In the game between Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings, Jasprit Bumrah bowled a searing yorker to end Liam Livingstone’s stay at the crease. Mumbai Indians entered the field against the Punjab-based franchise in desperate need of a win.
The skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and invited the opposition to bat first. Punjab Kings remained unchanged, while Ramandeep Singh was replaced by Tymal Mills in the MI’s playing 11.
As per the reputation, Punjab Kings were off to a flyer courtesy of a solid partnership at the top between Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan. However, Mumbai Indians mounted a mini-comeback after dismissing Mayank Agarwal and Jonny Bairstow in quick succession. Liam Livingstone entered the arena, and the skipper Rohit Sharma recalled his most lethal weapon Jasprit Bumrah in search of more wickets.
Jasprit Bumrah ends Liam Livingstone’s short stay at the crease
Boom-Boom came to bowl the 15th over of Punjab’s innings as Livingstone was still trying to get his eyes in. However, the premier pace bowler found his mojo back and bowled a toe-crushing yorker to make a mess of Liam Livingstone’s stumps. The English all-rounder only managed two runs off three deliveries during his short stay.
It was a massive wicket in the game’s context, given the devastating form of Liam Livingstone. Jasprit Bumrah ended a beautiful spell of pace bowling for 28/1 in four overs. He finished the night as the most economical bowler for the Blues.
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