Prior Experience of Wankhede Wicket Helped Me, Says Jos Buttler

Written by Vipin Darwade

Rajasthan Royals cruised home against Mumbai Indians with seven wickets to spare as opener Jos Buttler slammed his fifth consecutive fifty of the tournament on Sunday in Mumbai. His innings of 94 runs from just 54 balls ensured that Rajasthan remain in contention of play offs. Chasing 169, Buttler looked at ease during his entire stay, on a wicket that looked on a slower side.

”I found some good form in the tournament and I’m trying to keep it going. Bit of do-or-die situation for us. I’ve spent a lot of time batting in the middle order, so I try to be there till the end. Our bowlers bowled very well and restricted them to about 15 runs less. The familiarity of the ground and the wicket helped me today. Looking forward to the next game,” he said.

Buttler has now scored five back-to-back fifties, a record In the IPL. Buttler is the join record-holder with Virender Sehwag, who scored five consecutive fifties for Delhi Daredevils in 2012.

In the last 5 outings, Buttler has scored 67 against Delhi Daredevils, 51 and 82 versus Kings XI Punjab, followed by 95 and 94 against Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.

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