The second phase of the IPL 2021 has certainly lived up to expectations. Batters, bowlers and fielders have upped their game and tried to be smart when it mattered the most. Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians by 20 runs to clinch the encounter in Dubai.
CSK go on top of the points table. Kolkata Knight Riders stunned Royal Challengers Bangalore in the following game. KKR bowled out RCB for just 92 and won the game by 9 wickets. With this win, they move to fifth in the points table.
Currently, Punjab Kings are taking on Rajasthan Royals in the 32nd game of the IPL. PBKS captain KL Rahul won the toss and invited Sanju Samson & Co to open the face of the blade. The Royals capitalised on every single opportunity to better effect and posted a competitive total of 185.
Yashasvi Jaiswal was the pick of the batsmen as the young southpaw chipped in with 49 off 36 balls. He bludgeoned a flurry of 6 fours and 2 hits over the fence. Evin Lewis scored 36 off 21 balls including 7 fours and a six. Mahipal Lomror provided good support down the order with his 43 off 17 balls (2 fours, 4 sixes).
Fabian Allen takes a stunner to dismiss Liam Livingstone
England international Liam Livingstone has been in scintillating form in the truncated version of the game. He is someone who loves to punish the bowlers with his attacking style of batting. When Livingstone came out to bat, he didn’t switch gears early on but waited for some time before unleashing his true colours.
The right-handed batter struck 2 fours and a six and scored 25 off 17 balls before being dismissed by Arshdeep Singh. Arshdeep Singh delivered a slower delivery into the wicket that tempted Livingstone to go for a shot. However, the ball lacked enough elevation as the ball travelled towards Fabian Allen at deep mid-wicket.
The Caribbean put in a full-blooded dive and took the catch in his safe pair of hands. The video clip of Allen taking a sensational catch has gone viral on the internet.
— msc media (@mscmedia2) September 21, 2021