Rajasthan won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 160 for 6 in 18.1 overs. Padikalk (48) was the only Rajasthan batsman to score a significant score along with Ashwin. Captain Sanju Samson said after the match that the team had scored 15 runs less than expected. Former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar also opined that it would have been better if Padikkal or Sanju Samson had gone for batting instead of Ashwin at No. 3.
Ashwin hit two fours to Shardul Thakur shortly after entering the crease. After that, Akshar Patel hit one four and six in the bowling. But after the end of the power play, his batting slowed down. Tried to hit the ball hard but did not connect and eventually appeared to be rotating the strike with singles. With that .. Rajasthan could not reach the 100 run mark in 14 overs. Ashwin also scored his first career half-century off 37 balls. But .. that’s it. With no runs in the middle overs .. Ashwin was seen experimenting in batting. Satires are exploding on social media over the batting stance he has taken in this order.