On the back of blazing bowling performance by Dwayne Bravo and Shardul Thakur, Chennai Super Kings led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni registered an feisty six-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday.
Kings with this win had moved to the top of the table with 14 points from seven wins.
Although, they are tied with Delhi Capitals for points, but still they are on top due to high net run rate.
CSK chasing 157 got off to a good start and cruised to victory in 18.1 overs.
The Gaikwad and Plessis duo has put up on 71 with their opening partnership, for the first wicket and were hitting some superb shots around the wicket.
And, both of them were out with the same score in successive overs.
It looked like CSK would lose their way just like RCB did earlier in the evening but Ambati Rayudu (32) and Moeen Ali (23) stablisied the ship.
The duo knock with three big hits, and by the time both of them were knock out, CSK was at 133/4 and sailing towards victory.
Pacer Suresh Raina and skipper MS Dhoni helped cross the line without much trouble.
Initially, Kohli bang Deepak Chahar with back-to-back boundaries on the first two balls of the innings before Padikkal ended the opening over with a gorgeous cover drive.
With the ball not doing much, Kohli and Padikkal were able to give Bangalore a fiery start, racing to 55 for no loss at the end of power-play with Chahar conceding 23 runs in two overs.
Padikkal was the first one to complete his half-century in the innings 35 balls with a boundary off Chahar in the 12th over.
The boundary has also gave a century for the opening partnership. It was also the second century between Kohli and Padikkal in the tournament.
In the next over, Kohli reached his half-century, clicking Ravindra Jadeja through fine leg for a boundary
After Kohli's dismissal, CSK slowed down the runs.
Glenn Maxwell tried to give his team a big flourish, but mistakenly slog to long-on in the final over off Bravo.
Dwayne John Bravo let go Harshal Patel on the final ball of the innings to complete a last ten overs.
66 runs for six wickets fightback from Chennai was eventually enough to win the match.