On the night when it mattered the most, Jonny Bairstow made his presence felt and how! The English cricketer’s 66 (29) set up the stage for a massive 54-run win for PBKS against RCB.

The win at the Brabourne Stadium gave the Kings 2 crucial points, getting them closer to a possible spot in the playoffs of the Tata Indian Premier League 2022.

Bairstow’s knock came with four fours and seven big sixes as he struck at 227.59 to speed up PBKS’ scoreboard and help pull a double over RCB this season. RCB’s pacers took stick in particular with Hazlewood and Siraj combining to concede 100 in 6 wicketless overs.

Bairstow’s destructive display got him his half-century in 21 balls while helping the Kings post the highest score in the powerplay in IPL 2022 of 83/1. After the game, he admitted he enjoyed batting up the order, and we can safely say that we loved seeing him back in form.

Netizens took to Twitter to express their admiration for the wicketkeeper-batter from England.


Some interesting numbers came out too

After a 56 (40) in the last game against Rajasthan Royals, Bairstow has now backed it up with another half-century. This time, it came with a better strike rate and a winning cause. With two crucial must-win games left to play, the Punjab Kings and the Sher Squad alike will want to see more of these from the English batter.