Brendon McCullum has continued his fine form in the Indian Premier League.

The Black Caps skipper played a key hand in earning his Chennai Super Kings team another win to take them to the top of IPL table.

Chennai won the toss and chose to bat first against a talent-laden Kings XI Punjab side boasting some big names, including Mitchell Johnson, Virender Sehwag and Murali Vijay.

McCullum and fellow opener Dwayne Smith took the Punjab bowling apart, putting on 50 for the first wicket before Smith was dismissed in the fifth over.


McCullum kicked on, posting 66 off 44 balls in an innings that saw him bring up his 50 with a six off Australian paceman Johnson.

Click here to see a video of McCullum hitting Johnson for six

Chennai made 192 off their 20 overs before going on to roll Punjab for a paltry 95.

Another Kiwi also featured prominently in this morning's action.

Fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan picked up three wickets as his Mumbai Indians side easily accounted for the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Mumbai set a relatively modest 157 batting first, but some fine bowling restricted David Warner's Sunrisers to just 137 from their 20 overs in reply.

McClenaghan returned impressive figures of 3-20 off his four overs, while his teammate Lasith Malinga was at his devastating best, taking 4-23.