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England batsman Jos Buttler showcased his big-hitting talent once again by cracking 89 off just 43 balls in Rajasthan Royals' win over Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday.

The Royals are still placed at the seventh position on the points table despite a win yesterday. Asked to bat first, the three-time winners piled up 187 for 5. He raced to his fifty in 34 balls.

Quinton de Kock has been in superb touch at the top of the order for Mumbai Indians, but a big score has eluded the stylish left-hander, which the batsman corrected somewhat in his 52-ball stay at the crease, which fetched him 82 runs.

Rajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane has won the toss and made a decision to bowl first. The duo cobbled together a partnership of 60 runs off 38 balls to set the platform.

The 13th over changed the game's complexion as Buttler smashed two sixes and four fours off Joseph to bring down the equation to a manageable run-a-ball.

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Jos Buttler, for his 89 off 43 balls and three catches. After his dismissal, Sanju Samson and Steve Smith got the visitors even close with a stand of 33 runs. Despite almost making a mess of what should have been an easy chase, RR ended up winning the match in the last over after Shreyas Gopal hit Mumbai all-rounder Hardik Pandya for a boundary through the mid-off region. He confirmed that Rohit will definitely available for selection and can play against Rajasthan.

Jos Buttler began the VIVO IPL 2019 with what looked to be match-winning knock, but his Mankading on that occasion took the wind out of his performances in the few games that followed.

Bowling: Keeping the nature of Wankhede track in mind, the role of Alzarri Joseph, Jasprit Bumrah and Dhawal Kulkarni become very crucial for their respective sides. It's a good headache to have such players in the squad. "30 balls, 30 needed, should've won it easily", Rahane said during the post-match presentation, reported Cricbuzz.

While RCB, who are going through a bad run of form in IPL 2019, are on the third spot with 188 T20s, KKR, alongside Sussex, occupy the fifth spot.

But youngster Shreyas Gopal (not out at 13) kept his cool to take Rajasthan over the line. Rahane mentioned during the presentation that now the team has to win nearly all their remaining games. However, they might find it hard to do that as one of their most important players - Jofra Archer is likely to leave the side in the business end of the game. We were in a similar situation a year ago also. With just 4 matches to go before he returns to England, Buttler will be keen to stamp his mark on the tournament before his departure. I'm playing the best cricket I've played for a long period of time. Bit nervous without gloves on, but I've always enjoyed fielding as well. Coming here and beating Mumbai is a tough task.

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