Alex Hales struck an impressive 45 to help table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad seal their fourth-consecutive victory as they beat Delhi Daredevils by seven wickets.
The England opener struck three fours and three sixes in his 31-ball innings as Kane Williamson's side returned to the top of table, having dropped temporarily to second following Chennai Super King's win over Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier in the day.
Daredevils opener Prithvi Shaw had struck 65 as the visitors set the Sunrisers a challenging 164 to win, but the hosts eased home in the end with captain Williamson ending unbeaten on for 32.
With four matches remaining, Delhi remain second bottom having won just three of their 10 group matches this season.
After opting to bat, Delhi were unlucky to lose an early wicket as Shaw hit the ball back towards bowler Sandeep Sharma who directed it onto the non-striker's stumps, running out Glenn Maxwell - who had failed to get back into his ground.
Despite the loss, Shaw and captain Shreyas Iyer quickly got into their groove with the former hitting four consecutive boundaries off Siddarth Kaul's first over.
The second-wicket pair shared an 86-run stand as the visitors reached 95-1 off their opening 10 overs, but a mistimed sweep saw Shaw top-edged Khan to Kaul at short third man.
And, the Sunrisers continued their fightback as they tied down Delhi's batmen and a frustrated Iyer flicked Kaul straight to Dhawan at deep midwicket before Naman Ojha was run out and Kahn trapped Rishabh Pant lbw.
Vijay Kumar blasted 23 off 13 balls, hitting a four and a six in his innings, as the Daredevils posted a challenging 163-5 - though at the half-way point it looked like they would finish with far more.
Hales began slowly before opening his shoulders and smashed Avesh Khan for three sixes to almost double his score.
But, as Hyderabad looked to kick on Mishra struck twice - removing both set batsmen - as he bowled Hales and Dhawan to curtail the hosts' onslaught.
With two new batsmen at the crease, the Sunrisers rebuilt as Williamson and Manish Pandey shared a 46-run third-wicket partnership but Liam removed the latter and conceded just four runs off the 18th over to give the Daredevils hope.
But, as he has done so often Williamson kept his cool under tense conditions to lead his side home with a ball spare.