Gautam Gambhir's half-century inspired Kolkata Knight Riders to a narrow seven-run Indian Premier League victory over Pune Warriors.
Hopes were high that the Knight Riders would amount a substantial score after winning the toss when Gambhir and Brendon McCullum put on 113 for the opening wicket.
But the former departed for 56, McCullum fell for 42 soon after and Angelo Mathews took two for 17 in his four overs as Kolkata ended their 20 overs on 150 for five.
The Warriors fell to 55 for five in their response and although Mathews and Sourav Ganguly reignited their hopes with a 73-run partnership, they were extinguished once the captain departed for 36.
Mathews, who had earlier thumped three consecutive sixes off Yusuf Pathan, fell in the last over after making 35 as Pune finished on 143 for eight, with Marchant de Lange the pick of the bowlers with three for 34.
Shane Watson's all-round performance inspired Rajasthan Royals to a 43-run victory over Kings XI Punjab.
Captain Dravid top-scored with 46 after the Royals had won the toss, while there were also decent knocks from Watson (36), Ashok Menaria (34) and Brad Hodge (36).
Australian seamer Ryan Harris impressed for Kings XI, taking career-best Twenty20 figures of four for 34 but the Royals still managed to reach a formidable 177 for six.
In response, Kings XI lost wickets at regular intervals, with Watson, Shaun Tait and Johan Botha finishing with two wickets apiece.
Shaun Marsh struck five fours and a six in his 34, while Azhar Mahmood and Gurkeerat Singh scored 24 and 23 respectively but their side were still some way short after closing on 134 for eight.