New Delhi. Rajasthan Royals’ 19-year-old batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a stormy half-century in the match against Chennai Super Kings (RR vs CSK) in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. He completed his 50 runs in just 19 balls. He completed his fifty by hitting a six off CSK’s fast bowler Josh Hazlewood. Yashasvi scored 22 runs in this over of Hazlewood, hitting three sixes and one four. This is the second fastest half-century in IPL history as an uncapped player (Fastest 50 By an Uncapped Player in IPL).
The record for the fastest uncapped player to score a half-century is in the name of Ishan Kishan, who did this feat in 17 balls. KL Rahul has scored the fastest fifty in IPL. In 2018, he scored a fifty in 14 balls against Delhi Capitals.
Happy to have Dhoni’s autograph on the bat: Yashasvi
After this brilliant innings, Yashasvi was able to get the autograph of Mahendra Singh Dhoni on his bat. Yashasvi said in a conversation with the IPL website that I am very happy to have Dhoni’s autograph on my bat. He further said that I was thinking of testing the wicket first, but we were chasing 190 runs, I knew that the wicket should be good. I was just looking to capitalize on the bad deliveries and give my team a solid start. So that we can chase the target of 190 runs.
Rajasthan beat CSK by 7 wickets
In this match, Chennai Super Kings, batting first, scored 189 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs due to Rituraj Gaikwad’s century. In reply, Rajasthan Royals won the match by scoring 190 runs in 17.3 overs. For Rajasthan, Yashasvi scored 50 off 21 balls and Shivam Dubey scored 64 runs in 42 balls. Shivam hit 4 fours and as many sixes in this innings.
With this win, Rajasthan has 10 points in 12 matches and the team has moved to the sixth position in the points table. However, Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians also have 10 points. In such a situation, there can be a tough competition between these teams to make the place in the playoffs. The next match of Rajasthan Royals is against Mumbai Indians in Sharjah on 5 October.