New Delhi, Online Desk. In order to keep the playoff hopes alive in the match against Bangalore, Punjab team had to win the match whatever they did and beat RCB team by 54 runs. After the loss against Rajasthan in the last match, it was not easy for the Punjab team to return here, but it was taken by two explosive batsmen of Punjab, Jani Bairstow and Liam Livingston, Bairstow 66 off 29 balls and Livingston 70 runs in 42 balls. The innings of the game gave Punjab a respectable score of 209. In front of this score, RCB’s team got battered and could score only 155 runs.

After this victory, Punjab’s team has reached number six with 12 points and now if they win the remaining two matches, the chances of going to the playoffs are visible. After the match, Punjab captain Mayank Agarwal seemed happy with the performance of his batsmen. He said that we were amazing with the bat. The wicket had stalled a bit. The batting done by Jani and Livy was excellent. We didn’t change much, just tried to understand the wicket. Can’t be more defensive than the ball. Long boundaries don’t matter these days once the batsman is in good touch.

Mayank’s reaction to the batting order

Mayank Agarwal used to open with Dhawan but he sent Jonny Bairstow to open for the last two matches and himself is batting at number 5. Regarding this, he said that till the work is not over, he will bat in this order.

Mayank praises Arshdeep

Regarding Arshdeep Singh, who bowled brilliantly for Punjab in the death overs, captain Mayank said that he is a very energetic and confident person. Enjoy your cricket. Must say that he is the leader in the team. He is all around, even occasionally going and giving advice to bowlers senior to him.

Talking about the remaining two matches of Punjab, the team has to play against Delhi on 16 May and against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 22 May. The team needs to win both the matches to stay in the race for the playoffs.

Edited By: Sameer Thakur