IPL 2021, Match 47: RR vs CSK, Stats Review: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashaswi Jaiswal’s sensational hitting tinker record books
Yashaswi Jaiswal smashed the second-fastest half-century by an uncapped player in IPL.
Updated - Oct 3, 2021 12:15 am
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 continues to amaze us! Two matches took place on super Saturday (October 2) and the proceedings were entirely different. While Mumbai Indians almost defended 130 against Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals chased down 190 against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) without any hassle. The evening game was even jaw-dropping as runs galore at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Table-toppers CSK would have been confident after posting 189/4 while batting first. After all, RR’s batting order was struggling in the last few games. However, as the saying goes, the only certain thing in cricket is uncertainty. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shivam Dube smashed quickfire half-centuries as RR took mere 17.1 overs to cross the line. Not to forget, there were vital contributions from Evin Lewis and skipper Sanju Samson as well.
Coming to the first innings, Ruturaj Gaikwad stole the show with a blistering century. He scored runs for fun as RR bowlers endured a hard time against him. Unfortunately for CSK, the youngster’s efforts went in vain as RR crossed the line to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Meanwhile, here are the important stats and numbers from the RR vs CSK clash in IPL 2021:
7 – Ruturaj Gaikwad became the seventh CSK player to score a century for CSK in IPL.
600 – Gaikwad and Du Plessis became the first pair to add 600 partnership runs in IPL 2021. Overall, he duo has added 646 runs so far.
24 – At the age of 24 years 244 days, Gaikwad also became the youngest CSK player to score an IPL hundred.
500 – Gaikwad became the first player to reach the 500-run landmark in IPL 2021. Henceforth, he’s also the new holder of the orange cap.
7 – Gaikwad is now the seventh CSK player to score over 500 runs in an IPL season.
1 – Shivam Dube recorded his maiden half-century in IPL.
108 – Gaikwad also smashed the longest six of IPL 2021, 108 meter.
2 – Yashaswi Jaiswal smashed the second-fastest half-century by an uncapped player in IPL. While he got the landmark in 19 balls, Ishan Kishan scored a 17-ball fifty in 2018.
2 – Jaiswal also smashed the joint second-fastest fifty for Rajasthan Royals. He shares the record with Owais Shah and Sanju Samson. Jos Buttler (18) tops the list.
81 – Rajasthan Royals recorded their highest powerplay score in IPL history (81/1). In 2008, RR added 73/1 against the now-defunct Deccan Chargers in the first six overs.