Jitesh Sharma IPL 2022: Jitesh Sharma turned out to be the master of Livingstone too, made Rajasthan bad in 18 balls

Mumbai: Another name for the storm in the 2022 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is Liam Livingstone. This batsman of Punjab Kings has fiercely taken the news of every bowler who came in front of him. Young Indian batsman Jitesh Sharma was seen doing something similar against Rajasthan Royals. He scored an unbeaten 38 runs in a stormy manner in 18 balls against Rajasthan at the crucial occasion. During this his strikerate was 211.11.

Jitesh hit 4 fours and 2 big sixes during his explosive innings. The first six he hit purple cap holder Yuzvendra Chahal, while the second hit Kuldeep Sen at midwicket in the last over. Not only this, apart from the six, Kuldeep Sen, who came to bowl the last over, also hit two very beautiful fours. In this way a total of 16 runs were made and the team reached 189 runs for 5 wickets. Interestingly, he looked much more aggressive than Liam.

Talking about the match, thanks to the brilliant innings of Jonny Bairstow (56), Punjab Kings (PBKS) set a target of 190 runs to Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 52nd match of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. Punjab scored 189 runs in 20 overs for the loss of five wickets. Yuzvendra Chahal took three wickets for Rajasthan. At the same time, R Ashwin and famous Krishna took a wicket each.

Earlier, batting first after winning the toss, Punjab scored 48 runs for the loss of one wicket in the powerplay. During this, opener Shikhar Dhawan (12) was caught by Ashwin off Jos Buttler. After this, Jonny Bairstow and Bhanuka Rajapaksa together took the team’s score above 80 in 10 overs. But in 10.2 overs, Rajapaksa (27) was bowled by Chahal and returned to the pavilion. Captain Mayank Agarwal, who came at number four, along with Bairstow, carried the innings forward.

Meanwhile, Bairstow also completed his half-century while scoring runs at a fast pace. But in the 15th over, Chahal broke Rajasthan’s back with two wickets as he sent captain Mayank (15) and Bairstow (56 off 40 balls with the help of eight fours and a six) to the pavilion. Rajasthan scored 122 runs in 15 overs for the loss of four wickets.

Jitesh Sharma and Liam Livingstone played some decent shots as the team added 158 runs after 18 overs for the loss of four wickets. In the 19th over, Krishna was bowled by Livingstone for 22 runs in 14 balls by hitting two sixes and a four. In the 20th over, 16 runs came off Kuldeep Sen’s balls, as Punjab scored 189 runs for the loss of five wickets. Jitesh (38) and Rishi Dhawan (5) returned unbeaten. Now Rajasthan will have to score 190 runs in 120 balls to win.