Punjab Kings’ (PBKS) player Liam Livingstone stacked acclaim on his England partner, Jonny Bairstow, for playing a game-dominating thump against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Friday, May 13 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
Subsequent to being placed into bat first, Bairstow tossed the kitchen sink at all score 66 runs off a simple 29 balls with the assistance of four fours and seven sixes. The right-hander set the stage, after which PBKS proceeded to set the Challengers a monstrous score of 210 runs to pursue down.
Jonny Bairstow Set It Up For The Rest Of Us: Liam Livingstone
“That’s how we want to play our cricket, Jonny was outstanding and set the tone, from then on we were ahead of the game. It was a chance for myself to get in and assess the conditions a little bit longer than usual.
“It was nice to knock it around for a little bit before setting a platform to get at the end. Jonny set it up for the rest of the batters and the way we bowled was exceptional on a very good pitch,” Livingstone was quoted as saying.
After Bairstow got out, it was Livingstone, who raised the stakes by scoring a fast fire 42-ball 70 with five fours and four sixes. From that point, PBKS limited RCB to 155/9 following Kagiso Rabada’s three-wicket haul. Rishi Dhawan and Rahul Chahar additionally got two wickets each.
We Were A Few Runs Short: Liam Livingstone
Livingstone conceded that PBKS were many runs short because of the short boundaries at the venue in Mumbai. Be that as it may, he additionally praised the bowlers for moving forward and assisting PBKS with earning the monstrous triumph.
“I still thought we were 10-15 short with the size of the boundary and how good the pitch was, all credit goes to our bowlers. If we get our chance to put the opposition under pressure then make sure we do that, Jonny did that against one of their best bowlers in the tournament,” he added.