Rajasthan Royals (RR) played Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 37th match of the Indian Premier League 2023 (IPL) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Sanju Samson, captain of RR, won the toss and elected to bat first. The host team started off strongly against the four-time IPL champions. In the fifth over, RR openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler established a 50-run partnership for the home team. The openers led the way as the Rajasthan Royals dominated the powerplay and reached 64/0 after six overs.
The young opening batsman, Yashasvi Jaiswal, maintained his form as he raced to a fast fifty. The 21-year-old scored fifty off only 26 deliveries. Significantly, this is his third fifty in the current season.
Jaiswal reached his fifty after avoiding the CSK captain’s DRS call. It took place during the third ball of the fourth over. The batter attempted to retrieve a ball that was out of line but was unsuccessful. Dhoni requested a review as the umpire shook his head in response to a robust appeal for leg before wicket. However, the display showed that it was pitching outside leg, so Dhoni’s assessment was deemed incorrect.
RR hopes to regain their footing against CSK after suffering two consecutive defeats. Meanwhile, the MS Dhoni-led squad had won three consecutive matches, propelling them to the summit of the IPL 2023 points table. Moreover, RR have the advantage in this game because they defeated CSK in their previous season matchup in Chennai.
One of Jaiswal’s sixes off a delivery by Ravindra Jadeja captured the attention of everyone. Jaiswal, who was batting on 41*, attempted a reverse hit and drove the ball over the backward point as it went over the boundary for a six.