Saturday, May 28, 2022

RCB Vs PBKS: Punjab set 210-run target against Bangalore, Bairstow-Livingstone hit half-century


Royal Challengers Bangalore v Punjab Kings: Punjab Kings will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL today. Batting first, Punjab lost 9 wickets in 20 overs and scored 209 runs. Punjab opener Johnny Bairstow scored 66 off 29 balls. He hit 4 fours and 7 sixes in the match. Apart from him, Livingstone also scored brilliant half-centuries. He scored 70 off 42 balls. At the same time, Hasaranga took 2 wickets for 15 runs from Bangalore. Apart from him, Hershal Patel also took 4 wickets for 34 runs.

Punjab got off to an explosive start

Johnny Bairstow and Dhawan gave Punjab a stormy start as they batted first. The duo, meanwhile, scored 60 runs in just five overs. This dangerous partnership was broken by Maxwell. He dismissed Dhawan for 21 runs. He has hit two fours and a six in the game. Even after Dhawan’s dismissal, Johnny Bairstow was not affected. He was constantly running. However, this time Bhanuka Rajapakse was dismissed for 1 run.

Livingstone showed off its skills

After losing two wickets, Johnny Bairstow continued to bat. However, he was dismissed for 66 runs. After his dismissal, Livingstone and Mayank tried to lead the team to a big score. The duo added 51 off 35 balls. However, the partnership was broken by Herschel Puppet. He took Mayank’s wicket. Even after his dismissal, Livingstone did not have much of an impact and he continued to run fast. This time he also completed his half century. Livingstone scored 70 off just 42 balls. After his dismissal, none of the Punjab batsmen could do much and the entire team could only manage 209 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs.

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