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Stats: Yashasvi Jaiswal smashes Nitish Rana for 26 runs in joint second-most expensive first over in IPL history

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Match 56 of IPL 2023 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals on Thursday, Might 11 was an action-packed encounter as Yuzvendra Chahal scripted historical past by turning into the best wicket-taker in IPL within the first innings. The information continued to tumble within the second innings as effectively, as Yashasvi Jaiswal scored the second-most variety of runs within the first over in IPL historical past. The 21-year-old took Nitish Rana to the cleaners and whacked him for 26 runs within the first over.

Defending 149, the KKR captain began the proceedings with the ball, nonetheless, the transfer backfired because the in-form younger sensation stamped his authority towards Rana on the primary ball of the innings, coming down the observe and smashing him over lengthy on for a most.

The second ball was additionally given the identical therapy as Jaiswal slog-swept it over deep-backward sq. leg for an additional most and made his intentions clear. He additional smacked consecutive fours on the third and fourth deliveries and took a double on the fifth ball which made Rana breathe simple. However the opener gave no respite to the KKR skipper and picked up one other boundary on the final ball of the over.

Jaiswal continued his onslaught within the second over as effectively and clobbered Harshit Rana for a 4 and a six on the fifth and sixth deliveries respectively. The Uttar Pradesh-born batsman confirmed no indicators of stopping and went on to attain a hattrick of fours within the third over to convey up the quickest fifty within the historical past of IPL.

Most runs scored within the first over of an IPL innings

27/0 – RCB vs MI, Chennai, 2011 (Extras: 7)
26/0 , RR vs KKR, Kolkata, 2023
26/0 – KKR vs MI, Kolkata, 2013 (Extras: 1)
25/0 – DC vs KKR, Ahmedabad, 2021 (Extras: 1)

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