Longest Six in IPL 2022: To finish up Punjab’s blazing innings, Livingstone provided some big hitting and entertaining swings. Liam Livingstone, the famous all-rounder from England, lit up the arena with pyrotechnics from his bat to help Punjab Kings beat Gujarat Titans (GT) by eight wickets at Navi Mumbai’s DY Patil Stadium on Tuesday.
Livingstone blasted a length delivery deep into the stands in the square leg region off the first delivery of the 16th over, delivered by Shami. As soon as Livingstone made the connection and the ball was launched flying far into the sky, the commentators yelled, “Oh my word!”
117M SIX BY LIAM LIVINGSTONE 🔥👊 pic.twitter.com/fBV5DeGlW0— 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐡𝐚𝐧_👑1437👑 (@harsh__1437) May 3, 2022
When Shami came to bowl, the hard-hitting Englishman faced four balls for two runs. Livingstone, on the other hand, hit three sixes and two boundaries in four overs to guarantee PBKS triumphed with four overs to spare.
Fans were ecstatic to watch Liam Livingstone take out one of India’s best pacers in such a spectacular manner. Some supporters praised Dhawan for yet another sensible batting performance for his club.
Here are some of the fan reactions:
I still can't believe the Royals benched Livingstone in the second half of IPL 2021 after a handful of matches…— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) May 3, 2022
Aye, we have the mandatory Liam Livingstone massive six here.— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) May 3, 2022
Rashid Khan’s reply, on the other hand, stole the show since it was very amusing. After the monster six, the game was halted for a short while as the ball was lost on the third floor of the DY Patil Stadium. Rashid Khan of Gujarat visited Livingstone during the break and jokingly examined his bat.
As he saw things happen from the team’s dugout on the boundary, PBKS captain Mayank Agarwal couldn’t believe his eyes. Livingstone kept the momentum going by hitting a hat-trick of sixes in the next over, followed by two fours in the same over to help his team beat the table-toppers at the DY Patil Stadium.
“I’m swinging as hard as I can.” Livingstone said of his whirlwind unbeaten knock-off 30 off 10: “I didn’t think I was going to bat at one point, so it was wonderful to go out and whack a few out the middle.”
Livingstone’s attempt to improve the PBKS NRR, which might become a crucial factor in making the playoffs as the competition proceeds, was praised by Agarwal. “I liked how he played and how soon he earned the score.” “When we came to that position, two points were practically obvious; if we can score it as early as possible, we can also boost the Net Run-Rate,” he explained.
The victory was PBKS’ fifth of the season, and it has moved them up to fifth place in the rankings, boosting their playoff ambitions significantly.