After defeating mighty Kolkata Knight Riders while riding on Chris Gayle magic, a buoyant Royal Challengers Bangalore outfit is ready to take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
Delhi Daredevils lost their 11th straight game and eighth straight at home after Rajasthan Royals clinched a last-ball thriller to win their second consecutive game in this Indian Premier League season.
Chris Gayle almost blitzed a century as Royal Challengers Bangalore pulled off a heist at Eden Gardens defeating the Kolkata Knight Riders by three wickets to win the fifth game of the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League.
A top-order collapse followed by a middle order rescue job and eventually, a loss. That is how the tournament started for both the Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Kings XI Punjab (KXI) in their respective opening matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Chennai Super Kings showed their clinical preparation with an all-round show beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 45 runs in the fourth game as Brendon McCullum became the first centurion in the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League.
James Faulkner starred with bat and ball as Rajasthan Royals (RR) squeezed Kings XI Punjab (KXI) in the third match of the Indian Premier League (IPL), winning by 26 runs in Pune despite playing without their first choice skipper Shane Watson.