Yashasvi Jaiswal CenturyImage Credit source: BCCI
Mumbai: 1000th match of IPL history, Wankhede Stadium and Rohit Sharma’s birthday from above. On such a wonderful occasion, the Wankhede Stadium was completely packed expecting a super show by Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma. Before Rohit’s fire could be seen, Rajasthan Royals’ young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal celebrated Rohit’s birthday and 1000th IPL match by setting off fireworks. The young batsman created panic by hitting the first century of his IPL career.
Batting first at the Wankhede Stadium, Jaiswal batted briskly from the beginning for the Rajasthan Royals. In the first over, Jaiswal hit Cameron Green for a six. Then in the next over Jofra Archer also hit 6 runs. Jos Buttler was struggling on one side but 21-year-old Jaiswal kept playing peacefully. He also hit a six in the last over of the powerplay and took the team to 65 runs.
Wickets kept falling from here, Jaiswal continued to shine from there. He completed his fourth half-century of this season in just 32 balls. After completing Fifty, Jaiswal became more aggressive and he tore apart every bowler. Then came the 18th over, in which he hit fours in the last 3 balls.
With the second four of this, he completed his first century in IPL career. He faced only 53 balls to reach this century, which included 13 fours and 6 sixes.
This was only the third century of this season. Harry Brook scored the first century of the season while Venkatesh Iyer hit the second century. Even after the century, Jaiswal’s bat kept going and till he was dismissed in the last over, he scored 124 runs in just 62 balls, which included 16 fours and 8 sixes.
This is the biggest score of any batsman in this season. Also, the uncapped Indian batsman also holds the record for the highest score in IPL history.
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