The Royal Challengers Bangalore are playing against the Rajasthan Royals in the 39th game of IPL 2022 right now. Pune’s Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium is playing host to this fixture between the two royal franchises of IPL. Fans expected another big knock from Jos Buttler in this match, but the Rajasthan Royals star managed only eight runs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and decided to bowl first. The RCB bowlers got off to a good start as they picked up three wickets, conceding only 33 runs to the Rajasthan Royals. Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal and Ravichandran Ashwin were back in the dressing room before the score even crossed 35.
While Mohammed Siraj trapped Padikkal in front of his stumps and then caught Ashwin off his own bowling, it was Josh Hazlewood who took the prized wicket of Jos Buttler. Hazlewood bowled the fifth over of the first innings.
Jos Buttler tried to hit a shot in the mid-on region. However, he could not connect his shot well. The ball went towards the fielder Siraj who executed a magnificent catch to send Buttler back to the dressing room.
New batter Daryl Mitchell looked nervous on his IPL debut as he played five dot balls. Hazlewood completed a wicket-maiden. Here’s what Siraj said about his and Hazlewood’s performance in the first innings after RR’s 20 overs ended:
“I went searching for swing (on the first ball) but he hit a good shot. So, after that, I just backed myself to extract the most of the seam movement off this surface and it paid off today. Hazlewood’s line and length is brilliant and he gets extra bounce off the surface.”
Twitter reacts as Jos Buttler gets out to Josh Hazlewood and then he completes a maiden over
Here’s how the cricket fans on Twitter reacted to the wicket maiden from Hazlewood.
Josh Hazlewood in #IPL2022:
Wickets of Ruturaj, Rovman, Lalit, Thakur, De Kock, Manish, Badoni, Stoinis, Buttler, Daryll Mitchell. pic.twitter.com/m7TiWAT0Dp
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 26, 2022
What an over by Josh Hazlewood, a wicket maiden by him. Gets the all important Jos Buttler.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 26, 2022
Buttler thought he is playing Ashes when he saw Hazlewood bowling that's why got out early
— Pushkar (@musafir_hu_yar) April 26, 2022
Josh Hazlewood gets big wicket here. He gets Jos Buttler, Quality bowling by Josh Hazlewood.
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) April 26, 2022
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) April 26, 2022
WOW BUTTLER gone, JOSH HAZLEWOOD #RCBvsRR
— Sushant Mehta (@SushantNMehta) April 26, 2022
🔥🏏 BREATHING FIRE! Josh Hazlewood was simply outstanding tonight with the ball. His spell consisted of 1️⃣6️⃣ dot balls and a wicket maiden in which he got the big fish Jos Buttler!
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) April 26, 2022Advertisement
Big blow for Rajasthan Royals.Advertisement
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) April 26, 2022
— ComeOn Cricket 🏏🇮🇳 (@ComeOnCricket) April 26, 2022
Mohammed Siraj, what an extraordinary catch🔥🔥🔥🥳🥳🥳❤❤❤🥳Advertisement
Jos Buttler is strikes out by Josh Hazlewood, that got high on him, 3 in the PP, and the massive wicket, lessgoooo🥳🥳🥳🥳🔥🔥, warra start boys!#IPL2022
— 🇮🇳𝑨𝑽🏏 (@cricketArnav) April 26, 2022
The rest you know. https://t.co/3FOwcjOyg5
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) April 26, 2022Advertisement
— Over Thinker Lawyer 🇵🇰 (RCB♥️) (@Muja_kyu_Nikala) April 26, 2022Advertisement