Mayank Agarwal Royal Liam Livingstone Jonny Bairstow Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings IPL 2022: Punjab Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 54 runs. With this win, Punjab has kept the hope of reaching the playoffs intact. Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone performed brilliantly for Punjab in this match. Bairstow was also adjudged ‘Player of the Match’. After the match, captain Mayank Agarwal reacted to this victory. He also praised both these players.
After defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 54 runs in the crucial match, Agarwal said, “We did a great job with the bat. Johnny and Livy’s batting was amazing.
Bairstow was adjudged ‘Player of the Match’ for his 29-ball innings with seven sixes and four fours. Losing team RCB captain Faf du Plessis said, “The way Johnny batted, he put our bowlers under pressure.”
He said, “When you are chasing a target of more than 200 runs, the most important thing is not to lose too many wickets at once. Same happened with us, I got out after Virat. Then the same thing happened in the next overs as well.
Significantly, after this win, Punjab Kings have reached the sixth position in the points table. Punjab has won 6 out of 12 matches played so far. While he has to face defeat in 6 matches. The team currently has 12 points and along with this the net run rate has also improved. If we talk about the playoffs, then Punjab is still expected to reach. It is going to be very difficult though.
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