MS Dhoni made a difference between the two teams with his spicy fifty and Suresh Raina played an anchor’s role as Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisres Hyderabad.
An all round performance from Thisara Perera lifted Sunrisers Hyderabad who defeated the star studded Trinidad & Tobago in their opening match of group B.
The captain of Otago Volts, Brendon Mccullum, led his side from the front with an attacking unbeaten fifty as his team beat Sunrisers Hyderabad comfortably.
The enterprising all rounder, Shahid Afridi, snatched the victory from West Indies with his powerful batting with the support of Umar Amin and Zulfiqar Babar.
Shahid Afridi blasted a dazzling fifty followed by seven important wickets in his comeback game vs. West Indies as Pakistan won the one sided encounter easily.
Johnson Charles led the Caribbeans from the front with a dedicated innings from Darren Bravo as the hosts clinched a cliff-hanger against the mighty India.
Ravindra Jadeja demolished the batting line up of West Indies and Shikhar Dhawan blasted consecutive ton in the tournament as India qualified for the top four.
Brad Hodge demonstrated a crunchy innings down the order against Sunrisers Hyderabad and guided his team Rajasthan Royals into the qualifier of the IPL 2013.
The debutants in IPL 2013, Sunrisers Hyderabad, won an important game vs. Kolkata Knight Riders, got into the playoffs and eliminated Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Biplab Samantray strengthened Sunrisers Hyderabad with his prominent fifty, Amit Mishra bowled well as Rajasthan Royals were unable to chase an average target.