Jos Buttler scored a sensational hundred as Rajasthan Royals defeated Mumbai Indians by 23 runs at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Saturday.
After being sent to bat by MI skipper Rohit Sharma, RR suffered an early jolt as Yashasvi Jaiswal (1) chipped a Jasprit Bumrah delivery to Tim David at square leg.
Buttler gave Rajasthan a much needed momentum by smashing Basil Thampi for 26 runs in his opening over.
Tymal Mills then got into the act by dismissing Devdutt Padikkal for 7.
England wicket keeper Buttler along with Sanju Samson featured in a 82 run stand for the third wicket before the latter before the latter was caught at deep midwicket by Tilak Verma off Kieron Pollard for a 21 ball-30.
The 31 year old Buttler and Shimron Hetmyer added 53 runs for the fourth wicket before the latter was caught at deep midwicket boundary by Tilak Verma off Jasprit Bumrah for a 14 ball-35.
Buttler after reaching his century was bowled by a brilliant yorker from Bumrah for a 68 ball-100. His knock comprised off 11 fours and 5 sixes.
Mills claimed two wickets in the last over, as the Royals ended up with a massive total of 193/8 in their allotted 0 overs.
Chasing 194, Mumbai got off to a poor start as skipper Rohit Sharma perished for 10, slapping a short and a wide delivery from Prasidh Krishna to Riyan Parag at backward point.
Anmolpreet Singh (5) then miscued a Navdeep Saini delivery to Devdutt Padikkal. Kishan along with Tilak Verma were involved in a 81 run stand for the third wicket before the former was dismissed by the left-arm seamer Boult for a 43 ball-54.
Yuzvendra Chahal then dismissed Tim David and Daniel Sams in successive deliveries as Mumbai slumped to 136/6.
Leg spinner Chahal could have claimed his hatrick, but Karun Nair dropped a easy catch at slips from Murugan Ashwin.
With 39 needed off 12 balls, Kieron Pollard (22) struggled to get going and was eventually dismissed by Saini off the final delivery.
In the end Mumbai reached 170/8 after 20 overs.