The Rajasthan Royals (RR) faced off against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a thrilling IPL 2023 match that saw Yashasvi Jaiswal play a crucial role in RR’s victory. Jaiswal scored an impressive 77 off 43 balls and was backed up by Dhruv Jurel and Devdutt Padikkal who provided an excellent finishing effort. RR set a new record by becoming the first team to score over 200 runs in an IPL match at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium, posting a total of 202/5.
CSK struggled to keep up with the run rate during their chase, despite Ruturaj Gaikwad scoring 47 off 29 balls. Adam Zampa took three wickets, including Gaikwad’s, and Ajinkya Rahane fell for 15 off 13 balls. CSK’s hopes for a miraculous partnership from Ravindra Jadeja and Shivam Dube were dashed when Dube was dismissed off the last ball of the match for 52 off 33. CSK’s innings ended on 170/6, and RR won the match by 32 runs.
During the powerplay, Jaiswal led the way as RR scored 64 runs in the first six overs. Jos Buttler played second fiddle to Jaiswal before falling, as did RR captain Sanju Samson. RR had a temporary struggle in maintaining their run rate after Jaiswal’s innings came to an end, but Padikkal and Jurel provided a good finish, putting up 48 runs off 20 balls for the fifth wicket. RR scored a total of 63 runs in the last five overs, and the win propelled them back to the top of the table.