Punjab Kings cricketer Fabian Allen took an outstanding catch in the boundary to dismiss the dangerous-looking Liam Livingstone at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Reeling at 116/3, Rajasthan will have to bat out of their skin in the death overs to post a challenging total on the board.
Asked to bat first, Evin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal got their side off to a flying start. They used the pace in the new ball to find the boundaries easily to cross the 50-run mark in just 5 overs before Arshdeep Singh got the better of Evin Lewis.
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Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson failed to get going before Liam Livingstone, who has been in a fearless form walked out in the middle. He played a couple of big shots before a Fabian Allen catch ended his stay.
The incident took place in the 12th over of the match when Arshdeep Singh banged the slower delivery and made Liam Livingstone fetch from wide of the off stump. Livingstone did pull decently well as the ball was flying to the right of Fabian Allen at deep mid-wicket. However, the West Indian cricketer puts in a full-length dive and even got both hands to it.
Arshdeep Singh made a superb comeback like he usually does after getting hit early on in his spell.
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Mahipal Lomror runs riot with the bat
The dismissal of Liam Livingston brought Mahipal Lomror in the middle, who ran riot with the bat. He smacked a couple of big hits against Punjab Kings spinners to take Rajasthan Royals to 168/5 in 17 overs at the time of writing.
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The Royals will look to finish on a high as they are desperate for a win.