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Kings beat RR by 7 wickets

Posted on Apr 21 2014 | IBNS

Sharjah, Apr 20 : David Miller's unbeaten 51 and Glenn Maxwell 's 89, helped Kings XI Punjab beat Rajasthan Royals (RR) by seven wickets here on Sunday.

Chasing RRs's 191 for five, Kings reached 193 by losing only three wickets.

Maxwell played a gutsy knock of 89 runs which was laced by eight boundaries and six sixes.

Maxwell and Cheteshwar Pujara (40) earlier added 116 runs in the third wicket partnership and helped in stabilising the innings after Virender Sehwag (2) and Wriddhiman Saha (2) departed quickly to leave the Kings struggling at 10 for two.

After Maxwell departed, Pujara and Miller added 67 runs in the fourth wicket partnership and ensured Kings reach the target at the end quite comfortably.

Kane Richardson, Dhawal Kulkarni and James Faulkner picked a wicket apiece.

Earlier, RR scored 191 for five on the scorecard.

Sanju Samson top scoring for the side with his 52 off 34-balls.

Akshar Patel was the most economical of the Kings bowlers picking one wicket by giving away 22 runs in his four.

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