Player of the Match
Player of the Match
499dThe Report by Alagappan Muthu

Bowlers' strangle, Maxwell flash gives Kings XI success

The Kings XI Punjab bowlers restricted Rising Pune Supergiants to a total of 163 which Glenn Maxwell, on captaincy debut, helped overhaul with an over to spare.

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BA Stokes
50(32) 2x4 - 3x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 4 1 2 13 26 1 2
GJ Maxwell
44(20) 2x4 - 4x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 2 1 9 6 15 11

Best performances - Bowlers

Imran Tahir
O4
M0
R29
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Sandeep Sharma
O4
M0
R33
W2
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Kings XI Punjab , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50-19.20

Match days

08 April 2017 - day/night match (20-over match)

Twenty20 debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Kings XI Punjab 2, Rising Pune Supergiant 0

Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy

END OF OVER:
19 | 7 Runs | KXIP: 164/4 | RR: 8.63

  • GJ Maxwell44 (20b)
  • DA Miller30 (27b)
  • BA Stokes4-0-32-0
  • AB Dinda3-0-26-1

That's it from the first game of today's double-header. Switch over to Royal Challengers v Delhi Daredevils which will be under way in about 15 minutes. Good night, from here, and see you soon.

Glenn Maxwell: "Nice to start off with a new home ground and get some joy. We haven't had fruitful seasons recently so it was nice. It was a clean slate for the team, we came with blank minds and had plans for all their batsmen. We can't control the past, only the future. We practiced well and got around 230 in one of the practice games, so it felt nice to restrict them to 163. It's better to chase here, to know how to pace it and keep wickets in the back end."

Glenn Maxwell is the Man of the Match.

Steven Smith: "Probably wasn't quite enough. The wicket hardened up a bit, came on a bit nicer in the second innings. Was hard work in the afternoon, wicket was a bit tacky. We needed more, but we did well to get what we got after our start. We probably needed to play a bit more aggressively, without fear, should have gone a bit harder. 160 was reasonable, but we probably needed more than that."

Suresh: "If these two play like this, surely Kings XI have a chance like 2014, but missing Sehwag's starts."

7.25pm Pune remain win-less while batting first. Their total, 163 on a good batting pitch, was really not challenging enough today. Kings XI got themselves into a bit of trouble after their promotion of Axar Patel went wrong for them, but Maxwell and Miller did what Maxwell and Miller are renowned for, putting on an unbroken 79 off 52 to steer them home comfortably. Maxwell ends up with 44 off 20, and I now realise Miller faced seven balls more than his captain today.

18.6
1
Stokes to Maxwell, 1 run, full on off stump, and that is that. A straight-bat push to the left of midwicket, off a full ball on off stump, and a quick single

One to win now.

18.6
1w
Stokes to Maxwell, 1 wide, predictably, given the field, a bouncer, and he loses his line and whangs it a long way down the leg side while taking a tumble in his follow-through

Two to win. Will this be the last ball? Mid-on and mid-off inside the circle.

18.5
1
Stokes to Miller, 1 run, wide yorker, slashed away, thick edge down to third man
18.4
0
Stokes to Miller, no run, sees him coming down the track and cramps him with a slower ball into the body. Defends with a straight bat into the covers
18.3
0
Stokes to Miller, no run, wide yorker, Miller gets down low, looks for the flat-bat slap, and misses
18.2
4
Stokes to Miller, FOUR runs, short, gets up to chest height, and Miller is back and across in a flash to pull it, bat coming from up to down, and swivels to place it to the left of deep square leg. Super shot

Chase well

52

Glenn Maxwell's average in the second innings in IPL 2016; it was 3.83 in the first innings

Straight through

43

Number of bowled and lbw dismissals in Imran Tahir's 176 wickets before this match

Dinda's shaky defence

8.62

His economy rate in Powerplays when Rising Pune defend totals, as opposed to 4.69 when they bowl first

Can they do it this time?

0

Rising Pune Supergiant(s) have never won an IPL game when they have batted first

Slog-overs specialist

10

Mohit's wickets in the last four overs last season, second only to Bhuvneshwar Kumar

End-overs mastery

8.90

Kings XI's first-innings economy rate in the last four overs in the 2016 season - the best among all teams

Early wickets

31

Sandeep Sharma's Powerplay wickets since his debut in 2013 - the joint-most alongside Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Frugal Sandeep

5.77

Sandeep Sharma's Powerplay economy rate last season - the second-best, behind Mustafizur Rahman, among bowlers who sent down a minimum of five overs

Win toss, bat first?

7/10

Teams winning the toss have won seven out of ten T20 games in Indore