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Buttler’s record-equalling knock leads Royals to victory

Jos Buttler continued his fine Indian Premier League (IPL) form by hitting a record-equalling fifth consecutive half-century since being promoted to opener in the Rajasthan Royals’ seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians on Sunday.

Summary

  • Sport Buttler’s record-equalling knock leads Royals to victory Jos Buttler continued his fine Indian Premier League (IPL) form by hitting a record-equalling fifth consecutive half-century since being promoted to opener in the Rajasthan Royals’ seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians on Sunday.
  • FILE PHOTO: Britain Cricket – England Nets – Sophia Gardens – June 13, 2017 England’s Jos Buttler during nets Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Couldridge Livepic 14 May 2018 12:55PM Bookmark REUTERS: Jos Buttler continued his fine Indian Premier League (IPL) form by hitting a record-equalling fifth consecutive half-century since being promoted to opener in the Rajasthan Royals’ seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians on Sunday.
  • The England wicketkeeper-batsman stroked an unbeaten 94 for the Royals to add to his last four scores of 67, 51, 82 and 95 not out, matching retired Indian great Virender Sehwag’s record of five successive IPL half-centuries set in 2012.
  • AdvertisementButtler’s England team mate Ben Stokes and Sussex all-rounder Jofra Archer took two wickets apiece as the Royals restricted holders Mumbai to 168 for six in their 20 overs.
  • The Royals then put in a solid batting display, led by Buttler, and notched 171-3 in 18 overs to win their third consecutive match and keep their playoff hopes alive.


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