Game number 4 at the Holkar Stadium in Indore of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 10 between the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) ended dramatically where Punjab defeated Pune by 6 wickets. Punjab skipper Glenn Maxwell along with David Miller did it all after the team was reduced to 85-4. Like the previous seasons, it was completely a Miller-Maxwell Show which took their team to the victory. Maxwell was also declared as the Man of the Match for his terrific knock of 44 runs.
Earlier, Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to bowl first. Pune did not get off to a good start lost early wickets. Mayank Agarwal departed with the score at 0, the ball kept a touch low. Ajinkya Rahane got off to a start but could not carry on as he fell for 19. Smith could not score big like we are used to seeing him, he departed for 26. Finally, the Rs 14.5 crore man finally showed value for his worth getting a well made 50. He hit 2 fours and 3 sixes and scored a quick fifty in just 32 balls. He could have converted his inning into a bigger one but unfortunately, he caught nd bold by Axar Patel in the 18th over. A score of 163 should not be a lot for the Kings XI Punjab, on a fairly good wicket.
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A target of 164 was set for Punjab to chase. Hashim Amla and Manan Vohra came into to open the inning and added 25 runs for the first wicket after Vohra was dismissed by Dinda after he scored 14 off 9 balls. The next 3 wickets of Hashim Amla, Wridhhiman Saha and Axar Patel fell right by the time when only 84 runs were scored.
It was the skipper Glenn Maxwell and his South African partner David ‘Killer’ Miller who collectively took charge and took the match from 84-4 to 164-4 and grabbed the victory right in the first game. Maxwell played a saviour knock of 44 runs off just 20 balls while his partner Miller could score 30 off 27 balls.
KXIP wins toss, chose to field first
RPS: 163/6 (20)
KXIP: 164/4 (19)
Most Sixes: Glenn Maxwell (4)
Man of the Match: Glenn Maxwell (44*)
Most Wickets: Sandeep Sharma (2-33), Imran Tahir (29-2)