In the match against Bangalore, the bats of the Punjab team, adorned with batsmen, spoke fiercely, due to which the bowlers of Bangalore had to bear the brunt. As a result, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammad Siraj and Shahbaz Ahmed looted runs. Hazlewood scored 16, Siraj (18) and Shahbaz Ahmed gave away runs at an economy of 10. Actually, batting first in this match, Jonny Bairstow was batting in a different color, first he scored 66 with the help of 4 fours and 7 sixes, then later Liam Livingston scored 70 runs in 42 balls. He hit 5 fours and 4 sixes in this innings.
Hazlewood, helpless in front of Bairstow and Livingston
Every RCB bowler was the victim of the explosive batting of these two, but Josh Hazlewood, who conceded 64 runs in his 4 overs at an economy of 16, made a record for being the highest run-getter in the season. Not only this, he remained wicketless despite plundering so many runs.
Both the Punjab batsmen had come up with their mind against Hazlewood. In his very first over, Punjab scored 22 runs while in his last over, which was the team’s 19th over, 24 runs were scored.
Marco Yansen left behind
In this match, Hazlewood surpassed young Hyderabad bowler Marco Yansen, who held the record for the most runs this season. He gave 63 runs in the bowling of 4 overs. Not only this, Hazlewood also became the highest run-scorer by RCB. Earlier this record was in the name of Shane Watson, who is currently serving as the assistant coach of Delhi. He spent 61 runs in the quota of 4 overs in the final match of the 2016 season of IPL.