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The #PEPSIIPL IPL Kings

I have tried to catch as much as I can of the 2014 IPL which for me is the format that will be the saviour of the sport of cricket. t20 is more exciting and it May have been a week more before I write now but I just feel compelled AGAIN by David Miller shoring up an amazing run chase as the Kings 11 face the Rajastan Royals. Of course those that know know that the man doing the business is also Glenn Maxwell. He has made some amazing shots in the teams chasing KKR and today RR for big totals. Single handedly Maxwell was doing enough (a load) but as in this format you go for it risk takes its natural course and a fine 5 I think was as much as he got. An amazing total given the bowling was good despite the shorter boundaries here in Abu Dhabi.

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Yes they have brought cricket to Arabia another signal that this is a tournaent that does matter. You might also like the cplt20 when the caribeans do the same format in their style. It's not as big yet but I dont doubt it will become massive too. So the kings 11 punjab are looking like an amazing team. The scourge of the saffers and pomes is the bowling of Mitchell Johnson today he could do nothing with the equally absorbing talent of the young 19 year old royal called Samson, this is the guy that gave the again large total to be chased. I feel for the kings 11 and that they may deserve the odd game where they can have a break and chase just 145 or so...this they might bring up with 5 overs to spare - it begs the question what do you need to score to beat them ? Watson had a good innings finally after 2 lucky early escapes as Miller dropped him ! Such is a good few hours spent enjoying this tournament.

David Miller just pipped Glenn Maxwell to the yes bank maximum sixes aware as they both had 6 of them this game (one over had 3 for Miller !!!) but Miller had the longest. Maybe this seemed harsh on Maxwell as David also earned the kanna keep calm award immediately as he had still a big run rate to chase around 12 with few overs remamining. In the end he made it look easy but with the No 1 batsman not finding the middle for the kings 11 it was a tall order. He did it. I would say single handedly he led them to victory but Glenn Maxwell deserves a lot of the credit if not more for getting them into an unlikely winning position again. I think we will have to go a long way to see a game so good again in this tournament. And kings 11 gave us already 2 of the best so far. Note that Glenn made man of the match to no surprise. Watch this team !

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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
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