Player of the Match
Player of the Match

19 | 7 Runs | KXIP: 164/4 | RR: 8.63

  • Glenn Maxwell44 (20b)
  • David Miller30 (27b)
  • Ben Stokes4-0-32-0
  • Ashok Dinda3-0-26-1

That's it from the first game of today's double-header. Switch over to Royal Challengers v Delhi Daredevils which will be under way in about 15 minutes. Good night, from here, and see you soon.

Glenn Maxwell: "Nice to start off with a new home ground and get some joy. We haven't had fruitful seasons recently so it was nice. It was a clean slate for the team, we came with blank minds and had plans for all their batsmen. We can't control the past, only the future. We practiced well and got around 230 in one of the practice games, so it felt nice to restrict them to 163. It's better to chase here, to know how to pace it and keep wickets in the back end."

Glenn Maxwell is the Man of the Match.

Steven Smith: "Probably wasn't quite enough. The wicket hardened up a bit, came on a bit nicer in the second innings. Was hard work in the afternoon, wicket was a bit tacky. We needed more, but we did well to get what we got after our start. We probably needed to play a bit more aggressively, without fear, should have gone a bit harder. 160 was reasonable, but we probably needed more than that."

Suresh: "If these two play like this, surely Kings XI have a chance like 2014, but missing Sehwag's starts."

7.25pm Pune remain win-less while batting first. Their total, 163 on a good batting pitch, was really not challenging enough today. Kings XI got themselves into a bit of trouble after their promotion of Axar Patel went wrong for them, but Maxwell and Miller did what Maxwell and Miller are renowned for, putting on an unbroken 79 off 52 to steer them home comfortably. Maxwell ends up with 44 off 20, and I now realise Miller faced seven balls more than his captain today.

Stokes to Maxwell, 1 run, full on off stump, and that is that. A straight-bat push to the left of midwicket, off a full ball on off stump, and a quick single

One to win now.

Stokes to Maxwell, 1 wide, predictably, given the field, a bouncer, and he loses his line and whangs it a long way down the leg side while taking a tumble in his follow-through

Two to win. Will this be the last ball? Mid-on and mid-off inside the circle.

Stokes to Miller, 1 run, wide yorker, slashed away, thick edge down to third man
Stokes to Miller, no run, sees him coming down the track and cramps him with a slower ball into the body. Defends with a straight bat into the covers
Stokes to Miller, no run, wide yorker, Miller gets down low, looks for the flat-bat slap, and misses
Stokes to Miller, FOUR runs, short, gets up to chest height, and Miller is back and across in a flash to pull it, bat coming from up to down, and swivels to place it to the left of deep square leg. Super shot
Stokes to Miller, no run, back of a length close to off stump, a bit of off-cut on that. Miller gets behind it to defend to short cover

Stokes around the wicket to Miller.

18 | 12 Runs | KXIP: 157/4 (7 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.72, RRR: 3.50)

  • David Miller25 (22b)
  • Glenn Maxwell43 (19b)
  • Ashok Dinda3-0-26-1
  • Rahul Chahar4-0-32-1

12 off what was a fairly decent over from Dinda. Such is life in the IPL.

Dinda to Miller, 1 run, full on the pads, clipped to deep square leg
Dinda to Miller, 2 runs, leg-stump yorker, clipped away through square leg
Dinda to Miller, SIX runs, in the blockhole on middle stump, and what a shot that is! That delivery is blameless, and Miller simply makes himself room and shovels under it, with a dead-straight bat, back over the bowler's head, and into the rope on the full. Christian, diving to his right from long-on, can't quite get a hand to it
Dinda to Miller, no run, bouncer, Miller steps across to try and hook, can't connect and it sails over his right shoulder
Dinda to Miller, 2 runs, full, close to off stump, extra cover gets his left hand on the ball to slow down a firm drive from Miller

Maxwell in the 2016 IPL: 1st inns - ave 3.83, SR 82.14, 23 runs in 7 inns; 2nd inns - ave 52, SR 162.50, 156 runs in 4 inns.

Dinda to Maxwell, 1 run, yorker on leg stump. Maxwell had moved away from leg stump well before release. Drags it off the toe end of the bat down to long-on

Here's the glorious, prancing headband, Ashok Dinda.

Prashant: "M&M candies should hire these two for endorsement"

17 | 2 Runs | KXIP: 145/4 (19 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.52, RRR: 6.33)

  • David Miller14 (17b)
  • Glenn Maxwell42 (18b)
  • Rahul Chahar4-0-32-1
  • Imran Tahir4-0-29-2
Chahar to Miller, no run, fullish on the stumps, clipped back to the bowler
Chahar to Maxwell, 1 leg bye, looks for the reverse-sweep, misses, and Dhoni bellows a huge appeal for lbw. Looks to have pitched in line and gone straight on. May have been sliding down leg
Chahar to Maxwell, no run, legbreak tossed up outside off, turns a long way and Maxwell's slog hits the toe end and rolls to midwicket
Chahar to Miller, 1 run, shortish, close to off stump, keeps a little low as he makes room to cut. Has to chop it down into the ground, a short way into the cover point region
Chahar to Miller, no run, another googly. Looks to sweep, misses, and it ricochets off pad into the off side
Chahar to Miller, no run, googly, pitches outside off, and turns a long way away. Miller shapes to cut, has to check himself because it turns so much

16 | 15 Runs | KXIP: 143/4 (21 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 8.93, RRR: 5.25)

  • David Miller13 (13b)
  • Glenn Maxwell42 (16b)
  • Imran Tahir4-0-29-2
  • Ben Stokes3-0-25-0
Imran Tahir to Miller, 1 run, tossed up wide of off, driven to long-off
Imran Tahir to Maxwell, 1 run, full-toss, hip-high, angling down leg, swatted away to deep square leg
Imran Tahir to Maxwell, no run, floaty legbreak wide of off stump. Maxwell is beaten in the air, beaten by the lack of pace. Looks to launch that over mid-off, ends up swinging through thin air

Chase well


Glenn Maxwell's average in the second innings in IPL 2016; it was 3.83 in the first innings

Straight through


Number of bowled and lbw dismissals in Imran Tahir's 176 wickets before this match

Dinda's shaky defence


His economy rate in Powerplays when Rising Pune defend totals, as opposed to 4.69 when they bowl first

Can they do it this time?


Rising Pune Supergiant(s) have never won an IPL game when they have batted first

Slog-overs specialist


Mohit's wickets in the last four overs last season, second only to Bhuvneshwar Kumar

End-overs mastery


Kings XI's first-innings economy rate in the last four overs in the 2016 season - the best among all teams

Early wickets


Sandeep Sharma's Powerplay wickets since his debut in 2013 - the joint-most alongside Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Frugal Sandeep


Sandeep Sharma's Powerplay economy rate last season - the second-best, behind Mustafizur Rahman, among bowlers who sent down a minimum of five overs

Win toss, bat first?


Teams winning the toss have won seven out of ten T20 games in Indore