IPL 2021, RR vs CSK: Records galore as Jaiswal-Dube help Rajasthan outplay Chennai by 7 wickets
Rajasthan Royals gave a glimpse of its youth as it outsmarted Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets in the IPL 2021 clash in Abu Dhabi. As a result, plenty of records were scripted.
It was a night of the youths, as former champion Rajasthan Royals (RR) deceived fellow former champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by seven wickets in Match 47 of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Consequently, numerous records were scripted as we take a look.
Ruturaj Gaikwad attains numerous records with maiden IPL ton
Gaikwad slammed his maiden IPL century. In the process:
- He has become the seventh CSK batter to amass 500-plus runs in a season.
- He became the ninth centurion for CSK in the IPL.
- He is the youngest IPL centurion for CSK (24 years, 244 days).
- He has scored the most runs as an Indian opener for CSK in the IPL.
Yashaswi Jaiswal joins an elite list
Jaiswal slammed a 19-ball half-century. As a result, it was the second-fastest IPL 50 after Ishan Kishan (17).
RR scores a highest
RR managed to score 81/1 in the Powerplay. Consequently, it was its best score during the phase in the tournament, surpassing its previous best 73/1 against Deccan Chargers (DEC) in 2008. Also, it was the fifth-highest IPL total successfully chased in UAE.
Winning the toss, RR elected to bowl, as CSK managed a total of 189/4, thanks to Gaikwad's 101. In reply, Jaiswal and Shivam Dube played fierce twin innings of 50 and an unbeaten 64 each to take the game away from CSK and register a comfortable seven-wicket win.
Brief scores: CSK 189/4 (Gaikwad- 101*, Jadeja- 32*; Tewatia- 3/39) lost to RR 190/3 in 17.3 overs (Jaiswal- 50, Dube- 64; Thakur- 2/30) by seven wickets.