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  • Ashwin's 40* in 23 helped RR finish in Top 2
  • RR defeated Chennai by 5 wickets

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While he picked 11 wickets in 14 games, he also got 183 runs in the 10 innings he played

R Ashwin has been Rajasthan's most efficient buy this season. The 35-year-old has proved his mettle with the ball and bat both. Whenever needed, Ashwin pitched in and helped his side register a victory. From retiring out, to batting at no. 3, to taking crucial wickets to firing an unbeaten 40 in 23, Ashwin has left no stone unturned to help his team finish in the Top 2 this IPL season.

Ashwin who was sent in to bat before Shimron Hetmyer and Riyan Parag against Chennai Super Kings proved that he has the potential to perform at all spots in the team. While RR's dependable power Hitter, Hetmyer threw away his wicket in search of a boundary and Parag played run-a-ball, Ashwin smashed a 40* in 23 to take his team over the finish line.

'I have worked hard on my batting, I read the game well and I know the ebbs and flow of the game', said Ashwin who has emerged as Rajasthan's Andre Russell.

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Ashwin, this year has been among the runs and the wickets both. While he picked 11 wickets in 14 games, he also got 183 runs in the 10 innings he played, with his highest being 50 for Rajasthan Royals.

Post the match, Ashwin said, 'I backed myself, whatever happens, if I will play until the end I can win the match for the team and it happened like that'

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