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IPL 2017: Hashim Amla hits maiden century to lift Kings XI Punjab to 198/4

Amla scored an unbeaten knock of 104 runs to lift Kings XI Punjab to 198/4.

SNS | New Delhi |

One of the most underrated player featuring in the IPL 2017, Hashim Amla, finally excelled to his best as he smashed his maiden IPL century to lift Kings XI Punjab to 198/4 in their innings against Mumbai Indians at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Thursday.

The 34-year-old batsman hit six sixes and eight boundaries in his illustrious 60-ball knock.

Punjab are currently riding a losing streak of three matches, while Mumbai have won four matches on the trot.

Amla's establishing knock has posted a tough challenge against Mumbai as their top-order hasn't impressed must so far in the tournament.

Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma's call to bowl first after winning the toss backfired him as besides opener Amla, KXIP captain Glenn Maxwell and Shaun Marsh also contributed 40 and 26 runs respectively to help Punjab pile a big total.

Pacer Mitchell McClenaghan led Mumbai's bowling attack, claiming two big wickets in the shape of March and Marcus Stoinis (1). 

Krunal Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah chipped in by taking the scalp of Wriddhiman Saha (11) and Maxwell respectively.