king of punjab (PBKS) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) run on 54 yesterday IPL match Braben Stadium in Mumbai. Sent to the bat after a failed throw, Punjab made 9 of 209, while Jonny Bairstow (66 of 29) and Liam Livingstone (70 of 42) sizzled in the Willows. In response, Bengaluru regularly lost wickets and never got anywhere to chase huge totals. They were held at 155 of 9 as Kagiso Rabada shined with 3 of 21.
Virat Kohli looked positive in the chase and also hit some well-timed boundaries. In the third inning bowled by Harpreet Brar, he danced around the track and flicked with a 6-under wide. His innings didn’t last long enough. After scoring 20 points, he gloved a long pass from Rabada’s back to a short slender leg. The referee on the field did not lift his finger, but Ultraedge showed a clear spike when the ball went over the glove.
Faf du Plessis (10) also fell early. He rushed down the track towards Rishi Dhawan but only made a weak scratch to the goalkeeper. PBKS again had to use DRS to get a decision in their favour. The game got even better for Dhawan as after hitting a six, Mahipal Lomror (six) slammed the next ball straight into midwicket, with senior Dhawan (Shikhar) receiving the ball.
Rajat Patidar and Glenn Maxwell followed bowling and briefly raised hopes of a revival in Bengaluru. However, neither could go on to score big. Patidar (26) hits the long ball and tries to hit Rahul Chahar hard. Maxwell’s knock ended shortly after he steered Brar into the long distance. His dismissal put RCB in 104-5 trouble.
Needing 92 points in the past six games, Dinesh Karthik had to go all out. He died at 11 in the 15th inning, cutting Arshdeep Singh into a short third. Shahbaz Ahmed also went down for nine, hitting the slower ball from Rabada to the back point. Only the procedure remains.
Bairstow, Livingstone lift PBKS to 209 vs RCB for half a century
Bairstow and Livingstone hit a staggering 209-9 after being batted by Bengaluru. Even with RCB constantly taking advantage of wickets at one end, Bairstow and Livingstone ensured that PBKS finished the game with distinction.
Bairstow’s performance is very eye-catching. After hitting Maxwell with six in the first, he knocked down Josh Hazlewood with two sixes and as many fours in the second, giving Punjab 22 points. Try sweeping.
In the final game of the power play, Bairstow beat Mohammed Siraj with three sixes. After hitting a long ball long distance, he flicked one of his toes for a 21-ball 50. The next ball was smashed on the middle wicket as PBKS closed out the power game with 83 points.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa (1) was knocked to the ground by Wanindu Hasaranga and got stuck behind when trying to tee in and out. Bengaluru kept fighting back when Bairstow was sacked by Shahbaz, pushing a catch to the back.
Livingstone made sure PBKS regained momentum with some clean strikes. However, the poor performance of skipper Mayank Agarwal continued as he was sacked for 19 points. The right-hander directed a slower ball from Harshal Patel to this point.
Jitesh Sharma (9) and Harpreet Brar (7) also fell low. However, Livingstone beat Hazelwood with two fours and two sixes in the penultimate game over the cost of RCB 24.
The Punjab batsman upped his fifty by pulling slower balls to the boundary. He then hits a 6 over the long distance and hits another max by firing a short shot from the back of the square. Harshal claimed two wickets in the final match while also having one run out, but PBKS finished with an excellent total.
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Bairstow secured victory for Punjab with a spectacular batting display. He knocked out four fours and seven sixes in his masterful knock. Livingstone continued his great run at the Willows with a brutal 70.
With the ball, Rabada is doing great again. He got 3 with 21, including big scalps from Kohli and Shahbaz. Rishi Dhawan and Chahar each claimed two wickets.
For RCB, Harshal stood out with 4 points with 34 and Hasaranga again impressed with 2 with 15.
Bairstow was named the best player of the game for his brilliant hitting.