7th match (N), Sharjah, Apr 20 2014, Pepsi Indian Premier League
(18.4/20 ov, target 192)193/3
Kings XI won by 7 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
player of the match
Glenn Maxwell
Punjab Kings

That is all for tonight. Good bye

Maxwell is the Man of the Match. Maxwell: "I would not say pay back [for sitting on the bench at Mumbai Indians last season]. Mumbai had a pretty good side last year. I had to bide my time. I have a plan for each ball, just try and hit different gaps. Depending on the field they set, I know where the ball is going to be. Worries me more that I was not there at the end to hit the winning runs, that was a job half finished."

Bailey: "Once again some extraordinary batting from Maxie and David Miller. Credit to Rajasthan, they bowled well at the start, hit their lengths better than we did, we fell behind, but the way Maxie and Miller batted, it was not an issue. Obviously we would not like to be chasing as many, that would be ideal."

They chased 206 against Chennai, they have chased 192 tonight. Chasing down two big totals in successive games is a big confidence boost for the side, says Maxwell. He and Miller did it in both games. If one thought Maxwell's effort was spectacular, what about Miller, who's blitzed six sixes in 19 balls.

Harshal: "Pujara may not have been as explosive as the other batsmen, but he managed to hold an end up, and go at better than a run a ball, which was enough to see them through. This struggle may actually help the guy find some form for later in the tournament, as leading a successful run-chase through from start to finish will do wonders for his confidence. But what about Mad Max and David Miller. Smashed everything everywhere. Some decidedly ordinary medium-pace bowling helped them on their way, but its one thing to talk, and another to execute and smack every poor ball away for four or six. Incredible chase."

Faulkner to Miller, SIX runs

Miller ends it with plenty to spare, he goes to 51 off 19 as he gets low and slices it over cover again

Faulkner to Miller, 2 runs

wide low full toss, Miller places it in the air through the covers, and comes back for two more

Faulkner to Miller, 2 runs

slower length ball, Miller waits and pulls it wide of deep midwicket for a couple

Faulkner to Pujara, 1 run

in another universe, Pujara keeps on heaving and inside edging, and also keeps getting the hitters on strike

end of over 1827 runs
PBKS: 182/3CRR: 10.11 RRR: 5
David Miller41 (16)
Cheteshwar Pujara39 (37)
Dhawal Kulkarni 4-0-50-1
James Faulkner 3-0-34-1
Kulkarni to Miller, SIX runs

Miller's ended the game this over, this is full and wide, Miller slices it hard and flat, and it falls onto the deep point rope

Kulkarni to Miller, SIX runs

third one of the over, Kulkarni tries a slower one, Miller takes it from just outside off, and swats it in front of square leg

Kulkarni to Miller, SIX runs

Miller with another maximum, one more full toss from Kulkarni, Miller crashes it over extra cover

Kulkarni to Miller, 2 runs

full and wide, Miller gets some bat on it, they go for the second as long off rushes forward, throw is at the keeper's end but Miller is alright

Kulkarni to Miller, SIX runs

low full toss, around off, Miller steps forward and launches it over long on

Kulkarni to Pujara, 1 run

Pujara tries to scoop this from way outside off stump, but he edges it into his body instead, scampers a single

end of over 1712 runs
PBKS: 155/3CRR: 9.11 RRR: 12.33
David Miller15 (11)
Cheteshwar Pujara38 (36)
James Faulkner 3-0-34-1
Pravin Tambe 4-0-26-0
Faulkner to Miller, 2 runs

full and wide, Miller reaches out and lifts it over covers, sweeper reaches it on the bounce and parries it in

Faulkner to Pujara, 1 run

Pujara cranks up and has a slog, but he can only mishit it tamely through midwicket

Faulkner to Miller, 1 run

slower one picked from outside off and slogged on the bounce to deep midwicket

Faulkner to Miller, 1 wide

this is too wide outside off now

Faulkner to Miller, no run

very low and wide full toss, slips under Miller's bat swing

Faulkner to Pujara, 3 runs

flays a back of a length ball high over extra cover, hasn't timed it, and sweeper keeps it inside with a dive

Faulkner to Pujara, FOUR runs

out of nowhere, Pujara's connected with a scoop, he goes outside off, bends the knee and turns this length ball to the fine leg rope