England batter Jos Buttler has been in red-hot kind with the bat for the Rajasthan Royals (RR) within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. He’s dominating the charts within the race to win the orange cap.
Thus far, Buttler has 618 runs to his identify in 11 innings at a mean of 61.80 and an exceptional strike price of 152.21. He has smashed three centuries and is the one second batter within the IPL historical past to attain greater than two centuries in a single season.
Nevertheless, it was Buttler’s fielding on Sunday which grabbed the headlines in Match 52 on the Wankhede Stadium towards Punjab Kings (PBKS). The English cricketer pulled off a sensational one-handed catch to do away with PBKS opener Shikhar Dhawan.
All of it occurred throughout the sixth over of PBKS’ innings when Dhawan tried to chip a supply off Ravichandran Ashwin over the mid-on boundary. The ball was crusing over the 30-yard-circle, however Buttler dived backwards and caught a stunner to ship again Dhawan again into the dugout.
Right here is the video:
What a catch jos buttler?
It’s a traditional ??#rrvspbks #JosButtler pic.twitter.com/0eYGtjr8pY
— Rohit Kumar (@skipper_kohli) May 7, 2022
Whereas Dhawan did not get a giant rating, his new opening companion Jonny Bairstow shined with the willow to take Punjab to a aggressive complete. The proper-handed batter smashed 56 off 40 deliveries with the assistance of 9 boundaries, together with a six, to take Punjab to 189/5 of their allotted 20 overs.
“It does occur in T20 cricket (on his sequence of low scores), batting in several positions makes it as effectively, again to opening and within the batting PP, it fits me effectively. I don’t assume that is the very best wicket on the Wankhede, however we nonetheless have to bowl effectively. One quick sq. boundary, we’ll have to preserve the ball away from it. It’s a highly regarded day, however we have to keep cool underneath stress and wish some calm heads,” stated Bairstow throughout the innings break.
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