Rajasthan Royals opener Yashasvi Jaiswal created history on Friday, May 19 against Punjab Kings as he broke a 15-year-old IPL record. Jaiswal scored 50 off 36 against the Kings as the Royals are chasing 188 runs to stay in the hunt for the playoffs.
Updated May 19, 2023 | 11:55 PM IST
Rajasthan Royals opener Yashasvi Jaiswal created history on Friday, May 19 against Punjab Kings as he broke a 15-year-old IPL record
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- Yashasvi Jaiswal continued his smashing form in the 2023 edition of the IPL
- Jaiswal created history as he broke the 15-year-old IPL record during his 50-run knock against the Punjab Kings
- Rajasthan Royals won the game by four wickets and stayed alive in the race for the playoffs
Most runs in an IPL season by an uncapped player
625* – Yashasvi Jaiswal (Rajasthan Royals), 2023
616 – Shaun Marsh (Kings XI Punjab), 2008
516 – Ishan Kishan (Mumbai Indians), 2020
512 – Suryakumar Yadav (Mumbai Indians), 2018
480 – Suryakumar Yadav (Mumbai Indians), 2020
473 – Devdutt Padikkal (Royal Challengers Bangalore), 2021
Jaiswal got out for a duck in the last game but made a good start to his innings. After a few boundaries at the start, he didn’t get much of the strike but made sure he stuck at the crease and then scored some crucial boundaries to hit another half-century. He played second-fiddle to Devdutt Padikkal, who scored a 29-ball fifty and set the stage for Shimron Hetmyer and Dhurv Jurel to finish off the game, which they did in the last over.
The Royals would have liked to chase it down one over before but they will take the win, nevertheless after what has been a disappointing second half.