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Jos Buttler Masterclass Leads RR to a Stunning Victory

Have you heard about Jos Buttler’s incredible performance? In a game where every run counts, Jos Buttler stood out as the hero for Rajasthan Royals. With his bat speaking louder than words, he led his team to a stunning victory that left everyone in awe. Let’s take a closer look at how Buttler’s masterclass unfolded and clinched the win for RR!

The 31st match of the IPL 2024 between KKR and RR was a cricket fan’s delight! Here’s what went down:

Toss & Venue

  • The match was played at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
  • Rajasthan Royals (RR) won the toss and chose to field first, putting Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) into bat.

First Innings – KKR Batting

  • Sunil Narine was the top performer for KKR, smashing his way to a maiden T20 century with 109 runs off 56 balls with 13 fours and 6 sixes.
  • Rinku Singh made 20 runs off 9 balls.
  • Other key contributions came from Raghuvanshi, Phil Salt, Russell and Shreyas Iyer, who added valuable runs to the scoreboard.

First Innings – RR Bowling

  • Avesh Khan: Avesh Khan played a vital role in limiting KKR’s scoring rate by taking 2 wickets for 35 runs in 4 overs.
  • Kuldeep Sen: He claimed 2 wickets, but conceded 46 runs in his 4-over spell
  • From the RR side, Trent Boult was the standout bowler, making the most of the powerplay overs. He also took 1 wicket.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal contributed with 1 wicket.
  • The RR bowlers had a tough day but managed to restrict KKR to 223/6 in their 20 overs.

Second Innings: RR Batting

  • Buttler was the standout player for RR, scoring a remarkable 107 runs off 60 balls, including 11 fours and 5 sixes. His performance was crucial in securing the team’s victory in their chase.
  • Riyan Parag scored a quickfire 34 runs off 14 balls. His innings included a mix of boundaries and quick singles
  • Rovman Powell played a crucial role with 26 runs off 13 balls. He hit 1 four and 3 sixes, providing a late surge to the RR innings.

Second Innings: KKR Bowling

  • Vaibhav Arora took a key catch to dismiss Yashasvi Jaiswal.
  • Harshit Rana claimed the wicket of Sanju Samson, caught by Sunil Narine.

Match Outcome

Despite KKR’s efforts, RR won the match by 2 wickets. The match was a close contest with RR successfully chasing down the target.

Awards and Records

Awards

  • Player of the Match: Jos Buttler for his unbeaten 107 off 60 balls.
  • Electric Striker of the Match: Riyan Parag for his quick 34 runs off 14 deliveries.
  • Ultimate Fantasy Player of the Match: Sunil Narine for scoring 109 runs and taking key wickets.
  • Super Sixes of the Match: Sunil Narine for hitting 6 sixes.
  • Most Fours of the Match: Sunil Narine for hitting 13 fours.

Records

  • Highest Successful Chase: The Rajasthan Royals matched an IPL milestone by successfully chasing a mammoth total, equating the highest run-chase in the league’s history. This feat mirrors the Punjab Kings’ similar chase against the Royals in 2020.
  • Jos Buttler’s Century: Jos Buttler scored his seventh IPL ton, which was crucial in RR’s record chase. He has surpassed other international players in the IPL by hitting his seventh century, the most by any overseas player in the tournament, outdoing Chris Gayle’s six centuries.
  • Suni Narine’s Century: Sunil Narine joined an exclusive group of players who have both scored a century and taken a hat-trick in the IPL, a dual feat previously achieved only by Rohit Sharma and Shane Watson.

Updated Points Table

Here’s an overview of all the teams in the IPL 2024 after the RR vs. KKR match:

  • Rajasthan Royals (RR): At the top with 12 points from 7 matches, NRR of +0.677.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Second place with 8 points from 6 matches, NRR of +1.399.
  • Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Third place with 8 points from 6 matches, NRR of +0.726.
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): Fourth place with 8 points from 6 matches, NRR of +0.502.
  • Lucknow Super Giants (LSG): Fifth place with 6 points from 6 matches, NRR of +0.038.
  • Gujarat Titans (GT): Sixth place with 6 points from 6 matches, NRR of -0.637.
  • Punjab Kings (PBKS): Seventh place with 4 points from 6 matches, NRR of -0.218.
  • Mumbai Indians (MI): Eighth place with 4 points from 6 matches, NRR of -0.234.
  • Delhi Capitals (DC): Ninth place with 4 points from 6 matches, NRR of -0.975.
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Tenth place with 2 points from 7 matches, NRR of -1.185.

The points table is dynamic and will continue to evolve as the tournament progresses.

Bottom Line

The RR vs KKR match was a thrilling display of cricket, with both teams showing great skill and determination. It was a game that will be remembered for its high scores and record-breaking performances.

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