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RCB vs PBKS: Twitter Reacts As Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, Bowlers Help PBKS Win IPL 2022 Game Over RCB

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The 60th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) was played between Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mayank Agarwal-led Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Friday, May 13.

Punjab Kings won the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore by 54 runs to bag their 6th victory of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.

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Earlier, Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and opted to bowl first in the match and they fielded the same playing XI without making any changes to the line-up. On the other hand, Punjab Kings made a solitary change to the playing XI as left-arm spinner Harpreet Brar replaced pacer Sandeep Sharma.

All-rounder Glenn Maxwell opened the attack for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Punjab Kings’ opening duo of Jonny Bairstow and Shikhar Dhawan and he ended up conceding 6 runs. In the 4th over itself, Punjab Kings completed the 50 runs tally. At the end of the powerplay, Punjab Kings were at 83/1.

Jonny Bairstow. Photo-IPL
Jonny Bairstow. Photo-IPL

Wrist spinner Wanindu Hasaranga dismissed his Sri Lankan mate Bhanuka Rajapaksa, who has been in very good form, for 1 in the 7th over.

Opener Jonny Bairstow’s sensational innings was brought to an end by spinner Shahbaz Ahmed in the 10th over. Bairstow smashed 66 runs off 29 balls, including 4 fours and 7 sixes.

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For the 4th wicket, Liam Livingstone and Mayank Agarwal had 51 runs partnership in 35 balls before the latter was dismissed for 19 by Harshal Patel’s slower bouncer in the 15th over.

In the end, with the help of Liam Livingstone’s exceptional knock, Punjab Kings were able to score 209 runs. Livingstone scored 70 runs off 42 balls, including 5 fours and 4 sixes.

Liam Livingstone
Liam Livingstone. (Photo: IPL)

The best bowlers from RCB were Wanindu Hasaranga, who gave away only 15 runs in his 4-over quota while picking two huge wickets and Harshal Patel, who picked 4 wickets including 3 wickets in the 20th over of the match.

Chasing the target, Royal Challengers Bangalore lost 3 wickets inside powerplay overs. Virat Kohli was dismissed by Kagiso Rabada in the 4th over and Rishi Dhawan dismissed Faf du Plessis and Mahipal Lomror in the 5th over.

Kagiso Rabada Rishi Dhawan
Kagiso Rabada, Rishi Dhawan and Arshdeep Singh. Image: BCCI/IPL

Glenn Maxwell and Rajat Patidar added 64 runs off 37 balls together before the latter was dismissed by Rahul Chahar in the 11th over. Soon, Maxwell was also dismissed by Harpreet Brar in the 12th over.

In the end, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s dependable duo of Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed failed against the Punjab Kings bowling unit and the Mayank Agarwal and co. won the match comfortably.

Here’s How Twitter Reacted To IPL 2022 Match Between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Punjab Kings (PBKS):

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