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IPL 2024: Buttler’s 7th IPL Ton Gives RR 2 Wicket Win Vs Kolkata

In a thrilling encounter between the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR), it was the Royals who emerged victorious by a narrow margin of 2 wickets.

Edited By : Aniket Raj | Updated: Apr 16, 2024 23:58 IST
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In a riveting encounter in the Indian Premier League, the Kolkata Knight Riders squared off against the Rajasthan Royals in the 31st match of the tournament. The Rajasthan Royals clinched a thrilling victory, edging out the Knight Riders by 2 wickets in a nail-biting contest.

Winning the toss and electing to bat first, the Knight Riders set a challenging target of 224 runs for the Royals. Narine displayed an explosive batting performance, scoring a breathtaking 109 runs from only 56 deliveries. His innings was characterized by 9 boundaries and 6 massive sixes, showcasing his remarkable skill and power with the bat. The Knight Riders posted a formidable total of 223 in their allotted 20 overs.

Chasing a daunting target, the Rajasthan Royals began their innings with determination. Yashasvi Jaiswal provided an initial spark but got out early. It was Jos Buttler who stole the show with a magnificent unbeaten century. His scintillating knock of 107 runs off 60 balls anchored the Royals’ chase, guiding them towards the target with authority.

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Despite some hiccups in the middle overs, including the dismissals of Sanju Samson and Riyan Parag, Buttler’s heroics kept the Royals in the hunt. Dhruv Jurel and Rovman Powell also made valuable contributions to the chase. In a tense finale, the Royals managed to cross the finish line with just two wickets in hand, sealing a thrilling victory and sparking jubilant celebrations among their fans.

It was a match filled with drama, excitement, and exemplary performances from both teams. Jos Buttler’s masterful century proved to be the defining moment of the match, steering the Rajasthan Royals to a memorable win and bolstering their position in the IPL standings.

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First published on: Apr 16, 2024 11:47 PM IST

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