Yashasvi Jaiswal is the season’s second-highest run-scorer, with 625 runs at an average of 48.07.
Yashasvi Jaiswal is currently playing for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2023 and is having a terrific season. While doing so, he set multiple records. The 21-year-old continued his remarkable form on May 19 against Punjab Kings at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala, blasting a brilliant 50 off just 36 balls.
During his innings, the opening batsman put another feather to his crown by scoring the most runs by an uncapped hitter in a single IPL edition. Jaiswal is the current season’s second-highest run-scorer, putting him in contention for the IPL 2023 Orange Cap. The southpaw has 625 runs at a 48.07 average and a strike rate of 163.61. With a top score of 124, the Uttar Pradesh-born batsman has five fifties and a hundred to his record.
Jaiswal smashed Shaun Marsh’s 15-year-old IPL 2008 record of 616 runs in 11 innings before the latter made his Australia debut. Jaiswal also hit the fastest fifty in IPL history, doing it in just 13 balls against KKR in the current season.
Returning to the PBKS versus RR match, both teams needed a win to stay in the playoff race and also wanted to improve their net run rate. Punjab got off to a bad start after being called in to bat first, falling to 50/4 after 6.3 overs.
Punjab reached 187/5 in the first innings with to contributions from Sam Curran (49* off 31), Jitesh Sharma (44 off 28), and Shahrukh Khan (41* off 23). Rajasthan’s bowler of choice was Navdeep Saini, who finished with statistics of 3/40 in 4 overs.
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In response, Rajasthan lost Jos Buttler for a duck, but Devdutt Padikkal (51 off 30) and Jaiswal (50 off 36) contributed 73 runs for the second wicket to keep the innings afloat. Following Padikkal’s dismissal in the tenth over, skipper Sanju Samson was again dismissed cheaply after hitting only two runs off three balls.
Shimron Hetmyer followed his departure with a brilliant knock of 46 off 28 balls, putting RR on the verge of victory with nine runs required off the last over. In the end, cameos from Riyan Parag (20 off 12) and Dhruv Jurel (10* off 4) enabled RR chase down the mark in 19.4 overs and keep the competition alive.