Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a close, but high-scoring, encounter at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Monday, April 19.

The Orange Cap and the Purple Cap holders shone for RR in their thrilling victory. While Jos Buttler slammed his second century of IPL 2022 season, Yuzvendra Chahal picked up a five-wicket haul including a hat-trick.

The match was a cliff-hanger where the pendulum tilted from one team to another as KKR were sailing through at one stage reaching the 100-run mark in just 8.3 overs with Shreyas Iyer and Aaron Finch batting at the crease. But wickets from Chahal, Ravichandran Ashwin and Prasidh Krishna brought Sanju Samson’s RR back in the game.

Brief scores: Rajasthan Royals 217-5 in 20 overs (Jos Buttler 103; Sunil Narine 2/21) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 210 in 19.4 overs (Shreyas Iyer 85, Aaron Finch 58; Yuzvendra Chahal 5/40) by 7 runs.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

Can’t get this game out of my head. Buttler 103(61), Samson+Hetmyer 64(32), Narine, an insane 2-21(4), the Cummins boundary catch, Finch 58(28), Shreyas 85(51), Umesh 21(9), that Ashwin ball to Russell, the Chahal 4-in-an-over, McCoy on debut….

— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 18, 2022

Unbelievable revs on that hat-trick ball by @yuzi_chahal what guts & precision . Some bowler 🔥

— Shreevats goswami (@shreevats1) April 18, 2022

@yuzi_chahal 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) April 18, 2022

Chahalllll 🔥🔥🔥@yuzi_chahal ♥️

— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) April 18, 2022

#yuzichahal five wicket haul and his hattrick was an equally important factor in #Rajasthan winning this incredible game. Kudos to KKR for fighting till the end. #RRvKKR #RRvsKKR pic.twitter.com/C72HbJcEh4

— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) April 18, 2022

Brave fight by @y_umesh but the over by @yuzi_chahal helped @rajasthanroyals see this through! The heroics of @ShreyasIyer15 and @AaronFinch5 were negated by that fantastic spell! Not many bowlers can achieve what you did. Congratulations on the win #IPL2022 #RRvKKR

— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 18, 2022

What a game-changing spell by @yuzi_chahal! We’ve witnessed the first hat-trick of the season. Loved the pose after your hat-trick. 🤣 #IPL #RRvKKR pic.twitter.com/K2ByMZg2ai

— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) April 18, 2022

Best T20 player in the world @josbuttler #Fact #IPL2022

— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 18, 2022

Chahal. Simply Outstanding . Ball hi nahi Rajasthan ki kismat bhi spin kar di. #RRvKKR pic.twitter.com/ZrChdoMKaS

— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 18, 2022

Bowling the 17th over with game on the line, after being hit for runs in your first 3 overs and then to return with a 2-run-4-wicket over including a hat-trick! Lion hearted stuff @yuzi_chahal 🙌🏼 Congratulations @rajasthanroyals 👏🏽 #RRvKKR #IPL2022

— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) April 18, 2022

The best match of the TATA @IPL #TATAIPL so far? Heart ❤️ stopping drama! @rajasthanroyals hold their nerve v @KKRiders in a thriller! @yuzi_chahal worth his weight in gold! @josbuttler irrepressible again! #TATAIPL

— Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) April 18, 2022

Best game of an already ridiculously entertaining @IPL tonight. Great win for the @rajasthanroyals heartbreak for @KKRiders MoM has to be Yuzi for his bowling on such a good batting track but @josbuttler was immense. I’m out of breath!

— Graeme Swann (@Swannyg66) April 18, 2022

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