In yet another game that went down to the wire, Jos Buttler won it for Rajasthan Royals carrying his bat till the end with a jaw dropping 95-run knock.
It was a typical Jaipur pitch which was slow and dry. CSK won the toss and chose to bat for a change. MS Dhoni was cheeky at the toss as he said that we had a high committee meeting and decided to bat first, with Michael Slater smiling in sleeves.
After Rayudu was dismissed early by Jofra Archer, Suresh Raina showed one and all why he is such a highly rated T20 batsman. Raina set his attacking mode on as he took on the opposition bowlers with an air of nonchalance.
Raina stacked up his 3rd 50 of the season to set the stage for CSK. Sam Billings and MS Dhoni finished off well and took CSK to a decent 170 odd score.
With some contribution from Sanju Samson and Stuart Binny, Buttler remained not out all through to take Rajasthan home, with a ball remaining.
Twitter went mad after this chase.
Wow @josbuttler proper innings that!
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) May 11, 2018
Jos Buttler got better and better in last four games his incredible 95* sealed a thriller for RR…
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) May 11, 2018
@josbuttler doing Jos Buttler things! 🔥🙌🏼
— Sam Billings (@sambillings) May 2, 2018
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) May 8, 2018
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 11, 2018
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) May 11, 2018
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) May 11, 2018
@josbuttler at the top of the order! Well played Sir.
— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) May 11, 2018
K L Rahul for KXIP
Jos Buttler for RR
— சரண்யா (@Saranya200) May 11, 2018
Bow down to today’s king Jos Buttler. #RRvCSK
— Swapnil Suryawanshi (@swapnil_bs) May 11, 2018
— RJ ALOK (@OYERJALOK) May 11, 2018
Played Jos Buttler, but CSK were their good old dodgy selves. #RRvCSK
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) May 11, 2018
Royals’ journey in this IPL isn’t over yet as the heroic innings from Jos Buttler keeps them alive! #RRvCSK
— AkShAtA (@MenInBlueDvotee) May 11, 2018
What a knock from @josbuttler 🔥🔥
— Eoin Morgan (@Eoin16) May 11, 2018
Got to love MSD post-match.
“The bowlers didn’t execute. You can’t keep bowling there.”
“Did we field well? With this XI – you got to know that’s the best we can get.”
Few bosses give more immediate and brutal performance reviews.
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) May 11, 2018
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) May 11, 2018
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 11, 2018
Magnificent innings from Buttler and this is a sensational win for @rajasthanroyals . K Gowtham ‘s two sixes were the turning point and what a wonderful buy he has turned out to be. Worth every penny spent. #RRvCSK
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 11, 2018