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IPL 2022, RCB vs PBKS: Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone fifties arrange Punjab Kings’ scientific 54-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore | Cricket News – Times of India


Before popping out to bat towards Royal Challengers Bangalore on the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai on Friday night time, Jonny Bairstow had scored a complete of 104 runs (85 balls) within the earlier 5 matches. It was with a 40-ball 56 towards Rajasthan Royals on Saturday that the Punjab Kings wicketkeeper-batsman had received into the groove. But on Friday, the 32-year-old operated on a unique aircraft, taking the RCB bowlers to the cleaners in Powerplay.
With his 29-ball 66 (4×4; 7×6) the Englishman received Punjab off to a dream begin with 81 runs coming off the primary six overs. If Bairstow powered the start, Liam Livingstone anchored the end of Punjab’s innings along with his 70 coming off 42 balls, which enabled Punjab to complete their quota with 209/9.

Chasing a mammoth complete was at all times a tricky job and RCB did themselves no favour by caving in early and ending with 155/9 handy Punjab a 54-run victory. Punjab’s sixth win of the season not simply boosted their sagging run fee but additionally saved them alive within the competitors.

RCB, alternatively, will go away their qualification probabilities to their final league match towards Gujarat Titans subsequent Thursday. RCB openers Virat Kohli (20) and Faf du Plessis (10) started on a gentle notice however pacer Kagiso Rabada (3/21) struck the primary blow.

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Kohli’s lean run continued as he gloved a brief ball to Rahul Chahar at quick fantastic leg. Rishi Dhawan (2/36) dealt RCB a double blow when he accounted for Du Plessis and Mahipal Lomror in the identical over. Rajat Patidar (26) and Glenn Maxwell (35) did provide some resistance however the Punjab bowlers have been on level as they tightened the screws round RCB’s innings.

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LIVINGSTONE SHOW
Full marks to Livingstone for the way in which he paced his innings. With wickets falling on the different finish, he didn’t go for the kill to start with. He stepped on the pedal within the nineteenth over, which turned out to be decisive for Punjab. Josh Hazlewood, who has been RCB’s go-to pacer. leaked 24 runs in that over.
Before the highlight shifted to Livingstone, the highly effective Bairstow made batting appear like little one’s play



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