In two contests between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings, the former has dominated and won. In both matches, Maxwell dazzled with the willow, smashing 95 and 90. On both occasions, he won Man-of-the-match awards.
At the receiving end of Maxwell's bat was Ashwin in both games. The offspinner was hammered for 34 runs off 9 balls in last night's game in Cuttack while in the previous meeting between the two in UAE, he was taken for 30 off 15.
The attack on Ashwin by Maxwell yesterday also resulted in CSK captain MS Dhoni taking the spinner out of the attack after two overs and he did not return.
Yesterday's strike rate of Maxwell against Ashwin was 377.77 while in the last game it was exactly 200.
Overall, Maxwell has hit Ashwin for 64 runs in just 24 balls at a strike rate of 266.66. The bowler has managed just 4 dot balls against the right-hander.
Ashwin has been one of the best spinners for India and CSK in the shortest format of the game. But clearly he has run out of ideas against the Australian batsman.
When they face off again next time, Ashwin will have to be ready with something new to get Maxwell out early.
It could be in this year's playoffs or may be some other time, out of IPL.
This is how Maxwell has destroyed Ashwin in two games
Yesterday's game in Cuttack (May 7) - Scorecard
Dots - 1; 1s - 2; 2s - 0; 3s - 0; 4s - 2; 6s - 4
Strike rate: 377.77 - 34 runs off 9 deliveries
Previous meeting in Abu Dhabi (April 18) - Scorecard
Dots - 3; 1s - 4; 2s - 3; 3s - 0; 4s - 5
Strike rate: 200 - 30 off 15
Total: 64 runs off 24 (SR 266.66) - 7 fours, 4 sixes