RR Vs KKR TATA IPL 2023: Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Blitz Creates a Record in Match Number 56

RR Vs KKR TATA IPL 2023: Rajasthan had a Royal win over the Kolkata Knight Riders team. The batters of the Double R side hammered the KKR bowlers in a run chase of 150 runs and won the match by nine wickets with 41 balls to spare which is also the record for the second fastest run chase of 150 and more runs in this tournament. Yashasvi Jaiswal slammed the fastest half-century off just 13 balls and made a mockery of the run chase.
RR Vs KKR TATA IPL 2023: Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Blitz Creates a Record in Match Number 56
RR Vs KKR TATA IPL 2023: Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Blitz Creates a Record in Match Number 56Image Credit: BCCI/IPL

RR Vs KKR TATA IPL 2023: The ongoing TATA IPL 2023 has been a great source of entertainment, and there is still more to come in the business end of the tournament.

With all teams fighting for a playoff spot, the upcoming matches are bound to be even more thrilling and exciting. Therefore, we advise everyone not to miss out on the action.

Yesterday, Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders had a face-off at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. KKR managed just to score just 150 runs as a target in front of the first-ever IPL Champions.

RR was good on the field. They bowled well, fielded excellently and batted superbly. Due to this all-around show, RR had a Royal win of nine wickets with 41 balls to spare, which is also a record in the run chases of more than 150 runs. 

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RR Vs KKR TATA IPL 2023: Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a half-century in just 13 balls

In match number 56 which was played between RR Vs KKR in the TATA IPL 2023 season, the RR opener, Yashasvi Jaiswal went in the record books as he smashed a half-century in just 13 balls, which is a record for the fastest fifty in the IPL history.

Jaiswal’s blitz was enough to take RR home with ease and the KKR bowlers didn’t had any answers for that. Jaiswal remained unbeaten on 98 runs along with Sanju Samson was also not out on 48 runs.

TATA IPL 2023 Fastest Half Centuries Of This Edition

In the overall record of the fastest half-century in the IPL, KL Rahul and Pat Cummins held this feat earlier. KL and Pat scored 14 ball half-century each.

Rahul achieved this feat against Delhi Capitals and Cummins scored it against Mumbai Indians. In the current ongoing edition, there are players who have got to this record.

Here are the players who have got to this record in the current (16th) ongoing edition of the IPL -

1. Yashasvi Jaiswal

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal

This player sold Pani Puri to meet his living expenses. Thanks to the IPL, because of this cash-rich league tournament Jaiswal has made a name as a brilliant batsman.

In yesterday’s game, Yashasvi scored the fastest half-century of the IPL and this season. He took just 13 balls to achieve this feat against KKR.

2. Nicholas Pooran

Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas PooranImage Credit: Twitter

The West Indian wicket-keeper batter is the second batter to achieve this feat in the current edition. Pooran plays for the Lucknow Super Giants in the TATA IPL 2023 edition.

Against RCB in that run chase, Pooran scored a half-century off just 15 balls which helped the Super Giants side to win that close match. 

3. Jason Roy

Jason Roy
Jason RoyImage Credit: AFP

The opening batter from England is in the third position. Roy plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in the current season and he has done a decent job till now.

However, KKR still needs Roy to fire in the remaining matches which can help the Purple Army to qualify for the playoff berth.

Roy scored two fastest half-centuries in a single season. Against CSK, Roy smashed a 19-ball fifty and replicated the same performance against RCB, scoring a half-century in just 22 balls.

4. Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya RahaneImage Credit: PTI

The number three batter of the CSK team is the fourth batter in this list. Rahane has been good since his return to the shortest format. Ajinkya has shown that he can be an all-format player for Team India and not just a Test specialist batsman.

On his home ground at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Jinx smashed the fourth fastest fifty of this edition against MI. He scored a half-century off just 19 balls that allowed CSK to win that game very easily.

5. Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler
Jos ButtlerImage Credit: ANI/BCCI/IPl

The RR and England team opener, Jos Buttler was the orange cap holder last season. But he hasn’t been at his fluent best in this edition of the TATA IPL.

Still, he is on this list because he too smashed the fastest half-century this season. Jos the Boss took just 20 balls to score a half-century against the orange Army, Sunrisers Hyderabad.

6. Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur
Shardul ThakurImage Credit: AFP

The final player on this list is Lord Thakur. Shardul Thakur is an excellent all-rounder that any team would be fortunate to have. His bowling has been exceptional, and he has a talent for taking wickets at crucial moments in the game.

Thakur’s batting too is wonderful. He has scored fifties with the red ball in England and Australia. Against RCB, when the KKR side was reeling at one point, Thakur smashed a half-century off 20 balls and allowed his side to post a good score on the board.

By: Kaushal Kowjalgi

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