Jos Buttler and disciplined bowling effort gave the Rajasthan a vital victory, by seven wickets, over the Mumbai Indian in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash on Sunday.
England international Buttler stuck a masterful 94 not out off just53 deliveries to guide Rajasthan Royals to victory with two overs still to spare after they were given a target of 169 to chase.
Buttler received good support from Ajinkya Rahane (37) and Sanju Samson (26) but it was the England wicketkeeper who took control of the run-chase after Rajasthan lost the early wicket of D’Arcy Short (4).
Hardik Pandy took two wickets for Mumbai but was very expensive, conceding 52 runs in his four overs.
Earlier, Rajasthan kept up a disciplined bowling effort throughout the innings as they restricted Mumbai to 168/6 in their 20 overs.
Rajasthan’s bowling display was led by Jofra Archer with figures of 2-16 in four overs while Ben Stokes was not far behind with 2-26 in his four overs.
Opener Evin Lewis struck 60 while Suryakumar Yadav added 38 and Hardik 36 but Mumbai’s total of 168 was well below-par.
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