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Sunrisers Hyderabad's Kane Wiiliamson plays a shot during VIVO IPL cricket T20 match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Kolkata, India, Saturday, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

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Sunrisers Hyderabad maintained top spot in the 2018 IPL after a five-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday.

Delhi Daredevils were also winners as they beat Mumbai Indians in another tense finish to leave the defending champions without a win after three games.

Here’s a look at all Saturday’s scores, the updated standings and the latest fixtures.

    

Saturday’s Scores

Delhi Daredevils (195/3) beat Mumbai Indians (194/7) by seven wickets

Sunrisers Hyderabad (139/5) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (138/8) by five wickets

IPL Standings (Points, Net Run Rate)

1. Sunrisers Hyderabad: 6, +0.772

2. Chennai Super Kings: 4, +0.254

3. Kings XI Punjab: 2, +0.064

4. Kolkata Knight Riders: 2, -0.051

5. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 2, -0.068

6. Delhi Daredevils: 2, -0.461

7. Rajasthan Royals: 2, -1.065

8. Mumbai Indians: 0, -0.174

Visit the IPL T20 website for a look at the table in full.

Upcoming Fixtures

Sunday, April 15

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Rajasthan Royals, 11:30 a.m. BST/6:30 a.m. ET

Kings XI Punjab vs. Chennai Super Kings, 3:30 p.m. BST/10:30 a.m. ET

    

Monday, April 16

Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Delhi Daredevils, 3:30 p.m. BST/10:30 a.m. ET

    

Tuesday, April 17

Mumbai Indians vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore3:30 p.m. BST/10:30 a.m. ET

    

Saturday Recap

Saturday was another tough day for Mumbai Indians who suffered their third straight loss with another late defeat.

Mumbai were put in to bat and got off to a great start as openers Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis put together a partnership of 102.

Cricket statistician Umang Pabrai showed how the duo secured a first for Mumbai Indians:

Rahul Tewatia took the wickets of both players, but Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma managed to put together a stand of 57 as the hosts finished on 194.

It looked a tough chase for the Delhi Daredevils but they were inspired by Jason Roy who scored 91 not out in a brilliant performance on his debut.

ESPNcricinfo showed why he was deservedly named man of the match:

Mumbai Indians endured tense finishes in their opening two games, and it was the same story again with Delhi needing 11 off their final over for victory.

Roy started well but a couple of missed deliveries saw it go down to the final ball, with the 27-year-old managing to secure the single run needed for victory.

Cricket statistician Mohandas Menon showed there is no reason for Mumbai to give up hope:

Saturday’s second game saw Sunrisers Hyderabad win the toss and opt to field. It looked a good decision as Kolkata Knight Riders managed just 138 for eight in their 20 overs.

Opener Chris Lynn managed 49 off 34 and Dinesh Karthik contributed 29, but the plaudits went to Hyderabad who produced some inspired fielding.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of the bowlers taking three for 26 to leave the visitors chasing a modest 139.

Captain Kane Williamson led by example, hitting a half-century, and his 59-run stand with Shakib Al Hasan was key to the win.

Sports journalist Boria Majumdar was impressed with Williamson’s captaincy:

While Williamson‘s 50 was impressive the foundations for victory were laid by the bowlers. The win also means Sunrisers have won all three games and look very much the team to beat.

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