David Warner stroked a wonderful half-century and marshalled his troops well as Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) beat Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 20 runs to win their third game in this edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Mohali.
Given the crushing defeat that the Kings XI Punjab (KXI) suffered at the hands of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their last game, they will be more than happy to return to their original home ground in Mohali.
Brendon McCullum showed scintillating form as Chennai Super Kings embarrassed an out-of-colour Kings XI Punjab team, hammering them by 97 runs to win their fifth game in this edition of the IPL and go top of the table.
Having comprehensively defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be looking to continue their dominant run as they take on a rejuvenated Kings XI Punjab (KXI) at home in game 24 of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will have to play like kings in game 18 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) if they are to put up a fight against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) who are at the top of the points table.
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).
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.