New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 9 wickets in a comfortable chase after Yuzvendra Chahal picked a four-wicket haul and Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 98* off 47. Both the Royals had a record-breaking night as Chahal became the leading wicket-taker in the history of IPL while Jaiswal scored the fastest fifty of IPL. After the game, the two had a candid chat recalling their favourite moments from the match.
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Chahal started the chat with a googly as he asked if Yashasvi had a date and he wanted to finish the game quickly. The spinner asked Jaiswal about lauding tweets from Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, to which the batter told that he felt good and wants to thank them for their guidance.
Yuzi told that he does not get to bat in the nets as Yashavi bats for two hours in the training sessions, to which the batter replied that even in the game he tries that Chahal does not get to bat. Jaiswal said that a chat with skipper Sanju Samson helped him tackle the problem of not being able to score big.
Turning the tables, Jaiswal asked Chahal about his feeling after the four-wicket haul, to which the leggie said that it was a crucial game and he tried to bowl with variations, not giving easy boundaries to the batters. Jaiswal mentioned that when Chahal sets the fielding then everyone needs to concentrate as he scolds for not following the instructions, to which he said that if there is a problem in the field setting, batters can score a boundary.
In the game, Trent Boult began by picking up two wickets with the new ball and Chahal ended up with the figures of 25/4 to restrict KKR to 149. Jaiswal began the chase by hitting 26 runs in Nitish Rana’s first over and went on to score fifty off 13 balls, breaking KL Rahul’s record for the fastest IPL fifty. His 98* and Sanju Samson’s 48*(29) chased down the total in just 13.1 overs.
Yuzvendra Chahal surpassed Dwayne Bravo to become IPL’s highest wicket-taker with 187 scalps.