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Buttler bashes and batters Kohli’s Royal men

29 May, 2022
Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler hit his fourth century of the 2022 Indian Premier League to lead Rajasthan Royals into the final as they beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets.

Buttler finished 106 not out from just 60 balls as the Royals successfully chased 158.

Royals will take on IPL newcomers Gujarat Titans in the final on Sunday.

Buttler’s sublime innings was set up by Royals’ bowling attack, as Krishna recovered from an onslaught by David Miller in the first qualifier to finish with 3-22, including the prize wicket of India star Virat Kohli.

Once again the big three of Kohli, du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell failed to register a significant score for RCB.

Buttler’s batting numbers for the IPL are staggering: with one game to go, he has scored 824 runs at an average of 59 including four hundreds and four half-centuries. Only Kohli himself has equalled Buttler’s haul of centuries in a single IPL campaign.

(BBC Sport)