Jos Buttler smashes his maiden IPL ton as England star returns to type for Rajasthan Royals

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Jos Buttler smashes his maiden IPL ton as England star returns to type in fashion to encourage Rajasthan Royals to 55-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad

  • Jos Buttler impressed Rajasthan Royals to a cushty IPL win on Sunday
  • The Englishman’s highly effective hitting noticed him rating an unbeaten 124 off 64 balls
  • Hyderabad completed at 165-8 in comparison with Rajasthan Royals’ 220-3

Jos Buttler’s maiden Twenty20 century propelled Rajasthan Royals to an imposing 55-run victory over a depleted Sunrisers Hyderabad crew within the Indian Premier League on Sunday.

Kane Williamson, taking up the captaincy from David Warner, could not change Hyderabad’s fortunes with the crew nonetheless on only one win out of seven video games on the half-way stage of the event.

Buttler’s highly effective hitting within the latter half of the Rajasthan innings noticed the Englishman scoring an unbeaten 124 off 64 balls as he propelled his crew’s whole to 220-3.

Jos Buttler produced a stunning performance during Rajasthan Royals' IPL victory

Jos Buttler produced a shocking efficiency throughout Rajasthan Royals’ IPL victory

Hyderabad, who dropped Warner, at all times lagged behind the large goal and completed at 165-8. Left-arm quick bowler Mustafizur Rahman picked up 3-20 whereas multi-million greenback signing Chris Morris took 3-29 for Rajasthan.

‘It is a small floor, the extra balls you face you possibly can capitalise in the long run,’ Buttler mentioned. ‘I satisfaction myself on my efficiency for the crew. We’ve not performed our greatest cricket, hopefully for myself and the crew we will kick on within the again half of the event.’

Buttler expertly navigated Hyderabad’s transfer to make use of ace leg-spinner Rashid Khan (1-24) inside the first 11 overs of the innings. Buttler watchfully performed out the spinner and raised his half century off 40 balls with 4 boundaries and two sixes.

Buttler shared a formidable 150-run stand with captain Sanju Samson (48) earlier than the latter was caught on the sting of the boundary at long-off within the seventeenth over.

As soon as Khan bowled his quota, Buttler scored freely towards Hyderabad’s quick bowlers, scoring his final 74 runs off solely 25 balls, hitting seven boundaries and 6 sixes within the course of. Quick bowler Sandeep Sharma ultimately clear bowled the Englishman within the penultimate over, however not earlier than Buttler smacked the quick bowler for 3 sixes in the identical over.

Rajasthan saved taking wickets at common intervals as soon as Manish Pandey (31) and Jonny Bairstow (30) noticed off the batting powerplay by placing on a 57-run opening-wicket stand.

Butler hit his first century scoring an unbeaten 124 off 64 balls as he propelled them to victory

Butler hit his first century scoring an unbeaten 124 off 64 balls as he propelled them to victory

Williamson (20) was effectively deceived by Kartik Tyagi and holed out within the deep within the thirteenth over earlier than Mustafizur returned and claimed the Afghanistan duo of Mohammad Nabi and Khan.

Rajasthan pulled themselves to No. 5 within the factors desk with three wins from seven video games.

‘It was a troublesome day and a really aggressive whole from Rajasthan,’ Williamson mentioned. ‘We have had various challenges during the last three weeks, however we preserve fronting up and make changes.’