Kings XI Punjab maintains IPL top spot after beating RCB by 32 runs

Johannesburg, May 10: The Kings XI Punjab have firmed their place on the top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) table following a 32-run defeat of Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium.

David Miller’s impressive 66 off 29 balls could not broken despite the Challenger’s multi-million-dollar batting line-up, which collapsed after amassing just 166, of which 53 came from AB de Villiers.

According to Sport24, Punjab pacer Sandeep Sharma did the damage by taking the key wickets of captain Virat Kohli, an out-of-form Chris Gayle and Parthiv Patel while Miller had been given the freedom to play by an opening stand of 60 by Virender Sehwag and Mandeep Singh.

Although the phenomenal Glenn Maxwell lasted just 11 balls, but in that time he racked up two sixes and two fours until he was caught on the boundary by the high-reaching Mitchell Starc, the report added. (ANI)