The India captain and impressive opener Devdutt Paddikal (63) saw off the threat of England’s Jofra Archer and then punished his compatriot Tom Curran to triumph with five balls to spare.
England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler was out for 21 for the Royals who needed 47 from number six batsman Mahipal Lomror to lead them to 154-6 after inform leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal claimed 3-24.
Delhi Capitals v Kolkata Knight Riders
SHREYAS IYER hammered 88 from 38 balls with seven sixes and six fours as Delhi rattled up 228-4 to beat KKR by 18 runs in Sharjah.
Young India opener Prithvi Shaw also scored 66 while Andre Russell took 2-29 with his medium pace.
In reply Nitish Rana made 58 and Eoin Morgan 44 but Anrich Nortje claimed 3-33.
Chennai Super Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad
A STAND of 72 in nine overs was not enough for CSK to avoid a seven-run loss in Dubai.
Hyderabad had batted first and had Priyam Garg to thank for a 26-ball fifty that led them to a more than competitive 164-5 after Jonny Bairstow had fallen for a duck.
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