Cuttack, May 8: Glenn Maxwell continued his big-hitting form as he powered Kings XI Punjab to a 44-run victory over Chennai Super Kings in Match 29 of IPL 7 here at Barabati Stadium last night.
Maxwell blasted a 38-ball 90 studded with 6 fours and 8 sixes. David Miller hit 47 off 32 while captain George Bailey smashed 40 not out off just 13 balls in KXIP's mammoth 231/4 in 20 overs. In reply, CSK were restricted to 187/6.
Here are the highlights
# KXIP moved to the top of the points table with this win, which was their sixth of the season
# CSK have lost only two games so far and both have been against KXIP
# Maxwell won his fourth Man-of-the-match award. This was also his third knock in the 90s this year. Before this game, he had two scores of 95
# Maxwell, holder of the Orange Cap, has now accumulated 435 runs in 7 matches. He has hit 4 half centuries
# Maxwell hit Ashwin for 34 runs off 9 balls (2x4, 4x6)
# KXIP scored 162 runs in last 60 balls, which is an IPL record
# Maxwell has so far hammered 27 sixes and 41 fours
# Fours - KXIP: 24; CSK: 17
# Sixes - KXIP: 13; CSK: 4
# Top scorers - KXIP: Maxwell 90 (38 balls, 6x4, 8x6); CSK: Faf du Plessis 52 (25 balls, 7x4, 1x6)
# Highest wickets - CSK: Mohit Sharma 2/38 (4 overs); KXIP: Mitchell Johnson 2/37 (4)
# Powerplay scores (1-6) - KXIP: 38/2; CSK: 46/1
# Best strike rate - Bailey 307.69