Sunday, April 20, 2014

IPL 7th KXIP another Big Score Chased Beat Rajasthan Royals

IPL 2014 7th Season After they made mockery of a 200-plus chase in their 1st match on Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey said this was not going to happen all day, and that his bowlers needed to turn up. The bowlers failed to turn up again, but Glenn Maxwell and David Miller made light of another very big chase. Between them Maxwell and Miller smashed 140 off 64 balls, smocked 12 sixes and reverse-hit and caressed 8 fours.

Pravin tambe and Rajat Bhatia turned pulled things back with their non-turning logrollers, and not much pace to work with. The asking rate shot past 12, and Rajat Bhatia began the 11th over with fielders deep on the leg side, and three men behind and around point in the circle. This is when Maxwell in the Mirror made his look.

The next over from Dhawal Kulkarni had an also strong leg-side field, and Maxwell produced his touch play again. One upper-cut, one flick, and two gentle pushes past the man at cover brought him 16 runs. And when Maxwell manhandles Bhatia for 2 sixes in the next over, time had come for Royals to go back to the big guns.
They had small clue they were about to jump from the frying pan into the fire, the fire of Miller 51 off 19. Miller came in with 66 required off 36, which became 60 off 30 with a canny Binny over, and 3 dots from Tambe compounded it even further, but now Miller began to pick his deliveries to hit. 

Even though Pravin Tambe bowled the next ball short, David Miller smashed him over long-off for six. Pujara sort of took care of the next over with a 4 and 3, and now Kings XI needed 37 from the last 3 overs.

Score Details

Rajasthan: 191/5 (20)

Punjab: 193/3 (18.4)

Player of the match

Glenn Maxwell(KXIP)

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