The match no. 10 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders began in a dramatic style as RCB lost the wickets of skipper Virat Kohli and Rajat Patidar in the second over itself. With the score reading 9-2 in 2 overs, Aussie all-rounder Glenn Maxwell stepped on to the field. With KKR dominating the match, the 32-year-old launched a counter attack and put Eoin Morgan's side on the backfoot.
Maxwell hits 28-ball fifty
The all-rounder, who has played two match-winning knocks in the first two matches, looked very comfortable at the crease and went on to play another crucial innings. Maxwell completed his half-century in only 28 deliveries as RCB found themselves in a great position mid-way through their innings. One of the most heartwarming moment of the knock was the reaction of Virat Kohli after the Aussie completed his fifty. The RCB skipper was quick to appreciate Maxwell's match-changing effort as he stood up and applauded a classy knock and looked very pleased. Kohli produced a hilarious dancing-clapping appreciation for the explosive cricketer.
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Apart from RCB skipper, the fans also hailed the efforts of their new INR 14.25 crore signing. Maxwell has certainly silenced all his critics and become a new fan-favorite for the 'Play Bold' army. The netizens also did not miss the opportunity to troll Punjab Kings for releasing him ahead of this season.
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