IPL 2022: Match 70: 10 best memes from SRH vs PBKS match

IPL 2022: Match 70: 10 best memes from SRH vs PBKS match

Punjab Kings beat Sunrisers comfortably as they chased down 158 with 29 balls to spare.

Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The concluding game of the group stages of IPL 2022 saw Sunrisers Hyderabad contest Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium. With all playoff berths already being sealed the previous night, both sides were looking at a mid-table finish in a dead rubber after accumulating 12 points each.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar led the side in the absence of Kane Williamson, and he made two changes as Romario Shepherd and Jagadeesha Suchith were included in the XI. Mayank Agarwal also made a few changes as the Punjab side decided to give chances to a few fringe players. Prerak Mankad was included in the XI as the all-rounder was handed a debut by Punjab Kings.

Punjab Kings beat Sunrisers comfortably as they chased down 158 with 29 balls to spare. Liam Livingstone was once again the man of the hour as the powerful batter blazed 49 runs off 22 balls and remained unbeaten. The chase was off to a brisk start as Punjab continued with their all-out attack approach. Harpreet Brar was the star of the show with the ball and was adjudged the Player of the Match as the left-arm spinner finished with the figures of 3/26.

Punjab Kings end the season on a happy note

Meanwhile, Livingstone walked out to bat after the departure of skipper Mayank Agarwal in the eighth over with the score being 71/3. Sunrisers had a chance to get rid of the dangerous right-hander, but Washington Sundar dropped a dolly to give the Englishman a reprieve. Prerak Mankad sealed the victory for Punjab as the debutant hit a four off the first delivery of the 16th over.

Earlier, Bhuvneshwar Kumar won the toss and elected to bat first as the pitch was expected to assist spinners as the game progressed. Priyam Garg, who opened the batting with Abhishek Sharma, fell early to Kagiso Rabada in the third over. Rahul Tripathi and Abhishek Sharma kept the Sunriser’s innings flowing as the pair added 47 runs in 35 balls.

Abhishek Sharma overtook Tripathi as the leading run-scorer for SRH this season as the southpaw scored an impressive 43 before being caught at the boundary by Liam Livingstone. SRH were reeling at 96/5 after losing Nicholas Pooran and Aiden Markram in quick succession. But the pair of Washington Sundar and Romario Shepherd stitched a 58-run partnership as SRH finished with a respectable score of 157/8. Unfortunately for SRH, it was far from enough.

Here’s a look at the best memes from the match: