In an IPL match, Yuzvendra Chahal broke the record for being the leading wicket-taker in IPL history, and Yashasvi Jaiswal scored the fastest half-century in the tournament, carrying Rajasthan Royals to a nine-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders, which helped RR climb up to third place in the points table. Jaiswal finished with 98* off 47, while Chahal picked up 4 for 25 as KKR set a target of 149/8 and RR chased it down with 41 balls to spare.
Yuzvendra Chahal’s record-breaking performance:
Yuzvendra Chahal became the leading wicket-taker in IPL history when he dismissed Nitish Rana, surpassing Lasith Malinga’s record of 170 wickets. Chahal, who has been playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore since 2014, achieved this feat in his 106th IPL match. He finished with figures of 4 for 25 in his 4 overs, taking his total wickets tally to 186 in the IPL.
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s impressive knock:
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s 98* off 47 balls was his maiden IPL fifty, and it came in style with a six. He smashed 11 fours and 4 sixes in his innings and showed his ability to dominate the opposition bowlers. His 13-ball half-century was the fastest in the history of the IPL, breaking the previous record held by Sunil Narine, who had scored a fifty off 15 balls in 2017.
Rajasthan Royals’ mid-season slump:
Rajasthan Royals had a poor run of form in the middle of the season, losing five out of their last six games before this match. However, this comprehensive win over Kolkata Knight Riders will give them a lot of confidence going forward, as they look to push for a playoff spot. The win takes them up to third place in the points table, with five wins from nine matches.