Buttler’s 107 leads Rajasthan to final-ball win-ZoomTech News

Buttler’s century was his second match-winning ton in three matches
Indian Premier League, Kolkata:
Kolkata Knight Riders 223-6 (20 overs): Narine 109 (56)
Rajasthan Royals 224-8 (20 overs): Buttler 107* (60)
Rajasthan Royals gained by two wickets
Scorecard. Group desk.

Jos Buttler hit 107 not out to steer Rajasthan Royals to an exciting final-ball win in pursuit of 224 towards Kolkata Knight Riders.

England’s white-ball captain struggled for his contact early on however burst into life when the seventh wicket fell.

He confronted each ball within the final three overs and scored the one wanted from the final ball to seal a two-wicket win.

The Royals chase was the joint-highest within the Indian Premier League and places Buttler’s Royals prime of the desk.

Buttler, who scored 100 not out towards Royal Challengers Bangalore 10 days in the past, edged and mistimed his approach to 42 from his first 33 balls – and the Royals wanted 96 from the final 36 balls as wickets fell round him.

Rovman Powell struck an necessary 26 from 13 balls however he was trapped lbw within the seventeenth over by Sunil Narine – who had hit an excellent 109 in Kolkata’s 223-6 – leaving the Royals seven down and Buttler with none frontline batters to associate.

Buttler began the 18th by hitting Mitchell Starc for a straight six – and later within the over, his England team-mate Phil Salt, Kolkata’s wicketkeeper, let one by means of his gloves from the Australian left-armer, which ran away for 5 essential wides.

Trent Boult sacrificed his wicket with a run out to permit Buttler to maintain the strike all through Starc’s over and the opener hit seamer Harshit Rana for 2 extra sixes within the nineteenth to go away 9 runs required from the final.

A six from the primary ball took Buttler to a few figures from 55 balls earlier than he turned down singles from the following three balls to guard quantity 10 Avesh Khan.

With three wanted from two balls, Buttler raced again for 2 and flicked the ultimate supply off his pads to finish the win.

Take heed to commentary on Gujarat Titans v Delhi Cpaitals on Wednesday, 17 April (15:00 BST) on BBC Radio 5 Sports activities Additional, BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport web site & app (UK solely).

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