IPL 7: Maxwell punishes Sunrisers Hyderabad
Glenn Maxwell produced yet another blistering knock of 43-ball 95 before Lakshmipathy Balaji returned with a four-wicket haul as Kings XI Punjab notched up a crushing 72-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their third IPL-7 match on Tuesday.
Put in to bat, Kings XI Punjab had a solid start as openers Cheteshwar Pujara and Virender Sehwag shared a 51-run stand. (All BCCI images)
Virender Sehwag looked good during his 22-ball 30, laced with a couple of fours and three sixes.
Cheteshwar Pujara was patient in his approach as he scored 35 runs off 32 balls with the help of six boundaries.
Amit Mishra drew first blood as he removed Virender Sehwag for 30. Mishra finished with 2/56.
After scoring 95 and 89 in his last two innings, in-form Glenn Maxwell once again produced a devastating knock. He hit 95 off 43 balls studded with nine sixes and five fours.
Glenn Maxwell, who was dropped on 11 by David Warner, shared 68 runs off 27 balls with David Miller for the third wicket to guide Kings XI Punjab to 193/6. He also added 35 runs with Cheteshwar Pujara and 25 runs with skipper George Bailey.
Chasing 194 for a victory, Sunrisers Hyderabad Hyderabad found the going tough as they were reduced to 33 for three in 4.5 overs. David Warner (8), Aaron Finch (19) and Shikhar Dhawan (1) fell cheaply.
Seam bowler Lakshmipathy Balaji returned with incredible figures of 4/13 to bundle out Sunrisers Hyderabad for 121. Mitchell Johnson (2 for 26) and Akshar Patel (2/20) snapped two wickets each.