IPL 2017 Rising Pune Supergiant vs Kings XI Punjab, innings report: Stokes, Tiwary power RPS to respectability, 163 in 20 overs
Indian Premier League 2017: Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to bowl first. Stokes and Tiwary played crucial knocks to set RPS a target of 164
Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to bowl first. They did not get off to a good start losing wickets early, 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 a handsome 26. The Rs 14.5 cr man finally showed value for his worth getting a well made 50. A score of 163 should not be a lot for the Kings XI Punjab, on a fairly good wicket.
Rising Pune Supergiant: Steven Smith (captain), MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Faf du Plessis, Usman Khawaja, Manoj Tiwary, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Sharma, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Daniel Christian, Ashok Dinda, Lockie Ferguson, Jaskaran Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Milind Tandon, Jaydev Unadkat, Adam Zampa.
Kings XI Punjab: Glenn Maxwell (captain), David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shaun Marsh, Armaan Jaffer, Martin Guptill, Eoin Morgan, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Arman Jaffer, Anureet Singh, Mohit Sharma, KC Cariappa, Pradeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, T Natrajan, Matt Henry, Varun Aaron, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Gurkeerat Mann, Rahul Tewatia, Darren Sammy, Wriddhiman Saha, Nikhil Naik.