IPL 2022: Liam Livingstone hit a tornado 60 and followed it up with two wickets as Punjab Kings beat Chennai Super Kings by 54 runs at the Brabourne Stadium.
T20 traveler Liam Livingstone legitimized his Rs 11.50 crore sticker price with a crushing all over show while new kid on the block seamer Vaibhav Arora reported his appearance on the large stage during Punjab Kings’ agreeable 54-run demolition of Chennai Super Kings in an IPL match here on Sunday. Livingstone with a 32-ball-60 laid the stage yet Chennai Super Kings bowlers made a splendid rebound at the demise, confining Mayank Agarwal drove side to 180 for 8 after 20 overs. Afterward, generally secret Himachal Pradesh crease bowler Arora (4-0-21-2) proceeded as though he possessed the stage, excusing Robin Uthappa and Moeen Ali with CSK overseeing just 126 of every 18 overs toward the finish of the pursuit.
After his batting, Livingstone (3-0-25-2) then became man with a “brilliant wrist” as his leg breaks got him two or three wickets and he additionally took the last catch to cover off a fantasy night.
This is CSK’s third loss in as many games and except if Deepak Chahar makes a rapid rebound, things aren’t solid for the ‘Yellow Brigade’ and its true captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
A few additional losses could truly put them under gigantic strain and inside a sniffing distance of final turning point.
Arora got great help from his previous SD College Chandigarh partner Arshdeep Singh (2/13 out of 2 overs) during the underlying time frame in which his captain Agarwal bowled him out. Rahul Chahar (3/25 of every 4 overs) was consistent during back-10 and his three wickets incorporated the wicket of Dhoni.
Arora did nothing fancy separated from pitching it more full with the smidgen of away crease development every so often.
Uthappa attempted a flick while Moeen with next to no particular footwork hauled a conveyance well outside the off onto his stumps. Captain Ravindra Jadeja additionally met a similar destiny because of absence of feet development.
In a jiffy, CSK were 36 for five preceding Dhoni (23 off 28 balls) joined Shivam Dube (57 off 30 balls), who engaged the Brabourne swarm with robust blows however it was generally a round of make up for lost time for them.
Dhoni’s frequently archived battles did no really great for CSK either as Dube had an excessive amount to do in too brief period.
Fittingly, it was Livingstone, who covered off a fine day, eliminating Dube with an away going conveyance and afterward plunged full extended off his own bowling to eliminate Dwayne Bravo.
Before his endeavors with the ball, Livingstone, one of the most disastrous T20 hitters across worldwide associations, at last came great with five fours and an equivalent number of sixes, sending the CSK bowlers on a calfskin chase during the underlying overs.
Deepak Chahar’s nonattendance has seriously impeded Dhoni’s (the ‘genuine captain’) choices as newbie left-arm seamer Mukesh Choudhary (4-0-52-1) paid the consequences for his inability combined with clattering nerves.
There were 100 meter in addition to sixes off length balls and Livingstone would frequently shimmy down the track to upset the length as he did with the wily Bravo. Indeed, even the thick edges went for six with CSK bowlers looking dumbfounded till he was there at the wrinkle.
As a matter of fact, Bravo, under tension, constrained Dhoni to confront the stumps to keep Livingstone from pursuing the track however that scarcely hindered him from playing his strokes.
What might frustrate Dhoni more is the way that CSK offered just 71 runs in the back 10 with a ton of credit going to their carriage of abroad pacers – – Dwaine Pretorius (4-0-30-2), Dwayne Bravo (3-0-32-1) and Chris Jordan (4-0-23-2), who utilized varieties to great impact.
As a matter of fact, heft of the 55 dab balls came in the final part of the Punjab innings.
Livingstone and Shikhar Dhawan (33 off 24 balls) added 95 for the third wicket in 8.4 overs and it appeared to be that another 200 or more complete was on the cards.
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When Dhawan was tricked by a Bravo more slow ball, Punjab had laid the stage, scoring 109 in the initial 10 overs, which unfortunately the later players couldn’t profit by.
However, when Livingstone was out, the ‘Reds’ couldn’t keep up with the force despite the fact that Vidarbha’s Jitesh Sharma (26 off 17 balls) with his venturesome stroke play showed why he is so exceptionally evaluated.