/IPL 2023: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Adam Zampa guide Rajasthan Royals to comprehensive 32-run victory over Chennai Super Kings

IPL 2023: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Adam Zampa guide Rajasthan Royals to comprehensive 32-run victory over Chennai Super Kings

Up-and-coming Yashasvi Jaiswal once again showcased his talents by conjuring up a glittering half-century before Rajasthan Royals’ spinners choked Chennai Super Kings to record a comfortable 32-run victory and move to the top of the IPL table on Thursday. Jaiswal (77 for 43) continued his rich form with his third fifty of the tournament before Devdutt Padikkal (24 not out) and Dhruv Jurel (34 for 15) provided the final flourish to post the highest total, 202 of five, at Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Spinners Adam Zampa (3/22 in 3 overs) and Ravichandran Ashwin (2/35) then shared five wickets between them to restrict CSK to 170 for 6 despite the best efforts of Ruturaj Gaikwad (47) and Shivam Dube ( 52).

With the win, the Royals moved to the top of the table, while CSK dropped to third place.

In contrast to RR, the CSK openers found things difficult before Gaikwad, who went down on four, broke the shackles and pummeled Jason Holder (0/49) for a four-over-medium before snapping a square leg back. behind six over deep in the fourth. on.

RR captain Sanju Samson stepped up the pressure by bowling from both ends and the move paid off.

Devon Conway (8) continued to struggle and with the required run rate increasing, he was forced to hit a flat delivery from Zampa to Sandeep Sharma up the middle.

Unfazed by the wicket, Gaikwad kept stealing boundaries each time to keep the scoring going before Zampa struck once more to dispose of the dangerous man.

CSK was 72 for two at halfway.

Ashwin (2/35) then nabbed wickets Ajinkya Rahane (15) and ‘Impact Player’ Ambati Rayudu (0) to further reduce CSK’s chances. But Dube had different plans. He upped the ante, hitting a much-needed six to give CSK a glimmer of hope.

The all-rounder brought his third straight half-century with the help of four sixes and two fours. However, he was unable to side with her on the other end of the line.

Before opening the innings, Jaiswal started on an aggressive note, reaching limits all over the field.

He targeted Akash Singh (0/32), hitting three fours in the first over. The youngster hit the first ball of the match wide over cover and then sent the next two into extra deep cover and a deep midwicket for the same result.

Rajasthan’s opening match then went on to collect 18 runs from Singh’s second over. Jaiswal sent the ball over the edge three times and also shot one for a long six.

With Tushar Deshpande (2/42) and Singh being punished, CSK captain MS Dhoni introduced the turn in the form of Maheesh Theekshana (1/24) who cast a good opening spell.

Jaiswal, however, ran to his half century in 26 balls.

Jos Buttler also joined the party, reaching some limits. Together, the two sewed up a starting position of 86 runs before Ravindra Jadeja (1/32) ended the Englishman’s serene 27-run strike.

The CSK bowlers were able to narrow the boundaries after the wicket and then created a mini batting collapse.

Returning for his second spell, Deshpande dismissed skipper Sanju Samson (17) and also got the prized wicket from Jaiswal, who was batting with aplomb, at 14.

Theekshana then came back to field the highly successful Shimron Hetmyer (8).

Padikkl and Jurel then added 48 runs towards the bottom of the innings.

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