111 for two, only six over remaining, Kings XI Punjab were in dire need of a good over to get the much-needed impetus in their innings.
Moreover, they had lost their last three games and badly needed a good total against the high-flying Mumbai Indians to get their campaign back on track. The finalists of 2014 needed someone to step up to the challenge and their skipper Glenn Maxwell took the onus on himself and clobbered three sixes and a couple of fours in the 15th over, which was bowled by Mitchell McClanaghan, to lay the platform for a good total.
The first ball of the over was full and the Australia batsman got underneath it to send it a long way back into the stands. The next delivery was very much the replica of the previous one and the result was the same except the region where the ball went – long off.
The next ball was dispatched for a four and what made it even worse for the bowler and Mumbai was that it was a no ball. The hard-hitting batsman hit the free-hit delivery for a boundary too before hitting another maximum off a full toss.
On the penultimate delivery of the over, he took a single much to the respite of the bowler as well as the team. Hashim Amla failed to score off the final ball but their innings had already got the push, as 28 runs were scored from that over.
Here is a clip of that over:
— cricket (@cricketfreak19) April 20, 2017