IPL 2017, Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: Maxwell smashes critics with an easy win

Kings XI Punjab rode on a solid batting performance by Hashim Amla and skipper Glenn Maxwell to thrash Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by eight wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Holkar Stadium here on Monday.

Chasing a 149-run target, Punjab were boosted by an unbeaten half-century by experienced opener Amla and a power-packed innings by Maxwell lower down the order and crossed the line with 33 balls to spare.

Amla batted through the innings and remained unbeaten on 58 runs off 38 deliveries, hitting four boundaries and three sixes along the way.

Maxwell played a typically explosive innings, smashing 43 runs off 22 balls with three boundaries and four massive hits into the stands.

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Probable XI

Kings XI Punjab

Eoin Morgan, Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Glenn Maxwell (c), David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Swapnil Singh, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Chris Gayle, Shane Watson (c), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Vishnu Vinod (wk), S Aravind, Iqbal Abdulla, Tymal Mills, Yuzvendra Chahal