Liam Livingstone finally announced himself in the Indian Premier League (IPL) when the England international delivered 60 runs from just 32 deliveries with five fours and five towering sixes to help Punjab Kings (PBKS) post a competitive total of 180/ 8. Backing up his solid batting performance in bowling, he took two wickets to win the match for his team with 54 runs in match 11 of IPL 2022 against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.
Speaking of how the game went, skipper Ravindra Jadeja won the toss when CSK chose to field first. They made one change with Chris Jordan replacing Tushar Deshpande. PBKS brought in Jitesh Sharma and Vaibhav Arora instead of Raj Bawa and Harpreet Brar. Captain Mayank Agarwal only scored four points while Bhanuka Rajapaksa unfortunately got nine points.
Shikhar Dhawan was then joined in the middle by the aggressive Liam Livingstone. Dhawan collected 33 runs, but England player Livingstone stole the show and scored a brutal half-century. Wicketkeeper batter Jitesh Sharma collected 26 runs off just 17 balls with three sixes.
In the chase on the run, Gaikwad’s poor form spread as he only managed to score one run. CSK’s top order was blown away when they ran into big trouble on 36/5. Shivam Dube then crushed a half-century battle as he amassed 57 runs from 30 deliveries. MS Dhoni scored 23 runs, but PBKS bowlers were at the top of their game.
Rahul Chahar and Vaibhav Arora cast brilliant spells of 25-3 and 21-2 respectively as CSK lost their third consecutive game of the campaign. For his all-round show, Liam Livingstone was named Player of the Match.
Meanwhile, here are some of the key stats and figures of Match 11 between Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings in 2022 Indian Premier League:
350 – MS Dhoni appeared in his 350th T20 match. He became the second Indian after Rohit Sharma, who has played 372 T20 games, to achieve the feat.
60 – Liam Livingstone recorded his highest score (60) in the IPL.
4 – Dwayne Bravo (24) surpassed Bhuvneshwar Kumar (23) to take the fourth most wickets against PBKS in the IPL.
4 – Livingstone scored the fourth fastest fifty (27 balls) in this year’s edition.
2 – CSK suffered their second biggest defeat in terms of runs (54 runs) in the competition. They lost by 60 runs against MI in 2013.
2 – Shivam Dube got his second best IPL score (57). His previous best was 64 not out against CSK in 2021.
3 – Ruturaj Gaikwad has not passed the 10-point mark in any of the first three games in his first three seasons. He scored zero, five, zero in 2020 and only collected five, five and ten runs in 2021. This year he has scores of zero, one and one.
2 – PBKS achieved the second highest power play score (72/2) in this IPL. CSK tops the table for scoring 73/1 against LSG.
251 – Livingstone also completed 250 sixes in the T20 competitions.
2 – Moeen Ali is now joint second with three other batters with the most ducks (4) in the league since 2020. Nicholas Pooran and Nitish Rana top the list together with six ducks to their name.
3 – Dube also crushed the joint-third fastest fifty (26 balls) in this IPL.
2 – Only the second time CSK has been disabled since 2018.
1 – PBKS became the first team to record 100 runs within ten overs this season.
2 – PBKS’ score of 147/5 is only the second time a team has scored 147 or more at the end of 15 overs and ended up under 185. Mumbai went all out for 173 runs against DC in 2014 after a score of 147 /4 at the end of 15 overs.