Buttler fifty sets up Royals to sneak Victory
Just two matches after recording the best figures in IPL history, Alzarri Joseph found himself on the receiving end of a brutal assault from Jos Buttler, whose 89 off 43 balls spearheaded a successful chase in a four-wicket win for Rajasthan Royals over Mumbai Indians. The result ended Mumbai’s three-match winning streak while Royals notched just their second win of the season.
Set a target of 188 on a batting road, Royals coasted to 100 for 1 in 10 overs as Buttler brought up a 30-ball half-century at the halfway point of the innings. The Englishman had already starred in the field taking three sharp catches on the boundary having given up the gloves to Sanju Samson for the first time this season and seemingly had far more energy as a result.
Mumbai Indians XI: Rohit Sharma (capt), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Alzarri Joseph, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah.
Rajasthan Royals XI: Ajinkya Rahane (capt), Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Liam Livingstone, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni.
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Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Series: Indian Premier League 2019
Toss: Rajasthan Royals won the toss & elected to field first
Player Of The Match: Jos Buttler
Match days: 13 April 2019
Umpires: Nitin Menon, Nand Kishore
TV Umpires: Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire: Nitin Pandit
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath
Points: Rajasthan Royals 2, Mumbai Indians 0