IPL 2019: Liam Livingstone gave a glimpse to his fans as to why he is so highly rated in the UK. Livingstone smashed a breathtaking 26-ball 44 to give Royals the start they were after in a 161 chase. His innings was laced with three sixes and four fours. His innings was lauded by fans who felt he should have been there earlier for the Royals. Ace commentator Harsha Bhogle also lavished praise for the belligerent batsman. “Hadn’t seen Liam Livingstone bat but had heard a lot about his ability to hit a cricket ball. He got his favoured batting position today and has shown why he had that reputation,” read Harsha’s post.

At the time of filing the copy, the Royals were well placed at 89/1 in 11 overs. Rahane was on 35* and he was joined by Samson. Rajasthan needs 72 runs in 54 balls.