Wunderkind Yashasvi Jaiswal enabled Rajasthan Royals to polish off more than half their 150-run target by the end of the PowerPlay, and continued in the same hyper-aggressive vein even as the field opened up at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata . Jaiswal raced to a 13-ball half-century – the fastest-ever in the history of the tournament – and finished with 98* off 47 as the visitors registered victory with 9 wickets and 41 balls to spare
Earlier, when Yuzvendra Chahal got the better of Nitish Rana, he became the leading wicket-taker in IPL history, and went on to add three to his kitty to return sparkling figures of 4 for 25. Having endured yet another false start with the bat in IPL 2023, Kolkata Knight Riders ended up with a mere 149/8 in 20 overs.
Shaky starts have plagued Kolkata Knight Riders in Indian Premier League 2023. Tonight, they lost both Jason Roy and Rahmanullah Gurbaz to Trent Boult inside the first six overs. The credit for the wickets, however, belonged to Shimron Hetmyer and Sandeep Sharma who latched onto excellent catches.
Fastest FIFTY in the IPL
Yashasvi Jaiswal brings up his half-century in just 13 deliveries 👏👏#TATAIPL #KKRvRR pic.twitter.com/KXGhtAP2iy
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