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The turning point came in the final delivery of the Powerplay for the Rajasthan Royals. Jos Buttler, as usual, was quick out of the blocks, scooping Lockie Ferguson for a maximum of one ball before reaching his half-century in just 23 deliveries.

The Gujarat Titans appeared to have no answer for Buttler's assault, but as the Englishman took guard to tee off again, Ferguson produced one of the edition's deliveries—a slow leg-cutter yorker that came out perfectly from Ferguson's hand, caught Buttler off guard, and had disturbed the timber before he knew it. Jasprit Bumrah had just dismissed Punjab Kings' Liam Livingstone with a beauty of a yorker the day before.

Titans gained confidence and tightened their hold by collecting wickets at regular intervals to secure a comprehensive 37-run win at the DY Patil Stadium on Thursday, thanks to Buttler's departure. It was their fourth victory in five games, propelling them to the top of the standings with an eight-point lead.