Brendon McCullum, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin impress as Chennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab to reach the top of the Indian Premier League table.
Chennai Super Kings produced a dominant performance to reach the top of the Indian Premier League table with a 97-run victory over Kings XI Punjab.
A 50-run opening stand ensured that Chennai made a solid start before Dwayne Smith departed for 26, but Suresh Raina continued his side's good work alongside Brendon McCullum.
It was McCullum who stole the show with 66 from 44 balls, while MS Dhoni (41*) and Ravindra Jadeja (18*) enjoyed a fine partnership to take their side to 192-3 from 20 overs.
Kings XI made a poor start to their reply when Virender Sehwag (1) was caught by Francois du Plessis off the bowling of Ishwar Pandey in the opening over.
Losing wickets at regular intervals proved to be key as Shaun Marsh (10), George Bailey (1) and David Miller (3) all failed with the bat.
Indian spinners Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin shared five wickets to prevent Kings XI from gaining momentum, and they could only creep to a disappointing 95-9 from 20 overs as they slipped to the bottom of the table.