Twitter Reactions: Jos Buttler’s 82 helps Rajasthan Royals secure win at home, KL Rahul’s unbeaten 95 in vain

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Rajasthan Royals (RR) lived to fight another day with a 15-run win over Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) as KL Rahul’s unbeaten 95, coming amidst a surprise batting meltdown, went in vain in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 game on Tuesday night.

Opting to bat in this must-win game, RR could only muster 158 for eight despite Jos Buttler’s blazing 58-ball 82 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.

The home team, however, staged a strong fightback with the ball as it restricted Punjab to 143 for seven in their quota of 20 overs.

RR then reduced KXIP to 19 for three in the fourth over and the visitors struggled to recover from the horrendous start, as they soon found themselves stuttering at 45 for four and then 66 for five, with eight overs left.

For Punjab, Rahul played the lone ranger with 95 off 70 balls, his fourth half-century of the ongoing league. KXIP needed 32 runs in the last over and Rahul’s six and two fours were not enough for a win.

Here’s how cricket fraternity and fans reacted to the match:

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