Jos Buttler scored an unbeaten 95 off 60 balls to stun CSK at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in match 43 of IPL 2018. With this win the Royals keep their playoff chances alive as they now sit on six points along with MI and KKR.
This was Buttler's fourth 50 plus score of the season and a much-needed one from Rajasthan's perspective. He was ably supported by Stuart Binny who scored a crucial 22 in the last phase of their chase. Midway through the innings, Samson scored a crucial 21 and K Gowtham's 4 ball 13 run cameo to help Rajasthan cross the line.
Earlier batting first Suresh Raina's 52 led Chennai to 176. MS Dhoni scored an unbeaten 33 after Shane Watson (39) and Ambati Rayudu (12) started up for CSK.
Twitter was all praise for Jos Buttler after he almost single-handedly took Rajasthan to a crucial victory to still help them breathe in the tournament/ Here are some of the best tweets hailing Buttler's match-winning innings.
Sensational innings from Buttler. Batted all the way through which was critical. But the three sixes from Gowtham and Binny played a big part.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 11, 2018
What better way to keep yourselves alive in the tournament. Sensational from @josbuttler yet again. Not to forget Krishnappa Gowtham. Comes out everytime, backs himself & smacks them. If at all a victory can bring in momentum, this has to be it for the @rajasthanroyals #RRvCSK— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) May 11, 2018