IPL: Liam Livingstone leads Punjab Kings to 54-run win over Chennai Tremendous Kings

Sam Billings celebrates with England team-mate Liam Livingstone


Liam Livingstone (right) has featured in 20 limited-overs internationals for England and played during the recent West Indies tour
Indian Premier League, Mumbai
Punjab Kings 180-8 (20 overs): Livingstone 60, Dhawan 33, Jordan 2-23, Pretorius 2-30
Chennai Super Kings 126 (18 overs): Dube 57, Chahar 3-25, Arora 2-21, Livingstone 2-25
Punjab Kings won by 54 runs

England’s Liam Livingstone scored 60 runs and then took two wickets to lead Punjab Kings to a 54-run win over Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.

The most expensive overseas player in the 2022 IPL auction at £1.1m, he hit 60 off 32 balls as Punjab made 180-8.

His spin then claimed two wickets for 25 runs as Chennai were 126 all out.

“The first two games didn’t go my way, but [it’s] nice to contribute to a win,” said Livingstone, 28.

“We got to a target we thought was defendable and the seam bowers set it up for us.”

The batting all-rounder put on 95 runs with Shikhar Dhawan (33) for Punjab’s third wicket at…