RR vs KKR: Sensational Indian emerging batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal impressed the entire cricketing fraternity with his flamboyant 98-run knock against Kolkata Knight Riders last evening. With his highly commanding and explosive knock, Jaiswal has set many distinct records against his name. Yashasvi Jaiswal’s mind-blowing knock in match 56 of IPL 2023 between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders resulted in a one-sided game at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Batting first, Kolkata posted a sluggish 149/8 runs total in their first innings of 20 overs.
Rajasthan Royals did not drop their sweat and powered a marvelous run-chase that was led by young talent Yashasvi Jaiswal. Backed on Jaiswal’s touchdown knock of 98-runs, the Royals hunted the target in only 13.1 overs. Jaiswal was handsomely supported by Sanju Samson (48)*. The two powered a sizzling match-winning partnership of 121 runs for the second wicket to take their side through.
RR vs KKR: Yashasvi Jaiswal tumbled a plethora of records to script history
Yashasvi Jaiswal was absolutely astounding in his powerful knock that comprised 12 fours and 5 sixes. His highly commendable innings were praised by many cricketing legends including Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, and many more. During his exceptional and exemplary knock, Yashasvi Jaiswal scripted history and achieved a couple of milestones in the initial phase of his stupendous career. Jaiswal became the fastest batsman to score a half-century in the history of the Indian Premier League. Notably, Jaiswal reached his half-century in only 13 balls and broke the previously held record by KL Rahul and Pat Cummins who had scored their 50 runs in 14 balls.
Apart from the benchmark half-century record, Yashasvi Jaiswal also achieved another landmark. The glorious frontline batsman equaled RCB batsman Virat Kohli’s record of hitting the first two balls of the first over of the innings for sixes. Kohli had hit two back-to-back sixes while opening the innings against Rajasthan Royals back in the 2019 IPL. Jaiswal equaled Virat Kohli’s record and gave a solid start to Rajasthan that helped them power a crucial victory.
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