CLT20: Glenn Maxwell, Thisara Perera Star in Kings XI Punjab's Opening Win
Glenn Maxwell hit 43 and Thisara Perera scored 35 not out as Kings XI Punjab beat Hobart Hurricanes by five wickets in Mohali.
Glenn Maxwell hit 43 and Thisara Perera scored 35 not out as Kings XI Punjab beat Hobart Hurricanes by five wickets in Mohali. (All Pics BCCI)
George Bailey won the toss and opted to field first.
Akshar Patel struck early to remove Tim Paine.
Thisara Perera led the way with 2 for 17.
Ben Dunk scored 26 as Hobart looked to increase the run-rate.
Travis Birt hit 28 as Hobart posted 144/6.
Doug Bollinger drew first blood by getting rid of Virender Sehwag for a duck.
Glenn Maxwell hit a quick 43 and looked set to take Punjab home.
Thisara Perera hit 35 not out to put in a good all-round performance.
George Bailey hit 34 not out and Punjab finished the match with five wickets to spare.