Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals: In the 52nd match of IPL 2022 being played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Punjab Kings scored 189 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs after playing first. Jonny Bairstow played a brilliant innings of 56 runs for Punjab Kings. Then in the end, wicket-keeper batsman Jitesh Sharma scored 38 not out in 18 balls.
After winning the toss, opting to bat first, Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow came to open for Punjab Kings today. Runs came off the bat of Bairstow, who was consistently performing poorly. He scored his first half-century of this season. However, Dhawan could only score 12 runs. After this, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, who came to bat at number three, played an innings of 27 runs in 18 balls. During this he hit 2 fours and 2 sixes.
Bairstow, on the other hand, kept playing big shots. He played a brilliant innings of 56 runs in 40 balls with the help of 8 fours and a six. At the same time, captain Mayank Agarwal, who came to bat at number four, could only score 15 runs in 13 balls. The third wicket at 118 and the fourth wicket at 119 had put a brake on Punjab’s innings. Both of them were dismissed by Chahal.
But after this Liam Livingstone and Jitesh Sharma batted brilliantly. Livingstone scored 22 runs in 14 balls with the help of one four and two sixes. At the same time, Jitesh played an explosive innings of 38 not out in just 18 balls. During this, 4 fours and 2 sixes came off his bat. In the end, Rishi Dhawan returned unbeaten on five runs in two balls.
Yuzvendra Chahal once again shone in the bowling for Rajasthan Royals. Chahal took three wickets for 28 runs in four overs. Apart from this, R Ashwin and famous Krishna got one wicket each. However, Krishna conceded 48 runs in his four overs.
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