IPL 2019: Buttler blasts Alzarri for 28 in an over

Jos Buttler's brilliant run with the bat continued as he blasted a 43-ball 89 in Rajasthan Royals successful chase of 188 against Mumbai Indians.

Jos Buttler's knock of 89 comprised of eight fours and seven sixes.   -  AFP Photo

Jos Buttler's brilliant run with the bat continued as he blasted a 43-ball 89 in Rajasthan Royals successful chase of 188 against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.

Rajasthan was cruising in its run-chase before it got into a tangle in the last overs after the fall of Buttler — whose knock comprised of eight fours and seven sixes at a strike-rate of 206.98.

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Alzarri Joseph had a dream IPL debut the other day against Sunrisers Hyderabad, where he finished with figures of 6 for 12 in 3.4 overs. But Buttler was in no mood to care about reputation as he took the West Indian to the cleaners and hammered him for 28 runs in one over, which included two sixes and four boundaries.

He had figures of 0 for 53 from three overs at the end of the match, which Rajasthan won by four wickets with three balls to spare. Moreover, this was also the fourth-most expensive over (28 runs) conceded by any bowler in this edition. Dwayne Bravo (CSK) and Tim Southee (RCB) are the other two bowlers who have given away 29 runs in one over.

Buttler has been in blazing form this season, having scored three fifties in chases and so far amassed 288 runs off seven matches at a strike-rate of 153.19.