Glenn Maxwell © IANS
Glenn Maxwell © IANS

 

Apr 20, 2014

 

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) have reached a score of 65 for two after nine overs against Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 on April 20. Cheteshwar Pujara is batting on 16 and Glenn Maxwell is on 40. Punjab are chasing a massive target of 192 in Match 7 of IPL 7. The partnership between Pujara and Maxwell is worth 55 runs for the third wicket.

 

Pujara cut a short and wide delivery from Kulkarni behind point for his first four. Punjab then missed an opportunity to get Pujara out as Pravin Tambe dropped a sitter at mid-on. Maxwell then struck a six and a four on consecutive deliveries to add salt on the wounds. He then slog-swept Tambe on his first delivery for a six over deep square-leg. That was the first six Tambe conceded in IPL history.

 

Faulkner bowled a loose length delivery and Maxwell whipped it over deep backward square-leg for a six. Faulkner then bowled one short and wide on the off side and Maxwell swatted that away over third-man for another six.

 

Earlier, Rajasthan amassed a total of 191 for five in their 20 overs after Bailey had sent them into bat. Sanju Samson top-scored with 52 off 34 deliveries. He struck three fours and four sixes. Captain Shane Watson scored 50 off 29 deliveries. He hit five fours and three sixes. The belligerent partnership was worth 74 runs with a run-rate of 10.57.

 

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