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PHOTOS: Preity Zinta all smiles as Punjab seal another stunning win

April 21, 2014 10:10 IST

Image: Preity Zinta (right) celebrates with Glenn Maxwell
Photographs: BCCI

Kings XI Punjab co-owner and Bollywood heartthrob Preity Zinta was all smiles on Sunday as her team completed another stunning run chase, against the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, in Sharjah.

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Riding on blazing half-centuries from Glenn Maxwell and David Miller, Kings XI Punjab chased down a massive target of 192 with seven wickets in hand and eight deliveries to spare to leave Rajasthan Royals stunned.

PHOTOS: Preity Zinta all smiles as Punjab seal another stunning win

Image: Preity Zinta (right) speaks to Virender Sehwag
Photographs: BCCI

This was Kings XI Punjab's second big run chase in a row after they had successfully hunted down a huge target of 206 against two-time champions Chennai Super Kings in their opening match of the tournament.

Against Rajasthan, Punjab looked to be out of the contest after losing two early wickets.

Virender Sehwag failed to fire with the bat and was dismissed for two and Wriddhiman Saha also fell for the same score to leave Punjab in deep trouble.

Punjab jump to top of IPL standings

Image: Preity Zinta
Photographs: BCCI

Following their second straight victory, Kings XI Punjab jumped to the top of the IPL standings.

They are in joint lead with Royal Challengers Bangalore, who also won their opening two matches.

Long after the match had finished, Preity was seen celebrating with her fans as she took a walk around the ground to thank the Kings XI Punjab, who had come to cheer for their team.

Kabir Bedi cheers for Kings XI Punjab

Image: Kabir Bedi
Photographs: BCCI

Kings XI Punjab had another profile fan cheering for them from the stands in the form of veteran actor and television presenter Kabir Bedi.

Maxwell, Miller blast Punjab to victory

Image: Preity Zinta (right) with a friend
Photographs: BCCI

Kings XI Punjab's stunning victory was possible largely due to the blazing half-centuries from Maxwell and Miller, who carted the Rajasthan Royals bowlers to all parts of the ground.

Maxwell hammered 89 from 45 balls, while Miller slammed 51 from 19 balls as Punjab marched to victory with eight balls to spare.