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IPL 2022: Punjab Kings’ 11.50 crore player made a big splash, banged the bowlers of Bangalore, has a special attachment to Brabourne Stadium

Liam Livingston has so far scored four fifties in IPL 2022. (IPL 2022)

This Punjab Kings batsman is known for his stormy style and hence Punjab played a big bet on him in the mega auction of IPL 2022 which seems to be successful.

Punjab Kings (Punjab Kings) They beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 54 runs in the match played on Thursday and kept their playoff hopes alive in the 15th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Every player of the team contributed in this victory of Punjab. From the batsmen of the team to the bowlers, they played their responsibilities, but one player was engulfed by his game. The name of this player is Liam Livingston (Liam Livingstone), Livingston played a half-century innings and his innings came when the team desperately needed it. Had Livingston not played this innings, the score of 209 runs by Punjab would have been difficult. After this win, Punjab IPL-2022 (IPL 2022) Has come in sixth place in the points table.

On the basis of Livingston’s innings, Punjab was successful in giving Bangalore a target of 210 runs. Bangalore’s batting was shattered under the pressure of this huge score. This team, captained by Faf du Plessis, could only score 155 runs after playing 20 overs. Livingston was bought by Punjab in the mega auction for Rs 11.50 crore and the stormy batsman has justified this price with his performance so far.

Heavy on Bangalore for 70 runs

Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and decided to bowl first. Punjab opener Jonny Bairstow gave the team a quick start and batted in a stormy manner. Bairstow scored 66 runs in 29 balls with the help of four fours and seven sixes but he could not take his innings beyond the first ball of the 10th over. Now Punjab needed such an innings which could build on the foundation of the big score laid by Bairstow. Livingston did this important work very well. He started a little slow and opened his hands completely after settling. This batsman scored 70 runs in 42 balls with the help of five fours and four sixes.

When Bairstow was dismissed, Livingston was playing after scoring 10 runs in nine balls. From here he set foot on the accelerator and scored fast. From here he targeted every bowler of Bangalore. He also scored fiercely on Shahbaz Ahmed. Wanindu Hasaranga was in form, so Livingston played him carefully. He also crushed Hazlewood. Harshal Patel dismissed him on the second ball of the last over.

Coin runs on Brabourne

This is Livingston’s fourth half-century of this season. Earlier he had scored 60 against Chennai Super Kings, 64 against Gujarat Titans, 60 against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Out of these four half-centuries of Livingston, three have come on the ground where the match between Punjab and Bangalore was played on Thursday, ie at the Brabourne Stadium. The innings he played against Chennai and Gujarat were played on this ground. The fifty he scored against Hyderabad was scored at the DY Patil Stadium.

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Punjab had earlier played the match on 20 April at the Brabourne Stadium. Livingston scored two runs in that match played against Delhi Capitals. Since then, the Punjab team returned to this stadium after four matches and Livingston returned to his colors as soon as he returned. He scored a half-century after five matches.

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