Kings XI Punjab Captain Glenn Maxwell led from the front as his brave efforts resulted in team's six-wicket victory against the mighty Rising Pune Supergiants on Saturday at Indore's Holkar stadium.
Maxwell scored a quickfire 44 in just 20 balls when the required run rate was increasing ball-by-ball.
Earlier, the Rising Pune Supergiants failed to capitalise on a flying start by their openers and managed to set a 163-run target for the hosts.
Here are the highlights of the KXI vs RPS match:
Game over! Maxwell wins it for the Kings
Two consecutive sixes by Maxwell, Tahir looking for answers now to tame the attack
Six, Miller goes for a big one. Solid shot
The David Miller-Glenn Maxwell pair has a tedious task to chase down the target as the asking rate is increasing
Punjab need 81 runs off 42 balls to win the match
Imran Tahir scalps Axar Patel, Punjab in deep trouble now
Rahul Chahar to Amla, out Caught by Stokes!!
It's a SIX!!! Solid shot by Axar Patel
Imran Tahir to Axar Patel, FOUR, to fine leg
Tahir to Saha, out Bowled!! Tahir strikes on his first delivery
Now, Imran Tahir begins his bowling spell
Smith brings Ben Stokes into the attack to unsettle Punjab
Wriddhiman Saha comes to the crease, survives early scare
Dinda strikes, Vohra departs. What a catch by Manoj Tiwary
Last 3 overs: 27 runs, 0 wickets
Dinda to Vohra, SIX, straight down the ground
Christian to Amla, FOUR, to backward square leg
Cracking shot by Vohra. Punjab: 11/0
KXIP innings begins with Hashim Amla and Manan Vohra
RPS put up a 164 run target for Punjab
Gone!!! Christian departs after playing his part well
SIX!!! That was huge by Christian. Pune now on 162
Two back-to-back boundaries by Christian. Just WOW!!!
Just one over to go. Can Pune get 160-170 on board?
RPS 147/5 (19.0 overs)
Ben Stokes departs. Pune five wickets down
Ben Stokes completes a brilliant half-century. His first in the IPL
Stokes is on fire now. Wonderful six
100 up for Pune Supergiants
Swapnil Singh to Dhoni, out Caught&Bowled!!
SIX!!! Cracking shot by Stokes, some respite for RPS
It is now up to MS Dhoni and Stokes to pull Pune out of trouble
Marcus Stoinis removes Pune captain Smith. Visitors in trouble now. Dhoni comes to the crease
OUT!!! Ajinkya Rahane departs. RPS now two wickets down
RPS seem to have absorbed the early jolt of Mayank Agarwal's wicket. Have scored 34 runs in 5.4 overs
Kings XI Punjab have won the toss and elected to field first
KXIP XI: H Amla, M Vohra, W Saha, G Maxwell, D Miller, MP Stoinis, A Patel, S Singh, M Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 8, 2017
RPS XI: A Rahane, M Agarwal, S Smith, M Tiwary, MS Dhoni, B Stokes, R Bhatia, R Chahar, D Christian, I Tahir, A Dinda— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 8, 2017
Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore (Home ground of KXIP)