Yashasvi Jaiswal broke several records with maiden century in MI vs RR tie. Cricket
Continuing the free-scoring streak on Sunday in the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Yashasvi Jaiswal Rohit Sharma scored a sensational century against Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium. The RR opener hit his maiden IPL century in match number 42 of the cash-rich league between former champions Mumbai and Rajasthan. Jaiswal’s batting masterclass inspired Sanju Samson & Co. in a big way against the hosts at the Wankhede.
Opener Jaiswal, along with superstar Jos Buttler, punished the MI bowling attack after RR skipper Samson won the toss and opted to bat at the Wankhede. Jaiswal and Butler made a brilliant start with a 72-run stand inside the first seven overs. In a match where Buttler (18), Samson (14) and Devdutt Padikkal (2) struggled to get going, Jaiswal launched an all-out assault on the MI bowlers in a high-scoring encounter.
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Leading the 2008 champions in their 1000th IPL match, young Jaiswal brought up his century in the 18th over of the innings. Jaiswal hit a boundary off the final ball of Riley Meredith’s over to complete his maiden century in IPL 2023. The local hero etched his name in the history books after scoring his maiden hundred in his much-anticipated IPL career.
A record-fest for RR at Wankhede
Jaiswal is the fourth youngest batsman to score a century in the cash-rich league. The RR opener is behind Manish Pandey (19y, 253 days), Rishabh Pant (20y, 218 days) and Devdutt Padikkal (20y, 289 days) in the special list. The Mumbaikar also holds the record for the highest individual score in IPL as an uncapped player. Jaiswal is the fifth uncapped Indian batsman to score a century in the richest T20 league in the world. After New Zealand legend Brendon McCullum (158* in 2008), Jaiswal is the second batsman to register the highest score in an IPL match where no other teammate scored more than 20 runs. Jaiswal’s brilliant 124 off 62 balls also helped RR reach their highest score against MI in the IPL.
Jaiswal has also registered the highest individual score by a RR batsman in IPL. The Indian batsman has surpassed Jos Buttler (124 vs SRH) to achieve the major feat in the T20 tournament. The 21-year-old is also the highest run-scorer in IPL 2023. The Orange Cap holder has scored 428 runs in 9 matches. “I think I enjoyed every part of my innings. I was thinking right, planning right and hitting the right shots. I have practiced all the shots I want to play. Every time I feel the same when I hold the bat, be it in the nets or a match. I have worked hard with Zubin sir. It is really special but it is just a game and I want to continue. I Know my role in the team, make sure the run-rate is high and contribute whatever is possible to the team,” an emotional Jaiswal reflected on his knock during the innings break.