Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Sunday won the toss and opted to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
In the first game of IPL 2021, Maxwell played a knock of 39 runs to help RCB defeat Mumbai Indians by two wickets at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.
The Proteas batsman got out in the final over, but RCB managed to register a win in the final over of the innings.
The seat which Maxwell destroyed during his sensational knock against New Zealand will be put up for auction. After the game, Maxwell signed the seat so it can be auctioned off for charity.
Maxwell has been sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for the whooping price of Rs 14.25 cr. He had set his base price for 2 crores in the upcoming auction
A total of 164 Indian players, 125 overseas players, and 3 players from associate nations will be up for grabs in the mini-auction.
The "mini-auction" this year would see 292 players going under the hammer and all these cricketers have been shortlisted by the eight franchises.
The addition of Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan, and Kuldeep Yadav also rejuvenated the bowling as the side was finally able to take wickets at regular intervals.
Brief Scores: Melbourne Stars 141/6 (Hilton Cartwright 58, Glenn Maxwell 25, Matthew Kelly 3-27) defeat Perth Scorchers 131/9 (Cameron Bancroft 32, Kurtis Patterson 20, Nic Maddinson 3-24) by 10 runs.
Australia's fast bowler Pat Cummins has gone to Kolkata Knight Riders for the price of INR 15.5 crore and has become the most expensive foreign player, in the ongoing IPL auction.