The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is into its business end with the race to the playoff heating up. All ten teams are giving their best to book a spot for themselves in the top four. Punjab Kings are also among the teams who are eyeing that one spot. The Mayank Agarwal-led team have kept themselves in the hunt with a win against Gujarat.
However, they have a tough opponent in Rajasthan Royals in their 11th match of the tournament. The Sanju Samson-led team have been phenomenal and have consistently acquired one of the top four spots in the points table throughout the tournament. Punjab got off to a good start courtesy of a brilliant batting from Jonny Bairstow and then Bhanuka Rajapaksa.
After getting a good start, it was on the lower-middle order to finish the innings on a high. PBKS' swashbuckling batter Liam Livingstone was sent to do the job with his lusty blows in the last few overs. However, RR bowlers came with a set plan for Livingstone, to bowl wide of the off stump.
This forced the batter to make some amends and he did too. Livingstone tweaked his batting guard a bit to get closer to the ball. He moved himself a bit towards the wide line. This change made by Livingstone did not sit too well with the bowler Prasidh Krishna as he talked to the umpire.
Watch the video of the incident here:
Krishna gets his man!
Although Livingstone frustrated Krishna with his batting stance and then with a six and a four, the bowler had the last laugh as he cleaned the batter up with a brilliant yorker. On the fifth delivery of the 19th over, Livingstone shuffled way across the off-stump, leaving his stumps exposed for the bowler. Krishna obliged and bowled a full-throttle yorker at Livingstone's sticks to see his off-stump going for a toss.