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IPL 10: Maxwell go on rampage as KXIP canter to 6-wicket win against RPS

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth SrivastavaBy Samarth Srivastava

Published on 8 April 2017 2:02 PM GMT

IPL 10: Maxwell go on rampage as KXIP canter to 6-wicket win against RPS
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Indore: The audacious knock of captain Glenn Maxwell helped Kings XI Punjab to begin its IPL with a roar. Kings blew away Rising Pune Supergiants by six wickets with six ball remaining in the Indian Premier League match at Holkar Cricket stadium here on Saturday.

Maxwell played a match-winning inning of 44 runs which was studded with two fours and four sixes. Together with David Miller, he put on a 79-run stand which gave the side, a huge boost. Miller also shined as remained unbeaten scoring 30 runs off 27 deliveries.

Chasing the total of 163 runs, Hashim Amla and Manan Vohra provided KXIP a fine start. Manan Vohra was the first who departed at a score of 14 runs. Later, Amla (28), Saha (14) and Axar Patel (44) also went back to pavilion.

RPS would have fancied defending total of 163 runs if Imran Tahir was bit more brutal to the batsmen. In his four over spell, he made KXIP batsmen struggle. He ended with bowling figures of 2/29. Ashok Dinda and Rahul Chahar bagged one wicket each.

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Earlier, Rising Pune Supergiants had posted a total of 163 runs against Kings XI Punjab with fine knocks of Ben Stokes and Manoj Tiwary.

After being invited to bat, Pune did not get the desired start as lost Mayank Agarwal (0) very early. Ajinkya Rahane and Steve Smith followed him to the stands after scoring 19 and 26 runs, respectively.

Ben Stokes and Manoj Tiwary were the major charms. Stokes played 32-ball 50-run inning with two fours and three sixes while Manoj’s 40-run knock was laced with three fours and two sixes. Both shared crucial 61-run partnership.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (5) failed to impress as was back to pavilion when team needed him the most,

For KXIP, Sandeep Sharma was the leading wicket taker with bowling figures 2/33. Axar Patel, T Natarajan, Marcus Stonis and Swapnil Singh claimed one wicket each.

Brief Score:

RPS: 163/6 (Stokes 50, Tiwary 40; Sandeep 2/23)

KXIP: 164/4 (Maxwell 44, Miller 30; Tahir 2/29)

Man of the Match: Glenn Maxwell

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth Srivastava

Employed as sub-editor at newstrack.com. A learner, who loves covering sports, entertainment and defence kind of stuff.

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