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Kings XI Punjab vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad: Video Highlights, Scorecard, Report

DHAKA, BANGLADESH - MARCH 30:  Glenn Maxwell of Australia hits a six as MS Dhoni of India looks on during the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 match between India v Australia at Sher-e-Bangla Mirpur Stadium on March 30, 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterApril 22, 2014

Glenn Maxwell stole the show once again as the Kings XI Punjab made it three wins on the spin in the Indian Premier League with a resounding 72-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Batting first, Kings XI crashed 193-6 in their 20 overs with Maxwell posting a 43-ball 95.

In response, the Sunrisers never got going and fell well short of the total, eventually dismissed in the final over for 121.

Punjab occupy the top spot in the table after the victory while the winless Sunrisers are at the foot of the table.

Kings XI Punjab Innings
BATSMENRUNSBALLSSR4S6S
Cheteshwar Pujarac Venugopal Rao b Darren Sammy3532109.3760
Virender Sehwagc Darren Sammy b Amit Mishra3022136.3623
Glenn Maxwellc Darren Sammy b Amit Mishra9543220.9359
David Millerc David Warner b Bhuvneshwar Kumar1010100.0001
George Baileyc David Warner b Bhuvneshwar Kumar108125.0010
Mitchell Johnsonb Bhuvneshwar Kumar4666.6600
Akshar PatelNOT OUT000.0000
EXTRAS (nb 1, w 3, lb 5)9
TOTAL (6 wickets; 20 overs)193193
BOWLERORWECONDOTS
Dale Steyn42606.5011
Bhuvneshwar Kumar41934.7515
Irfan Pathan228014.003
Karan Sharma43709.257
Amit Mishra456214.006
Darren Sammy222111.004
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There seemed like precious little Hyderabad could do against Maxwell.

He came in at 51-1 after a breezy Virender Sehwag cameo of 30 from 22 balls and proceeded to crash the ball to all parts. 

There were nine maximums in his 95, which equalled his Twenty20 best, set just two matches ago.

There wasn't a great deal else from the team—Cheteshwar Pujara anchored the knock with 35 from 32 balls—but with Maxwell flying, there didn't need to be.

Lakshmipathy Balaji impressed with the ball as his accurate seam bowling prising out dangerous Australian batsmen Aaron Finch and David Warner in the same over. He ended up with four wickets overall, becoming the top wicket-taker so far in IPL 7.

With Sunrisers captain Shikhar Dhawan also in the hutch, the stuffing was knocked out of the chase before it ever truly began.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Innings
BATSMENRUNSBALLSSR4S6S
Aaron Finchb Lakshmipathy Balaji1915126.6621
Shikhar Dhawanc Wriddhiman Saha b Mitchell Johnson1333.3300
David Warnerc Glenn Maxwell b Lakshmipathy Balaji81266.6610
Lokesh Rahulc David Miller b Akshar Patel2727100.0011
Venugopal Raob Sandeep Sharma119122.2220
Irfan Pathanb Akshar Patel5955.5500
Darren Sammyc Akshar Patel b Lakshmipathy Balaji1511136.3601
Karan Sharmac David Miller b Mitchell Johnson108125.0001
Dale Steynb Lakshmipathy Balaji121675.0000
Amit MishraNOT OUT4580.0000
Bhuvneshwar Kumarc Mitchell Johnson b Rishi Dhawan1333.3300
EXTRAS (nb 2, w 3, lb 3)8
TOTAL (All out; 19.2 overs)121121
BOWLERORWECONDOTS
Sandeep Sharma42616.5010
Mitchell Johnson42626.5012
Lakshmipathy Balaji41343.2512
Rishi Dhawan2.22319.852
Akshar Patel42025.0010
Glenn Maxwell110010.001
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Lokesh Rahul managed a run-a-ball 27 and Darren Sammy crunched a huge six in a 11-ball 15, but the wickets continued to fall.

The Kings XI Punjab bowling is far from perfect—Mitchell Johnson has been inconsistent so far while the rest of the line-up lacks star quality—but with such batting firepower, they have been irresistible so far.

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