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MAXI UP TO CHALLENGE

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GLENN Maxwell hit his second successive half-century to fire Royal Challenger­s Bangalore to a convincing seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League in Dubai on Wednesday.

The Australian batting allrounder made an unbeaten 50 off 30 deliveries as Bangalore chased down the victory target of 150 in 17.1 overs in the Twenty20 tournament.

Bowlers set up the team’s second straight win with paceman Harshal Patel taking three wickets and spinners Shahbaz Ahmed and Yuzvendra Chahal claiming two each to restrict Rajasthan to 149-9.

Virat Kohli’s Bangalore stays third in the eight-team table, led by Chennai Super Kings.

“We have come back strongly in two games backto-back with the ball which is great,” said Kohli.

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