New Delhi. Rajasthan Royals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 9 wickets in the 56th match of IPL 2023. Rajasthan achieved the target of 150 runs 41 balls earlier. It was a memorable match for Rajasthan, but what happened in this match with its opener Jos Buttler. She first sacrificed for Yashasvi Jaiswal and then also faced the punishment.
If Butler had not been there, there would have been no praise for Yashasvi Jaiwal today. If Butler had not saved him by sacrificing himself, he would not have been able to score the fastest fifty in IPL history in 13 balls. Butler saved him from getting out for 27 runs.
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eye on the ball
In fact, Butler played the fourth ball of Harshit Rana’s second over towards point. He had seen that the ball had reached the hands of Andre Russell. He did not want to take the risk even of taking a single. Yashasvi Jaiswal went out for a single from the other end. Russell immediately threw the ball towards the non-strike end.
Delay in stopping Jaiswal
Butler signaled Jaiswal to stop, but by then it was too late. Jaiswal had crossed the halfway crease. In such a situation, Butler had no other option to save Jaiswal from run out. He decided to sacrifice himself. He kept his leg out of the crease.
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account not found
Butler knew that he would not be able to reach the non-strike end. Despite this, he ran for a single and Russell’s direct hit blew his balls away. Butler, who scored 95 runs in the last match, could not even open the account in this match. Jaiswal also did not let his sacrifice go to waste and hit an unbeaten 98 off 47 balls.
98 runs. 5 awards. But only 2 hands! 🤷♂️😂 pic.twitter.com/HjoArdTOpA
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 11, 2023
Match fee also cut
Butler put the tag of zero on himself, but after that he was also punished. He has been found guilty of violating the IPL code of conduct in this match. He was fined 10 per cent of his match fee. Butler had also accepted the offense of Level 1 of Article 2.2. According to Level 1, the decision of the match referee is final.