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PHOTOS: 20 scintillating moments from IPL 6

Last updated on: April 19, 2013 09:29 IST

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The sixth edition of the Indian Premier League is nearing the half-way stage and the action in the middle is hotting up.

While most of the matches haven't gone according to the form book, and how fans would have wanted, the passion and camaradrie that comes with Twenty20 cricket has provided plenty to shout about.

Here are some magical moments from the matches.

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Delhi Daredevils' opening batsman Unmukt Chand is bowled by Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Brett Lee off the first ball of IPL 2013 at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata on April 3, 2013.


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Royal Challengers Bangalore spinner Murali Karthik celebrates after taking the wicket of Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kumar Sangakkara during Match 9 of the Pepsi Indian Premier League at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore, on April 9, 2013.


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Pune Warriors' leg spinner Rahul Sharma has his own, unique style of celebrating whenever he takes a wicket.

Like in this picture. Here he breaks into a jig after dismissing Chennai Super Kings' batsman Dwayne Bravo during Match 19 at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai, on April 15, 2013.


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Mumbai Indians captain Ricky Ponting turned back the clock as he dived full length in the covers to complete a stunning catch to dismiss Unmukt Chand during Match 10 at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, on April 9, 2013.


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Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kumar Sangakkara chips down the track to Pune's leg-spinner Sharma only to miss the ball and get bowled during Match 3 at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium, in Hyderabad, on April 5, 2013.


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Kings XI Punjab pace bowler Praveen Kumar is jubilant after dismissing Pune Warriors batsman Manish Pandey during Match 6 at the Subrata Roy Sahara stadium, in Pune, on April 7, 2013.


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Sunil Narine has taken the IPL by storm, having played a stellar role in Kolkata's title triumph last year. And the mystery spinner continues to bamboozle batsmen this year too.

The West Indian became the first bowler to claim a hat-trick in this year's tournament when he achieved the feat against Kings XI Punjab during Match 20 at the PCA Stadium, in Mohali, on April 16, 2013.


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A day later it was the turn of Amit Mishra to take another hat-trick. It was the leg-spinner's third hat-trick in the IPL, the most by any bowler so far.

The Sunrisers Hyderabad spinner took four wickets in a single over to earn his team to an unlikely victory over Pune Warriors during Match 22 at the Subrata Roy Sahara stadium, in Pune, on April 17, 2013.


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Gurkeerat Singh Mann will probably be remembered as the player who took the best catch of IPL 6.

The Kings XI Punjab youngster dived full length to pluck the ball out of thin air and complete a remarbable catch and dismiss Pune Warriors batsman Ross Taylor during Match 6 at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, in Pune, on April 7, 2013.


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If you thought the IPL was only about entertainment and playing for money then you are wrong. The intensity in the IPL is so much that even fellow-countrymen end up fighting against each other.

West Indians Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo, who play for Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings respectively, had an altercation and even exchanged a few words during the match at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai, on April 6, 2013.


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A few days later it was the turn of two Indian players to clash. Yes, Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli nearly came to blows on the field.

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Kohli charged at his Kolkata Knight Riders counterpart Gambhir after he was dismissed during Match 12, at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium, in Bangalore, on April 11, 2013.


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Along with the cheerleaders, the pretty television hosts have also turned a few heads.

Set Max presenter Karishma Kotak prepares for her stint on television as commentator Rameez Raja looks on at the Sawai Mansingh stadium, in Jaipur, on April 14, 2013.


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Michael Hussey of Chennai Super Kings proved age hasn't slowed down his reflexes when he completed a wonderful catch inches inside the boundary line to dismiss Manan Vohra of Kings XI Punjab during Match 11 at the PCA stadium, in Mohali, April 10, 2013.


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Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir's stumps are sent crashing by Sunrisers Hyderabad pace bowler Ashish Reddy during Match 17, at the Eden Gardens, in Kolkata, on April 14, 2013.


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Chennai all-rounder Dwayne Bravo does the Gangnam style as he celebrates the wicket of Ravi Rampaul of Royal Challengers Bangalore during Match 16, at the MA Chidambaram stadium, in Chennai on April 13, 2013.


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David Warner of Delhi Daredevils lets one go through his fingers on the boundary to concede a six during Match 4, against the Rajasthan Royals, at the Feroz Shah Kotla, in Delhi on April 6, 2013.


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Royal Challengers Bangalore pace bowler Vinay Kumar took a stunning return catch off his own bowling to dismiss David Warner during Match 21, at the M Chinnaswamy stadium, in Bangalore, on April 16, 2013.


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Mumbai Indians' pacer Mitchell Johnson sent Tillakaratne Dilshan's stumps for a walk with a beauty during Match 2, at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium, in Bangalore, on April 4, 2013.


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Kings XI Punjab all-rounder Azhar Mahmood celebrates after dismissing Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Debabrata Das during Match 20, at the PCA stadium, in Mohali, on April 16, 2013.


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Mumbai Indians batsman Kieron Pollard is beaten all ends up and bowled by Stuart Binny of Rajasthan Royals during Match 23, at the Sawai Mansingh stadium, in Jaipur, on April 17, 2013.


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