Today’s match is between Kings XI Punjab and Rising Pune Supergiants, Supergiants will be confident after their good win against Mumbai Indians on Thursday. Kings XI Punjab will be led by Australian limited overs specialist Glenn Maxwell. This is the fourth match of IPL 2017 at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Kings XI Punjab: David Miller, Manan Vohra, Axar Patel, Glenn Maxwell (C), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Anureet Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Shaun Marsh, Wriddhiman Saha, Ishant Sharma, Nikhil Naik, Mohit Sharma, Marcus Stoinis, KC Cariappa, Armaan Jaffer, Pardeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, Hashim Amla, Varun Aaron, Eoin Morgan, Matt Henry, Rahul Tewatia, Martin Guptill, Darren Sammy, Rinku Singh, T Natarajan.
Rising Pune Supergiant: Steve Smith (C), Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Sharma, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Dan Christian, MS Dhoni (w), Ashok Dinda, Faf du Plessis, Lockie Ferguson, Imran Tahir, Jaskaran Singh, Usman Khawaja, Ajinkya Rahane, Saurabh Kumar, Ben Stokes, Milind Tandon, Manoj Tiwary, Adam Zampa, Jaydev Unadkat, Ishwar Pandey, Rahul Tripathi, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar.
Kings XI Punjab
|Imran Tahir to Miller, no run, quickish length ball angling across Miller, whips it back to the bowler|
|Imran Tahir to Miller, no run, back of a length outside off, chopped down to short third man|
|Imran Tahir to Maxwell, 1 run, tossed up outside off, lands on a good length. Don’t think Maxwell knew which way it was turning. It was the legbreak, and he reads it off the pitch and opens his bat face to dab behind point|
|Imran Tahir to Miller, 1 run, tossed up outside off, gets a good stride out to drive to long-off|
|Imran Tahir to Maxwell, 1 run, back of a length googly, shuffles across and works it to deep backward square leg|
|I don’t know if 24 off 22 was what Punjab were looking for when they promoted Axar. Now they have Maxwell and Miller at the crease, both on 0 off 0.|
|Imran Tahir to Patel, OUT, another for Tahir. He reacts, as always, like he’s just won the World Cup. Floated up outside off, Axar goes for the big hoick over the leg side. Doesn’t turn as much as he expected, and he ends up hitting it straight up in the air, off the outside half of the bat, and it’s Tahir himself who settles under this ballooner, moving towards midwicket to catch it
AR Patel c & b Imran Tahir 24 (22b 1×4 1×6) SR: 109.0
Kings XI Punjab opt to bowl