IPL 2022: Jos Buttler is set to win the Orange Cap after scoring his fourth century of the season.© BCCI/IPL
Jos Buttler hit a stunning undefeated century – his fourth of the season – to help Rajasthan Royals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday and set up a final against Gujarat Titans. Three wicket-hauls from Prasidh Krishna and Obed McCoy helped the Royals limit RCB to 157/8, with Rajat Patidar hitting 58 for the side of Faf du Plessis. From then on, it was Buttler’s show as he went undefeated on 106 of 60 deliveries with the help of 10 fours and six sixes to flatten the opponent’s bowling and score a comprehensive win for the Royals.
By the century, Buttler equaled Virat Kohli’s record of four tons in one season.
Rajasthan Royals have now reached their first final since 2008 when they won the inaugural edition of the IPL.
Orange Cap Race
Jos Buttler is a contender to win the Orange Cap this season, taking his tally to 824 runs. KL Rahul, with 616 runs, is second in the run charts, followed by Quinton de Kock who has 508. Faf du Plessis is fourth with 468 runs, while Shikhar Dhawan is fifth with 460.
Purple Cap Race
Wanindu Hasaranga, with the scalp of Sanju Samson, took the Purple Cap from Yuzvendra Chahal, who finished the match without a wicket. They both have 26 scalps this season, but Hasaranga has a better economy. However, Chahal will have the chance to finish as the leading wicket taker when he plays the final.
Kagiso Rabada is third in the charts with 23 wickets, followed by Umran Malik (22) and Kuldeep Yadav (21).
Topics mentioned in this article