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Liam Livingstone and Shikhar Dhawan during partnership against CSK (Image: Punjab Kings Twitter)
Liam Livingstone and Shikhar Dhawan during partnership against CSK (Image: Punjab Kings Twitter)

IPL 2022: Livingstone's 60-run knock guides Punjab Kings to 180/8 against CSK

ANI | Updated: Apr 03, 2022 21:39 IST


Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 3 (ANI): Liam Livingstone's 60-run knock off 32 balls helped Punjab Kings to reach 180/8 in 20 overs against Chennai Super Kings here at Brabourne Stadium on Sunday. Chris Jordan and Dwaine Pretorius bagged two wickets each for CSK.
CSK skipper Ravindra Jadeja won the toss and opted to bowl first and his decision proved to be the right one with Mukesh Choudhary getting the prized scalp of Punjab Kings captain Mayank Agarwal for 4 in the second ball of the match.
In the next over CSK got another wicket as Chris Jordan and wicket-keeper MS Dhoni ran out Bhanuka Rajapaksa for 9 to leave Punjab tottering at 14/2.
The 2014 finalists Punjab needed a partnership and Shikhar Dhawan and Liam Livingstone did exactly that. Dhawan played the supporting role while Livingstone batted aggressively to take the team's total beyond the 50-run mark hitting Mukesh Choudhary for 26 runs in the over.
Liam Livingstone notched up his half-century to take his team's total beyond the triple-figure mark. The 95-run partnership was broken as Dwayne Bravo dismissed Shikhar Dhawan for 33 off 24 balls in the 10th over.
In the next over Punjab lost Livingstone for 60 from 32 balls as CSK skipper Jadeja dismissed the danger man. Jitesh Sharma and Shahrukh Khan struck a small partnership with Jitesh being the aggressor. Dwaine Pretorius dismissed Jitesh for 26 and in the next over Chris Jordan got the wicket of Shahrukh to leave Punjab at 151/6. In his next over Jordan got his second success dismissing Odean Smith for 3.
Pretorius also bagged his second wicket as he dismissed Rahul Chahar to restrict Punjab Kings to 180/8 in 20 overs to set a 181-run target for CSK.
Brief Scores: Punjab Kings 180/8 in 20 overs (Liam Livingstone 60, Shikhar Dhawan 33; Chris Jordan 2/23, Dwaine Pretorius 2/30) vs Chennai Super Kings. (ANI)

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