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Stokes tees off but Maxi takes care of Supergiants

Stokes tees off but Maxi takes care of Supergiants

Except for a few dull moments, everything went Kings XI favour as they first restricted the mighty lineup of Supergiants to a miser total and then cruised home seamlessly despite Tahir’s inroads in the earlier part of the innings.

Cricingif looks at some of the talking points of the match.

Stokes and Tiwary break the shackles

Ben Stokes showed first signs of justifying his $2.16 million price tag as he smashed 50 off 32 balls to break Pune out of shackles.

Stokes smashes Swapnil Singh over long on

Stokes smashes Stoinis for a flat six

Tiwary’s knock was equally important for Pune as he provided the much-needed late surge.

Tiwary provided late surge with a quick-fire 44

Tahir continues his run

Supergiants needed Tahir to put his best to have a chance against the Kings XI. He didn’t disappoint until his last over – accounting for Saha and Axar – only giving away 14 runs. Maxwell got the best of him in the last, but he still managed to finish with respectable figures of 2/29.

Tahir rips through Saha

Tahir accounts for Axar to keep Pune in the game

Maxwell takes care of the rest

Despite losing 4 wickets in quick succession, Maxwell made a meat of the total, powering Kings XI Punjab home with 44 off just 20 balls including four maximums.

Maxwell smashes young Chahar down the ground

Maxwell muscles Stokes for his second maximum

Maxwell spoils Tahir’s figures with two consecutive sixes