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T20 World Cup: Rovman Powell Hopeful of Cracking the ‘Sunil Narine Code’

Written by Rohit Pawar

Jos Buttler smashed an unbeaten 107 to trump Sunil Narine’s first T20 century as Rajasthan Royals (RR) pulled off the joint record Indian Premier League (IPL) chase against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) that too off the final ball at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday.

Rajasthan equalled their own record from 2020 when they chased down 224 against Kings XI Punjab in Sharjah.

Even as Buttler turned hero with the bat, it was Rovman Powell with his 13-ball 26 that turned the game for the men in pink.

“In T20 cricket, a lot of people don’t get credit for playing impactful innings. A lot of technology is there that gives data to innings that guys play, but not a lot of data and technology is there to pick up the impact, a 20 off 10 or a 30 off 15,” Powell said at the post-match press conference.

With back-to-back wickets and Buttler failing to tee off, Rovman walked in. The required run rate had jumped considerably from what it was for RR and the West Indies T20I captain took charge.

“I started by trying to take down Sunil as their main bowler and give the guys the belief that if Sunil can go for runs, then anybody can go for runs. And that fuelled right through the group,” Powell said.

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