At the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, unjab Kings checked all the boxes to win by 54 runs over Royal Challengers Bangalore, who were outplayed in all three areas. Punjab’s massive win helped them stay afloat in the playoff chase, but Bangalore’s fourth loss in six games kept them in fourth position.

Punjab scored a mammoth 209/9, with Jonny Bairstow hitting 66 runs off 29 balls and Liam Livingstone completing with 70 off 42 balls, including four sixes and five fours. If Harshal Patel hadn’t put the brakes on the scoring rate, the Punjab batters would have amassed a few more runs with their no-holds-barred batting strategy. Harshal took four wickets for 4/34 and was Bangalore’s best bowler on the night with his deceptive cuts and pace variations.

Many past players praised Harshal, 31, notably Sachin Tendulkar, who praised the death over specialist and ranked him among the best bowlers in the country.

“Harshal Patel was the only reason Punjab could only get a score of 209 and not more. His bowling is becoming better every day, and he can hide his variations nicely. At the moment, he is one of the best bowlers in the country. Harshal is a top choice for batters wishing to accelerate “Tendulkar stated this on his YouTube channel.

When Punjab Kings were given the opportunity to bat, Bairstow scored a half-century in 21 balls. In his knock, the Englishman hit four boundaries and seven sixes. However, after his departure, Livingstone pounded the Bangalore bowlers into submission.

Tendulkar praised Livingstone in particular, praising his bat speed. He also hit a 117-meter six in a 10-ball 30 to help Punjab Kings beat Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2022.