Ravichandran Ashwin completed his fifty off 37 balls. When he came out to bat on the pitch, Rajasthan’s score was one wicket for 11 runs in 2.5 overs. Yashasvi Jaiswal, the other opener, was struggling, but Ashwin made quick runs from the start. He attacked both the leading Delhi spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel. His innings included 4 fours and 2 sixes.
There was no place for wife’s happiness
Ashwin is an off-spin bowler and does not get much opportunities to bat in T20 cricket. In this season, Rajasthan Royals is continuously giving him a chance in the upper order. The same thing happened in this match and played the biggest innings for his team. After the completion of his fifty, wife Preeti Narayan’s happiness knew no bounds. His reaction was such that his big prayer was fulfilled.
Delhi’s target of 161
In this match, Delhi has to score 161 runs to win. Rajasthan Royals scored 160 runs for 6 wickets. Apart from Ashwin, Devdutt Padikal played an innings of 48 runs. After scoring a half-century, Ashwin returned to the pavilion in an attempt to play a big shot on the very next ball. Rajasthan has got 7 wins in 11 matches so far. The team is at number three in the points table with 14 points. A win in this match will take them one step closer to the playoffs.