With the ball travelling a gigantic distance of 117m off Livingstone’s bat, it left everybody in awe, including Gujarat Titans‘ bowler Mohammed Shami and Punjab skipper Mayank Agarwal.
India veteran Shami came to bowl the 16th over in an attempt to keep Gujarat in the game, but Livingstone had other plans. On the first delivery of the over, he smashed Shami for the longest six of the season.
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Shami bowled a short-of-length delivery that pitched on off stump, to which Livingstone swung hard and the ball got deposited into the top tier of the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy.
Such was the monstrosity of that six that even Shami was left astounded, as he was seen smiling as the ball was sent sailing. In the Punjab dugout, Livinsgtone’s teammate and skipper Mayank Agarwal jumped out of his seat and was left astounded.
The big hit was followed by two more sixes and two fours as Punjab won by eight wickets. In total, 28 runs came off that Shami over as Livingstone finished the match with four overs to spare.
“I have seen Chris Gayle do that often, but this was something different,” stated Punjab’s head coach Anil Kumble after the game.
With this win, Punjab moved to the fifth place on the points table.
After winning the toss Gujarat became the first team to opt to bat in a night game, after which Punjab Kings restricted them to 143/8 courtesy Kagiso Rabada’s four-wicket haul.
Shikhar Dhawan (62) led Punjab’s run-chase with his 47th IPL fifty, and in the end Livingstone scored 30* off 10 balls to finish the game.