IPL 2016: KXIP beat RPS by six wickets

Chasing 153, KXIP rode high on fifties by the openers before Glenn Maxwell finished it off with brisk cameo.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: April 17, 2016 7:23 pm
Manan Vohra scored a fluent 51 at top of the order. (Source: BCCI/IPL)

Kings XI Punjab beat Rising Pune Supergiants for their first win of the IPL 2016. After impressive show with the ball, openers set up the win with twin fifties before Glenn Maxwell finished it off with a brisk cameo towards the end. (PHOTOS: Jadeja’s wedding pictures)

Scorecard: KXIP vs RPS, IPL 2016 (CLICK HERE)

As it happened

Punjab beat Pune by six wickets for their first win. (Vijay 53, Vohra 51; M Ashwin 3/36)

1913 hrs IST: SIX! In the slot and Maxwell hits it all the way. He’s in a hurry to finish it off

1910 hrs IST: FOUR! Follows the maximum with an inside-out hit over the ropes. Much needed for KXIP

1909 hrs IST: SIX! Maxwell’s flat sweep sails over the ropes. Has no problems in hitting against the turn

1905 hrs IST: WICKET! M Ashwin rewarded for tossing it up as Miller mistimes it to KP in the deep. KXIP four down now

1902 hrs IST: Equation: KXIP need 35 from 24 balls now

1900 hrs IST: It could get very interesting in Mohali now. Maxwell and Miller – both who have struggled in the tournament so far – in the middle now

1858 hrs IST: WICKET! Vijay falls moments after scoring FIFTY. M Ashwin with another wicket. KXIP 112/3

1855 hrs IST: Vijay brings up his FIFTY with a maximum. Was there to be hit and he give it the treatment

1852 hrs IST: WICKET! M Ashwin castles Shaun Marsh. KXIP lose their second wicket. 103/2

1849 hrs IST: MS Dhoni on the attack now, introduces Ashwin. A couple of tight overs could well inject panic in the Punjab dugout

1847 hrs IST: Shaun Marsh is the new man in, KXIP still need 50 from 38

1844 hrs IST: WICKET! Ankit Sharma traps Vohra in front with a delivery which just held its line. Out after scoring 51

1840 hrs IST: FIFTY for Manan Vohra. The dugout on its feet, applauds the youngster’s efforts

1830 hrs IST: Vohra growing in confidence with every shot he’s playing. The partnership is worth 79. And as we type, it becomes 83 with another boundary

1817 hrs IST: FIFTY up for KXIP in the sixth over. Good start by the hosts in the modest chase

1815 hrs IST: Make that three on the trot. KXIP 43/0 after five overs. Vohra making a move on in the fifth over

1814 hrs IST: Vohra opens the face of the blade and guides it to the the third-man boundary. Consecutive boundaries

1813 hrs IST: Vohra goes straight and it travels to the ropes at lightning speed

1812 hrs IST: WICKETS hold key for Pune. They don’t have enough runs in the kitty. A couple of wickets would expose the fragile KXIP middle-order

1811 hrs IST: Ashwin starts with a tight over, concedes just four

1810 hrs IST: Vijay and Vohra are off to a steady start in the modest chase. Asking rate well within their reach

1800 hrs IST: KXIP openers Vohra and Vijay out in the middle. Ishant with the new ball for Pune

1740 hrs IST: Pune post 152/7 against Punjab in Mohali. (Du Plessis 67, Smith 38; Mohit 3/23)

1738 hrs IST: Mohit bowls a fine last over. Three singles, two wickets coming from the last six deliveries

1734 hrs IST: WICKET! 2/2 for Mohit as Dhoni hits the full toss straight to Maxwell in the deep. 149/6

1732 hrs IST: WICKET! Faf miscues and Mohit takes a neat high catch off his own bowling. 149/5

1730 hrs IST: We are left with just six deliveries now. Pune 149/4

1727 hrs IST: MS Dhoni is the new man in but he’s hardly getting any strike as Du Plessis continues to do the scoring for Pune

1720 hrs IST: WICKET! Smith miscues the Mohit slower one to Miller in the deep. Pune 139/4

1715 hrs IST: Good 17th over for Pune as Smith hits Abbott for three boundaries. 131/3

1710 hrs IST: FIFTY for Faf du Plessis. He’s the lone warrior for Pune today, but even he’s getting tired under the sun

