkeerat Mann took the catch of the season against Pune Warriors, diving full stretch at fine leg to dismiss Ross Taylor. (BCCI)
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders turned in a poor season, highlighted by inconsistent batting and lacklustre bowling. Skipper Gautam Gambhir was instrumental in the last two seasons but in IPL 6 he failed to inspire with the bat or in the field. (BCCI)
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Australian fast bowler James Faulkner made a strong impression in his first IPL season, taking 28 wickets for Rajasthan which included two five-wickets hauls against Hyderabad. (BCCI)
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Daredevils had a terrible season, finishing last on the points table, with Virender Sehwag's poor run of form being a big factor. But for one night, in front of his home crowd in Delhi, Sehwag pulled out all stops in slamming 95* in 57 balls to help beat Mumbai. (BCCI)
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • RP Singh's no-ball to allow Ravindra Jadeja a life and then scamper the winning runs in a nerve-shredding match in CSK will be one of the unforgettable moments of IPL 6. Later on, that loss would come back to haunt RCB as they failed to make the play-offs. (BCCI)
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Legspinner Amit Mishra was Hyderabad's most consistent bowler. Who can forget his 4 for 19 against Pune, which included a stunning hat-trick? (BCCI)
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • South African import David Miller was Punjab's MVP. He slammed an unbeaten 80 off 41 balls to help his team chase down 186 with a ball to spare against Pune Warriors and then stunned RCB with 101* off just 38. (BCCI)
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • West Indies allrounder Kieron Pollard's most destructive innings was a 27-ball 66 that left Hyderabad stunned and took Mumbai to a seven-wicket win. Though his bowling was average, Pollard was spectacular in the field, taking some stunning catches in the deep. (BCCI)
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Even at the age of 40, Ricky Ponting proved himself a world-class fielder. His stunning one-handed catch of Delhi's Unmukt Chand was a treasure for cricket fans. (BCCI)
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • RCB left-arm seamer Jaydev Unadkat took the season's third five-wicket haul, returning 5 for 25 against Delhi during a narrow four-run win at the Feroz Shah Kotla. (BCCI)
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Unfortunately for KXIP, Adam Gilchrist got into form too late in the tournament. Having struggled for several matches and then sitting himself out of the team, Gilchrist returned at the business end and score two brutal half-centuries but it wasn't enough to secure his team's passage to the play-offs. (BCCI)
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Dwayne Bravo scalped four wickets in the final match against Mumbai Indians. The allrounder earned the "Purple Cap" with 32 wickets in 18 matches at an economy of 7.95. (BCCI)
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Kieron Pollard smashed an unbeaten 60 off 32 to help Mumbai Indians post a modest 148 for nine against Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 6 final. (BCCI)
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6
  • Photo feature: The highs and lows of IPL 6