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IPL 2022 Match 60: Punjab keep hopes alive with a big win over Bangalore

Punjab Kings shook up the IPL 2022 points table with a 54 run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Brabourne Stadium on Friday night.

Asked to bat, Punjab posted 209 for nine in their 20 overs and in response Bangalore was restricted to 155 for nine in their 20 overs.

Punjab got off to a flier thanks to Jonny Bairstow and Shikhar Dhawan putting on 60 in just five overs. Bairstow carried on as he finished on 66 off 29 balls with four boundaries and seven huge sixes. Liam Livingstone carried on the good work as he smacked the bowlers at will. Livingstone finished on 70 off 42 balls with five boundaries and four sixes. Livingstone shared a 51 run stand for the fourth wicket with captain Mayank Agarwal. Livingstone was the seventh man out as Punjab ended on 209 for nine in their 20 overs. For Bangalore the best bowlers were Harshal Patel (4-34) and Wanindu Hasaranga (2-15).

In their chase, Bangalore were reduced to 40 for three. A 64 run stand for the fourth wicket between Glenn Maxwell and Rajat Patidar revived the chase. Maxwell finished as the top-scorer with 35 and Patidar followed next with 26. Thereafter, Bangalore lost wickets at regular intervals. A huge chase was undone by these fall of wickets. In the end, Bangalore was restricted to 155 for nine in their 20 overs. For Punjab the best bowlers were Kagiso Rabada (3-21), Rishi Dhawan (2-36) and Rahul Chahar (2-37). 

Match Summary
Punjab Kings: 209-9 (20)
Fall of wickets: 1-60 (Shikhar Dhawan-4.6 ov), 2-85 (Bhanuka Rajapaksa-6.4 ov), 3-101 (Jonny Bairstow-9.1 ov), 4-152 (Mayank Agarwal-14.6 ov), 5-164 (Jitesh Sharma-16.2 ov), 6-173 (Harpreet Brar-17.3 ov), 7-206 (Liam Livingstone-19.2 ov), 8-207 (Rishi Dhawan-19.4 ov), 9-209 (Rahul Chahar-19.6 ov) 

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 155-9 (20)
Fall of wickets: 1-33 (Virat Kohli-3.2 ov), 2-34 (Faf du Plessis-4.2 ov), 3-40 (Mahipal Lomror-4.5 ov), 4-104 (Rajat Patidar-10.6 ov), 5-104 (Glenn Maxwell-11.2 ov), 6-120 (Dinesh Karthik-14.5 ov), 7-124 (Shahbaz Ahmed-15.4 ov), 8-137 (Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva-16.4 ov), 9-142 (Harshal Patel-18.1 ov)

Result: Punjab Kings won by 54 runs 


Playing XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (captain), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj

Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mayank Agarwal (captain), Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wicket-keeper), Rishi Dhawan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

Match Details
Toss: Royal Challengers Bangalore, elected to field
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Start time: 1500 hrs GMT
Match officials: Jayaraman Madanagopal, Nitin Pandit (On-field Umpires); Navdeep Singh (TV Umpire); Vinod Seshan (Reserve Umpire); Javagal Srinath (Match-referee) 

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