In an exciting day for the Rajasthan Royals (RR), the Indian Premier League (IPL) witnessed two extraordinary records tumble. Yashasvi Jaiswal, the team’s explosive batter, delivered a spectacular performance to score the fastest half-century in the IPL’s history. On the same day, RR’s ace spinner Yuzvendra Chahal etched his name in the annals of IPL by becoming the tournament’s leading wicket-taker.
Jaiswal unleashed a wave of power-hitting against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Eden Gardens, slamming a half-century off just 13 balls, an achievement previously held by KL Rahul and Pat Cummins, who reached their fifties in 14 balls. The record-breaking feat puts Jaiswal ahead of other renowned players such as Yusuf Pathan and Sunil Narine, who had achieved the milestone in 15 balls.
Jaiswal’s record-breaking fifty wasn’t the only reason for the Royals’ celebration. The team’s spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal, grabbed the spotlight as he surpassed former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) star Dwayne Bravo to become the leading wicket-taker in the IPL.
Summary of Yashasvi Jaiswal Batting during fastest IPL 50
- Yashasvi Jaiswal* (Not out)
- Total Runs – 98
- Balls Faced – 47
- 4s – 12
- 6s – 5
- Strike Rate / SR – 208.51
In the same match against KKR, Chahal tricked KKR captain Nitish Rana into a sweep shot, resulting in a catch at deep square leg by Shimron Hetmyer. With this wicket, Chahal’s tally reached an impressive 184 wickets, overtaking Bravo’s record of 183. Other notable names on the list include Piyush Chawla (174), Amit Mishra (172), and Ravichandran Ashwin (171). Chahal’s stellar form this season is evident, as he has already claimed 17 wickets in the 11 games preceding the encounter against KKR.
Summary of Yuzvendra Chahal Bowling during the match
- Yuzvendra Chahal
- Overs – 4
- Runs given – 25
- Wickets – 4
- Economy – 6.25
This double record-breaking day underscores the Rajasthan Royals’ formidable talent and suggests they are a team to watch out for in the remainder of the IPL season.