IPL 2022 LIVE: On Friday, it was another high-scoring treat for the fans in the 60th fixture of the IPL. Royal Challengers Bangalore locked horns with Punjab Kings at the Brabourne Stadium. The result of this match has made the competition more exciting because now almost all the teams are in a must-win situation. It started with the toss in favor of RCB.

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Faf du Plessis won the toss and chose to bowl first. But it didn’t go as per the plan for RCB. Both Punjab openers came out all guns blazing and added 60 runs in just five overs.

Dhawan got out to Maxwell after scoring 21 runs. However, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (1) wasn’t able to score much and got out early to his countryman, Wanindu Hasaranga. But, on the other hand, Jonny Bairstow was smashing the bowlers to all parts of the ground. The English opener brought up his first half-century of the season with a six on the last ball of the 6th over. He was all over the RCB bowlers but got out trying to hit another six off Shahbaz Ahmed. Read 1xbet IPL reviews here and learn more about how online betting works through this app.

But once he got out, skipper Agarwal (19) joined Livingstone at the crease. Both batters added 51 runs for the fourth wicket. The all-rounder played his natural aggressive game and kept the scoring runs up. Punjab had a few small partnerships in the middle that helped them post a big target.

The all-rounder also brought up his third half-century of the season. RCB took three wickets in the last over, but it was too late. With the knock of 70 runs from Livingstone, Punjab posted 209 runs in their 20 overs.

IPL 2022 LIVE: RCB vs PBKS: The Chase

IPL 2022 LIVE: Who Won Yesterday’s IPL Match Of RCB vs PBKS?
IPL 2022 LIVE: Who Won Yesterday’s IPL Match Of RCB vs PBKS?

Chasing a big target of over 200, the team always looks for a good start from the openers. Virat Kohli looked good for his little innings before getting out in another unlucky way. He scored 20 off 14 balls. Skipper Du Plessis (10) and Mahipal Lomror (6) were also out cheaply. But Glenn Maxwell (35) and Rajat Patidar (26) added 64 runs for the fourth wicket to bring their team back on track. But once the partnership was broken, the Punjab bowlers came all over RCB. For more cricket betting odds and scheduled matches, read here.

Bangalore lost wickets one by one and were out of the game by the end of the 15th over. In the end, they fell short by 54 runs and managed only 155/9 in their 20 overs. For Punjab, Rabada took three, and Rishi Dhawan and Rahul Chahar took two wickets each. With this loss, the PBKS has moved one inch closer to the top four stages. 

IPL 2022 LIVE: Jonny Bairstow – The Power at the Top

IPL 2022 LIVE: Who Won Yesterday’s IPL Match Of RCB vs PBKS?
IPL 2022 LIVE: Who Won Yesterday’s IPL Match Of RCB vs PBKS?

Scoring fifty runs as a team within the power-play is considered a good start in any game. But if a batter scores his half-century within the first six overs, you can think how he has treated the bowlers. That’s what we saw last night when Jonny Bairstow came to the crease.

PBKS gave him the chance to return to his usual position and how well he has done since then. He single-handedly thrashed all the RCB bowlers and scored an incredible 66 off just 29 balls, including four boundaries and seven maximums, at a strike rate of 227.59. He was the “Man of the Match” in the last game as well. It was his inning that made the difference at the top.

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