Josh’s senses blown away, Siraj’s speech stopped… This batsman turned out to be more dangerous than Livingstone

Mumbai: Punjab Kings (PBKS) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 54 runs in the 60th match of IPL 2022 played at the Brabourne Stadium on Friday, thanks to the superb bowling of Kagiso Rabada (3/21) and the brilliant batting of Liam Livingstone (70). defeated. Punjab had scored 209 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs. Jonny Bairstow was awarded ‘Man of the Match’ for his brilliant batting.

Earlier, Bangalore team won the toss and took the first bowling at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Looking at the history of this ground, it was decided that the bowlers were not well. This time English power came in the use of Punjab. Two England batsmen Jonny Bairstow (66 runs) and Liam Livingstone (70 runs, 42 balls, 5 fours, 4 sixes) batted in the style of Kings. Johnny gave a stormy start and Livingstone opened his hand in the later overs to help the team reach a mammoth score of 209 for nine.

Josh Hazlewood first blown his senses
Johnny’s bat was generally silent in the last eight matches played this season. He had only one half century to his name. This time he expressed his intentions from the very first over when he hit a straight six on Glenn Maxwell. After this six with excellent timing, Johnny wreaked havoc in the next over. In this over of Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood, he scored a total of 22 runs, hitting two sixes and two fours.

Then took the news of Siraj
Mohammad Siraj was in front in the next over and Johnny welcomed him with a six. Due to the fiery innings of this English batter, the team of Punjab had added 50 runs to the account by the end of the fourth over. His opening partner Shikhar Dhawan (21 runs, 15 balls) was bowled on the last ball of the fifth over by Maxwell for a slog sweep. When Siraj came in the last over of the powerplay, Johnny thrashed him fiercely. In this over, he completed his half-century off 21 balls, hitting three sixes and one four. Punjab got 83 runs for one wicket from the powerplay. 100 runs of Punjab’s innings came in 54 balls.

Bad condition from the beginning of Bangalore
On the other hand, chasing the target of 210 runs, Bangalore got off to a poor start. Virat Kohli and captain Faf du Plessis led the innings. There was a 33-run partnership between the two batsmen for the first wicket. However, Kohli once again failed to score runs with his bat. He scored only 20 runs in 14 balls and was caught by the bowler Rabada in the over to Rahul Chahar. Kohli has not scored many runs with the bat in this season of IPL, due to which he is facing criticism for his form.

Couldn’t do wonders
Rajat Patidar came to the crease after Kohli was dismissed. The second bowler, Dhawan, changed the course of the match in his fifth over itself. During this, he took two wickets and gave double blows to RCB. Dhawan first walks Faf du Plessis. After this, batsman Lomror was caught by Shikhar Dhawan on the fifth ball of the over. RCB lost three wickets during the powerplay and added 44 runs on the score board. After the batsman was dismissed, Glenn Maxwell came to bat and Patidar was already present at the crease.

Like this the match slipped out of hand
During this, both the batsmen played smoky innings and with a run rate of 10 runs per over, the score board added 104 runs in the 11th over. There was a partnership of 64 runs in 37 balls between the two batsmen. Bowler Rahul Chahar gave the fourth blow to RCB. Rajat Patidar played an innings of 21 balls, in which he scored 26 runs with the help of two sixes and a four and was caught by Shikhar Dhawan. After that Dinesh Karthik came to the crease. At the same time, in the very next over, bowler Harpreet Brar got the first breakthrough. This wicket was very important for the team. The bowler caught Maxwell in the hands of Arshdeep Singh and sent him back to the pavilion. From here the match turned completely and the Bangalore batsmen went back to the pavilion one by one.