1705 hrs IST: Five to play, Pune 109/3. They need some fireworks now

1700 hrs IST: Pune innings comes to a grinding halt. Boundaries just not coming. Singles won’t help their cause at this stage of the game

1655 hrs IST: Smith and Faf in the middle, Dhoni and Pathan to follow. There’s enough batting, Pune need a move on. After 12, 87/3

1650 hrs IST: Sandeep Sharma ends his spell with impressive figures of 2/23

1647 hrs IST: WICKET! Sandeep strikes first ball of his new spell as Perera mistimes one to Mohit in the deep. 76/3

1645 hrs IST: At the half-way mark, Pune are 76/2. Perera and Du Plessis in the middle for the visitors. Rahane and Pietersen the two men to be dismissed

1640 hrs IST: Not good news coming from the Mumbai Indians camp. Lasith Malinga has been ruled out of the IPL 2016

1637 hrs IST: Dhoni promotes Perera up the order and the dangerous left-hander is away with a boundary

1632 hrs IST: WICKET! Abbott breaks the steady stand, scalps Pietersen

1626 hrs IST: That single brings up 1000 IPL runs for Pietersen, becomes 50th player to reach the figure

1624 hrs IST: FOUR! Faf charges Sahu and clears the ring with ease. Ends the over with a boundary, Pune 49/1 after six overs

1622 hrs IST: FOUR! Faf muscles Sahu down the ground and it travels to the ropes in no time. He continues to attack the spinners

1620 hrs IST: Another spinner to operate in the powerplay. Leggie Sahu into the attack now

1618 hrs IST: Both KP and Faf make a move on. Both looking in good touch in the middle

1613 hrs IST: KP vs left-arm spin: No problems so far as he hits Axar for consecutive boundaries

1610 hrs IST: Spin in the powerplay! Axar Patel into the attack. KP is in the middle, and he doesn’t like left-arm spin

1608 hrs IST: Kevin Pietersen joins Faf du Plessis in the middle

1606 hrs IST: WICKET! Rahane attempts the wild slog only to inside-edge it back on to his stumps. Sandeep draws first blood, RPS 10/1

1604 hrs IST: FOUR! Rahane flicks one off his pads and it races to the fence. He’s off to a good start, timing the ball sweetly in the middle

1602 hrs IST: Kyle Abbott to bowl from the other end

1601 hrs IST: Decent first over by Sandeep – got the swing going both ways and tested Rahane with a sharp in-swinger. 4/0

1600 hrs IST: Pitched up, and Rahane drives it into the gap for first boundary of the innings

1554 hrs IST: Sandeep Sharma to commence proceedings with the ball

1550 hrs IST: Pune openers Faf du Plessis and Rahane are out in the middle. Bare covering of grass on this strip. Looks a good one to bat on

1536 hrs IST: The team sheets are out, here’s a look at the two XIs

KXIP XI: M Vijay, M Vohra, S Marsh, D Miller, G Maxwell, A Patel, W Saha, M Sharma, K Abbott, P Sahu, Sandeep Sharma

RPS XI: Du Plessis, Rahane, Pietersen, Smith, Dhoni, Perera, Pathan, Ashwin, Ishant, A Sharma, M Ashwin

1532 hrs IST: MS Dhoni and Co are out for their warm-ups. A very hot day in Mohali

1531 hrs IST: KXIP drop Mitchell Johnson, include Kyle Abbott

1531 hrs IST: Pune have made three changes for this game. Irfan Pathan is included in the XI. Awaiting team sheets

1530 hrs IST: TOSS! Pune win toss, elect to bat against Punjab in Mohali

FOLLOW THE MATCH IN HINDI HERE

The build-up

Can David inspire Goliaths of his team?

MS Dhoni at the practice session on the eve of match against Kings XI Punjab. (Source: Express photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

Between the two skippers who would walk out for the toss at the PCA stadium, David Miller, the Kings XI Punjab skipper, will ostensibly be the more worried man. His team has lost two matches on the spin, and lost them woefully, the first to newcomers Gujarat Lions and the second to Delhi Daredevils.

No need to promote Sarfaraz, says Jadhav

Sarfaraz Khan scored 35 runs off 10 Balls against SRH. (Source: PTI)

Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Kedar Jhadav on Saturday felt there was no need to promote young Sarfaraz Khan in the batting order when they meet Delhi Daredevils in an IPL match on Saturday, as he was doing well at number five.

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