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Engla nd white-ball captain Jos Buttler smashed a massive six to complete his century and help the Rajasthan Royals beat the Royal Challengers Bengaluru by six wickets. Batting first, the Bengaluru-based franchise posted a competitive total of 183 runs on the back of Virat Kohli's brilliant 67-ball 113 which included 12 fours and four sixes. 

Then in the second innings, Rajasthan Royals got off to the worst possible as Yashasvi Jaiswal was dismissed after a two-ball duck. With RR struggling, Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler stitched up a 148-run stand which saw Buttler score his 50 in 30 balls. But then Samson got out after a 69-run knock but Buttler held one end up and continued scoring quick runs.

Buttler smashes six complete 100 and helps RR beat RCB 

After reaching his half-century in 30 balls, the Englishman took 28 more balls to reach the three-figure in the final over. Facing Cameron Green at the score of 94 when Rajasthan needed one run to win and Buttler smashed a stunning six to complete his ton and carry his side over the finish line.

The chase was clinical from Jos, Sanju and others:  Sangakkara  

Talking about this performance, RR head coach Kumar Sangakkara praised the likes of Buttler Samson for scoring the required runs and then praised his team for maintaining consistency which puts them in the best position to win. The Sri Lankan great said,  "It was a good toss to win, pretty decisive to chase. RCB put us under pressure but the spinners and Burger got us back into the game. And the chase was clinical from Jos, Sanju and others. Everyone requires a chat but it does not need to be about cricket, form is a state of mind and Jos is the best white-ball opener in cricket for some time, you just have to let him be."

"Jaiswal has had a brilliant year or two not just for RR but also in international cricket, two bad innings does not make anyone a bad player, we know his quality and we just want him to bat long, it was nice to chase down this total without his contribution. There have been a lot of honest conversations, Sanju and I have connected well and have been speaking in the off season as well, the focus has been more inward than outward as a coaching staff this season."