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IPL Live Score: Kings XI Punjab vs Rising Pune Supergiant

Rising Pune Supergiant 163/6 (20.0 ov)
Kings XI Punjab 164/4 (19.0 ov) Run rate 8.63
Refresh Kings XI Punjab win by 6 wickets
Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Glenn Maxwell 44 20 2 4 220
David Miller 30 27 1 2 111.11
Bowler O M R W Econ
Ashok Dinda 3 0 26 1 8.67
Ben Stokes 4 0 32 0 8

Updated: May 27, 2017 00:37 | Published: Apr 08, 2017 18:02

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Steven Smith 

"Probably wasn't quite enough. The wicket hardened up a bit, came on a bit nicer in the second innings. Was hard work in the afternoon, wicket was a bit tacky. We needed more, but we did well to get what we got after our start. We probably needed to play a bit more aggressively, without fear, should have gone a bit harder. 160 was reasonable, but we probably needed more than that."

Glenn Maxwell(Also the Player of the Match)

"Nice to start off with a new home ground and get some joy. We haven't had fruitful seasons recently so it was nice. It was a clean slate for the team, we came with blank minds and had plans for all their batsmen. We can't control the past, only the future. We practiced well and got around 230 in one of the practice games, so it felt nice to restrict them to 163. It's better to chase here, to know how to pace it and keep wickets in the back end."

That is all from us for this match. Remember though that its a double header tonight. You can switch tabs for the live action for the second game in the doubleheader between the RCB and DD.
That's an impressive victory for the Kings XI Punjab. They bowled well at the start, removed the key players from the Pune side early and despite a late flourish in the end, ensured the did not have too tall a total to chase.

With the bat, they began well, stuttered in the middle, but their captain Glenn Maxwell walked out and played the innings he is renowned for- a 20-ball 44 not out paved the way for a fine six-wicket win!

For Pune, it is their eighth straight loss batting first in the IPL!

Next game for KXIP: Against RCB at Indore on the 10th of April
Next game for RPS: Against DD at Pune on the 11th of April.

Do stick around for the post-match quotes from the captains and the Player of the Match.
18.6 Stokes to Maxwell, 1 run. Pushed down to long off. It's game over here tonight. The Kings have done it at a canter!
18.6 Stokes to Maxwell, WIDE! Scores are level with that wide delivery from Stokes down the leg side.
18.5 Stokes to Miller, 1 run. Full on off, outside edge on the drive to third man. 
18.4 Stokes to Miller, No run. He charges, Stokes cuts his pace. Miller pushes to mid off. No run. The game is in the bag now.
18.3 Stokes to Miller, No run. Full outside off, he can't squeeze it out. Through to Dhoni.
18.2 Stokes to Miller, 4 runs. Short one, pulled away along the ground in style by Miller. Four past the mid wicket fielder.

Things finishing up quickly here!
18.1 Stokes to Miller, No run. On off, no room, he pushes it back to the bowler.
157/4 after 18 overs. The game seems all but over, unless a miraculous final two overs from Pune adds some thrill to the contest.
17.6 Dinda to Miller, 1 run. On leg, flicked to wide fine leg for a single.
17.5 Dinda to Miller, 2 runs. Full on leg, flicked to mid wicket for a single.
17.4 Dinda to Miller, 6 runs. Another flat, flat hit! He punched it down the ground with a straight bat. Just wide of a diving long off fielder.
17.3 Dinda to Miller, No run. Short one surprises Miller. Through to the keeper as he misses his hook shot.
17.2 Dinda to Miller, 2 runs. Full on off, driven hard past mid off, throw from the deep strikes the stumps and they collect another one.
17.1 Dinda to Maxwell, 1 run. Yorker, digs it out and squeezes a single to long on.
145/4 after 17 overs. A close lbw shout in that over.19 runs needed in 3 overs
16.6 Chahar to Miller, No run. On good length, pushed back to the bowler.
16.5 Chahar to Maxwell, 1 run. Switch hit attempted by Maxwell, big appeal turned down.
16.4 Chahar to Maxwell, No run. Full ball, tries to hit it against the turn, finds the fielder.
16.3 Chahar to Miller, 1 run. On off, he turns it to the off side for a single.
16.2 Chahar to Miller, No run. On good length, Miller bunts it down.
16.1 Chahar to Miller, No run. Wrong one, Miller lets go through to Dhoni.
143/4 after 16 overs. This is now Kings XI's game to lose.
15.6 Tahir to Miller, 1 run. Full on off, he drives it to long off. Miller is playing second fiddle here. That's all that he really needs to do with Maxwell hitting it big at the other end.
15.5 Tahir to Maxwell, 1 run. Flat full toss on leg. Maxwell misses out and find mid wicket.
15.4 Tahir to Maxwell, No run. On off and turning, beats Maxwell on the drive.
15.3 Tahir to Maxwell, 6 runs. Wrong one, short one. Maxwell strikes this one better on mid wicket for six.

He's in a hurry, it seems like! Perhaps some fine dinner only he knows off is being cooked inside the pantry!
15.2 Tahir to Maxwell, 6 runs. Short and plenty of time for Maxwell to strike it over cow corner. 
15.1 Tahir to Miller, 1 run. Full on leg, driven to long on. 
Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Match Start Time: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 04:00 PM IST