CricketJos Buttler Hits 56 Balls 89 In Vain, Puts His Name In Record Books
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Jos Buttler 56 Balls 89 Against Gujarat Titans In Qualifier 1

Against the Gujarat Titans, Jos Buttler enjoyed a lot of good fortune, showing some good guile throughout the innings. Earlier, Buttler enjoyed copious amount of luck and displayed a fair bit of pluck during an 56 balls 89 innings that took Rajasthan Royals to a good total.

Rajasthan Royals took 64 runs from the final 5 overs of a batting-order-friendly session. Jos Buttler scored a majestic 89 runs, leading Rajasthan Royals to post a healthy target of Gujarat Titans.

In this game, Jos Buttler revived his form that was missing from past few matches, when he scored 89 runs in 56 balls, scoring 12 boundaries and two fifties. When he reached the score of 36, he became third Englandman, after Alex Hales and Luke Wright, to pass 8,000 runs in T20s. Buttler then faced Alzarri Joseph, hitting three boundaries in one over to accelerate his score. He hit another six off Yash Dayal in the last over, but was run out as he tried to sneak a second run from the final ball. Starting slowly, Buttler joined the party rather late and targeted the overs of Yash Dayal, while easily reaching his half-century with 41 deliveries.

Jos Buttler may have been patient in his stay at the crease for three-quarters which may have led to some angry posts on social media, but more than made up for that with his toe-offs during slog-overs, helping Rajasthan to a total of 61 from their next four overs and, in the process, his fourth half-century of the season. Jos Buttlers knock, however, was not by any means faultless, not even when examining his devastating approach in the slog overs.

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Jos Buttlers scored only 39 runs from the first 38 balls, eventually accumulating up to 50 runs from his next 18, helping Rajasthan Royals (RR) post a massive total of 188/6. Buttler started off in a promising manner, making some incisive drives off the powerplay deliveries off Mohammed Shami.

When they were brought into bat, Rajasthan Royals lost Yashasvi Jaiswal (3) at the beginning, but Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler were dominant over Hardik Pandya-led sides bowlers with aggressive batting, hitting plenty of boundaries in the second-wicket partnership for 68 runs in rapid time. RR did not get off to a good start, losing an in-form Yashasvi Jaiswal for only 11 runs.

What looked at times to be a labored innings eventually turned out to be a substantial innings for Rajasthan Royals, as he helped them to score 188 runs on the board. If it was not for Buttler’s innings, RR would have been far short of 160.