The tumultuous half-century of Bairstow-Livingstone
Despite the defeat, Royal Challengers Bangalore are fourth in the points table, while Punjab Kings are sixth.
New Delhi,After a tumultuous half-century by Jane Bairstow and Liam Livingstone, the Punjab Kings won the IPL-204 match against Royal Challengers on Friday with the help of deadly bowling by bowlers including Kagis Rabad. Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat first. With the help of Jayne Bairstow’s 4 and Livingstone’s 50, Punjab scored 209 for nine in the allotted 20 overs. In response, Bangalore’s batting was disappointing and the team could only score 16 runs for nine wickets in 20 overs. Not a single better half-century was scored for Bangalore. Glenn Maxwell was the highest run scorer with 4 runs.
Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada took three wickets for Punjab. Despite the defeat, Bangalore is fourth in the points table with 12 points from 12 matches while Punjab is sixth with 14 points from 12 matches. Bangalore’s batting was poor against the target of 210 runs. Jade of Virat Kohli and skipper Faf Duplessis made an aggressive start but could not play big innings. Kohli was dismissed for 50 off 18 balls and Duplessis for 10 off eight balls. After that Rajat Patidar scored 4 and Mahipal Lomror scored 6 runs.
Glenn Maxwell batted aggressively and hit 4 off 9 balls. Wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik (11) and Hershal Patel (11) also contributed. For Punjab, Kagiso Rabada took three wickets and Rishi Dhawan and Rahul Chahar took two wickets each. Harpreet Brar and Arshdeep Singh had one success each. Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat first. With the help of a tumultuous half-century from Jayne Bairstow and Liam Livingstone, Punjab scored 209 for nine in the allotted 20 overs.
With the help of Bairstow’s tumultuous batting, Punjab scored the most 4 runs in the powerplay this season. The start of the team was a bang. Jenny Bairstow and Shikhar Dhawan’s opening Jade scored 50 runs in just 4.5 overs. Dhawan was dismissed for 21 off 19 balls with two fours and a six. Bairstow, however, resumed his immediate batting. He completed his half century in 21 balls