File photograph of Yashasvi Jaiswal.© BCCI
Rajasthan Royals pulled off a four-wicket win over Punjab Kings in Match No. 66 of IPL 2023 in Dharamsala on Friday evening to theoretically keep in rivalry for a play-off place. Set a tough goal of 188 for victory, the Royals, reached 189/6 in 19.4 overs with Shimron Hetmyer scoring 46, opener Yashasvi Jaiswal hitting 50 and Devdutt Padikkal hammering 51. Earlier, PBKS scored 187/5 thanks largely to the efforts of Sam Curran 49 not out, Jitesh Sharma 44 and M Shahrukh Khan 41 not out.
The win took the Royals to 14 factors after the conclusion of their league video games, whereas PBKS completed their season with 12 factors from 14 video games. The Royals moved to fifth place and their fortunes within the match rely on the outcomes of the remaining matches as each Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians, who’ve a recreation in hand every, have 14 factors every as properly.
Analysing Royals’ efficiency, JioCinema IPL professional Pragyan Ojha mentioned: “I believe it is too late now. For a staff who you stored in your prime 4 earlier than the beginning of the match to now come and assume that they will advance provided that the opposite staff that’s in rivalry loses is a state of affairs they introduced upon themselves.”
“That is one thing they’ve to consider. As Raina (Suresh) identified Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler bought out for geese in 5 of the 14 video games. Then they had been left trying to find bowlers, additionally the way in which they used their bowlers… The small issues add as much as one thing large and it’s seen within the eventual end result,” he added.
Speaking about Jaiswal, one other JioCinema IPL professional Suresh Raina mentioned: “There is a sure calmness in his batting. There is a unique vitality in his physique language, scoring runs constantly for his staff. For this, I’ll give a number of credit score to Kumar Sangakkara who’s sitting of their dugout. He’s (Jaiswal) a unique kind of participant. He seems to dominate. And any participant who seems to dominate on this format reaches a unique degree. He has all these qualities.”
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