On Tuesday evening, the English all-rounder Liam Livingstone smacked pacer Mohammad Shami for a jaw-dropping 117-meter six in the game between Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans. It was also the longest hit of the IPL 2022 edition.
Looking to extend their winning run, Gujarat Titans faced Punjab Kings in the 48th match of the Indian Premier League 2022. The skipper Hardik Pandya won the toss and elected to bat first. However, his decision didn’t prove to be a fruitful one as the Titans struggled to get momentum throughout the innings.
Barring Sai Sudharsan, who scored unbeaten 65 runs off 50 deliveries, no other batter could make a significant contribution, and the Titans could only manage 143/8 in 20 overs. Kagiso Rabada, with four wickets, was the star for Punjab Kings. Meanwhile, Arshdeep Singh, Liam Livingstone, and Rishi Dhawan scalped one wicket each.
Chasing the total, Punjab Kings lost Jonny Bairstow early, but Shikhar Dhawan and Bhanuka Rajapaksa took the team closer to the victory with a wonderful 87 runs partnership. Once Rajapaksa was gone, Livingstone entered the arena to finish the game quickly.
Liam Livingstone smashes three consecutive sixes off Mohammad Shami
With 27 runs required off the last five overs, the English all-rounder decided to finish the game quickly. On the first delivery of the 16th over, Liam Livingstone smacked the longest six of the season.
It was an in-angling length ball, and Livingstone cleared his front leg to swing his bat mighty hard to flog it over deep square leg for a monstrous 117-meter six. Even the pacer Mohammad Shami looked impressed with the shot, while Rashid Khan came to Liam Livingstone to check his bat.
The Englishman didn’t stop there and smashed the next two deliveries for a six as well. He scored a boundary on the 4th ball, a couple on the 5th, and then a four on the final delivery to seal the game for Punjab Kings.
Liam Livingstone squeezed 28 runs off Mohammad Shami‘s over to seal an eight-wicket victory for Punjab Kings.
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