Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets with 51 balls in hand to climb to 3rd on the table. KKR, batting first, put 149/8 on the board after 20 overs, and no other batter than Venkatesh Iyer rose to the occasion.
Iyer scored 57(42), but the other KKR batters fell prey to Yuzvendra Chahal’s magic, who picked up a four-wicket haul.
Chasing 150, Yashasvi Jaiswal struck an unbeaten 98(47), which included 12 fours and five sixes. Further, the 21-year-old smashed the fastest fifty of the season.
Several cricketers took to Twitter to hail the youngster’s blistering knock and wrote highly about the right-hand opener. Here are some of the reactions.
RR will next face RCB on May 14, while KKR will face CSK on May 14.