Kings XI win to go top of IPL
Kings XI Punjab returned to the top of the Indian Premier League after a monumental batting display.
After Sunrisers Hyderabad posted a huge total of 205-5 from 20 overs, the Kings XI replied with the fastest team hundred in IPL history - just 7.3 overs.
Manan Vohra (47) and Wriddhiman Saha (54) combined for a 91-run stand before Glenn Maxwell (43) sealed the landmark with a huge six and then took them to 159-4 from 13.1 overs with South African David Miller (24 n.o).
Experienced Aussie international George Bailey then posted the winning runs, making an unbeaten 35 from 19 balls to complete a superb showing that extended their net run rate over second-place Chennai Super Kings.
Kings XI had been no match with the ball for fifth-place Hyderabad's top-order after the home side won the toss. Openers Aaron Finch (20) and Shikhar Dhawan (45) made 65 from eight overs and then Naman Ojha blitzed the Kings XI bowlers to make an unbeaten 79.
Sandeep Sharma and Rishi Dhawan took two wickets each and nullified the threat from the Sunrisers' middle order but Ojha wreaked havoc with seven sixes and four boundaries from 36 balls.
But this season's IPL is becoming a nightmare for bowlers, with the batsman reaching new heights in t20 cricket week-on-week, and a new record was broken by Vohra, Saha and Maxwell after seasoned India batsman Virender Sehwag was out in the first over for four runs.
Vohra brought the 50 up from 3.5 overs when he tucked a short of a length ball behind square leg, and he and Saha continued to dominate the fifth and sixth overs before Saha was stumped on the first ball of the eighth.
Three huge sixes from Maxwell in the eighth, the first sealing the fastest team tonne on just his second delivery, took them to 113 and he continued to dominate until his dismissal by Amit Mishra, with the team at 159 from 13.1 overs.
But Bailey and Miller continued Kings XI's ruthless form, with Bailey hitting three sixes and two fours to clinch the game with eight balls to spare.