There is no stopping for Glenn Maxwell



It seems there is no bowler in this season of the IPL can take the measure of Glenn Maxwell. He is just unstoppable. Only just when he is into his 90s (twice this season on 95) he looks more vulnerable, but by that time KXIP has scored too many runs and they are probably in the safest territory already. This time around, one must say that Maxwell was a bit lucky because he got caught off a No ball when he was in his 40s, but that wasn’t his fault either. On the other hand, SRH should look into their batting as they have the best and worst batsmen in their ranks and their batting lineup looks thin after No. 3, same is with the KXIP too, but at least they are winning.

IPL 7 | Match 9 | KXIP Vs SRH

Glenn Maxwell had more clean hitting this time

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Toss: SRH and elected to field first

Playing XIs:

KXIP: Cheteshwar Pujara, Virender Sehwag, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, George Bailey, Mitchell Johnson, Akshar Patel, Wriddhiman Saha, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Rishi Dhawan, Sandeep Sharma

SRH: Aaron Finch, Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner, KL Rahul, Venugopal Rao, Irfan Pathan, Darren Sammy, Karn Sharma, Dale Steyn, Amit Mishra, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar

Mini Score Card:

KXIP 193/6 (20) Run rate: 9.65

Glenn Maxwell 95 (43) | Bhuvaneshwar Kumar 3/19 (4)

Cheteshwar Pujara 35 (32) | Amit Mishra 2/56 (4)

SRH 121 – all out (19.2) Run rate: 6.25

KL Rahul 27 (27) | Lakshmipathy Balaji 4/13 (4)

Aaron Finch 19 (15) | Akshar Patel 2/20 (4)

Result: KXIP won by 72 runs

Points: KXIP 2 (Total 6), SRH 0 (Total 0)

Man of the match: Glenn Maxwell (KXIP)

Umpires: Marais Erasmus | S Ravi | Billy Bowden (3rd) | K Bharatan (Reserve)

Match Referee: Andy Pycroft

How they played the game

Powerplay: KXIP 43 runs, 0 wickets | SRH 45 runs, 3 wickets

First 50 runs: KXIP 39 balls | SRH 45 balls

50-100 runs: KXIP 33 balls | SRH 50 balls

100-150 runs: KXIP 19 balls | SRH 121 – all out (19.2)

Best Partnership:

KXIP: 3rd Wicket – 68 runs off 28 balls between Maxwell 56 (18) and Miller 10 (10)

SRH: 5th wicket – 25 runs off 20 balls between KL Rahul 17 (11) and Pathan 5 (9)

Fours and SIXES

KXIP: 14 Fours (6 by Pujara, 5 by Maxwell, 2 by Sehwag and 1 by Bailey) | 13 SIXES (9 by Maxwell, 3 by Sehwag and 1 by Miller)

SRH: 6 Fours (2 each by Finch and Venugopal Rao and 1 each by Warner and Rahul) |  4 SIXES (1 each by Finch, Rahul, Sammy, and Sharma)

In the PIC: Glenn Maxwell had more clean hitting this time

Picture Courtesy: ESPN-Cricinfo


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