Table-toppers Kings XI Punjab chased down another 200-plus run target to comfortably beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets in an IPL match yesterday.
Chasing 206 for victory, the Punjab top-order pulled off another run feast to canter to their target in 18.4 overs.
Elsewhere in Cuttack, Kolkata Knight Riders eased to a six-wicket victory against hapless Mumbai Indians to bolster their chances for semifinal. Kolkata Spinners Sunil Narine and Shakib Al Hasan shared two wickets for 39 runs to restrict Mumbai Indians to a below-par score of 140. Then opener Robin Uthappa hit 80 runs off 52 balls as Kolkata cruised to the target with eight balls to spare and six wickets in hand.
SCORES IN BRIEF
SUNRISERS HYDERABAD: 205 for 5 (S Dhawan 45, Ojha 79 not out; R Dhawan 2-42)
KINGS XI PUNJAB: 211 for 4 in 18.4 overs (Vohra 47, Saha 54; Mishra 1-32)
Result: Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wickets.
MUMBAI INDIANS: 141 for 5 (Sharma 51, Rayudu 33; Morkel 2-35, Shakib 1-21)
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS: 142 for 4 in 18.4 overs (Uthappa 80, Pathan 20 not out, Shakib 9; Harbhajan 2-22)
Result: Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wickets.