Virat Kohli was upstaged by Devdutt Padikkal who struck a magnificent maiden IPL century for leaders Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Chennai Super Kings will end Wednesday on top of the IPL, despite the best efforts of KKR duo Andre Russell and Pat Cummins.
Sunrisers Hyderabad won their first IPL match of the season by inflicting a third consecutive defeat on Punjab Kings.
Zimbabwe were left to rue missed opportunities after coming up short against Pakistan at the Harare Sports Club.
Ed Smith's role as national selector has been abolished as Ashley Giles changes the way England's men's teams are selected.
Delhi Capitals were convincing winners against a Mumbai Indians team who lost their way in mid-innings against a canny bowling attack.
Pakistan claimed an impressive T20I series victory in South Africa and coach Misbah-ul-Haq does not want to see complacency in Zimbabwe.
Jos Buttler made 49 but Rajasthan Royals came up well short against Chennai Super Kings, whose spinners made a huge impact.
Delhi Capitals continued the pattern of alternating between defeats and wins as they overcame Punjab Kings in Mumbai.
AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell powered Royal Challengers Bangalore to a third straight win as Andre Russell failed to deliver a comeback.