Buttler's 107* tops Narine's 109 as Royals ace record chase against KKR

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Buttler's 107* tops Narine's 109 as Royals ace record chase against KKR

Buttler's 107* tops Narine's 109 as Royals ace record chase against KKR

Buttler's 107* tops Narine's 109 as Royals ace record chase against KKR

The victory was secured by the Rajasthan Royals over the Kolkata Knight Riders, with Sunil Narine's sensational century anchoring Kolkata's innings. Batting with poise, Jos Buttler led Rajasthan to victory, leveraging Narine's unparalleled innings. Despite a massive target of 224 runs set by Rajasthan, Kolkata's pitch wasn't an easy feat to conquer. However, Buttler's exceptional batting prowess prevailed, guiding Rajasthan to victory in the Indian Premier League match.

Facing a daunting task of 46 runs from 19 balls, Buttler found himself in a solitary battle, as his teammates struggled to make an impact. Yet, in a remarkable display of skill and determination, Buttler single-handedly carried his team to victory with a six off Varun Chakravarthy's delivery on the final ball of the match. This historic chase set a new record for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, surpassing their previous record of 223 runs against Kolkata in 2020.

Prior to the chase, Kolkata Knight Riders, having won the toss, struggled with their batting performance. Despite Narine's explosive start, the rest of the batting lineup failed to capitalize. Nitish Rana managed 30 runs off 18 balls, while Shreyas Iyer and Andre Russell were left disappointed. Rinku Singh's quick 20 runs off 9 balls provided some relief, but the rest of the innings faltered.

Narine's spectacular innings of 109 runs off 56 balls, including 13 fours and 6 sixes, propelled Kolkata to a total of 223 runs in 20 overs. However, Rajasthan's bowlers, led by Trent Boult and Avesh Khan, managed to restrict Kolkata to 223 runs, claiming 6 wickets in the process.

In contrast, Rajasthan's bowlers performed admirably, with Trent Boult taking 1 wicket for 31 runs in 4 overs, and Avesh Khan claiming 2 wickets for 35 runs in 4 overs.

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