Yashasvi Jaiswal scored an unbeaten 98 against KKR
Jos Buttler was run out in the match to save Yashasvi
New Delhi. Rajasthan Royals registered a 9-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the 56th match of IPL 2023. With this one win, Rajasthan again joined the top-3 in the points table. Jos Buttler got a double blow in this match. Butler sacrificed his life to save Yashasvi Jaiswal from run out and after that the English batsman had to face the punishment. He was fined 10 percent of the match fee.
If Yashasvi Jaiswal can hit the fastest fifty in IPL history against Kolkata Knight Riders, then Jos Buttler has a big hand in it. If he did not sacrifice himself to save Yashasvi from getting out, then Yashasvi would not have been able to create history by hitting Pachasa in 13 balls. Actually, Harshit Rana bowled the second over of Rajasthan’s innings. He bowled the fourth ball of the over short of length. Butler tried to make a big shot on it. But, the ball went to the fielder stationed at point after hitting the pad after taking the edge of his bat.
On Butler’s call, Yashasvi ran for a single. But Butler kept watching the ball. By then Yashasvi had come to half the crease. After this, Butler realized that Yashasvi could be run out, so he ran towards the non-striker’s end. But, Andre Russell’s accurate throw went straight to the stumps and Butler was run out. He got out on zero after playing 3 balls.
Butler sacrificed for Yashasvi
Butler, who played a stormy inning of 95 runs in the last match, could not even open the account in this match. When Butler was run out, Yashasvi had scored 27 runs in 7 balls. If Butler had not sacrificed his wicket, Yashasvi would have been run out and his name would not have been discussed so much. Yashasvi also did not let Butler’s sacrifice go to waste and after hitting 26 runs in the first over, his bat fell silent only after helping Rajasthan win. He hit an unbeaten 98 off 47 balls.
Butler’s match fee cut by 10 percent
Butler was fined 10 per cent of his match fee for showing displeasure after the run out. In a statement issued by the IPL, it was said that Butler was found guilty of breaching Level 1 of Article 2.2 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct. The match referee’s decision on Level-1 violations is final. Butler accepted his crime.
The next match of Rajasthan Royals will be from Royal Challengers Bangalore in Jaipur on this Sunday.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 12, 2023, 09:46 IST