The Kochi Tuskers Kerala notched their third successive Indian Premier League 2011 win with a six-run victory over the Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens.
They produced an excellent display in the field to defend a score of 132 for seven, itself a decent effort after they lost wickets in clusters and no batsmen could score more than Ravi Jadeja's 29.
The Mumbai Indians bounced back from their shock IPL 2011 defeat to the Kochi Tuskers Kerala to beat the Pune Warriors by seven wickets but they had to wait until the final ball of the match to do so.
With the scores level, despite Pune being dismissed for just 118, Mumbai batsman Rohit Sharma hit Murali Kartik for a six over cover to end the game in dashing style.
Opening batsman Chris Gayle has disappointed the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) by making himself unavailable for the upcoming series against Pakistan to play in the Indian Premier League.
Gayle is one of three players - Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard being the others - who did not sign WICB retainer contracts and although the board are unhappy with his latest decision, they have given him a No Objection Certificate.
For one second do not believe what the official broadcasters of the Indian Premier League or the BCCI have to say. Do not believe what the TRPs say about how many people watched the opening ceremony or what the ticket sales suggest about this latest season.
Because the truth reflects pretty much from the empty stands at most grounds, empty blocks of seats at all of them. The fourth edition of this jazzed-up mother of all cricket tournaments has just about failed to excite, yet.
A look back at the start of the week's action from the Indian Premier League 2011 which has seen wins for the Kochi Tuskers Kerala over the Chennai Super Kings and the Deccan Chargers over the Delhi Daredevils.
We also saw the season's first washout as the Rajasthan Royals and the Royal Challengers Bangalore were denied by the bad weather.
The Indian Premier League 2011 match between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Rajasthan Royals has been abandoned without a ball being bowled.
Prospects of play were always unlikely following heavy rain, thunder and lightning at the ground and continued persistent rain meant the players were unable to get onto the field.
Deccan Chargers beat Delhi Daredevils by 16 runs, making a return to winning ways in the Indian Premier League. This was a third loss for Delhi in four matches while the Chargers recorded their second win in five games.
The Chargers posted a score of 168 for four thanks to a Sunny Sohal half-century before Delhi reached 152 for seven in reply.
Ravi Jadeja played a starring role for the second match in a row as the Kochi Tuskers Kerala followed up a win over the Mumbai Indians with an equally impressive victory over reigning Indian Premier League champions Chennai Super Kings.
Jadeja was unbeaten on 16 in just six balls as his side won a rain-affected encounter by seven wickets with two overs to spare, closing on 135 for three in reply to the Super Kings' 131 for four in 17 overs.
A look back at a busy weekend of Indian Premier League 2011 action, which included Sachin Tendulkar's maiden Twenty20 century, another starring performance from Paul Valthaty, a first defeat for Yuvraj Singh and the Pune Warriors, Kolkata Knight Riders doing the double over the Rajasthan Royals to top the table and wins for the Kings XI Punjab, the Delhi Daredevils and the Chennai Super Kings.
Kolkata Knight Riders scored an emphatic eight-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals at Kolkata, thereby staking a claim as the in-form side of the 2011 IPL season with their third win in four games.
They now sit at the top of the table with six points.
Delhi Daredevils upset the form book beating Pune Warriors by three wickets at Navi Mumbai and registering their first win of the 2011 IPL season.
It was also the third time in the tournament so far that a side lost having made 180-plus, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings being the other two.
Kings XI Punjab continued their new found success story in the IPL 2011 as they trounced Deccan Chargers by eight wickets at Hyderabad.
The Chargers, who had only broken their string of defeats at their home ground in the last game, fell back to defeat after Paul Valthaty shone for a second match in a row for Punjab.
Chennai Super Kings completed a routine win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chennai, winning by 22 runs. It was Chennaiâ€™s second win out of three matches in the competition and Bangaloreâ€™s third loss in four Indian Premier League games.
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first, making no secrets of his sideâ€™s intent to put good runs on the board and put the opposition under pressure.
Kochi Tuskers Kerala produced an inspired performance batting second to down the Mumbai Indians - for whom Sachin Tendulkar scored a century - and take an eight-wicket win to get off the mark in the Indian Premier League 2011.
Tendulkar was outstanding in making 100 not out in 66 balls but Kochi were no less impressive, from an opening partnership of 128 between Mahela Jayawardene and Brendon McCullum, to the cool finish appled by Ravi Jadeja and Brad Hodge.
Kolkata Knight Riders ground out a comprehensive nine wicket win over Rajasthan Royals to continue their Indian Premier League charge at Jaipur.
Skipper Gautam Gambhir and Jacques Kallis made unbeaten half-centuries as Rajasthan lost for the first time this season.
A look back at the latest action in the Indian Premier League 2011 and wins for the Pune Warriors, Kings XI Punjab and the Deccan Chargers.
One of the highlights of the past three matches was the year's first century - hit by Kings XI batsman Paul Valthaty - which was enough to down the Chennai Super Kings.
A long-running Indian Premier League hoodoo was broken tonight when the Deccan Chargers won their first game at home in Hyderabad with a 33-run win over the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
At just their ninth atttempt (the tournament was shifted to South Africa in 2009 and they were not allowed to play at home last year) they overcame a slow start to beat the Challengers, who put in their second straight underwhelming performance.
Some inspired late hitting from Mohnish Mishra put the finishing touches to Pune Warriors' four-wicket win over fellow IPL 2011 debutants Kochi Tuskers Kerala in Mumbai.
Mishra's calculated assault on the penultimate over, bowled by Sri Lankan veteran Muttiah Muralitharan, saw him finish unbeaten on 37 in 21 balls and his side close on 151 for six in reply to Kerala's 148 for eight.
In association with bet365, Cricket World's John Pennington and Jim White attempt to predict the results of two more Indian Premier League 2011 matches. The matches are Pune Warriors v Kochi Tuskers Kerala and Deccan Chargers v Royal Challengers Bangalore as Jim (1/3) attempts to catch up with JP (3/3) so far.