And, no he did not run him out at the non-striker’s end this time around! Naah, it was too short a contest as Buttler lasted two balls that he faced off the spinner.
Defending 185, Shreyas Iyer once again brought Ravichandran Ashwin in the attack during the powerplay and it took the off-spinner just three balls to strike.
Jos Buttler, who was looking in great touch, in an attempt to heave Ashwin on the on-side, only managed to get an under-edge as Shikhar Dhawan claimed a blinder of a catch at deep square-leg.
Buttler’s dismissal brought Steven Smith to the crease. After enduring three consecutive failures, Smith was looking prime to finally break the rut during his 17-ball 24 before he was eventually dismissed by Anrich Nortje.
Earlier, a belligerent knock from Shimron Hetmyer and a brief cameo from Axar Patel in the end helped Delhi Capitals recover from a precarious 5-113 to 8-181 in 20 overs. Meanwhile, RR are currently reeling at 4-82 after 12 overs.
Watch Jos Buttler’s dismissal here: