Watch: Jonny Bairstow’s Explosive Batting Display Propels Punjab Kings to Victory

In a breathtaking display of power hitting, Jonny Bairstow showcased his prowess with the bat as he smashed two colossal sixes off Andre Russell in the IPL 2024 encounter between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the iconic Eden Gardens on Friday (April 26).

For those not acquainted with the thrilling encounter, the right-handed batsman unleashed his attacking instincts by dispatching a length ball from Russell into the stands towards deep backward square, sending the crowd into a frenzy. Bairstow didn’t stop there; he followed it up by punishing a short delivery from the same bowler towards the same region, adding another six to his tally and further amplifying the excitement among the spectators.

The 12th over witnessed a flurry of boundaries as Rilee Rossouw joined the six-hitting party, sending one soaring over deep mid-wicket for a maximum, contributing to the high-octane action. In just one over, the Punjab Kings amassed a staggering 24 runs, setting the stage for a thrilling finish to the match.

The remarkable batting display from Bairstow and his fellow Punjab Kings batsmen proved to be pivotal as they successfully chased down a mammoth target of 262 runs against the Knight Riders. With eight deliveries to spare, Punjab Kings emerged victorious in a breathtaking encounter, showcasing the electrifying essence of T20 cricket at its finest.

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