Jaiswal fifty, Hetmyer blitz guides Rajasthan to 6-wicket win...

Jaiswal fifty, Hetmyer blitz guides Rajasthan to 6-wicket win

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:33 PM, 7 May 2022  

Shimron Hetmyer; Photo: Collected

Shimron Hetmyer; Photo: Collected

After Yashasvi Jaiswal's fifty, Shimron Hetmyer played a crucial knock of 31 runs off 16 balls to help Rajasthan Royals win by 6 wickets vs Punjab Kings. Jos Buttler and skipper Sanju Samson departed early but Yashasvi Jaiswal batted superbly and scored a fine half-century but was dismissed for 68 runs soon after. 

Jos Buttler finally departed to Kagiso Rabada after taking the bowler to the cleaners, hitting the latter for a six and three fours in the same over while skipper Sanju Samson also departed for 23 runs off 11 balls soon after. 

Batting second, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler gave Rajasthan Royals a strong start in their bid to chase down the 190-run target set by Punjab Kings. 

Jonny Bairstow hit a fine half-century while Jitesh Sharma scored 38 runs in 18 balls towards the end of the innings to help Punjab Kings post 189/5 in 20 overs vs Rajasthan Royals.

Yuzvendra Chahal bowled brilliantly and registered figures of 3/28. 

Earlier, Punjab Kings Openers Jonny Bairstow and Shikhar Dhawan gave their team a brisk start against Rajasthan Royals bowlers after opting to bat first in the 52nd match of the ongoing IPL 2022 season at Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. 

Currently, at the seventh spot in the points table, Punjab need to keep winning in order to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for the playoffs. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals are at the third spot with 12 points and they would look to peak at the right time to cement their place in the top four. 

Jos Buttler and Yuzvendra Chahal are the current holders of the Orange and Purple Cap and the duo have been a big reason why Rajasthan have tasted success this season. Punjab would have their hands full in order to stop the duo at Wankhede.