Jos Buttler’s last two innings have totalled 189 without the English batsman losing his wicket, and his exquisite run of form augurs well for the Rajasthan Royals during the season run-in for the playoffs.
Buttler’s thundering undefeated 94 runs off 53 balls (S/R 177.35) against the Mumbai Indians included nine fours and five mighty sixes, sealing the victory with a six off Hardik Pandya with two overs to spare.
Jos Buttler’s last five innings in the IPL
94* vs Mumbai Indians, Mumbai – 13 May 2018 T20
95* vs Super Kings, Jaipur – 11 May 2018 T20
82 vs Kings XI, Jaipur – 8 May 2018 T20
51 vs Kings XI, Indore – 6 May 2018 T20
67 vs Delhi Daredevils, Delhi – 2 May 2018 T20
‘I’m really enjoying it, found some good form, it’s a do-or-die situation and I’m full of confidence so want to keep it going,’ said Buttler after the match. ‘I’ve spent a lot of time batting in the middle order so if I can bat through the first six overs, I can tie the two together. Nice to come back here, I enjoyed my time at Mumbai and it properly helped to know the conditions. I’m in a good head-space and looking forward to the next game.’
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