Friday night’s Ravichandran Ashwin and Yashsvi Jaiswal tournaments contributed to the Rajasthan Royals’ five-wicket win over Chennai Super at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium. Ashwin remained undefeated on 40 of 23 balls as RR completed a chase of 151 with two balls to finish, and finished second to set up an impressive showdown with the Gujarat Titans in the first qualifier on May 24.
Moein Ali’s 57-ball 93 classic went to no avail as the title holders suffered a terrible collapse in the middle. After a great start in their innings, CSK lost momentum in the last 14 increases and was restricted to 150 for 6 out of 20.
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By the time their first round of innings was over, RR had qualified for the final matches on net running rate, leaving the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals to fight for fourth place.
With the Rajasthan Royals advancing to the playoffs and defeating defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the last league match of the season, let’s take a look at the talking points in the game:
Donnie Doesn’t Retire: The match started with good news for CSK fans. Skipper MS Dhoni has confirmed that he will continue to play in IPL 2023 but could not say if this would be his last season. Later, he played an impressive 26-round turn in 28 deliveries and appeared in a 51st position with Moeen Ali before losing his share to Yozvendra Chahal in the penultimate round of CSK innings.
Specific offer on: The England multi-level player on Friday smashed his first fiftieth at the IPL 2022. He went out for the racket after Ruturaj Gaikwad was sent off early and took the RR players to the cleaners at Powerplay. He broke six followed by 5 bounds in a row to take out half a century from just 19 balls. However, with some quick wickets falling in the middle, his innings got a little slower. Continue to sew a swatch 51 times with MS Dhoni for the 5th wicket. Unfortunately, he dropped 7 short runs to complete his century and was rejected by Obid McCoy for 93 in the final. Ali broke 13 maxima and 3 maxima during his stay at the Tuck.
Josefindra Chahal restores the purple cap: Yuzvendra Chahal, a mainstay in RR this season, is back with two wickets in his pocket. He cashed in on the likes of Ampati Rayudo (3) and MS Dhoni (26), bypassing Wanindu Hasaranga to bring the Purple cap back on his head. Score 2 bowling numbers against 26 in 4 sums.
Yashsvi Jaiswal’s Great Blow: Yashsavi once again showed his rich form at IPL 2022, smashing his counterpartsecond abbreviation Fifty of the season. The 44-ball hit set the 59th’s successful pursuit path for RR of 151. The 20-year-old hitter showed an impressive performance in a crucial match against the defending champions. His roles have been tied to a maximum of 8 limits.
Ashwin’s final touch: This IPL season saw his T20 batting skills to the fullest. Even Captain Sanju Samson appreciated his efforts, saying that the team expects something special from him. Income when RR was lowered to 112/5. He broke 3 sixes and 2 limits and came back undefeated in 40 of 23, ensuring an impressive win for his team.
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