“Perfect modern T20 cricketer”- Punjab’s Liam Livingstone, Arshdeep Singh restrict Delhi’s innings to 159

Liam Livingstone
Liam Livingstone and Arshdeep Singh

Punjab Kings’ Liam Livingstone and Arshdeep restricted Delhi Capitals’ innings to a modest 159/7 in 20 overs on Monday, May 16 at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.

Choosing the bowl first, Punjab Kings’ Liam Livingstone sent back DC’s big fish David Warner for a golden duck. But Sarfaraz Khan played a short but quick knock of 32 off 16 balls with 5 fours and a six when Arshdeep Singh sent him back with a full ball; it was caught by Rahul Chahar from the mid-off.

But Mitchell Marsh’s 63 from 48 balls with 4 fous and 3 powerful sixes helped revived DC’s innings but in 18.2 overs, Kagiso Rabada dismissed him by Rishi Dhawan’s taking his catch. Marsh scored his second consecutive fifty.

Lalit Yadav had played a slow innings, 24 off 21 balls and Arshdeep Singh trapped him with a short ball. Liam Livingstone then picked up DC-skipper Rishabh Pant’s wicket in 12th over and two overs later, he sent back Rovman Powell.

Axar Patel once again played a responsible knock and scored 17 off 20 balls with 2 fours. At the end, DC could score 159/7 in 20 overs.

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Not Rahul Chahar, not Harpreet Brar but Liam Livingstone picks 3 wickets

Liam Livingstone
Liam Livingstone

Liam Livingstone and Arshdeep Singh were the highest wicket-taker from Punjab’s end, bagged three and conceded 27 runs and 37 runs respectively. Livingstone had dismissed David Warner, Rishabh Pant, and Rovman Powell. While Arshdeep Singh picked the wickets of Sarfaraz Khan, Lalit Yadav, and Shardul Thakur. Kagiso Rabada picked up one wicket of Mitchell Marsh.