Livingstone’s 60 helps PBKS post 151

Mumbai, April 17 : Liam Livingstone’s 60 off 33 took Punjab Kings (PBKS) to 151 against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in an IPL match here at the DY Patil Stadium on Sunday. Umran Malik showcased sensational bowling for Sunrisers as he claimed four wickets after conceding 24 runs in his four-over quota, including a maiden over. Punjab had a poor start after put into bat first as they lost two wickets in the powerplay. Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed the stand-in captain Shikhar Dhawan cheaply for 8 in the third over. In the fifth over, T Natarajan removed Prabhsimran Singh (14). Livingstone’s two boundaries and a maximum in the sixth over took Punjab’s score to 48 for the loss of two wickets in the powerplay. In the next over, Jagadeesha Suchith added another dent to Punjab’s inning, removing Jonny Bairstow through lbw for the score of 12. Umran got Jitesh Sharma caught and bowled in the eight over and PBKS were reduced to 61/4. Livingston and Shahrukh Khan started a rebuilding act and the former brought up his half-century in the 15th over. The duo together contributed 71 off 49 for the fifth wicket partnership before Shahrukh got caught off the bowling of Bhuvneshwar in the 17th over for the score of 26 off 28. On the last ball of the penultimate over, Bhuvneshwar got his third as he trapped the set batter Livingstone. In the final over, Umran sent Odean Smith (13) back to the hut. He bowled Rahul Chahar and Vaibhav Arora for ducks. On the final ball Arshdeep Singh got runout and PBKS were bundled out for 151. For SRH besides Umran, Bhuvneshwar got three wickets and Natarajan and Suchith got one each. BAV

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