Shikhar Dhawan scored a fluent half century as Delhi Capitals beat Punjab Kings by 7 wickets in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
KL Rahul led from the front by scoring an unbeaten 91 off 57 balls as Punjab Kings stunned the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 34 runs in Ahmedabad on Friday.
Eoin Morgan led from the front by scoring an unbeaten 47 as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Punjab Kings by 5 wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday.
After being asked to bat first by Knight Riders skipper Morgan, Punjab Kings opening pair of Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul got their team off to a steady start. The duo added 36 runs for the opening wicket before Rahul miscued a Pat Cummins delivery to mid off.
Chris Gayle fell for a duck as he poked at an outside off stump ball behind the stumps. Deepak Hooda was dismissed courtesy a fine catch by Morgan at backward point for 1.
Agarwal looked solid in his knock of 31, before falling to a fine catch by Rahul Tripathi at deep midwicket off Sunil Narine.
Moises Henriques and Nicholos Pooran departed cheaply leaving PBKS in big trouble at 79/6. Chris Jordan in the end scored a valuable 30 off 18 balls to take PBKS to a modest 123/9.
Prasidh Krishna was the pick of the bowlers for KKR with figures of 3/30, while Pat Cummins and Sunil Narine claimed 2 wickets each.
Chasing 124, Knight Riders lost Nitish Rana in the first over for a duck. Shubman Gill’s poor run of form with the bat continued as he was trapped leg before wicket by Mohammed Shami.
Sunil Narine fell to an stupendous catch by Ravi Bishnoi off Arshdeep Singh as Kolkata slumped to 17/3.
The pair of Rahul Tripathi and Eoin Morgan anchored the innings with a valuable 66 run stand for the fourth wicket, before the former was caught at long on by Shahrukh Khan off Deepak Hooda for 41.
Andre Russell was run out for 10 while going for a non existent single. Dinesh Karthik then slammed Arshdeep Singh for two fours as KKR overhauled the target in 16.4 overs.
Eoin Morgan was declared the Man of the Match.
Punjab skipper KL Rahul led from the front by scoring an unbeaten half-century as Punjab Kings defeat Mumbai Indians by 9 wickets at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Friday.
After being asked to bat first by PBKS skipper Rahul, Mumbai Indians lost Quinton de Kock early, caught at mid-on by Moises Henriques off Deepak Hooda.
Ishan Kishan who was promoted to No 3 ahead of Suryakumar Yadav failed to get going as he edged a Ravi Bishnoi delivery to wicket keeper Rahul behind the stumps.
The pair of Rohit Sharma and Yadav resurrected the innings with a solid 79 run stand for the second wicket before the latter perished to Bishnoi top-edging a reverse sweep to Chris Gayle for 33. Mohammed Shami then claimed the prize scalp of Rohit caught at deep square leg for a brilliant 63. His knock came off 52 balls with five fours and two sixes.
The Pandya brothers struggled to get going and the duo fell cheaply again. Kieron Pollard remained unbeaten on 16, as Mumbai Indians Indians ended up with 131/6.
Mohammed Shami and Ravi Bishnoi claimed 2 wickets each for Punjab Kings.
Chasing 132, PBKS openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal got their team off to a fantastic start. The pair added 53 runs for the opening stand before Agarwal miscued a lofted shot off Rahul Chahar to Suryakumar Yadav at long on for 25.
Rahul along with Gayle put on an unbeaten 79-run stand for the second wicket to take Punjab to a comfortable 9 wicket win.
PBKS skipper Rahul was declared the Man of the Match.
Jonny Bairstow smashed an unbeaten 63, as Sunrisers Hyderabad registered their first win by defeating Punjab Kings by 9 wickets on Wednesday.
Shikhar Dhawan smashed a blazing 92 off 49 balls as Delhi Capitals defeated Punjab Kings by six wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.