Punjab Kings got here out all weapons blazing as they beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in an important encounter at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. Punjab Kings knew that they should win subsequent three video games and win them huge to be able to make an influence on their internet run fee because it was effectively under zero. And proper from ball one, Jonny Bairstow and Shikhar Dhawan confirmed intent. By the point, they had been finished with three overs, they’d raced to 43/0. A whole lot of credit score additionally goes to skipper Mayank Agarwal who demoted himself at quantity 4 in order that Bairstow will get the chance to bat on the high.
“He (Bairstow) is an distinctive participant. His expertise on the high of the order it’s not simple for Mayank who has finished exceptionally effectively on the high to sacrifice his place and are available down the order,” Punjab Kings Head coach Anil Kumble mentioned.
“We felt that we wanted an skilled man within the center as effectively with Levy, JItesh and Rishi. So Jonny went up the order and he has finished an excellent job His intent within the powerplay is wonderful and the way in which he form of took the sport away from RCB within the first overs that set the finished. “He’s a vital participant for us. 5 video games again, we form of determined that the skilled guys would take the initiative. I’m actually glad that Jonny on the high of the order has paid off,” he added.
Bairstow, who was rusty throughout the earlier section of the event, was again in his ingredient with as many as seven sixes and 4 boundaries throughout a knock the place he actually went hell for leather-based.
Such was his dominance that by the point six overs of Powerplay ended, Bairstow had hit seven towering sixes and Shikhar Dhawan (21 off 15 balls) rubbed salt to the wound with one other one which made it eight in all.