IPL 2017: RPS sets 164-run target for Kings XI Punjab
Indore: Rising Pune Supergiants has posted a total of 163 runs against Kings XI Punjab with fine knocks of Ben Stokes and Manoj Tiwary in the Indian Premiere League- 10 game at Holkar Cricket stadium here on Saturday.
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 after getting dismissed 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) was again a failure 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
Glenn Maxwell led Kings XI Punjab needs 164 runs to win their IPL-10 opener.
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Glenn Maxwell (c), David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Swapnil Singh, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Rising Pune Supergiants (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, Steven Smith (c), Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni (wk), Manoj Tiwary, Daniel Christian, Rajat Bhatia, Rahul Chahar, Imran Tahir, Ashok Dinda