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Against Delhi Capitals, this star did not show any wonders with the bat, but made a big contribution from his side with his amazing performance in bowling.
All-rounders are very important in any format of cricket, as they perform effectively with the bat and ball for the team. It cannot be denied even in T20 cricket, but in this format there is a lot of demand for such players. Now his performance does not always guarantee victory to the team, but when he does not play in one mode, he contributes by compensating for it in another. At present, there are some such all-rounders in IPL 2022 too, who are doing this job well. Everyone knows Andre Russell for this. Punjab Kings (Punjab Kings) batsman Liam Livingstone is also doing the same thing for his team and now he has done a different miracle, which has been very rare in IPL.
England’s explosive batsman Liam Livingston has grabbed everyone’s attention with his astonishing batting in IPL 2022. He has a stormy half-century to his name and also holds the record for the longest six of 117 meters in this season. But not only with the bat, he has also bowled 19 overs with his part time spin and has also achieved some big successes. Even though he failed to get his team to victory with the bat against Delhi Capitals on Monday 16 May, but made a good contribution in the bowling.
Achievement on first ball
The Punjab team, which was bowling first, started the innings with Livingston’s spin and this is where this all-rounder did such a miracle, which had happened only twice before this season in IPL history. Livingston dismissed Delhi’s strong Australian opener David Warner on the very first ball of the innings. In this way, he became only the fourth spinner in IPL history to take a wicket on the very first ball of a match.
Livingston was preceded by England legends Kevin Pietersen (vs KKR, 2009), Marlon Samuels (vs Deccan Chargers, 2012) and Jagdisha Suchit. The special thing is that Jagdisha Suchit also did this amazing by taking the wicket of Virat Kohli against RCB in the same season.
Smashing with the bat, also clever in bowling
Livingston is one of those home-style bowlers who bowl both leg break and off break and also achieve success. This is what he did against Delhi and achieved successes. Apart from Warner, Livingston also cheaply dealt with two of Delhi’s other most explosive batsmen, captain Rishabh Pant and Rovman Powell in this match. Livingston, who scored 388 runs and 29 sixes with his bat in this season, spent only 27 runs in 4 overs and took 3 wickets. He has so far taken 6 wickets in the bowling of 19 overs in IPL 2022.