IPL 7: Maxwell, Miller floor Rajasthan Royals
A superb show of batting by Glenn Maxwell and David Miller gave Kings XI Punjab a massive seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in a big run chase in the Indian Premier League at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
Put in to bat, Rajasthan Royals scored a massive 191 for five with fifties from Sanju Samson and Shane Watson. (All BCCI pictures)
Shane Watson (50 off 29 balls) posted his 13th innings of fifty or more at the IPL (a hundred and twelve fifties) for Rajasthan.
Chasing 192 for a win, Kings XI Punjab lost Virender Sehwag and Wriddhiman Saha early and were reduced 10 for two.
Glenn Maxwell and Cheteshwar Pujara then steadied the ship and added 116 for the third wicket to bring Kings XI Punjab back in the game.
After Maxwell departed, it was David Miller who finished the game. He smashed an unbeaten 19-ball 51 to ensure Kings XI Punjab seal the victory with eight balls remaining.
David Miller recorded his 17th fifty in T20s - his 18th innings of fifty or more in Twenty20. His 19-ball fifty is the quickest by a Kings XI player in Twenty20s.
Along with teammate Maxwell and Delhi Daredevils' Jean-Paul Duminy, Miller has become the third batsman to score two fifties in the seventh edition of the IPL.
Kings XI Punjab recorded their fourth win in 12 matches vs Rajasthan Royals at the IPL (Lost eight).