Devon Conway has smashed his third straight half-century and Moeen Ali picked up 3-13 as Chennai Super Kings registered an emphatic 91-run victory over David Warner’s Delhi Capitals in the IPL.
In Sunday’s other match at the Wankhede Stadium, leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga grabbed 5-18 to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 67-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.
New Zealander Conway’s blistering 87 off 49 balls at the DY Patil stadium gave Chennai an impressive total of 6-208 with his opening partner Ruturaj Gaikwad making 41.
Both openers took charge against spinners and fast bowlers as they combined in a blazing 110-run stand in 11 overs.
Delhi, who chose to bat second, then stumbled to 117 all out with more than two overs left. Neither the in-form Warner, who was dismissed early for 17, nor Mitch Marsh (25) could inspire them.
Moeen had wrecked Delhi’s middle-order with the wickets of Marsh and Rishabh Pant (21) soon after the batting powerplay.
Shardul Thakur delayed the inevitable by scoring 24 before he was caught behind off Bravo in the 18th over as Delhi were destroyed by some disciplined Chennai bowling.
At the Wankhede, Bangalore made 3-192 after winning the toss and Hyderabad’s chase floundered from the start as Kane Williamson’s team lost a fourth successive match, bowled out for 125 in 19.2 overs.
Skipper Faf du Plessis anchored Bangalore’s innings with an unbeaten 73 off 50 balls despite Virat Kohli getting his third golden duck of the season.
Australian Glenn Maxwell hit three fours and two sixes in his 33 off 24 balls while Dinesh Karthik continued to impress with his power-hitting in the late overs, smashing 30 off just eight balls.
Hyderabad struggled to pace their chase after Williamson was run out off the first ball while going for a needless run and Abhishek Sharma was clean bowled by Maxwell without scoring.
Hasaranga bowled superbly in the middle overs on a wicket where the ball gripped for the spinners.
Rahul Tripathi (58) made a fighting half century before holing out to deep backward square leg in Josh Hazlewood’s return spell, the Aussie paceman producing excellent figures of 2-17 off his four overs.
Hasaranga ran through the tail in quick succession and finished his superb spell with a double-wicket maiden over.