Both KXIP and SRH are on the same pedestal, having garnered eight points apiece after 10 games, but the Hyderabad outfit is a rung ahead in the eight-team standings, on the fifth spot by virtue of a better net run rate.
IPL 2020 Points Table, Orange Cap and Purple Cap Latest Table Today: MI move to top after win over CSK
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Manish Pandey (83) and Shankar (52) stitched an unbroken 140-run partnership to help SRH chase down RR's 154 for six on Thursday.
Thanks to their win, SRH sit only two points adrift of the fourth spot – and enjoy, comfortably, the best net run rate among the teams that are ostensibly in a five-way race for one qualifying berth.
Manish Pandey (83) and Vijay Shankar (52) scored unbeaten half-centuries after Warner and Jonny Bairstow were dismissed early in the run chase to help SRH register a comfortable eight-wicket win.
Pandey and Vijay Shankar (52) stitched an unbroken 140-run partnership after Holder led a disciplined bowling display to restrict Rajasthan Royals to 154 for six.
The inexperienced young guns of both Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad would like to put their hands up in testing times when both teams square off in a must-win Indian Premier League game
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IPL 2020: Lockie Ferguson saves the day for KKR against SRH but questions remain over combination and strategy
The Kolkata Knight Riders' core players such as Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, and Eoin Morgan have been consistent but not brilliant. They still rely on that moment of brilliance to get them across the line.
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IPL 2020: In Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders mid-table clash, both teams eye consistency and key points
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IPL 2020: CSK bowlers step up in death overs as MS Dhoni and Co topple SRH to get back to winning ways
Check out photos from Match 29 of IPL 2020 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings.
IPL 2020: CSK coach Stephen Fleming says his team wanted to do something different as trend of losses were becoming 'too familiar'
The most prominent change in Tuesday's 20-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad was Sam Curran's elevation to the opener's slot and Fleming said the move provided momentum to the CSK innings. Curran scored 31 off 21 balls in the 20-run triumph, only their third in eight matches this season.
With two wins in seven outings, CSK badly needed a victory against SRH and the change in method immediately turned the tide in their favour.
Badly in need of a win, CSK pulled off a 20-victory while defending 167 runs against Sunrisers with almost every player making a contribution.
For CSK, the win, their third of the tournament, comes after two back-to-back losses. They now have six points and are placed sixth in the points table.
The three-time champions and last edition's runner-up, CSK are seeking a revival of fortunes after suffering five defeats in seven games.
Check out photos from Sunday's matches in IPL 2020 as Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians secured last-gasp wins.
IPL on Pod: Discussing MS Dhoni and CSK's struggles, Virat Kohli's return to form, Mumbai's winning run and more
This week's edition of IPL on Pod largely focuses on Chennai Super Kings' unimpressive form at the half-way stage. Talking points also include Virat Kohli, Rashid Khan, Kings XI Punjab and other key moments from the third week.