IPL 2022, PBKS beat SRH: List of records broken
The league stage of the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) season is done and dusted. Punjab Kings (PBKS) have beaten Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final league game (70th) of the season. They successfully chased down 158, with Liam Livingstone anchoring the run-chase. Earlier, Nathan Ellis and Harpreet Brar snapped up three wickets each. Here are the records.
PBKS lost Priyam Garg early after SRH elected to bat. However, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, and Aiden Markram steadied their ship. A 58-run stand between Washington Sundar and Romario Shepherd stabilized them after they were reduced to 157/8. In the run-chase, Punjab Kings lost Jonny Bairstow in the third over. Shikhar Dhawan and Liam Livingstone powered PBKS to win eventually.
PBKS spinner Harpreet Brar took three wickets in the first innings. He gave away just 26 runs in four overs. It was only the second instance of him taking three wickets in an IPL innings.
Livingstone was the top scorer of the match. The power-hitter smashed an unbeaten 49 off 22 balls (2 fours and 5 sixes). He became the second PBKS batter to complete 400 runs in IPL 2022. Livingstone scored 437 runs from 14 matches at a staggering strike rate of 182.08. Shikhar Dhawan is the other PBKS batter to reach this feat this season.
The league stage of IPL 2022 is over! Gujarat Titans, Rajasthan Royals, Lucknow Super Giants, and Royal Challengers had qualified for the playoffs. Meanwhile, SRH, PBKS, Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Delhi Capitals were knocked out. GT, one of the two newly-introduced franchises, finished the league stage as the top-ranked side (20 points).