In Qualifier 2 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by seven wickets at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday to go into the final.
Chasing the paltry target of 158, RR got off to a tremendous start, with Yashasvi Jaiswal (21) and Jos Buttler adding 61 runs for the opening wicket. However, Buttler stayed firm and made sure his side got the better off RCB.
The English superstar continued his golden run with the bat, smashing his fourth century of the fifteenth season of the cash-rich league, inspiring RR to book birth in the final of the 10-team competition.
Buttler stayed unbeaten at 106 off 60 deliveries, including 10 fours and 6 sixes, as Rajasthan chased down the target in 18.1 overs with seven wickets in hand.
Earlier, Prasidh Krishna and Obed McCoy shined with the ball for Rajasthan to restrict RCB at 157/8 in their allotted 20 overs. Krishna picked up a three-wicket haul, including the prized scalp of former RCB skipper Virat Kohli. Similarly, McCoy also bagged three scalps for 23 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
For the Challengers, Rajat Patidar, the centurion from their previous fixture, once again stood up and top-scored for his side. Patidar smashed a brilliant 58 from 42 deliveries, including seven boundaries.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Rajasthan Royals enter the IPL 2022 Final.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 27, 2022
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
Jos Buttler! what an amazing tournament he is having. Calm and composed knock. 4th in this IPL. What a player. #JosButtler #RRvRCB #IPL2022
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) May 27, 2022
It doesn’t get any better than that @josbuttler !! #IPL2022
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 27, 2022
No one saw GT v RR final coming at the start #RRvRCB #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/E16D3Xgks6
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) May 27, 2022
Brilliant from Prasid Krishna, Obed McCoy and the excellent Jos Butler. Well done @rajasthanroyals on getting to the #TATAIPL2022
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) May 27, 2022
[email protected] ne #HallaBol diya Congratulations @rajasthanroyals for sealing the #IPLFinal berth #RRvRCB
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 27, 2022
Most hundreds for Rajasthan Royals in IPL:
5 – Jos Buttler
2 – Ajinkya Rahane
2 – Sanju Samson
2 – Shane Watson#IPL2022 #RRvRCB
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) May 27, 2022
Jos Buttler takes RR to the finals.
Scorecard: https://t.co/idDLmQAjWa#IPL2022 #RRvRCB pic.twitter.com/cuXjeWRPCT
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) May 27, 2022
Jos Buttler 4 hundreds in an IPL season. What a machine! Huge congrats Rajasthan, been a treat watching your team this season. Go well in the final. RCBians it wasn’t to be. But this IPL has been a fun ride, and we’ll go again next year. ️ #RRvRCB
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) May 27, 2022
Jos Buttler the second player ever to score 4 centuries in an IPL season – a spectacular achievement from a remarkable T20 player
— Tim Wigmore (@timwig) May 27, 2022
Most defeats in Playoffs/Knockouts in IPL:
9 – Delhi (11 mats)
9 – RCB (14)
9 – CSK (24)#IPL2022 #RCBvsRR
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) May 27, 2022
Most tons in one IPL edition
4 Virat Kohli, 2016
4* JOS BUTTLER, [email protected]
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) May 27, 2022
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