RR vs RCB: Jos Buttler joins Virat Kohli in rare list with 4th hundred in the same IPL season


IPL 2022, RR vs RCB: Jos Buttler hit his 4th hundred of the season as he helped Rajasthan Royals end their long wait for an IPL final. The English batter took his tally to 5 overall in the tournament.

Jos Buttler joins Virat Kohli in rare list with 4th hundred in the same IPL season (Courtesy of BCCI/PTI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jos Buttler hit his 4th hundred of IPL 2022 season in Qualifier 2
  • Buttler took his centuries tally to 5 in the IPL
  • Rajasthan hammered Bangalore by 7 wickets to reach the final

Rajasthan Royals star Jos Buttler on Friday, May 27 equaled the record for the most number of hundreds in a single Indian Premier League season set by Virat Kohli in 2016 when he hit his 4th century of the season in the IPL 2022 Qualifier 2 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Jos Buttler hit 106 not out from just 60 deliveries as he helped Rajasthan Royals stormi nto the second IPL final, their first since the inaugural edition in 2008 when late Shane Warne led them to the triumph. Buttler hit 6 sixes and 10 boundaries as RR gunned down a 158-run target in just 18.1 overs and knocked out Royal Challengers Bangalore from IPL 2022.

Buttler hit maiden T20 hundred in the IPL last season for Rajasthan Royals. He has taken his IPL tally to 5 hundred after hitting as many as 4 in 2022. Buttler hit 3 hundreds in the first half of the season wherein he was hitting big every single time he stepped out to bat.

However, Buttler’s form dipped in the second half of the season. The English batter backed his strengths and peaked at the right time again as he hit 89 against Gujarat Titans in a losing cause in Qualifier 1. Despite not getting the desired result for the team, Buttler got back to form and saved his best for their do-or-die game.

MOST HUNDREDS IN AN IPL SEASON

JOS BUTTLER – 4 in 2022

VIRAT KOHLI – 4 in 2016

MOST HUNDREDS IN IPL HISTORY

Chris Gayle – 6

Virat Kohli – 5

Jos Buttler – 5

David Warner – 4

KL Rahul – 4

Shane Watson – 4

Buttler gave Rajasthan a stunning start as he took the attack to the RCB bowlers in the powerplay along with fellow opener Yashasvi Jaiswal. Buttler got to his fifty in just 23 balls but played the waiting game when RCB bowlers were keeping it tight in the middle-overs.

However, Buttler switched gears back to beast mode and helped RR race past the finish line with a couple of maximums in the end overs.



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