IPL 2022 Highlights, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings: Punjab beat Bangalore by 54 runs to stay afloat in the playoffs race. Follow Highlights and Score of the RCB vs PBKS Match Today at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
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Liam Livingstone and Jonny Bairstow hit blistering knocks as Punjab Kings registered a comprehensive 54-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
Put in to bat, Punjab were off to a blistering start with Bairstow hitting a 21-ball half-century. Hasaranga halted the run-scoring flow before Livingstone produced fireworks towards the end. While Bairstow smashed four boundaries and seven sixes in his knock to start the Punjab Kings innings on an explosive note, his compatriot Livingstone then hammered five fours and four maximums, at the back end to take the Kings over the 200-run mark.
In response, Bangalore managed just 155/9 in 20 overs, with Glenn Maxwell being the top-scorer (35). Kagiso Rabada picked up three wickets while Rishi Dhawan and Rahul Chahar plucked two wickets each. Arshdeep Singh and Harpreet Brar also snared one wicket each.
Bairstow after winning player of the match award,
“It’s one of those days. A couple of those come off and it’s your day. Many quality bowlers in the IPL and sometimes you’ve got to try and get them off their lengths (taking on Josh). It’s a completely different commodity, playing with England and playing here. Stats would suggest I quite enjoy opening the batting. The bats are very good, I must admit.”
Mayank Agarwal after this win,
“We were brilliant with the bat. Wicket was holding up a bit. The way Jonny and Livi batted, was amazing. We haven’t changed a lot to be honest, just about understanding few situations, understanding the wicket. Have to be adaptable and flexible which we have been, which is nice,” says Mayank.
“Can’t be too defensive with the ball. If batsman get going, it doesn’t matter, the boundaries don’t matter these days. Two points the most crucial thing for us. As long as the job gets done, I’m fine batting at five. Very very energetic person, very confident guy (Arshdeep). Enjoys his cricket.”