IPL 2022: Jos Buttler was bowled by Lockie Ferguson on Thursday in an RR-GT match.© BCCI/IPL
Rajasthan Royals batter Jos Buttler is in great form in the ongoing IPL 2022 and he is the current holder of the Orange Cap with 272 runs from five games. The batter has taken his A-game to almost every game for the franchise this season, and the bowlers found it difficult to fire the batter early. In the game against Gujarat Titans, Buttler appeared to be at his destructive best as he reached 50 from just 23 balls and it took a real special delivery from pacer Lockie Ferguson to send the batter back to the pavilion.
Buttler first skipped Ferguson for a six on the fifth delivery of the sixth to reach his half century, but Ferguson gave the perfect answer the next delivery and Buttler was sent back to the cabin.
On the last ball of the sixth over, Ferguson tricked Buttler with a slower delivery. The ball was a leg-cutter and Buttler failed to dig it out. The delivery hit Buttler’s outer rim and it crashed onto the base of the out and center stump.
Jos Buttler X Slower ball pic.twitter.com/m0qkktCk4c
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As can be seen in the video, Jos Buttler was previously similarly fired by Punjab Kings’ Jhye Richardson in an earlier edition of the tournament.
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Hardik Pandya showed an all round performance as Gujarat Titans defeated Rajasthan Royals by 37 runs on Thursday at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy.
With this win, Gujarat moved Titans to the top of the points list and the side now has eight points from five games.
Gujarat Titans, who batted first, scored 192/4 in 20 overs thanks to Hardik Pandya’s unbeaten knockout of 87 runs off just 52 balls with the help of 8 fours and 4 sixes.
Lockie then returned with three wickets while Gujarat limited Rajasthan to 155/9 to take a 37-run victory.
Rajasthan Royals is in third place in the points table with 6 points from five matches.
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