Deccan Chargers powered up to fourth in the Indian Premier League table with a 16-run win over Delhi Daredevils on Tuesday.
With both sides searching for only their second win of the campaign, the Chargers claimed the points, thanks largely to a well-crafted half-century from Sunny Sohal.
The Deccan opener blasted 62 off 41 balls to help his side towards 168-4 - a total they narrowly defended despite a David Warner half-century for Delhi.
Runs flowed early for the Chargers - despite the second-over loss of Shikhar Dhawan (8) - with Kumar Sangakkara and Sohal adding a brisk 92.
The former Sri Lanka captain quickly overtook Sohal by striking eight boundaries, but after some poor fielding Delhi hit back to dismiss him for 49, caught superbly by Aaron Finch.
Sohal did reach his half-century before eventually falling to Shahbaz Nadeem in the 15th over as Deccan's hopes of posting a 180-plus score dimmed.
They could only make 39 more, with Cameron White (31 off 25) adding late impetus in the middle-order.
Delhi openers Warner and Virender Sehwag (12) started with a flurry of boundaries but it was captain Sehwag who departed first, followed swiftly by Naman Ojha (2) and Finch (0).
Warner held the fort to reach 50 in 45 balls and Venugopal Rao supported the 52-run stand well with a gritty 21 before Deccan dismissed them both and Irfan Pathan in the space of five overs.
Needing 44 off 13 deliveries, Nagar raised hope with two huge sixes, but Dan Christian took his wicket in a tight final over to leave Delhi narrowly short.