first_imgWith great power comes great responsibility. Glenn Maxwell seems to be enjoying his captaincy as the Australian all-rounder delighted the home crowd with yet another majestic display of batting against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Holkar stadium in Indore. (Match Highlights | Scorecard)Maxwell hammered 43 off only 22 balls and was involved in an unbeaten 72-run stand for the third wicket with Hashim Amla (58* off 38 balls) to script an eight-wicket win over Bangalore.Chasing a paltry 149 for victory, KXIP reached the target in 14.3 overs to register their second win on the trot.Maxwell’s thunderous knock was studded with three fours and four sixes and he also became the 51st player to complete 1000 IPL runs in the process. Maxwell also has the highest strike rate and has so far struck six half-centuries in the cash-rich T20 league. (De Villiers returns to show what RCB were missing)He has played 45 matches and now has 1005 runs at a strike rate of 164.75.The 28-year-old credited his team’s bowlers after the win.”Feeling good. It’s been a great start for us. The bowlers set it up for us. To keep it to 23 in the powerplay was a great effort. Our bowlers seemed to get something out of this wicket when there was something there. The boys have been adaptable, I can’t ask for more than that,” Maxwell said at the post match presentation ceremony.The ‘Big Show’, in the KXIP’s first match, had played a captain’s knock of 44 off 20 balls against Rising Pune Supergiant to start his IPL captaincy debut with a win.advertisement”It’s nice to be comfortable. Feel like I can control. Nice to have the leadership and it’s giving me the extra bit of responsibility. Hopefully, we keep the winning form,” Maxwell had said.KXIP, who had finished at the bottom of the table in 2016, have looked in good form this season.last_img

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