Match review Kings XI Punjab versus Rising Pune Supergiant – IPL10 2017 Match 4
Two new names for KXIP – Swapnil Singh and T Natarajan, left arm spin and left arm seamer took important wickets for KXIP. RPS batting was still successful in scoring 163/6 in 20 overs.
Sandeep Sharma took the wicket of Mayank Agarwal 0(4) bowled on the 5th ball of the 1st over. Steve Smith came is to bat, and he got a life when Manan Vohra dropped his catch on the bowling of Mohit Sharma. Smith would have been out on 4(9) but getting the second life he went on to score 26 runs in 27 balls. Smith’s Straight drives sure are to be seen in the match video highlights.
Ajinkya Rahane who had opened the batting for KXIP kept hitting elegant cuts and strong pull shots with 1 four and 1 sixer. The new lefty seamer T Natarajan took the wicket of Rahane 19(15) caught at deep cover. Dhoni played slow trying to settle while Ben Stokes had started hitting his big shots.
The left arm spin bowler Swapnil Singh took the wicket of MS Dhoni 5(11). It was a soft dismissal, caught and bowled by Swapnil. Ben Stokes continue his attacking batting with Manoj Tiwari.
Ben Stokes 50 runs in 32 balls with and Manoj Tiwari 40 runs in 23 runs had a partnership of 61 runs. Axar Patel got the wicket of Ben Stokes, Caught and bowled. Dan Christian score a good 17 runs in 8 balls. RPS finished their batting innings on 163.
Kings XI Punjab started batting with Hashim Amla and Manan Vohra with 27 runs in 2.5 overs when Manan Vorah was caught by Manoj Tiwari then bowling of Ashok Dinda. Ben Stokes bowled well in his first over taking charge for RPS.
Imran Tahir got Wriddhiman Saha 14(9) bowled on his top spin. Soon Amla 28(27) was out to new comer Rahul Chahar. Axar Patel was sent above Maxwell, Axar managed to score 24(22) getting out caught and bowled by Imran Tahir.
Then came the two players Glen Maxwell and David Miller who took the game back in control for Kings XI Punjab. Raising Pune Supergiant tried their best to take wickets but the batting by these two was superb. You should surely watch the video highlight to see the running between the wickets by Maxwell and Miller. They ran 4 running runs in T20, I have seen that after a long time.
Maxwell first started attacking Ben Stokes in the 15th over when KXIP needed 45 in 30 balls, Hitting a Four and a Sixer. In the next over Maxwell hit 2 Sixer to Imran Tahir. Rahul Chahar bowled a good 17th over giving only 2 runs. Now David Miller attacked bowling of Ashok Dinda hitting a sixer and later another sixer to Ben Stokes. David Miller 30 in 27 balls with 1 four and 2 sixes.
Kings XI Punjab won the match in 19 overs scoring 164/4.
Man of the match Glenn Maxwell scored 44 runs in 20 balls with 2 fours and 4 sixes.
This was an exciting match, good cricket from both teams.