Punjab Kings are battling against four times winners Chennai Super Kings in the 11th match of the TATA IPL at the Brabourne stadium. Punjab has played two matches so far and has won one against Royal Challengers Banglore while losing one against Kolkata Knight Riders. On the other hand, CSK has lost both of its matches and will be looking to register its first win. Earlier CSK won the toss and decided to bowl first. The arrival of English all-rounder Liam Livingstone turned the match in Punjab King’s favor along with senior Indian batter Shikhar Dhawan adding 95 runs for the third wicket.
Liam Livingstone’s Maiden Fifty in IPL
Punjab Kings Liam Livingstone was bought at a whopping sum of 11.5 crores to Punjab Kings and today he ensured that the Punjab Kings are not disappointed as he smashed his maiden IPL fifty. He scored 60 runs off 32 balls at a tremendous strike rate of 187.5 against the Ravindra Jadeja-led side CSK(Chennai Super Kings).
Livingstone was dropped early by Ambati Rayadu at short third man but after this, he made use of the opportunity and smashed 5 sixes and 5 fours each. He also hit TATA IPL 2022 longest recorded six(108 meters). Talking about IPL’s biggest six, that record belongs to Albie Morkel who smashed 125 meters six in the 2008 edition of the IPL.
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Livingstone smashed Mukesh Choudhary for a monster 108 meters six at the Brabourne stadium. He has started to prove his worth on the back of hitting six. He came to bat at No.4 in the second over without thinking much about the fall of two wickets before taking a risk with the bat in hand.
It was too much to handle for Livingstone for three-dot deliveries against Mukesh Choudhary so he pulled the fourth delivery for a six. He smashed Mukesh Choudhary for three fours and two sixes to all parts of the ground. Known for sixes he has already hit some high sixes in international cricket against Kagiso Rabada and Haris Rauf. His wide range of shots was on display throughout the innings.
Chennai restrict Punjab for a total of 180 runs
Jordan was brilliant on his debut as he picked up the wickets of power hitters Odean Smith and Shahrukh Khan and gave 23 runs in his four overs. Chennai Super Kings were superb at the death overs to concede just 33 runs in the last five overs restricting PKBS to a total of 180
Liam Livingstone’s IPL Career
Liam Livingstone has played a total of 11 matches and today he smashed his maiden IPL fifty and this season’s longest six(108 meters). In the 2019 and 2021 IPL auctions, he was bought at 50 lakhs and 75 lakhs respectively. His highest score of the IPL was 44 until today when he smashed 60 runs off 32 balls. In IPL 2022 Mega auction Liam Livingstone was bought at a whopping sum of 11.5 crores by Punjab Kings
TATA IPL 2022 Longest Six
Livingstone hit the longest six of this edition of IPL (108 meters) against Mukesh Choudhary. He moved his front leg out of the way and whacked the ball over mid-wicket for monster 108 meters six
Livingstone – 60(32)
Chris Jordan -2 wickets
Pretorius- 2 wickets