Punjab Kings won the 60th match of IPL 2022. Punjab Kings secured a one-sided victory of 54 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore. In this match played at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, the Punjab team, batting first, scored a mammoth score of 209 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs. After this his bowlers restricted Bangalore to a score of 155.
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Punjab Kings won the 60th match of IPL 2022. Punjab Kings secured a one-sided victory of 54 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore. In this match played at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, the Punjab team, batting first, scored a mammoth score of 209 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs. After this his bowlers restricted Bangalore to a score of 155. With this win, Punjab are in the race for the playoffs and have reached the sixth position in the points table.
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Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis gave a quick start to the Bangalore team chasing Punjab’s target of 210 runs. Both scored 30 runs in three overs. But, Kagiso Rabada, who came with his first over in the fourth over, gave the first blow to Bangalore by dismissing Virat for 20. After this, an over later, Rishi Dhawan also added to the problems of RCB by dismissing Faf du Plessis and Mahipal Lomror in his first over.
Rishi Dhawan took two wickets in an over (Photo Credits: IPL/BCCI)
Rajat Patidar and Glenn Maxwell, however, rescued the team from the initial setbacks and put on a quick 64 runs for the fourth wicket.
64 runs partnership between Rajat and Maxwell (Photo Credits: IPL/BCCI)
At one point, Bangalore’s team looked to be in good shape, but Rahul Chahar added trouble again by getting Rajat Patidar caught at the hands of Shikhar Dhawan for 26 on the last ball of the 11th over. In the very next over, Harpreet Brar gave a blow to Bangalore’s hopes by dismissing Glenn Maxwell for 35. After the dismissal of these two players, none of the RCB batsmen could last long and returned to the pavilion one by one.
Maxwell could score 35 runs (Photo Credits: IPL/BCCI)
Dinesh Karthik too could only score 11 runs. Mohammad Siraj and Jose Hazlewood remained at the crease till the last and saved the team from all-out, but could not save the defeat.
Siraj and Hazlewood saved from getting all out (Photo Credits: IPL/BCCI)
Earlier at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and called Punjab to bat first. After this, Punjab scored 50 runs in the first four overs on the basis of the batting of Jonny Bairstow and Shikhar Dhawan. Glenn Maxwell gave him the first blow in the form of Shikhar Dhawan (21) in the fifth over.
Dhawan and Bairstow added 50 runs in four overs (Photo Credits: IPL/BCCI)
Bhanuka Rajapaksa also scored a run and returned to the pavilion after being dismissed by Hasranga. At the other end, Bairstow continued his explosive batting and completed his fifty in 21 balls. With this, Punjab also completed its 100 runs in the ninth over itself. However, in the next over, Bairstow scored 66 runs in 29 balls and was dismissed by Shahbaz.
Bairstow’s second consecutive fifty (Photo Credits: IPL/BCCI)
Captain Mayank Agwal then took charge of the innings with Liam Livingstone and took the score forward and shared a 51-run partnership for the fourth wicket.
51-run partnership between Mayank Agwal and Livingstone (Photo Credits: IPL/BCCI)
Mayank Agarwal returned to the pavilion after scoring 19 runs, but at the other end, Liam Livingstone continued to bat and completed his half-century. After this, he took the team’s score beyond 200. He was dismissed for 70 runs in 42 balls in the last over. Harshal took two wickets for just four runs in the last over and achieved a total of four successes.
Livingstone’s fifty (Photo Credits: IPL/BCCI)