Mumbai/Pune: Jos Buttler slammed 94 runs as Rajasthan Royals thrashed Mumbai Indians by seven wickets to stay alive in the play-offs. He was assisted by Ajinkya Rahane (37 off 36).
With this win, Rajasthan Royals jumped to fifth spot with 12 points, behind KKR and KXIP.
The hosts scored 168 for six as Evin Lewis had smashed a 42-ball 60 before Hardik Pandya produced a quick-fire 36.
In the other match, Chennai Super Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets. A century by Ambati Rayadu helped Chennai chase a strong total of 180 runs.
Both SRH and CSK are currently perched at the first and second spot respectively on the points table.
For CSK, Shardul Thakur (2/32), Deepak Chahar (1/16) and Dwayne Bravo (1/39) took the wickets, while Shikhar Dhawan (79) and skipper Kane Williamson (51) were the top scorers for SRH.