Jos Buttler struck a half-century as Rajasthan beat Bangalore by seven wickets to clinch their maiden win in the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Tuesday.
After being asked to bat first, Parthiv Patel scored a 67-run knock before Marcus Stoinis (unbeaten at 31) and Moeen Ali (18 not out) helped Bangalore post a competitive total of 158/4.
In reply, Buttler pulled back a 43-ball 59 while Steve Smith (38) and Rahul Tripathi (34) also made significant contributions to help Rajasthan cross the mark with a ball to spare.
SCORES IN BRIEF
BANGALORE: 158 for 4 in 20 overs (Kohli 23, Patel 67, Stoinis 31 not out; Gopal 3-12)
RAJASTHAN: 164 for 3 in 19.5 overs (Rahane 22, Buttler 59, Smith 38, Tripathi 34 not out; Chahal 2-17)
Result: Rajasthan Royals won by 7 wickets.