Jos Buttler's sensational hundred leads Rajasthan Royals to thrilling victory over Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens

Despite a breathtaking century from the formidable Sunil Narine, the Knight Riders stumbled, allowing Buttler to orchestrate a dramatic turnaround single-handedly.

Jos Buttler while playing for RR in IPL [Image credits-josbuttler]
By Omar | Apr 17, 2024 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

In a gripping showdown at their fortress, the Kolkata Knight Riders endured a heart-wrenching defeat against the Rajasthan Royals, orchestrated by the brilliance of Jos Buttler. Despite a breathtaking century from the formidable Sunil Narine, the Knight Riders stumbled, allowing Buttler to orchestrate a dramatic turnaround single-handedly. Buttler’s masterful innings, especially under the immense pressure of the final delivery, underscored his exceptional talent as he propelled his team to victory with a mere two wickets in hand. Executing a powerful stroke across the line, he expertly located the gap through mid-wicket, etching his name in the annals of cricket history with one of the most unforgettable T20 triumphs.

While Narine exhibited an impressive all-round performance, delivering a century, claiming vital wickets, and executing pivotal catches, his valiant efforts ultimately fell short in securing the win for the Knight Riders. Despite his stellar contributions, it was Buttler’s heroic exploits that stole the limelight, earning accolades for his unwavering skill and unwavering determination. The enthralling clash between the Knight Riders and the Royals kept spectators on the edge of their seats until the very last delivery, epitomizing the unpredictable essence of T20 cricket.

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Buttler’s sensational innings will forever be remembered as a testament to individual brilliance in the sport’s history, securing a triumph to be cherished by the Rajasthan Royals faithful for generations.

In the pulsating clash between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the ongoing IPL 2024 season, several milestones and records were etched into cricketing history.

Let’s unravel the intriguing stats and achievements from this record-breaking encounter.

  1. Hundred Milestones for KKR:

Among the three centuries scored for KKR in the IPL, two ended in defeats, highlighting the team’s struggle to capitalize on individual brilliance.

  1. Spinners’ Impact for KKR:

Until Over No.14, KKR spinners showcased dominance with figures of 3/24 from 5 overs, maintaining an economy rate (ER) of 4.8. However, in the crucial overs 15-20, they went wicketless, conceding 42 runs from three overs at an economy rate of 14.

  1. Record Run-Chases:

RR scripted history by adding the most runs after the fall of the 6th wicket in a successful IPL run-chase, scoring a remarkable 103 runs against KKR in Kolkata, 2024.

  1. Buttler’s Winning Hundreds:

Jos Buttler’s eight T20 centuries have all come in a winning cause, solidifying his reputation as a match-winner.

  1. Individual Hundreds in IPL Matches:

Buttler’s century against KKR marks one of the two instances in IPL history where both teams have had individual centuries in a single match.

  1. Hundred and Wickets in an IPL Match:

Sunil Narine’s phenomenal performance against RR included a century and two crucial wickets, a rare feat in IPL matches.

  1. Multiple Hundreds Against a Team:

Buttler’s impressive record includes scoring multiple centuries against specific teams, with two against both KKR and RCB.

  1. Buttler’s Innings Progression:

Buttler’s innings progression against KKR showcased his ability to accelerate, with a striking contrast between the runs scored in different phases of the innings.

  1. Successful IPL Run-Chases:

RR’s successful chase of 224 against KKR stands among the highest targets successfully chased in IPL history, showcasing their resilience and batting prowess.

  1. Remarkable Chases in the Final Overs:

RR’s thrilling chase against KKR, where they scored 96 runs in the last six overs, adds to the list of highest targets successfully chased in the IPL.

  1. IPL Hundred Leaders:

Virat Kohli leads the charts with the most IPL centuries, closely followed by Jos Buttler, Chris Gayle, and others.

  1. Most Hundreds in IPL Run-Chases:

Buttler’s penchant for scoring centuries in run-chases is evident, with him leading the pack with three such centuries in IPL history.

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