IPL 2019: Jos Buttler 89 scripts Rajasthan Royals victory over Mumbai Indians

first_imgJos Buttler hammered 89 off 43 as Rajasthan Royals registered a 4-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. This is the second win for Rajasthan Royals in the 2019 Indian Premier League.Chasing 188, Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler got off to a fiery start before the Royals skipper fell for a 21-ball 37. The Royals were 60 for 1 off 6.2 overs when Sanju Samson joined Buttler in the middle.If Mumbai Indians thought they had a foot in the door, Buttler would go on to dash their hopes with a blazing 89 off 43 balls before falling to Rahul Chahar.\6,4,4,4,4,6. 28 runs off that over! @josbuttler you absolute BEAST! #HallaBol #RR #MIvRR pic.twitter.com/FimbKg1p9ERajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 13, 2019Ajinkya Rahane was more aggressive than Jos Buttler as Rajasthan Royals got off to an electrifying start. He hit 6 boundaries and 1 six in a rapid knock but when he fell, Buttler took over and ensured RR never fell behind.Jos Buttler was particularly harsh towards Alzarri Joseph. He hit him for 28 runs including 2 sixes and 4 fours in an over. Buttler fell within sight of a hundred and a rare win for his team in the 2019 IPL.Two days back, Rajasthan Royals had reduced Chennai Super Kings to 24 for 4 before MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu spoilt their night at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur.On Saturday in Mumbai, the Royals were far more determined. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock had got MI off to a strong start but the hosts lost their way in the second half of their innings.advertisementRohit and de Kock added 96 for the 1st wicket off 10.5 overs. But Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard and Ishan Kishan fell cheaply. Quinton de Kock fell for 81 in the 19th over while Hardik Pandya played another one of his cameos to take Mumbai Indians to a strong total.With a strong bowling attack at his disposal, Rohit Sharma would have hoped to defend 188. But that was not to be. Jos Buttler came out all guns blazing and shocked 3-time champions Mumbai Indians in their own backyard with one of the gutsiest knocks in the 2019 IPL.Also Read | MI vs RR Live Score, IPL 2019: Buttler in top gear after Rahane exit in 188 chaseAlso Read | Shakib relates to Dhoni’s outburst at umpires: I did the same in Nidahas TrophyAlso Read | IPL 2019: Mumbai Police rubbishes rumours of possible attack at Wankhede StadiumAlso Watch | KKR head coach Jacques Kallis explains why he is in awe of Andre Russellast_img read more