Jonny Bairstow, who was promoted to open the innings, finally showed his class for Punjab Kings in IPL 2022.
The England wicket-keeper batter was on a rampage from the first ball of his knock and went to score the fifth-highest individual score in the powerplay overs.
He accumulated 59 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore and equaled the record of David Warner and Sanath Jayasuriya.
Suresh Raina leads the list, while Adam Gilchrist, Ishan Kishan, and David Warner are second, third, and fourth.
Highest Score in Powerplay (IPL)
87 – Suresh Raina vs. PBKS
74 – Adam Gilchrist vs. DD
63 – Ishan Kishan vs. SRH
62 – David Warner vs. KKR
59 – Jonny Bairstow vs. RCB*
59 – David Warner vs. CSK
59 – Sanath Jayasuriya vs CSK
The right-handed batter was dismissed after scoring 66 off 29 balls at a strike rate of 227.58. He hit 7 sixes and 4 fours.