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The game between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians on Friday will decide who takes on Chennai Super Kings on Sunday in the final at the Eden Gardens. For most part of the tournament, both these sides contesting for a place in the mega clash have thrived on home advantage.

The International Cricket Council has today announced that Elite Panel Umpire Asad Rauf has been withdrawn from the upcoming Champions Trophy. The Pakistani Umpire has been in news for allegedly having links with bookies during this edition of the IPL.

Australia’s T20 specialist Brad Hodge played a wonderfully composed knock under extreme pressure at the Feroz Shah Kotla, which was instrumental in Rajasthan Royals staying alive in the tournament, and knocking out debutants Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The sixth edition of the Indian Premier League is in its final legs, yet all the intriguing action is taking place off the field, making the matches, which were supposed to be of much significance, merely routine games.

Rajasthan Royals pulled off a miraculous victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad to make way to the Qualifier 2 Match of IPL 6. An absolute blinder from T20 veteran Brad Hodge stole what looked like a certain victory for the Sunrisers Hyderabad after they had the Rajasthan Royals in the dumps at 57 for 5 in 10 overs chasing 133 on a sluggish pitch at Delhi.

The first qualifier between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium at Delhi was pretty much decided on one partnership, and a massive one at that, between Michael Hussey and Suresh Raina, two stalwarts of the Chennai outfit.

It may be for a totally different reason, but Pune Warriors are finally out of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Apparently, the BCCI enchased the bank guarantee given to them by the Pune franchise after the latter could not fulfill its commitment of paying the franchise fee, which peeved the men Pune in charge of the franchise enough for them to pull the plug on their association with the tournament.

IPL 2013: Rajasthan Royals Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Delhi, May 22, 2013. Toss: Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and chose to bat first.

Chennai Super Kings have entered into the Final of the Indian Premier League for the fifth time in six years. Tonight they beat Mumbai Indians by a huge margin of 48 runs in Qualifier 1 at the Feroz Shah Kotla. All is not over yet for the Mumbai Indians who will play in Qualifier 2 on the 24th against the Eliminator Winner.