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[Watch] Pant Gives 'Cheeky Smile' After His Masterplan For Jos Buttler Works Perfectly

Pant's smile after Buttler's wicket (X.com)Pant's smile after Buttler's wicket (X.com)

Rishabh Pant's ploy to bring a spinner inside the Powerplay against Jos Buttler worked perfectly on Tuesday (May 7) in Match 56 of IPL 2024 between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals, taking place at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.

Axar Patel, who was thrashed for a four and a six by Buttler, got the big wicket, as the England's limited-overs skipper was chopped on while playing a rash shot.

It was a tossed-up delivery by Axar, which Buttler tried to play across the line. The RR opener did not pick the speed of the delivery (93 kph), and as a result, the ball under-edged onto the stumps.

As soon as the wicket fell, Pant celebrated by closing his fists in joy before giving a cheeky smile to Axar, indicating that the plan had worked.

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However, riding on Sanju Samson's heroics, Rajasthan are in control, racing to 91/2 after 9.3 overs. Riyan Parag has joined the party as well, as the table-toppers need to register a win tonight to guarantee their place in the playoffs this season.

Meanwhile, Delhi have won five and lost six, resulting in them sitting on sixth place on the points table. They desperate need a win here to stay in the playoff contentions, where Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Lucknow Super Giants are battling it out along with Punjab Kings.