New Delhi. In Sunday’s exciting match in IPL 2023, Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR vs SRH) on the last ball of the match. Abdul Samad gave this victory to SRH by hitting a six off the last ball of RR’s Sandeep Sharma. Batting first, Rajasthan Royals took two wickets in 20 overs with the help of Jos Buttler’s 95 (59 balls, 10 fours and four sixes) and captain Sanju Samson’s 66 runs (38 balls, four fours and five sixes). Khokar scored 214 runs. In reply, Anmolpreet’s 33, Abhishek Sharma’s 55 and Rahul Tripathi’s 47 were followed by Glenn Phillips’ 25 (seven balls, one four, three sixes) and Abdul Samad’s unbeaten 17 runs (seven balls, two sixes) in the last minute. With the help of Sunrisers won the match on the last ball.
It was also a coincidence that on Sunday, 7th May in IPL, two batsmen got involved in nervous nineties. Shubman Gill of Gujarat Titans remained unbeaten after scoring 94 runs in the match between Gujarat Times and Lucknow Supergiants on Sunday.
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Talking about the match between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad, the highest score of the match came from the bat of RR’s Jos Buttler (95 runs). However, despite this innings, his team had to face defeat. This is the third time in IPL history that Jose scored ‘Nervous Nineties’. The interesting thing is that he has scored 95 runs twice in the tournament. After scoring 95 runs in Sunday’s match, Sunrisers got LBW on the ball of Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
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Earlier in IPL-2018, he scored an unbeaten 95 against Chennai Super Kings for Rajasthan Royals. In the 2018 season itself, he remained unbeaten after scoring 94 runs against Mumbai Indians. Rajasthan Royals won both these matches.
2nd highest run scorer for RR
Butler is the second batsman in terms of scoring runs for Rajasthan Royals in IPL-2023. He has so far scored 392 runs in 11 matches at an average of 35.63. He has scored four half-centuries so far. For RR, only Yashasvi Jaiswal (477) has scored more runs than Butler in this IPL, who is second only to Faf Duplesey (511) in the Orange Cap race. Jos Buttler, playing in the IPL since 2016, has so far scored 3223 runs in 93 matches of the tournament at an average of 39.30, including 5 centuries and 19 half-centuries. Keeping a strike rate of 148.93, he has so far hit 319 fours and 149 sixes in the Indian Premier League.
5 Batters in the ‘Nervous Nineties’ Club in IPL 2023
So far in IPL 2023, five batsmen have scored between 90 and 99. Shikhar Dhawan of Punjab Kings was the most unfortunate in this matter that he remained unbeaten after scoring 99 runs against Sunrisers. Apart from Jos Buttler (95) and Shubman Gill (94 *) in Sunday’s match, Devon Conway (92 *) of Chennai Super Kings against Punjab Kings and Rituraj Gaikwad of Chennai Super Kings scored 92 runs against Gujarat Titans.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : May 08, 2023, 10:34 IST