IPL 2022: Yashasvi Jaiswal Leads Rajasthan Royals To Victory

After being benched in the previous match against the Lucknow Super Giants, batter Yashasvi Jaiswal returned to the field and helped the team win over the Punjab Kings by six wickets.

The 52nd match was held at the Wankhede Stadium and finished with a brief score of 190/4 in 19.4 overs for the Royals and 185/5 for the Kings.

How Rajasthan Royals maintained the game

The Royals were having a great start, and they were able to win the match eventually. The team scored 67 runs on the powerplay.

Buttler was removed in the fourth over but still managed to contribute 30 off 16 balls to his side. After Buttler went out, it was Sanju Samson and Yashasvi Jaiswal who continued the strike.

Samson scored 23 off 12 balls with four fours. Along with Jasiwal, he added another 39 runs in the next 25 balls. Jaiswal also hit 56 runs in 37 balls for the third wicket with Devdutt Padikkal.

The Royals' win was unstoppable when he scored 68 runs in 41 balls, which secured the Royals’ win. It was until his ball got caught when he was trying to hit one over the boundary. However, he still managed to hit nine fours and two sixes before that.

Shimron Hetmyer also supported the team from his side where he scored 41 runs in 27 balls for the fourth wicket. He remained unbeaten on 31 off 16 balls with three fours and two sixes.

On the other hand, Devdutt Padikkal had a rough start from the get-go, but still managed to score 31 runs off 32 balls. Along with Hetmyer, the batsman took six off PBKS's Kagiso Rabada. After the up and down play, Padikkal went out in the 19th over.

For the upcoming match, the Royals will play against the Delhi Capitals in the 58th match on May 11. The match will be held at Dr. DY Patil Academy Stadium, and let’s see whether or not the Royals can add another win to their point table.

The Punjab Kings

Mayank Agarwal’s team finished the 52nd match with 189/5. Even though the team’s batters got starts, Johnny Bairstow was the only one who could capitalise on it into a fifty with a 40-ball 56 record. This record was also his highest score this season.

He started by taking two fours from Trent Boult and made another four through point and mid-wicket from Kuldeep Sen. In the third over, Bairstow took one off Boult with the help of Shikhar Dhawan.

Bairstow also received support from Bhanuka Rajapaksa, who scored 27 off 18 with the help of two fours and sixes. Rajapaksa met Yuzvendra Chahal with a clean six over cow corner and added another six over long-off.

Jitesh Sharma also contributed with an unbeaten 38 off 18 with the help of four fours and two sixes. While Liam Livingstone hit 22 off 14 balls, with one four and two sixes, Sharma and Livingstone’s scoring was noted as a perfect finish for their side.

The Kings will have another match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday for the 60th match at Brabourne Stadium.

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