Rajasthan Royals opener Yashasvi Jaiswal was scoring runs with the bat even earlier, but everyone was probably waiting for the stormy innings that was seen at the Sheikh Zayed ground in Abu Dhabi. After the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the batting tips from Virat Kohli proved to be a boon for Yashasvi and the opening batsman of Rajasthan hit the big bowlers of Chennai. CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni also liked this formidable form of Yashasvi and he gave a special gift to this young player for his brilliant innings.
Yashasvi played the band with the very first ball of the Chennai bowlers and made strong shots one after the other. This batsman, who played domestic cricket for Mumbai, hit his half-century in just 20 balls on sight. Yashasvi scored runs at a strike rate of 238.10 during his stormy innings of 51 runs and hit 6 fours and three lofty sixes. Impressed by Yashasvi’s batting, Chennai captain MM Dhoni gave his autograph on the Rajasthan opener’s bat and wished him all the best for his future. Yashasvi gave information about the gift received from Dhoni while interacting with the IPL website. Yashasvi has also become the second uncapped player after Ishan Kishan to score the fastest fifty in the IPL.
After Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shivam Dubey also took the news of Chennai bowlers fiercely and scored 64 runs in just 42 balls to give victory to the team. Rajasthan chased down the huge target of 190 runs from CSK in just 17.3 overs. Evin Lewis scored 27 runs in 12 balls, while skipper Sanju Samson scored 28 runs. Earlier, for CSK, Rituraj Gaikwad, batting brilliantly, scored the first century of the UAE leg and remained unbeaten on 101 runs.