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Buttler matches Sehwag’s IPL record in Rajasthan victory

Afp, Mumbai     15 May, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Jos Buttler said he was revelling in his run of form after cracking a fifth consecutive half-century to equal Virender Sehwag’s Indian Premier League record.

The England wicketkeeper-batsman’s unbeaten 94 off 53 balls against the Mumbai Indians kept his Rajasthan Royals the IPL playoff race and matched Sehwag’s mark set in 2012.

Butler hit nine fours and five sixes as the Royals romped home by seven wickets in the cash-rich Twenty20 league.

“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,” said Buttler, who cost the Royals $653,840 at auction.

“I’m in a good head-space and looking forward to the next game,” he added after Sunday’s win.

Buttler, 27, will get the chance to break the record against Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday with his 94 coming just days after notching his highest Twenty20 score of 95 not out against Chennai Super Kings last week.