KKR vs RR, Match 56 IPL 2023 Stats Review: Yashasvi Jaiswal’s feat, Yuzvendra Chahal’s record, and other stats – BJ Sports

Yashasvi Jaiswal. (Photo Source: IPL)

A clinical bowling display followed by Yashavi Jaiswal’s knock of 98* saw Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by a margin of nine wickets in match number 56 of the Indian Premier League 2023.

The visitors won the toss, as Sanju Samson & Co. opted to bowl first. Trent Boult drew the first blood as Jason Roy departed in the third over after an 8-ball-10-runs stint. Soon, Boult sent back Rahmanullah Gurbaz for 18 runs in the fifth over. Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana kept the scoreboard ticking by adding 48 runs for the third wicket. Yuzvendra Chahal broke the third-wicket partnership by picking skipper Rana to become the highest wicket-taker in the history of the tournament. Andre Russell racked up 10 off 10 and Venkatesh Iyer rose to a half-century before getting dismissed for 57 off 42 by Chahal. Little cameos from Rinku Singh and others helped KKR post 149 in 20 overs

In response, RR got off to a good start as Jaiswal smashed Rana for 26 runs in the first over of the innings. Jaiswal kept the scoreboard ticking after Jos Buttler’s unfortunate run out, as he along with skipper Sanju Samson, added 121 runs for the second wicket to seal the match in RR’s favour. In the process, Jaiswal also smashed the fastest fifty in the history of IPL and went on to score 98 runs off just 47 deliveries, which included 13 fours and five maximums, helping RR chase the target in 13.1 overs.  

Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from Match No. 56 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League 2023:

187 – Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 187 wickets in IPL, becoming the leading wicket-taker in IPL history. He surpassed the tally of Dwayne Bravo’s 187 wickets.

26 – Yashasvi Jaiswal (26) smashed the most runs in the first over and broke the record of Prithvi Shaw’s 24 against Shivam Mavi, scored in 2021.

13 – Yashasvi Jaiswal smashed the fastest fifty in the IPL history which came off 13 balls and broke the previous record of KL Rahul (14) which came against DC in 2018 and Pat Cummins’ 14 against MI in 2022.

26 – Rajasthan scripted the joint second-most runs in the first over of the IPL along with KKR against Mumbai Indians in 2013, as Royal Challengers Bangalore tops the list with 27 runs smashed against Mumbai Indians in 2011.

98* – Yashasvi Jaiswal (98*) has now struck the third-highest score for RR against KKR in IPL, as Shane Watson tops the list with his unbeaten 104-run knock which came in 2015.

Highest scores for RR against KKR in IPL:
104* – Shane Watson at Mumbai (Brabourne) in 2015
103 – Jos Buttler at Mumbai (Brabourne) in 2022
98* – Yashasvi Jaiswal at Kolkata in 2023 

26 – Yashasvi Jaiswal smashed 26 sixes in this season for RR so far and became the second joint player to achieve this feat, with Sanju Samson. Jos Buttler tops the list with 45 sixes smashed in 2022.

62 – Yashavi Jaiswal smashed 62 runs in the Powerplay which is the most by any batter in IPL 2023, breaking the record of Jos Buttler’s 54 against Sunrises Hyderabad.

37 – KKR scripted the lowest Powerplay score at Eden Garden in IPL 2023. Their previous lowest score was 38 against CSK.

575 – Yashavi Jaiswal smashed 575 runs in 12 innings at an average of 52.27 with an impressive strike rate of 167.15

7 – Yuzvendra Chahal equalled the tally of Lasith Malinga”s seven four-plus wicket hauls in the IPL. Sunil Narine tops the list with 8 four-plus wicket hauls in the tournament.

Most four-plus wicket hauls in IPL:

8 – Sunil Narine
7 – Lasith Malina
7 – Yuzvendra Chahal

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