Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by seven wickets in the 2nd Qualifier at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Jos Buttler played a brilliant knock which helped Rajasthan chase the target in a comprehensive manner. Rajasthan Royals would face Gujarat Titans in the finals of IPL 2022.
Jos Buttler played an amazing knock of 106 runs in 60 balls. While chasing the target of 158 runs, Yashasvi Jaiswal gave a flying start to Rajasthan. He scored 16 runs in the first over of the powerplay which put Bangalore on the backfoot. Soon Buttler too joined the party and cashed on the field restrictions.
The 31-year-old attacked Shahbaz Ahmed and Mohammad Siraj in the powerplay. Later he also smashed Harshal Patel and Wanindu Hasaranga in middle overs. The best part about Buttler’s innings was the calculated risks he took. He ensured that he kept one end safe with the required run rate in check.
Jos Buttler reached his fourth century of IPL 2022 in 59 balls and equalled the record of Virat Kohli for most centuries scored in a single IPL season. Now Buttler has scored 824 runs in IPL 2022 at an amazing average of 58 and an impactful strike rate of 151. Cricket fans appreciated this amazing consistency of Buttler.
Here are top Twitter reactions :
This I think, was Buttler largely playing ‘as per merit of the ball’ kinda innings. That he got 106 off just 60 balls shows the rare class of the man!
And what little margin for error bowlers have against him. Salutations sir! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) May 27, 2022
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 27, 2022
— Aatif Nawaz (@AatifNawaz) May 27, 2022
— Mpumelelo Mbangwa (@mmbangwa) May 27, 2022
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) May 27, 2022
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) May 27, 2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 27, 2022
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) May 27, 2022
Absolutely dominating performance by Rajasthan Royals in all the departments. Jos Butler scored 106 runs out of 161 runs scored by Rajasthan. Tough luck for RCB fans, yet again. #RCBvsRR #TATAIPL2022 pic.twitter.com/KMpPNYmyHg
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) May 27, 2022
Jos butler has added huge value to this ipl season. MATCH WINNER.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 27, 2022
This is Jos Buttler show.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 27, 2022
Never thought someone will ever come close to Kohli 2016 Records
4 Tons in a season, Jos Buttler is insane
— Pranjal (@Pranjal_one8) May 27, 2022
Jos Buttler with his 4th century in IPL 2022. This one came in the Playoffs, one of the finest display of batting by Jos. A dream season for him, a one to remember. pic.twitter.com/FLUSpbTsDx
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 27, 2022
RCB fans were making fun of Jos Buttler that he isn't consistent, and have been very lucky, today Jos Buttler destroyed RCB alone and scored 4th hundred in front of them. @josbuttler 🔥
— ANSHUMAN🚩 (@AvengerReturns) May 27, 2022
Buttler just knows when to switch gears and break open the game. Last game he was clearly struggling and couldn't even connect properly even at the death. It wasn't an intent issue.
Today also, he went after the two weak links of the opposition line up and pushed them on
— Gurkirat Singh Gill (@gurkiratsgill) May 27, 2022
When the chance is there for Buttler to finish a game off in the Powerplay he'll still take it, his range of innings and ability to play them in the correct situation is absolutely sensational these days.
— Kieran (@BerbaSpinCric) May 27, 2022
The bat first, ‘calculated’ Buttler is nice, but the chasing madman, ‘everything must go’ Buttler is the best
— Dave (@CricketDave27) May 27, 2022
T20 batting royalty Jos Buttler
— 𝑷𝒓𝒂𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒕 (@Kohliesque) May 27, 2022
Virat Kohli to Jos Buttler : "noticed you copied my style" pic.twitter.com/yCeVc2E4Ut
— Akshat (@AkshatOM10) May 27, 2022
“I came into season with low expectations” – Jos Buttler about his mindset for IPL 2022
The 31-year-old has set the 15th edition of the IPL on fire with his breathtaking knocks. After a blistering start, Buttler witnessed a couple of low scores before getting his rhythm back in the playoffs.
Shedding light on expectations before coming to India at the post-match presentation ceremony, Buttler said, ” I came into the season with very low expectations, but with a lot of energy and excitement and to be stood here now and have the season I had with such a great team and get us into the finals is incredibly exciting. I had a tournament of two halves. I had some really honest conversations with some close people around me.”