Liam Livingstone was Punjab Kings' fourth highest-paid player, and he was under some, if not all, pressure to get the runs going. That night came on Sunday at the CCI, Brabourne, when he smashed a 42-ball 60 with a massive 108-meter six.
He also returned to take two wickets with his leg-spin bowling as Punjab Kings defeated CSK by 54 runs and he was named the Player of the Match for his all-around show.
“The first two games hadn’t gone my way. Good to contribute to a win. Thought the boys did brilliantly. We got to a target that we thought was defendable and our seam bowlers were outstanding in the powerplay. Got to try as smart as we can. All our conversations have been ‘try and be as exciting as we can’. Nice to get a few today. I’ve been swinging hard enough, nice to get a couple off the middle today,” Livingstone said after the match.
“You don’t need to remind me about it (his IPL record previously). Struggled with RR as well last year. Nice to have a performance like this. Bowling is something I really enjoy. Something I’ve spent a lot of time on. Been nice to contribute. Hopefully, as the tournament goes on, my spin comes into play. I also bat in the nets with Odean Smith, he’s got me covered a long way, trust me. I’m sure he’ll get going at some point and you’ll see why.,” Livingstone added.
PBKS will next play GT on April 8 and CSK will clash with SRH on April 9.