Yashasvi Jaiswal’s 68 and an unbeaten 31 by Shimron Hetmyer guided Rajasthan Royals to a comprehensive victory over Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Match 52 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 on Saturday, May 7.

Jaiswal’s 41-ball knock laid the foundation for the Royals’ big chase of 190 before Hetmyer took his side over the finish line with two balls to spare.

Earlier, Jonny Bairstow scored 56 – his first half-century of the ongoing IPL season – and Jitesh Sharma smashed a quick 38 to steer PBKS to 189 for five after opting to bat first on a hot afternoon in Mumbai.

With this victory, RR have moved to the third position in the points table and are now just a win away from securing their spot for the playoffs.

Brief scores: Punjab Kings 189-5 in 20 overs (Jonny Bairstow 56, Jitesh Sharma 38*; Yuzvendra Chahal 3/28) lost to Rajasthan Royals 190/4 in 19.4 overs (Yashasvi Jaiswal 68, Jos Buttler 30, Devdutt Padikkal 31, Shimron Hetmyer 31; Arshdeep Singh 2-29) by 6 wickets.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

Yashasvi Jaiswal today: #PBKSvRR #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/WSepULgaBJ

— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) May 7, 2022

Great to get back to winning ways!

Another quality team performance with a special mention to @yashasvi_j who was outstanding 👏#HallaBol

— Jake Lush McCrum (@JakeLushMcCrum) May 7, 2022

Yashasvi Jaiswal was fearless in his come back match. Well played young man 👏

— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 7, 2022

Have a good weekend, Royals. 💗 pic.twitter.com/MB3Nwg7Rmd

— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 7, 2022

Yashaswi Jaiswal seems to have rediscovered himself today #RRvsPBKS

— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) May 7, 2022

Shimron Hetmyer in #IPL2022:


How many times Hetmyer has saved Rajasthan in the final stages of the game – Take a bow, Hetti – unbelievable consistency.

— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 7, 2022

💥🙌 THE FINISHER! Why fear when Shimron Hetmyer is here?

🔥 The southpaw helps RR register their first victory while chasing this season with his brilliant knock!

📸 IPL • #ShimronHetmyer #PBKSvRR #RRvPBKS #IPL #IPL2022 #TATAIPL #BharatArmy pic.twitter.com/p9mUF7eINZ

— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) May 7, 2022

Shimron Hetmyer the finisher
What a season for him.

— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) May 7, 2022

We gave it our all 🙁 pic.twitter.com/0thykhBoEd

— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) May 7, 2022

What a finish by Shimron Hetmyer – 31* in just 16 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes. He’s been outstanding for Royals this season, doing a fantastic job as a finisher. pic.twitter.com/lbCC12XIex

— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 7, 2022

That’s that from Match 52 as @rajasthanroyals win by 6 wickets.#TATAIPL #PBKSvRR pic.twitter.com/RloiU9m1LJ

— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 7, 2022


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