Punjab Kings recorded their second win of IPL 2022, steamrolling Chennai Super Kings by 54 runs at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday night. At the centre of it all was England star Liam Livingstone, who not only shone with the bat but also got the job done with the ball in hand.
"Big Boy Power"
The Englishman, who has so far struggled to stamp his authority in the previous editions of the IPL, finally came to the party, blasting 60 off just 32 balls and following it up by taking two wickets. During his whirlwind knock, Livingstone smashed the biggest six of IPL 2022 so far with a 108-metre hit.
Livingstone ended up breaking his own record for the biggest six in IPL 2022 so far. The previous best this season was a 105m six
- In the process, Livingstone ended up breaking his own record for the biggest six in IPL 2022 so far. The previous best this season was a 105m six from the big-hitting England all-rounder. At the receiving end of the Englishman's brute powere was young CSK pacer Mukesh Choudhary. Livingstone started the carnage in the fourth over. The first ball of Choudhary's over was sent into another dimension (108m six) and this was followed by four more boundaries as the CSK bowler was plundered for 26 runs.
- In reply, Chennai Super Kings never really got going. They soon found themselves tottering at 36 for five with the top-order faring miserably. Shivam Dube hit a 30-ball 57 to bring some respectability to CSK's total as they were eventually packed off for a paltry 126 in 18 overs.
- Being asked to bat first, at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, PBKS weren't off to a desirable start as they were reduced to 14-2 before Livingstone's 32-ball 60, studded with five fours and an equal number of sixes, led to Punjab's recovery. Along with vital knocks from Shikhar Dhawan, Jitesh Sharma and some late hits, PBKS posted 180-8 in 20 overs before defending the total by 54 runs.
- While Livingstone also made a mark with the ball, returning with 2 for 25, the Englishman's contribution with the bat was the real difference. He hit plenty of maximums but his 108-metre six off Mukesh Choudhary made heads turn.
Liam Livingstone 108 Metre SIX IPL 2022: The Punjab Kings (PBKS) are currently facing off against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 11th encounter of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Both these teams are coming into this match after losing their last matches this IPL 2022 season. The Chennai Super Kings have suffered two consecutive losses while Punjab Kings have witnessed one really good victory and a poor defeat so far this year.