NEW DELHI: In a lop-sided Indian Premier League encounter on Monday, a rampaging Rajasthan Royals crushed five-time champions Mumbai Indians by 9 wickets on the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
Sandeep Sharma’s distinctive bowling efficiency — a maiden IPL five-wicket haul — first restricted Mumbai Indians to 179/9 after which opener Yashasvi Jaiswal showcased his batting prowess, smashing a powerful unbeaten century as Royals overhauled the goal with 8 balls to spare.
Ending as RR’s top-scorer within the chase with an unbeaten 104 runs off 60 balls, the Jaiswal ton was laced with 9 fours and 7 sixes.
With the century, Jaiswal additionally returned to type and credited the workforce administration and skipper Sanju Samson for giving him alternatives and having religion in him.
“I actually loved it from the beginning and was attempting to ensure that I used to be watching the ball and enjoying my cricketing photographs. I’m attempting to maintain doing what I do. I did not have something in my thoughts,” Jaiswal mentioned on the post-match presentation.
“I actually need to thank all my seniors for the best way they’ve guided me. I wish to thank Sanga sir and Sanju bhai for giving me alternatives. Making an attempt my finest in follow and on the bottom,” Jaiswal added.
Yashasvi Jaiswal is now the primary participant to attain two centuries in IPL earlier than turning 23
124 vs MI Wankhede 2023 (21y 123d)
104*vs MI Jaipur 2024 (22y 116d)
Earlier, Trent Boult struck early by dismissing Rohit Sharma, whereas Sandeep Sharma’s exceptional spell dismantled MI’s high order, earlier than Tilak Varma and Nehal Wadehera mounted a spirited counterattack for MI.
Sandeep Sharma returned to say three extra wickets, finishing his five-for.
Rajasthan, who received the inaugural IPL in 2008 below late Australian hero Shane Warne, on Monday registered their seventh win in eight matches this IPL season.


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