A resounding innings from Pandey delivered Kolkata Knight Riders their second IPL trophy in three seasons, as a target of 200 was overhauled with three deliveries spare at Bangalore's M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday.
Virender Sehwag rolled back the years with a joyously punchy 58-ball 122 to power Kings XI Punjab to 226 for 6, a total that proved enough to seal their passage to the IPL final for the first time in seven seasons.
Suresh Raina butchered 54 off 32 balls and David Hussey's 29-ball 40 as CSK chase down 173 in Eliminator against Mumbai Indians at Brabourne Stadium on Wednesday.
KXIP stormed into the final of IPL 7 after registering a 28-run win over table toppers Kings XI Punjab in the first qualifier at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
The first IPL 7 qualifier between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders to be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata has been postponed to Wednesday due to heavy rain.
Corey Anderson made and unbeaten 95 off 44 balls while Aditya Tare hit a crucial six to chase down 190 in 14.4 overs at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Sunday.
The KXIP bowlers did superbly to bowl out Delhi Daredevils for just 115. In respnose, they reached target with 6.1 overs to spare at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali on Sunday.
Pathan hits a brutal 22-ball 72 to help Kolkata Knight Riders won by 4 wickets in 14.2 overs and move to second spot, now KKR face Kings XI Punjab in Qualifier 1 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Saturday.
An unbeaten 54 from Faf du Plessis and MS Dhoni's blazing 49 off 28 balls helped CSK snap their three-match losing streak as they thrashed RCB by eight wickets at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on Saturday.
Rishi Dhawan removed Ajinkya Rahane and Shane Watson off back-to-back deliveries as leaders Kings XI Punjab beat Rajasthan Royals by 16 runs at Mohali on Friday.