Glenn Maxwell stars again in Kings XI big victory
Another eye-catching batting presentation by Glenn Maxwell assisted Kings XI Punjab beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 72 runs for a hat-trick of wins in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on April 22, Tuesday. Maxwell, who had scored 95 and 89 in the previous two matches, again came up with a rapid bang of 95 runs in just 43 balls trouncing five fours and nine sixes as Kings XI ended 193 runs for six in 20 overs. Veteran pacer Lakshmipathy Balaji shined with the ball picking up 4 for 13 from his four overs as Sunrisers Hyderabad were bowled out for 121 runs with four balls to remain. Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson and left-arm spinner Akshar Patel got two wickets each.
It was one more poor performance by Sunrisers Hyderabad as they struggled against speed. Lokesh Rahul was the top scorer with 27 runs while Aaron Finch made 19 runs and Darren Sammy 15. Previously put in, Kings XI Punjab started the inning very good, thanks to a 51-run stand between Cheteshwar Pujara 35 runs and Virender Sehwag 30 runs.