Rajasthan Royals (RR) acquired the number one position after registering a comfortable victory against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Thursday.
Batting first, the Royals got off to a flying start with opener Yashasvi Jaiswal smashing 77 runs off just 43 balls, including 8 fours and 4 sixes. Wicketkeeper-batter Jos Buttler scored 27 runs off 21 balls, while Dhruv Jurel chipped in with 34 runs off just 15 balls. Further, Devdutt Padikkal also contributed with 27 runs off 13 balls as the Royals posted a total of 202/5 in their 20 overs.
In response, the Super Kings got off to a slow start, with opener Devon Conway scoring just 8 runs off 16 balls. Ruturaj Gaikwad contributed well with 47 runs off 29 balls, while Shivam Dube smashed a quick-fire 52 runs off 33 balls, including 4 sixes. Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja also chipped in with 23 runs each. However, the Super Kings fell short of the target by 32 runs, managing to score only 170/6 in their 20 overs.
For Rajasthan Royals, Adam Zampa was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3 wickets for 22 runs in his 3 overs. Ravichandran Ashwin also bowled well, taking 2 wickets for 35 runs in his 4 overs.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Back to winning ways! 💗💗💗 pic.twitter.com/T3Yp0mEXq8
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 27, 2023
Rajasthan is in the pink of health !
And now on the top of points table. #IPL2023 #RRvCSK pic.twitter.com/vtD8ZyX36u
— Ridhima Pathak (@PathakRidhima) April 27, 2023
There is lot to like abt Yashasvi Jaiswal. His Hitting ability is high quality… #RRvCSK
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 27, 2023
What fireworks from @ybj_19 at the start followed by some brilliant power hitting by @dhruvjurel21 & @devdpd07!! 🔥 Lovely execution from the @rajasthanroyals bowlers especially Zampa, @ashwinravi99, & Kuldip!! Captaincy was on point from @IamSanjuSamson! 👏🏾 #RRvCSK
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) April 27, 2023
MS Dhoni said "fans will be chasing me this year (smiles), Jaipur has a special place in my heart for my 183*". pic.twitter.com/srXedpHFPA
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 27, 2023
We learn and move on. 💪🏻#RRvCSK #WhistlePodu #Yellove 🦁💛 pic.twitter.com/fEJNDw66Ro
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 27, 2023
RR climbs to the top after beating CSK: https://t.co/l31DfktnVy#cricket #RRvCSK #IPL2023 #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/2e6iGszlV1
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) April 27, 2023
Brilliant batting by @ybj_19 and @dhruvjurel21 to take @rajasthanroyals past 200, the highest-ever score at this venue in #IPL history. #RRvCSK
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) April 27, 2023
.@rajasthanroyals return to winning ways! 👏 👏
The @IamSanjuSamson-led unit beat #CSK by 32 runs to seal their 5⃣th win of the #TATAIPL 2023 👍 👍
Scorecard ▶️ https://t.co/LoIryJ4ePJ#RRvCSK pic.twitter.com/CRCDTHd8m8
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 27, 2023
Yashasvi Jaiswal wins Player Of The Match award for his incredible knock.
2nd POTM award for Yashasvi this year, the youngster has stepped up for RR. pic.twitter.com/j7GeIUPs9N
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 27, 2023
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