Gujarat Titans Vs Punjab Kings: On Tuesday night in Mumbai, Punjab Kings hammered Gujarat Titans, winning by 8 stumps with 24 deliveries remaining. Liam Livingstone, England’s hard-hitting all-rounder, enthralled the crowd with his aggressive match play as he smashed 30 runs off only 10 deliveries. Which included a colossal six that measured 117 metres.
Liam Stephen Livingstone is an English cricketer who has represented both Lancashire and England. Livingstone is a right-handed opening batsman who can also bowl right-arm leg and off spin. In May 2015, he made his Twenty20 debut for Lancashire against Leicestershire. In the ECB’s first The Hundred competition, he was named Most Valuable Player.
To seal the inning, Liam Livingstone hammered Mohammad Shami for 28 runs in the over:
Gujarat Titans had scored just 143 runs previously on the day when Hardik Pandya chose to bat initially. Gujarat Titans reached a good total thanks to Sai Sudarshan’s first IPL half-century. Kagiso Rabada was Punjab Kings top spinner that day, taking four catches for 32 runs.
Punjab got off to a bumpy start in their quest, losing Jonny Bairstow earlier than usual. After that, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Shikhar Dhawan put up an 87-run stand, however Rajapaksa was dismissed in the 12th inning.
Dhawan was then rejoined at the inner corner by Liam Livingstone. For his first four balls, he didn’t concede substantially. In the 15th over, though, he unleashed all cannons firing against Mohammad Shami, immediately after a 2nd tactical period.
He barely managed to clear his forward foot and whapped the ball using his raw strength on the opening delivery, which was delivered full and angled in towards Livingstone. The pitch sailed further into the audience, with the announcers, Livingstone, and the spinner all gasping about how far it had travelled. It was the league’s lengthiest six so far. Livingstone had hit a perfect six of 112 metres earlier this season, yet on Tuesday he exceeded it by 5 metres.
Livingstone blasted three additional sixes against Shami in the same over, some of which were 92meters long. Most were much shorter because they came from the outside boundaries, but notwithstanding how they arrived, that would be enough to complete the match. This victory has provided Punjab Kings with a much-needed victory in the campaign.