IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals seek to break two-match losing streak against Punjab Kings
One of the biggest factors for Rajasthan's success has been the runs scored by swashbuckling opener Jos Buttler, who is leading the run-chart with 588 runs in 10 matches at an average of 65.33 and strike-rate of 150.76. In the match against Mumbai, Buttler was kept quiet in the middle overs despite late acceleration for a half-century and fell cheaply against Kolkata, though captain Sanju Samson got a fifty.
IPL 2022, Day 39 Highlights: Punjab Kings beat Gujarat Titans by 8 wickets
Punjab Kings (PBKS) on Tuesday defeated Gujarat Titans (GT) by 8 wickets. PBKS became the second team to defeat GT in this IPL season. The first time was Sunrisers Hyderabad. The fight for the top four positions continues.
IPL Turning Point: Lucknow's bowlers put the squeeze on Punjab's batters in middle overs
At the end of the day, it turns out that the risk was well worth the two points and a climb to third place in the points table. Though Avesh went for 0/26 in his three overs, Lucknow's other bowlers, left-arm pacer Mohsin Khan, right-arm pacer Dushmantha Chameera and left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya stepped up to be the main architects for a fabulous 20-run win coming completely on the back of the bowlers.
IPL 2022: Game against Punjab has been completely about the bowlers, says K.L Rahul
On a sticky pitch where no batter from both sides could register a fifty, it was the Luckn'w's bowlers who triggered a middle-order wobble of Punjab to defend 153. Mohsin Khan (3/24), Dushmantha Chameera (2/17) and Krunal Pandya (2/11) were the main architects of Lucknow sealing a win that has taken them to third place in the points table.
IPL 2022: Mohsin Khan, Krunal Pandya lead Lucknow to clinical 20-run win over Punjab
After Kagiso Rabada's 4/38 restricted Lucknow to 153/8 on a sticky pitch, Punjab lost their way after captain Mayank Agarwal fell in power-play and Liam Livingstone was dismissed in the middle overs, eventually making 133/8 in their 20 overs.
IPL 2022: Rabada's four-wicket haul helps Punjab restrict Lucknow to 153/8
On a sticky pitch, at 98/1, things looked set for Lucknow to accelerate. But a middle-order wobble saw them lose five wickets for just 13 runs between overs 13-16, which eventually became six for 28 between overs 13-18. Rabada got the first breakthrough when his length delivery around off-stump nipped away to take the outer edge of K.L Rahul's defence to diving keeper Jitesh Sharma.
IPL 2022: Punjab Kings win toss, elect to bowl first against Lucknow Super Giants
This is also the first time Lucknow skipper K.L Rahul will be facing his former franchise in the ongoing tournament after the right-handed opener left Punjab in the run-up to the mega auction. After winning the toss for just the second time in the tournament, Agarwal stated that his eleven is unchanged from their 11-run win over Chennai Super Kings. "We'd like to know what total to chase. There is very less dew here. The guys are quite flexible. It's going to be a terrific challenge."
How Shikhar Dhawan changed the batting strategy after debacle against Delhi Capitals
On Monday, Shikhar Dhawan -- who made just nine in the nine-wicket thrashing by DC -- took his time to establish himself at the crease before unleashing a flurry of strokes as he ended up making a 59-ball 88, which proved decisive in the end and helped PBKS return with a vengeance to beat Chennai Super Kings by 11 runs.
IPL 2022, Day 31 Highlights: Punjab Kings beat Chennai Super Kings by 11 runs
Punjab Kings (PBKS) defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 11 runs. The spectators were entertained with sensational batting performance by Shikhar Dhawan and clinical bowling by Arshdeep Sigh and Kagiso Rabada. Arshdeep continues to grow as a death-over specialist and Punjab Kings made the right call by retaining him before the auction.
IPL Turning Point: Rabada, Arshdeep's death-overs bowling seals CSK's fate
After Punjab Kings rode on a brilliant unbeaten 88 by opener Shikhar Dhawan, Chennai were in cruise mode with Ambati Rayudu going great guns in the middle overs. They had ended the powerplay with nearly the same runs as Punjab Kings -- 37/1 versus 32/2. Though they lost a few wickets more as compared to PBKS in the middle overs, they too managed to score 86 runs in the overs from 7 to 15.