IPL 2022: Punjab Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad aim to finish tournament on a high
While Hyderabad endured a five-match losing streak after winning as many matches by overcoming first two losses in the tournament, Punjab Kings oscillated between the highs and lows, summed up by the fact that they could never string back-to-back wins. From Punjab's ultra-aggressive batting line-up which was tipped to do well in IPL 2022, only Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone and Jitesh Sharma have been the bright spots.
Had made up my mind to score as many runs in powerplay as possible: DC's Mitch Marsh
Marsh, who missed several games after testing positive for Covid-19 and spending a few days in hospital as well, scored a patient 48-ball 63 and his partnerships with Sarfaraz Khan and Lalit Yadav took Delhi Capitals to a fighting 159/7 on a spinning track. It helped the Rishabh Pant-led side climb to fourth place in the points table and brighten their chances of a playoff berth with one league match still to go for them.
IPL Turning Point: Shardul, Axar, Kuldeep trigger Punjab meltdown
In the earlier clash between these two teams at Brabourne Stadium, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav and Lalit Yadav combined to leave Punjab in a spin, picking 6/45 overall in 10 overs at a run rate of 4.50 to be out for a paltry score of 115, which unsurprisingly was chased down by Delhi in 10.3 overs.
IPL 2022: Livingstone, Arshdeep pick three wickets each as Punjab restrict Delhi to 159/7
David Warner took a strike at the last moment on seeing Livingstone take the ball. But the move backfired spectacularly as Warner slashed hard at a length ball outside the off-stump, which bounced and held a little, taking a thick edge to backward point.
Can't afford to repeat the earlier mistakes in clash against PBKS: DC's Kuldeep Yadav
Delhi Capitals are currently fifth on the IPL table with 12 points from 12 games, the same as Punjab Kings, but the Delhi franchise has a better net run rate (NRR).
IPL Turning Point: Bairstow's sensational power-hitting puts Punjab Kings on course to victory
Before the match against Royal Challengers on Friday, he had scores of 8, 12, 12, 9, 6, 32, 1, 56 -- his best score coming against Rajasthan Royals. Against RCB, Bairstow came into his own from the first over itself, launching an astounding attack on the bowling that set the tone for the entire PBKS innings.
IPL 2022: Shaw unlikely to feature in Delhi's remaining league matches, hints Watson
Shaw has not featured in DC's last three league matches against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals after playing against Lucknow Super Giants on May 1. An Instagram story from Shaw on May 8 showed that the opener was admitted to a hospital due to fever.
IPL 2022: Happy that efforts put in the process of preparation are paying off, says Dhawan
In the ongoing season, Dhawan has scored 381 runs in eleven matches at an average of 42.33 and strike-rate of 122.11, including three half-centuries.
WATCH | IPL 2022: Hitting 117m six was obviously fun; different from the one at Leeds, says Livingstone
In the 16th over, with Punjab needing 27 runs to win, Livingstone slammed Shami for a monstrous 117m six over deep square leg, which led to commentators on-air say with delight, "It's out the stadium! Have never seen a six as big as that one." Livingstone would then hit two more sixes and as many fours to complete the chase of 144 with four overs to spare.
IPL 2022: Punjab Kings win toss, elect to bat first against Rajasthan Royals
After winning the toss, Agarwal said his playing eleven is unchanged from their eight-wicket win over Gujarat Titans. "Looks like a good wicket, might get slower as the game progresses. It is important to understand the conditions. It might turn in the second innings. Fantastic from Liam (Livingstone) to go out there and do what he did, I am glad."