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Highlights IPL 2017 KXIP vs RPS, cricket scores and updates: Maxwell, Miller guide Punjab to 6-wicket win

  • That's it from us on our coverage of the fourth match of IPL 2017 between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Rising Pune Supergiant, with the former getting off to a winning start in their first match of the tournament. 

    Time for us to quickly switch over to the other match, with Royal Challengers Bangalore taking on Delhi Daredevils in the second game of the double-header today! Do join us there to stay tuned to what should turn out to be another cracker of a game at the M Chinnaswamy in Bengaluru. 

  • Punjab captain Glenn Maxwell is the Man of the Match for his destructive 44 off 20 balls that set the win up for his team! 

  • Akash Fotedar, cricket analyst and writer

    Great win by the Kings XI. Started off by a solid effort in the field and some tight bowling by Axar Patel. Followed up by contributions across the board in the batting which kept them more or less at pace with the required rate. Then captain Maxwell entered to finish the game with some fantastic hitting. 

  • After 19 overs,Kings XI Punjab 164/4 ( Glenn Maxwell (C) 44 , David Miller 30)

    FOUR! Miller guides the second ball of the penultimate over, bowled by Stokes, towards square-leg to get Punjab within a step of victory. The South African hands the strike, as well as the possibility of hitting the winning runs, over to Maxwell in the penultimate ball, with a wide and a single off the last ball sealing it all in favour for KXIP, who win by six wickets to get off to a winning start! Co-owner Priety Zinta is all smiles in the stands! 

  • After 18 overs,Kings XI Punjab 157/4 ( Glenn Maxwell (C) 43 , David Miller 25)

    Dinda back in action, with Punjab's prospect of getting off to a winning start looking quite bright at the moment. Single off the first ball. Overthrows in the second that allows Miller to come back for a second run. Sharp bouncer along leg is what Dinda chooses to respond with in the third ball. SIX! Gentlest of pushes down the ground by Miller, with a brave dive by Christian near the boundary rope failing to prevent the ball from landing on top of the cushion. 12 off the over, and Punjab are a big hit and a single away from a win now. 


    KXIP need 7 to win from 12 balls.

  • Akash Fotedar, cricket analyst and writer

    Dinda now on to Maxwell at the death. I can't see this ending well for Dinda... 

  • After 17 overs,Kings XI Punjab 145/4 ( Glenn Maxwell (C) 42 , David Miller 14)

    Chahar into his final over, and deceives Miller with a couple of zooters in the first two deliveries, both of which stay outside off. Three dots in the first four balls, and Chahar seems to have handed some hope back to his teammates. Big shout for lbw in the fifth ball, with Maxwell missing the ball while trying a reverse-sweep, running off for a single nevertheless. The last run is adjudged a leg-bye, though Maxwell seems to have got some glove onto it. Superb over by Chahar, given the circumstances. 


    KXIP need 19 to win from 18 balls.

  • Akash Fotedar, cricket analyst and writer

    Seems like Maxwell has somewhere to be, the captain is in a hurry! Does anyone in world cricket hit the ball harder? 

  • After 16 overs,Kings XI Punjab 143/4 ( Glenn Maxwell (C) 42 , David Miller 13)

    Tahir into his final over, and the Maxwell-Miller combination could very well spoil his outstanding figures, the way they're going about business right now. SIX! SIX! Back-to-back hits towards the leg-side, and Punjab suddenly sniff victory now! Maxwell nearly gets stumped in the fourth ball, missing the leg-spinner completely though keeping his foot safely inside the crease. 15 conceded by Tahir in his final over. 


    KXIP need 21 to win from 24 balls.

  • After 15 overs,Kings XI Punjab 128/4 ( Glenn Maxwell (C) 29 , David Miller 11)

    Stokes back into the attack, with Pune skipper Smith now desperate to send these two back to the dugout. FOUR! Maxwell uses his sledge-hammer to great effect in the second ball, hammering it towards cover. Big appeal for an lbw in the following delivery, and it is only an inside edge that saves Maxie from getting trapped plumb. SIX! That was pure muscle from Maxwell in the last ball of the over, hammering it down the ground! An all-rounder of Stokes' calibre was made to look pedestrian! 


    KXIP need 36 to win from 30 balls.

  • Akash Fotedar, cricket analyst and writer

    48 required off 36 with Miller starting to settle and the Big Show looking ominous. Kings XI should cruise to victory from here provides they can safely negotiate Tahir's last over. 

  • After 14 overs,Kings XI Punjab 116/4 ( Glenn Maxwell (C) 18 , David Miller 10)

    FOUR! Maxwell continues in his attacking mode, smacking the second ball towards sweeper cover! Two wides in the following ball, with Miller joining the aggressive act in the second-last ball with a hit straight down the ground for his first six. Time for the second time-out. 

