Kings XI Punjab chased down the 164-run target set up by Rising Pune supergiant quite easily securing their first win of the season. However, the Twitterati were more interested in continuing their tirade against Ashok Dinda, while saving some praise for Imran Tahir and Glenn Maxwell.
Inspired batting from skipper Glenn Maxwell ensured that last season's wooden spooners, Kings XI Punjab, started their 2017 IPL campaign with a win over Rising Pune Supergiant. Maxwell scored an impressive 44* off just 20 balls as Punjab easily chased down the 164-run target set up by Pune.
Brief scores: Rising Pune Supergiant 163/6 ( Ben Stokes 50, Manoj Tiwary 40*; Sandeep Sharma 2/33, Swapnil Singh 1/14) lost to Kings XI Punjab 164/4 (Glenn Maxwell 44*, David Miller 30*; Imran Tahir 2/29, Ashok Dinda 1/26) by 6 wickets.
Here are the best tweets from the game:
It's unfortunate the most anticipated matchup didn't occur!
You are not the only one mate!
Dinda : 3 - 26 - 1 😐😐— Sadhu Maharaj (@SadhuMaharaj16) April 8, 2017
Ok who ever it is take off ur mask !! #KXIPvRPS
And to think Ishant Sharma wanted 2 crores!
Fun fact: Imran Tahir has never been brought in an auction. Was Coulter-Nile's replacement in '14 (DD), and now Marsh's for RPS. #IPL— Darshan Senthil (@dagiroxforever7) April 8, 2017
He might do that even without picking a wicket
All they need is to win the toss then
Well, this was expected!
Isn't that everywhere?
No excuses for anymore brain fades
Best thing for Smith is that he doesn't have to luk towards dressingRoom to make decisions as Dhoni wud b right there in d ground #KXIPvRPS— Sir Ashish Nehra (@SirAshish_Nehra) April 8, 2017