Punjab showing the dots to Bangalore .. Playoff hopes are alive

The Punjab Kings have finally bounced back in the IPL 2022 season. Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Punjab Kings by 54 runs on Friday night in a must-win match to stay in the playoffs. This is the sixth win for the Punjab Kings, who have played their 12th match in the latest season. It is their sixth defeat for Bangalore, who have played their 13th match. Despite losing this match .. Bangalore is still in the playoffs race.

The Punjab Kings, who won the toss and elected to bat first, scored 209 for the loss of 9 wickets. Opener Johnny Bairstow (4×4, 7×6 off 66:29 balls) and power hitter Liam Livingstone (5×4, 4×6 off 70:42 balls) scored lightning half-centuries. Among the Bangalore bowlers, Mohammad Siraj scored 36 runs in 2 overs and Hazelwood 64 runs in 4 overs. In total .. Punjab scored 100 runs in 6 overs by these two. However .. Hershel Patel 4/34 and Hasaranga 2/15 did not look good.

The Bengaluru team did not bat effectively at any stage of the 210-run chase. Opener Virat Kohli (20) continued his poor form in the match. Captain Duplessis (10), Rajat Patidar (26), Mahipal Loomer (6) and Dinesh Karthik (11) failed. But .. Glenn Maxwell (3×4, 1×6 off 35:22 balls), who was at the crease for a while, scored a remarkable .. He also got out at 104 for the team score. Shabaaz Ahmed (9) and Hasaranga (1) also came next. With that .. the defeat of Bangalore was permanent .. in the end the team was limited to 155/9. Among the Punjab bowlers, Kagiso Rabada took three wickets. Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar Chero took two wickets, Harpreet and Arshadeep took two wickets each.