IPL 2024
Jos Buttler’s Century Leads Rajasthan Royals To Sensational Victory Over KKR
By CricShots - Apr 17, 2024 12:21 am
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In a riveting IPL encounter, Jos Buttler emerged as the hero, propelling Rajasthan Royals to a historic victory over Kolkata Knight Riders with a scintillating unbeaten century. His blistering 107* off just 60 balls spearheaded one of the highest successful chases in IPL history, as RR clinched a thrilling 2-wicket win at the iconic Eden Gardens on Tuesday. Despite the daunting target of 224 set by KKR, Buttler’s spectacular innings fueled RR’s triumph, marking their sixth victory of the season.

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler pulled off an improbable win

The chase didn’t start smoothly for RR, as they faced early setbacks. Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal fell early in just the second over, while skipper Sanju Samson departed cheaply in the fifth over. Harshit Rana further dented RR’s progress, claiming the wicket of Riyan Parag in the eighth over. Spinner Varun Chakravarthy then struck twice in the 13th over, removing R Ashwin and Shimron Hetmeyer in quick succession. Ashwin managed a mere 8 runs, while Hetmeyer departed without scoring.

However, amidst the wickets tumbling, Jos Buttler stood firm, displaying remarkable resilience and skill. He reached his fifty in the 15th over, instilling hope in the RR camp. Despite the pressure, Buttler continued his onslaught, punishing the KKR bowlers with his aggressive strokeplay.

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Sunil Narine, who had been impressive earlier, claimed his second wicket by dismissing Rovman Powell in the 17th over. But Jos Buttler remained unfazed, anchoring the innings with unwavering determination. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, RR’s hopes soared as Buttler raced towards his century.

 

In a breathtaking display of batting prowess, Jos Buttler reached his milestone, smashing a century off just 55 balls. His unbeaten innings guided RR to a historic victory, equaling their own record for one of the highest successful chases in IPL history, set against Punjab Kings in 2020.

The nail-biting encounter showcased Buttler’s brilliance and RR’s fighting spirit, underscoring their prowess in the tournament. With this remarkable win, RR solidified their position as strong contenders in the IPL 2024 season, leaving cricket fans in awe of their remarkable performance.

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Brief scores: Kolkata Knight Riders – 223/6 in 20 overs (Sunil Narine: 109; Avesh Khan: 2/35) lost to Rajasthan Royals – 224/8 in 20 overs (Jos Buttler: 107*; Sunil Narine: 2/30).