  • After 13 overs,Kings XI Punjab 103/4 ( Glenn Maxwell (C) 14 , David Miller 3)

    Chahar into his third over. SIX! That's about as maximum as it gets from the 'Big Show', who struck a magnificent 145 in Sri Lanka last year to guide Australia to the highest T20I total of all time. The 100 comes up in the fourth ball with a couple of overthrows as well as an appeal for a run-out. Big over for Punjab, with 15 coming off it. Maxwell just about starting to swing things back in Punjab's favour. 


    KXIP need 61 to win from 42 balls. 

  • After 12 overs,Kings XI Punjab 88/4 ( Glenn Maxwell (C) 2 , David Miller 1)

    Tahir bowls his third over, and sends the other established batsman in Axar back to the pavilion with a delivery that was pitched full along off. Just three singles follow the dismissal, and Pune now are starting to stare at the possibility of a win. 


    KXIP need 76 to win from 48 balls.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Youngest spinners to take a wicket in IPL:
     
     
    17y 247d - RAHUL CHAHAR 
    18y 197d - Rashid Khan 
    19y 116d - Pawan Negi 

  • OUT! And now Pune grab two quick wicket by removing both set batsmen! Tahir it is who strikes this time, as Axar skies the ball while looking for a slog on the leg side. Tahir completes a safe catch off his own bowling, and surprising stays put on his ground instead of running off to the boundary! Despite the presence of two established match-winners in Maxwell and Miller at the crease, the momentum is firmly with Pune at the moment. 

    Axar Patel c&b Tahir 24(22)

  • Akash Fotedar, cricket analyst and writer

    Fair to say the Axar up the order experiment was a failure. Maxi trying to be too cute in his captaincy debut? 

  • Akash Fotedar, cricket analyst and writer

    Watching Hashim Amla try and play ugly slogs reminds me of watching VVS Laxman do the same in early editions of the IPL. Something just not right about players of such class and style trying to muscle the ball. 

  • After 11 overs,Kings XI Punjab 85/3 ( Axar Patel 24 , Glenn Maxwell (C) 0)

    Chahar into his second over, and delivers a bad one in the second delivery — a half-tracker to be precise — that is appropriately punished by Axar in the form of a slog over long-on. Couple of wides follow, and one can sense the nerves that Chahar must have been going through at the moment. He does make a comeback later in the over by enticing Amla into an insideout strike towards the extra-cover boundary, where Stokes holds on to a catch safely, helping the youngster get his maiden wicket on debut! 

    KXIP need 79 off 54 balls.

  • OUT! Maiden wicket for Chahar on debut, and he gets the big wicket of Hashim Amla, who was looking fairly set at the crease. The South African looked to clear the extra-cover boundary with an inside-out strike, but doesn't quite get the distance, and is caught near the rope by Stokes! KXIP 83/3 after 10.4 overs

    Hashim Amla c Stokes b Chahar 28(27)

  • Akash Fotedar, cricket analyst and writer

    RPS doing a good job of stemming the flow in the last few overs, smartly taking the pace off the ball. Kings XI won't panic yet with Maxwell and Miller still waiting in the wings. 

  • After 10 overs,Kings XI Punjab 73/2 ( Hashim Amla 27 , Axar Patel 16)

    The veteran Rajat Bhatia, another tricky bowler who uses his slower deliveries to devastating effect, is introduced into the attack. Amla tries lofting the first ball down the ground, only to get a single. Agile stop by Stokes, one of the better fielders in the side, near cow-corner after a slap by Axar in the last delvery, saving two runs for Pune. 


    KXIP have reached the half-way mark in their innings, and need another 91 to win from 60 balls

  • After 9 overs,Kings XI Punjab 66/2 ( Hashim Amla 24 , Axar Patel 12)

    Change of bowling from the other end, with 17-year-old debutant Rahul Chahar, who gets the push ahead of brother Deepak, getting introduced. Four singles are all that he gives away in the over. 

  • After 9 overs,Kings XI Punjab 66/2 ( Hashim Amla 24 , Axar Patel 12)

    Change of bowling from the other end, with 17-year-old debutant Rahul Chahar, who gets the push ahead of brother Deepak, getting introduced. Four singles are all that he gives away in the over. 

  • After 8 overs,Kings XI Punjab 62/2 ( Hashim Amla 22 , Axar Patel 10)

    Immy Tahir continues in his spell, and him and Stokes will look to build as much pressure on Punjab as they can. Axar looks to go big towards long-off, but cannot get more than a single. Just three come off it, with Tahir going about business with a good economy. 

  • After 7 overs,Kings XI Punjab 59/2 ( Hashim Amla 21 , Axar Patel 8)

    Stokes continues after the end of the powerplay, and bowls a tight over that keeps the pressure up on KXIP. Axar gets an inside edge in the third delivery that thankfully for him carries only to the keeper. Just three off the seventh over, with the umpire signalling for the first timeout of the innings at the end of it. 

