Butter lift Royals to fifth in IPL


Rajasthan Royals 171 for 3 (Buttler 94*, Rahane 37) beat Mumbai Indians 168 for 6 (Lewis 60, Suryakumar 38, Archer 2-16) by seven wickets

The Man of the Match, no surprises, is Jos Buttler, who's so keen to talk he's forgotten his cheque! "I'm really enjoying it, found some good form, it's a do-or-die situation and I'm full of confidence so want to keep it going."

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"I've spent a lot of time batting in the middle order so if I can bat through the first six overs I can tie the two together."

"Nice to come back here, I enjoyed my time at Mumbai and it properly helped to know the conditions. I'm in a good head-space and looking forward to the next game."

Rohit Sharma "We should have got 15-20 more, but I don't want to be too harsh, we have played some good cricket. Innings like this can happen, we just have to keep our heads up."

"Jos Buttler has been in great form, he didn't give us any chances, but we bowled very well. We need to see how we can come back in the next two games."

Fittingly, Stokes his England team-mate was out there at the finish, but he was as much of a bystander as the Mumbai fielders. What an innings, what a run of form!

The other notable aspect of that win is that CSK are through… yet again. Every time they've been involved since the debut season in 2008, they've been there at the bitter end…

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