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IPL 2022: Ashwin, Chahal take crucial scalps as Rajasthan beat Mumbai by 23 runs

By PTI Updated: Apr 02, 2022 9:57 pm
Jos Buttler of Rajasthan Royals raises his bat after scoring a hundred during match 9 of the Indian Premier League 2022 (IPL season 15) between the Mumbai Indians and the Rajasthan Royals, at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai, Saturday, April 2, 2022 (Sportzpics for IPL/PTI Photo)(PTI04_02_2022_000185B)(PTI04_02_2022_000231B)

Navi Mumbai, April 2 (PTI): Jos Buttler smashed the first century of IPL 2022 to power Rajasthan Royals to 23-run win over five-time champions Mumbai Indians, who slumped to their second consecutive defeat, here on Saturday.

Opening the innings after being sent into bat, Buttler hit a whirlwind 100 off 68 balls, only his second ton in the history of the IPL. He struck 11 boundaries and five sixes during his knock.

Besides Buttler, Shimron Hetmyer (35 off 14) looked in destructive form while skipper Sanju Samson (30 off 21) too got a start. Jasprit Bumrah (3/17) was the pick of the bowlers for MI.

Chasing the total, Tilak Verma smashed 61 off 33 balls, while opener Ishan Kishan made 54 off 43 balls but it was not enough to guide MI home as they finished at 170 for eight.

Yuzvendra Chahal once again shone bright with the ball picking up two wickets for 26 runs from his four overs.

By PTI Updated: Apr 02, 2022 9:57:14 pm