Mumbai Indians have have reached 16 points with their win over SunRisers Hyderabad.
SunRisers Hyderabad beat Kings XI Punjab by 45 runs to keep their bid for an IPL 2019 playoff spot alive.
Manish Pandey scored an unbeaten 83 for SRH against CSK, but in a losing cause.
On an improved Chepauk track, Shane Watson roared back to form with a 96 off 53 balls as CSK stuttered a bit in end before winning in 19.5 overs.
David Warner will be back in action for SunRisers Hyderabad.
India A won the third and final match by a convincing 75-run margin.
Manish Pandey's unbeaten 111-run knock propelled India A to a five-wicket win. India A now have an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match series.
The first T20I in Brisbane may provide Rohit Sharma a chance to create history.
Rishabh Pant is in line to make his ODI debut with India announce the XII for the first match against the Windies on Sunday.
Manish Pandey took a spectacular catch at the long-on boundary to send Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed packing.
Virat Kohli will be under pressure to meet all India's engagements over the next few months.
The India B team will be led by Manish Pandey.
India are scheduled to play two T20Is against Ireland and three T20Is, three ODIs and five Tests against England.
Money does not necessarily beget performance, as the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 amply displays.
The absence of David Warner leaves a yawning gap in the SunRisers Hyderabad batting and Manish Pandey would be keen to plug that.
Needing five off the final delivery, Karthik smashed Soumya Sarkar over extra-cover as a second-string Indian side held its nerve in a tense situation to chase down a target of 167 in 20 overs.
A clinical India defeated Sri Lanka comprehensively by six wickets to continue their their winning run in the Nidahas Twenty20 Tri-Series on Wednesday.