Kolkata Knight Riders took on Punjab Kings in the 8th Match of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium and it turned out to be a complete treat for the eyes of the IPL fans. KKR opted to bowl first having won the toss as is the usual psychology of every team in matches being played at the Wankhede as the dew factor plays a big role in the matches being played in this stadium at night because the team that bowls in the second innings finds great difficulty in gripping the ball.
Something exactly similar happened in today’s game. To begin with, the KKR bowlers completely dominated PBKS’s batting lineup from the very beginning of the match. Umesh Yadav, following the sensational form that he has been in from the start of the season, picked up the early wicket of PBKS captain Mayank Agarwal and he ended up taking a total of 4 important wickets which were crucial for KKR. Tim Southee, who picked up a total of 2 wickets for KKR, was also a vital cog of the team.
A particular delivery of Umesh Yadav which took the wicket of PBKS’ costliest player Liam Livingstone is particularly being talked about the most. It was the last delivery of the 9th over when Liam Livingstone played a lofted shot against Umesh Yadav and thus played it straight into the hands of Tim Southee who was standing near the end of the boundary line.
King Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan, who was present in the stands for the match, gave an incredible reaction to the dismissal and we could only estimate how happy she was about the dismissal of Liam Livingstone.