  • Akash Fotedar, cricket analyst and writer

    Two wickets down in the powerplay but Kings XI will be happy with their run rate and Amla still at the crease with Maxwell and Miller to come as well. If Kings XI can negotiate Tahir's spell the rest of RPS' bowling attack shouldn't give them too many worries. 

  • Akash Fotedar, cricket analyst and writer

    How good is Imran Tahir!? 

     
    Strange decision by Maxwell to send Axar Patel in at 4. Surely he would want time at the crease for himself and Miller? 

  • After 6 overs,Kings XI Punjab 56/2 ( Hashim Amla 20 , Axar Patel 6)

    Steve Smith introduces Tahir into the attack in the final over of the batting powerplay, and strikes in just his second delivery, removing the dangerous-looking Saha. Change of batting order, with Axar getting a promotion to No 4. Sloppy work by Bhatia in the fourth delivery, the misfield of whom results in the ball running away to the third man boundary. The veteran all-rounder probably looked up to check the outcome of an lbw appeal by Tahir, and allowed the ball to slip past his foot. 

  • OUT! Imran Tahir introduced into the attack, and he strikes in his very second delivery, with Saha getting his stumps rattled in the process! The wicketkeeper-batsman failed to read the wrong un, which was fired in at a quicker pace. KXIP 49/2 after 5.2 overs. 

    Wriddhiman Saha b Tahir 14(9)

  • After 5 overs,Kings XI Punjab 48/1 ( Hashim Amla 18 , Wriddhiman Saha (W) 14)

    Stokes into the attack. Couple of catching chances in the first two balls. While Christian nearly takes a flying catch at cover that would have dismissed Saha for 5, Amla mishits the following delivery with the ball landing just short of mid-on. Saha drives on the up in the fourth delivery, hitting the slower delivery through the gap on the cover arc. Goes aerial in the very next ball with a loft towards long-off. Stokes fires it full in the last ball to record a dot. Good over for Punjab with 10 coming off it. 

  • After 4 overs,Kings XI Punjab 38/1 ( Hashim Amla 17 , Wriddhiman Saha (W) 5)

    FOUR! Saha announces himself at the crease with a cut through point off Christian. Shout for lbw against Saha in the fourth delivery, though it turns out to be an inside-edge. Amla stamps his authority in the penultimate delivery of the over with an inside-out strike towards long-off to get his first six. 

  • After 3 overs,Kings XI Punjab 27/1 ( Hashim Amla 11 , Wriddhiman Saha (W) 0)

    Vohra comes down the track, and slaps the first ball well over the bowler's head, onto the second-tier for a massive one! Dinda, the bowler, cannot offer anything beyond a tired look after that shot. Dinda does hit back later in the over, after a couple of singles are exchanged, by getting a top-edge off Vohra's bat that dismisses the latter for 14, and brings Wriddhiman Saha to the crease. Well then, the early wicket certainly gives Pune the edge at this stage. 

  • Akash Fotedar, cricket analyst and writer

    Kings XI had started well until Vohra threw it away. Shame his brains aren't on the same level as his hitting ability. 

  • OUT! Dinda saw Vohra coming down the track, and decided to alter the angle slightly to cramp the batsman for room in his attempt to slap the ball yet again down the ground. Ends up top-edging it towards midwicket, where Tiwary holds on to the chance. KXIP 27/1

    Manan Vohra c Tiwary b Dinda 14(9)

  • After 2 overs,Kings XI Punjab 19/0 ( Hashim Amla 10 , Manan Vohra 7)

    Dan Christian into the attack, the man who replaced Adam Zampa in the side. He started off with a wide, but followed it up with a wide ball. Manan Vohra made his intentions clear with a couple of aerial shots, the first of which resulted in a boundary. Amla got into the act later and scored a boundary off the last ball. Good over for KXIP as 13 runs come off it 

  • After 1 overs,Kings XI Punjab 6/0 ( Hashim Amla 5 , Manan Vohra 1)

    Good start from Ashok Dinda after being spanked all over the park in the last game. First two balls were bang on target with some swing on offer for the bowler. He is unlucky on the third ball as Amla flashes at a slightly wide delivery and it goes between the two slip fielders for a boundary. Just six runs off the first over and some good bowling from the former KKR man

  • Hashim Amla and Mana Vohra are out to open the innings for Kings XI Punjab. KXIP need 164 runs to win and a solid start is the need of the hour. An experienced head like Hashim Amla is a perfect person to be at the crease for the Kings XI

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    RPS in this match:
     
     
    First 50 balls: 50 runs, 4s-4, 6s-1
    Last 50 balls: 90 runs, 4s-6, 6s-5
     

  • Akash Fotedar, cricket analyst and writer

    Kings XI won't be displeased with the final total, 163 is very chaseable. However a poor last over from Sandeep and some good late hitting from Christian allowed RPS to get more than what seemed likely a couple of overs out. 

     
     
    Maxwell's first fielding innings as captain seemed to go alright, for the most part his bowlers did their jobs and executed their plans. 

  • After 20 overs,Rising Pune Supergiant 163/6 ( Manoj Tiwary 40 , Rajat Bhatia 0)

    Right then, the final over of the innings. Sandeep it is who will bowl it. Single off the first ball, with Tiwary handing the strike back to Christian, who awkwardly paddles a wide delivery down leg towards the fine-leg boundary for a four, getting the team past 150. Christian goes for a ramp shot in the third delivery, converting the attempted yorker into a full-toss as the ball flies over the keeper's head. SIX! And a massive one indeed! The Victorian batsman exhibiting just how good he is in the death overs with a hook towards the cow corner. Christian tries going big in the fifth delivery as well, but ends up mistiming is slog to get caught by Maxwell at long-on. Tiwary cannot help himself to more than a single in the last ball, as RPS finish on an respectable score of 163/6. 

  • OUT! Christian was throwing his bat at everything, and tried to clear long-on off a full delivery along off. Except he didn't quite time his slog well, and ended up getting caught by Maxwell near the boundary rope. RPS 162/6

    Daniel Christian c Maxwell b Sandeep 17(8)

  • After 19 overs,Rising Pune Supergiant 147/5 ( Manoj Tiwary 38 , Daniel Christian 3)

    Tiwary reminds the Punjab bowlers of his ability to get another 30-odd runs on the board by smashing Mohit, who is into his final over, down the ground in an impressive strike! Christian looks to go for a four in the backward square-leg region, but an agile stop by Vohra near the boundary rope saves three runs for the hosts. Tiwary smacks the penultimate ball, a back-of-the-hand slower delivery, towards the midwicket boundary, beating Axar at the rope. 

  • After 18 overs,Rising Pune Supergiant 133/5 ( Manoj Tiwary 26 , Daniel Christian 1)

    Two sides to start the proceedings off, with Axar, who is into his final over, clearly under pressure. A clever change of line and pace by Axar results in the important dismissal of Stokes, though he has given them enough of a momentum to go past a respectable 150. Dan Christian walks out to bat now. 

  • Akash Fotedar, cricket analyst and writer

    Huge wicket for Kings XI. Has been a fantastic spell from Axar, has varied his pace well and kept things tight. Kings XI will be hopeful of keeping RPS under 150. 

Preview: After clinching their thrilling opening tie against Mumbai Indians, a confident Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) will be eyeing another win when they face Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in another match of the 2017 Indian Premier League's (IPL) first double header weekend in Indore on Saturday.

Pune skipper Steve Smith (84 not out off 54) notched up a pulsating seven-wicket victory with a ball to spare in Pune in a match where almost everything went their way.

The Pune team floundered in the last edition, and they need to step up to make an impact in this edition.

Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith. Sportzpics

Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith. Sportzpics

They have got off to a strong start. South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who was not picked in the auction and was called up by Pune to fill their squad due to an injury, proved his worth by claiming three wickets.

He, fellow spinner Adam Zampa and gentle medium pacer Rajat Bhatia, made amends for the poor performances of Deepak Chahar, Ashoke Dinda and Ben Stokes. The pace bowling unit lacks experience, with fellow pacers Ishwar Pandey and Shardul Thakur also not boasting of proven track records. Stokes, the costliest player in this edition of IPL, has the experience and quality to deliver and Pune will rely on the Englishman a lot.

Pune's batting looks strong. Ajinkya Rahane (60 off 34) looked to be in ominous touch and at the top of the order, the right-handed batsman provides consistency and solidity. Stokes, Smith and Mahendra Singh Dhoni will also shoulder responsibility.

Their opposition, Punjab, too had a tournament to forget last year and this year they will look to turn it around. They have overhauled their coaching staff and captain. New captain Glenn Maxwell has a big task at hand.

Punjab's pace bowling department also looks thin on experience. It comprises Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Varun Aaron, Anureet Singh, Matt Henry and T. Natarajan, who was bought for Rs 3 crore at the auction.

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Medium pacer Darren Sammy is also there but Maxwell might find it hard to include him in most of the matches due to the rule of fielding a maximum four overseas players in the XI.

The middle overs bowling will see left-arm spinner Axar Patel in action. Captain Maxwell is also an option as a slow bowler. They hope the young crop of bowlers will deliver.

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In the batting department, a lot will depend on Maxwell and David Miller, while wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha will also look to continue to impress.

With inputs from IANS



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 5266 117
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115

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