IPL 2023: Jos Buttler’s 79 units up Rajasthan Royals’ 57-run win over Delhi Capitals

Jos Buttler playing a ramp shot for Rajasthan Royals


England white-ball captain Jos Buttler was the leading run-scorer in the 2022 IPL
Rajasthan Royals 199-4 (20 overs): Buttler 79 (51), Jaiswal 60 (31); Kumar 2-36
Delhi Capitals 142-9 (20 overs): Warner 65 (55); Chahal 3-27
Rajasthan Royals won by 57 runs

Jos Buttler’s 79 from 51 balls helped set up Rajasthan Royals’ 57-run win over Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League.

England white-ball captain Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal, who made 60, added an opening stand of 98 in just 8.3 overs.

Rajasthan’s run-rate stalled in the middle overs but Shimron Hetmyer’s explosive 39 not out from 21 balls led them to 199-4.

Delhi captain David Warner hit 65 in reply but they fell short on 142-9.

Buttler, who was dropped on 18 by Anrich Nortje, hit 11 fours and a six in his knock but Jaiswal was the early aggressor, racing to his half-century in just 25 balls.

Delhi fought back to remove Jaiswal, followed by Sanju Samson and Riyan Parag for single-figure scores, as Rajasthan only…