Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings picked up comfortable victories to cement their spots at the top of the IPL table.
Super Sunday Match 1: SRH vs RCB
Centuries from David Warner and Jonny Bairstow proved too much for the visiting Royal Challengers Bangalore as they succumbed to a 118 run loss at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad.
Opting to bowl after winning the toss, nothing went right for Virat Kohli and co. over the course of the contest. Prayas Barman entered the history books by being the youngest ever player in the IPL at 16 years and 157 days. The youngster, however, had an outing to forget after conceding 56 runs with no wickets to his tally.
Chasing a huge total of 232, RCB were nowhere close to achieving the total eventually succumbing to the famed SRH bowling line-up. The 3-time finalists now find themselves at rock bottom after 3 matches with no victory to their name so far.
Match 2: CSK vs RR
Chennai Super Kings’ stellar start to the tournament continued with a win over Rajasthan Royals at the M.A Chidambaram Stadium. A top-order collapse sent the yellow army into a frenzy before Suresh Raina and skipper MS Dhoni pacified the situation.
Captain Cool turned the clock back with a vintage knock with Dwayne Bravo playing second fiddle. Dhoni struck the final 3 deliveries for sixes to end up with 75, his second highest score in IPL.
The dew factor made it tough for the bowlers to grip the ball. Despite the sluggish start, Ben Stokes propelled the 2008 IPL winners closer to victory but Dwayne Bravo had other plans in mind as he defended 12 runs off the last over to hand CSK an 8-run victory.