Composed half-centuries from the younger duo of Devdutt Padikkal and Yashasvi Jaiswal adopted by a sensational cameo from Shimron Hetmyer down the order helped Rajasthan Royals edge previous Punjab Kings by a margin of 4 wickets. It got here regardless of the ruthless power-hitting from Sam Curran and Shahrukh Khan in Match Quantity 66 of the Indian Premier League 2023 at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Affiliation Stadium in Dharamsala.
The toss belonged to the guests, as Sanju Samson & Co. opted to chase first. Trent Boult drew the primary blood for RR as Prabhsimran Singh departed for 2 runs on the very second ball. Atharva Taide and Shikhar Dhawan confirmed intent within the setting, because the duo stored the scoreboard ticking by including 36 runs in fast succession. Navdeep Saini broke the good-going partnership by choosing Atharva Taide for a 12-ball-19.
Quickly, Adam Zampa trapped Dhawan in entrance on the shut of the powerplay. Proper after the powerplay, Saini picked up his second wicket by cleansing up in-form Liam Livingstone with a peach of a supply, as PBKS had been left reeling at 50/4 within the seventh over. Jitesh Sharma and Sam Curran led the rescue with some stable batting. The duo added 64 runs for the fifth wicket; Jitesh amassed 44 runs off 28 deliveries in the middle of the partnership, earlier than being the third sufferer of Navdeep Saini on the finish of 14 overs.
Sam Curran (49 off 31), nevertheless, stored the hitting going, as he together with Shahrukh Khan (41 off 23), added 73 runs for the sixth wicket. The duo went bonkers towards the likes of the skilled Yuzvendra Chahal and Trent Boult, smashing them across the floor and scoring 46 runs within the final two overs to assist PBKS put up an enormous whole of 187/5 in 20 overs. For RR, Navdeep Saini was the decide of bowlers for his spell of three/40 in 4 overs.
Chasing 188, Jos Buttler continued his poor type with a 3rd consecutive duck, as Kagiso Rabada struck on his fourth ball. The pair of Devdutt Padikkal and Yashasvi Jaiswal stored the chase going by including a priceless 73 runs for the second wicket throughout which, Padikkal rose to his ninth IPL fifty earlier than Arshdeep Singh dismissed him for 51 off 30 balls on the shut of the tenth over. Within the very subsequent over, Rahul Chahar despatched Sanju Samson again to the hut for a rating of two.
Nonetheless, in-form Yashasvi Jaiswal continued to pile up runs, as he together with Shimron Hetmyer, stored the chase full of life with some glorious-looking photographs. Because the duo added 47 runs in a brisk partnership, Jaiswal rose to his fifth fifty within the event earlier than getting dismissed for 50 off 36. Shimron Hetmyer and Riyan Parag then stored the chase going with their cameos.
Parag obtained dismissed for a 12-ball-20 when making an attempt to complete the sport earlier than 18.3 overs, with the intention to pip RCB by Internet Run Charge. Hetmyer then obtained dismissed within the 19th over after scoring 46 runs off 28 balls, leaving the equation at eight off the final over. Dhruv Jurel held on to his nerves and completed off the proceedings within the final over to take RR over the end line by a margin of 4 wickets.
In the meantime, allow us to take a look at the stats and numbers from Match quantity 66 between PBKS and RR:
5 -Jos Buttler registered his fifth duck in IPL 2023, turning into the primary participant to attain 5 geese in an IPL season.
28 -Yuzvendra Chahal conceded 28 runs in his final over, which is probably the most runs conceded by Chahal in an over, overtaking his earlier highest of 24 towards KKR at Eden Gardens in 2014.
73 -The partnership of 73* between Sam Curran and Shahrukh Khan is the very best sixth-wicket partnership for PBKS in IPL. Beforehand, KL Rahul and Harpreet Brar scored an unbeaten 61 runs partnership towards RCB at Ahmedabad in 2021.
3/40 -Figures of three/40 are the perfect bowling figures for Navdeep Saini in IPL. His earlier greatest figures had been 2/24 towards DC at Bangalore in 2019.
2 -Yashasvi Jaiswal (625) grew to become the one second participant after Jos Buttler to attain 600 or extra runs in an IPL season for RR. Jos Buttler scored 863 runs in 2022.
10 -Trent Boult has taken 10 wickets within the powerplay, which is the second most wickets by a bowler within the powerplay in IPL 2023. Boult surpassed Mohammed Siraj’s tally of 9 wickets. Mohammed Shami tops the checklist with 15 wickets
3 -PBKS grew to become the third workforce to get eradicated in IPL 2023.
14 That is the 14th time in 16 editions that PBKS have didn’t qualify for the playoffs.
750 -Shikhar Dhawan accomplished 750 fours in IPL and is the one participant to attain this feat.
101 Sam Curran (101) accomplished 100 sixes in T20s.
625 -Yashasvi Jaiswal has smashed 625 runs in IPL 2023, which is probably the most runs by an uncapped participant in an IPL Season. Beforehand, Shaun Marsh scored 616 runs in 2008.