Liam Livingston powers PBKS to win over CSK

Liam Livingston scored 60 runs and took 2 wickets. Image : IPL/BCCI

Liam Livingston scored 60 runs and took 2 wickets. Image : IPL/BCCI

Liam Livingstone scored a 32-ball 60, yet he additionally sacked two wickets and got two gets (one off his own bowling) to be the main thrust behind Punjab Kings’ exhaustive 54-run win against Chennai Super Kings at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday (April 3). With dew not being a very remarkable element, the PBKS bowlers were all over CSK with all due respect of 180 – regardless of Shivam Dube’s 30-ball 57 – with the group in yellow collapsing up for 126 to endure one more misfortune.

A horrible start for CSK in the chase

“Vaibhav [Arora] can swing the ball the two different ways, so he is somebody what our identity is amped up for,” Mayank Agarwal said at the throw. Also, the debutant unquestionably got PBKS very invigorated in the subsequent innings, getting two of the four wickets that fell inside the powerplay. With a bowling activity that showed up lovely like that of previous India pacer Javagal Srinath right off the bat in his vocation, Vaibhav was moving the ball the two different ways and he received benefits by getting the main edge of Robin Uthappa while Moeen Ali pursued a wide conveyance and slashed on. It was Kagiso Rabada who begun the harm, getting Ruturaj Gaikwad to edge to sneak through the second over while Arshdeep Singh got the wicket of Ravindra Jadeja in the last over of the powerplay, with the left-hander additionally being bowled off an inside edge, leaving CSK in a tough situation at 27/4.

PBKS state strength regardless of Dube’s fifty

Regardless of Dube scoring a six and a four off Odean Smith in the tenth over, CSK had just overseen 53 at the midway phase of the pursuit, with a large portion of their side back in the cottage. While Dube was striking the ball well, scoring standard limits, MS Dhoni was attentive even as the necessary rate continued to develop. The speed and the full length that Rabada bowled to Dube was to the left-hander’s enjoying as he struck a few sixes in the V, in transit to a 26-ball fifty. Be that as it may, his innings reached a conclusion in the fifteenth over, with Livingstone leaving CSK in additional chaos. While Dube gave a catch to short third man in endeavoring a success, Dwayne Bravo gave a catch back to the bowler to leave CSK at 98/7.

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Was the end speedy?

It was, with CSK completing their innings with two overs actually remaining. Dhoni struck a six and a four off Livingstone however fell in the following over to Rahul Chahar for a 28-ball 23, with debutant ‘attendant Jitesh Sharma spot on with a survey for got behind. Chahar, who had prior excused Dwaine Pretorius, likewise stowed the wicket of Chris Jordan to get done with 3 for 25 to speed up CSK’s misfortune.

How great were PBKS toward the beginning?

Great. As a matter of fact, they enlisted the second most elevated powerplay score in this version of the IPL dashing away to 72. Yet, it didn’t begin too well for the Kings after they were approached to bat. Mayank, subsequent to striking a limit off the principal ball, hit a Mukesh Choudhary conveyance directly to cover-point. Bhanuka Rajapaksa struck a one-gave six over fine-leg off Jordan however he was before long run out, with a light-footed Dhoni running in and under-furnishing the ball onto the stumps.

At 17/2 after two overs, the Kings had a great deal of work to do. Yet, Livingstone was capable, and guaranteed that there was no deviation from the forceful batting that has been the tone of the Kings this season. Livingstone gained by Choudhary’s freshness, striking a six and a four in the third over while the fifth over was awesome of the parcel, yielding 26.

Dhawan, who was on 3 off 8 at that stage, got into the demonstration by striking a six and two fours off Bravo as PBKS finished the powerplay with a run pace of 12. The enormous hitting proceeded and, surprisingly, a mishit from Livingstone off Jadeja went over the long-off ropes as Livingstone kept on sizzling. He even got a godsend as Ambati Rayudu put down a catch to deny his skipper a wicket when Livingstone was on 45, while Dhoni additionally put down a touch opportunity. Livingstone proceeded to raise his lady IPL fifty off 27 balls, while Dhawan was additionally hitting the ball well, as the third wicket pair fueled the Kings past 100 preceding the tenth over was finished.

How did the fireworks reach a conclusion?

Dhawan fell in the tenth over to Bravo, hoping to go over conceals yet finished confounding it as Jadeja hurried to one side to take the catch. Rayudu compensated for his previous miss, taking a catch at diminutive third man after Livingstone got an edge while endeavoring a cut off Jadeja. After a 95-run stand that fell off just 52 conveyances, it was a genuinely necessary reprieve for CSK. In came Jitesh Sharma, a 28-year-old wicketkeeper-hitter, who supplanted Raj Bawa. Mayank had said at the throw that Jitesh is somebody who can “tonk the ball”. Tonk, he did, scoring sixes off Moeen Ali, Choudhary and Jadeja. Be that as it may, an endeavor to play a scoop shot off Pretorius prompted his ruin, leaving PBKS at 147/5 after 15 overs.

Jordan and Co. stifle the PBKS fire

Shahrukh Khan and Smith, known for their power-hitting, were the key for the Kings to wrap up with an ordering complete. However, CSK got Jordan, who is known for his passing overs bowling. With Bravo going for runs prior, CSK matched Pretorius with Jordan for the demise overs. In the challenge between PBKS’ power-stuffed center request and CSK’s gifted demise overs bowlers, it was an uneven show. Shahrukh attempted to get moving and ultimately tumbled to Jordan while attempting to go over the leg-side fence. CSK kept it tight to Smith, who was regularly losing his shape while attempting to play big cheeses. He wound up with just 3 off 7, holing out to long-off to allow Jordan his subsequent wicket. Chahar dealt with a four and a six off Pretorius in the penultimate over, prior to getting out. Bravo had returned to astonish the last and he offered just four runs as CSK finished a superb rebound, offering just 33 runs in the last five overs, despite the fact that it didn’t make any difference much eventually.

Brief score : Punjab Kings 180/8 in 20 overs (Liam Livingstone 60, Shikhar Dhawan 33; Chris Jordan 2-23) beat Chennai Super Kings 126/10 in 18 overs (Shivam Dube 57; Rahul Chahar 3-25, Vaibhav Arora 2-21) by 54 runs.

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