Rajasthan Royals (RR) have made it to the final after registering a landslide victory in the Qualifier-2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season. The team defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by seven wickets in the match played on Friday. The match’s hero was Jos Buttler, who broke Virat Kohli’s dream of winning the title by scoring an unbeaten century.
Jos Buttler was adjudged Player of the Match for the match-winning innings. This English opener played an unbeaten inning of 106 runs in 60 balls. He hit six sixes and ten fours in his innings. Due to these innings, Buttler has set an extensive record of runs in IPL history.
Jos Buttler has a chance to break this record.
Buttler has become the third player to score more than 800 runs in a single season. Only David Warner and Virat Kohli are ahead of Buttler in most runs in a season. Buttler still has one match left to break the record of Warner and Kohli. However, to break Kohli’s record, Buttler will have to play a century again.
Buttler has scored 824 runs in 16 matches in the current season. He has scored four centuries this season. At the same time, Virat Kohli is at the top with 973 runs. He achieved this run in the 2016 season. Warner had scored 848 runs in the 2016 season itself at number two. Buttler is close to breaking Warner’s record, while Kohli is still far ahead.
Record for most runs in a season
- Virat Kohli – 973 runs, 2016 season
- David Warner – 848 runs, 2016 season
- Jos Buttler – 824 runs, 2022 season
- Kane Williamson – 735 Runs, 2018 Season
Rajasthan won by Jos Buttler century innings
In the match, the Bangalore team, batting first after losing the toss, scored 157 runs for eight wickets. Rajat Patidar scored 58 runs in 42 balls for the team. Glenn Maxwell scored 24 runs in 13 balls. Famous Krishna and Obed McCoy took three wickets each.
In reply, the Rajasthan team won the match by making 161 runs in 18.1 overs, losing three wickets. Player of the game Jos Buttler scored an unbeaten 106 off 60 balls.