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RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Highlights: Butller special takes Rajasthan to Final

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Highlights: Jos Buttler's special innings in which he hit his fourth century of the season, blew away Royal Challengers Bangalore as Rajasthan Royals march into the IPL Final

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Jos Buttler of Rajasthan Royals celebrates his century during the Qualifier 2 match of the TATA Indian Premier League 2022 against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Photo: Sportzpics for IPL

Jos Buttler of Rajasthan Royals celebrates his century during the Qualifier 2 match of the TATA Indian Premier League 2022 against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Photo: Sportzpics for IPL

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Highlights

Jos Buttler's special innings in which he hit his fourth century of the Indian Premier League 2022 season, blew away Royal Challengers Bangalore as Rajasthan Royals chased down the target of 158 with 11 balls to spare and marched into the IPL 2022 Final to be held on May 29, 2022, at the same venue- Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. 

In the final, the Royals would face Gujarat Titans who had beaten them in the first Qualifier early on in the Playoffs. 

In tonight's chase, the Royals got off to a great start as the opening pair of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Buttler added 61 in only the first five overs of the match before the partnership was broken. Buttler however kept on going even as he lost partners at the other end in the form of Sanju Samson and Devdutt Padikkal before Shimron Hetmyer stuck with him and they both made sure that Buttler got to his century and Royals got over the line as quickly as possible. 

Earlier in the evening after winning the toss and ceding to field first, Rajasthan never let RCB build a massive partnership and kept nibbling away at their wickets right from the word go. In fact, the Challengers lost six wickets in the last 37 balls and scored only 47 runs. Obed McCoy and Parasidh Krishna took three wickets each for the Royals.

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Player of the Match: Jos Buttler 

It could have not been clearer than this that Jos Buttler was the Player of the Match for his belligerent match-winning and one of the greatest T20 knocks played in India. The Englishman scored 106* off just 60 balls, hitting 10 fours and six sixes on the way. 

This was Buttler’s fourth century of the season, the most by any batter in a single season of IPL in the league's 15-year-old journey so far. He has also scored four half-centuries to go with these centuries and has crossed the 800 run mark for an individual player in the IPL. So far only two more people have been able to do that. They are Virat Kohli and David Warner, the legends of the game. 
IPL 2022 Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Qualifier 2 Toss

Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson finally won the toss and decided to field first against Faf du Plessis’ Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Both teams remained unchanged from their last encounters. 

RR Playing 11

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy

RCB Playing 11

Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik, Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood.

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Highlights: Catch all the Highlights from the IPL 2022 clash between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore here
11:34 PM

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Live Updates: Jos the Boss in all different poses in tonight’s win for Rajasthan

11:32 PM

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Player of the Match: Jos Buttler

 
It could have not been clearer than this that Jos Buttler was the Player of the Match for his belligerent match-winning and one of the greatest T20 knocks played in India. The Englishman scored 106* off just 60 balls, hitting 10 fours and six sixes on the way. 
 
This was Buttler’s fourth century of the season, the most by any batter in a single season of IPL in the league's 15-year-old journey so far. He has also scored four half-centuries to go with these centuries and has crossed the 800 run mark for an individual player in the IPL. So far only two more people have been able to do that. They are Virat Kohli and David Warner, the legends of the game. 
11:25 PM

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Live Updates: Match Summary

 
Jos Buttler's special innings in which he hit his fourth century of the Indian Premier League 2022 season, blew away Royal Challengers Bangalore as Rajasthan Royals chased down the target of 158 with 11 balls to spare and marched into the IPL 2022 Final to be held on May 29, 2022, at the same venue- Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. 
 
In the final, the Royals would face Gujarat Titans who had beaten them in the first Qualifier early on in the Playoffs. 
 
In tonight's chase, the Royals got off to a great start as the opening pair of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Buttler added 61 in only the first five overs of the match before the partnership was broken. Buttler however kept on going even as he lost partners at the other end in the form of Sanju Samson and Devdutt Padikkal before Shimron Hetmyer stuck with him and they both made sure that Buttler got to his century and Royals got over the line as quickly as possible. 
 
Earlier in the evening after winning the toss and ceding to field first, Rajasthan never let RCB build a massive partnership and kept nibbling away at their wickets right from the word go. In fact, the Challengers lost six wickets in the last 37 balls and scored only 47 runs. Obed McCoy and Parasidh Krishna took three wickets each for the Royals. 
 
11:06 PM

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Live Updates: Rajasthan march into the final with seven wicket win

 
Harshal Patel is into the attack
 
Ball 1 Six!! Wow…what a way to finish the game here from Jos Buttler. This was on length from Harshal and Buttler went bang to deep mid-wicket for a huge six. 
 
This six would also bring up the victory for Rajasthan Royals who have now made it to the Final for the first time since the inaugural season of 2008. 14 years since they first made it to the final and they are back in it. 
 
Rajasthan Royals Live Score 161-3 after 18.1 overs
 
11:02 PM

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Live Updates: Take a bow Jos Buttler. Fourth century of the season

 
Glenn Maxwell is into the attack
 
Ball 1 Single taken off the very first ball here as Buttler tried to get two runs, but refused it later 
 
Ball 2 On the pads and worked away for a single to deep backward square leg 
 
Ball 3 On middle and leg and Buttler plays it well on the on-side for a single 
 
Ball 4 Single taken once again. This time by Shimron Hetmyer 
 
Ball 5  Now two runs here as the ball got stuck in the pitch but two runs were still taken by Jos. He gets to 99
 
Ball 6 Wow!! Take a bow, Jos Buttler. This is probably one of the best T20 innings one would see as he has single-handedly taken his team to a victory here and also completed a century in a chase of just 158 runs. Fourth-century of the season. This is just unbelievable   
 
Rajasthan Royals Live Score 155-3 after 18 overs
 
10:55 PM

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Live Updates: Rajasthan Royals Live Score 148-3 after 17 overs

10:53 PM

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Live Updates: Rajasthan Royals Live Score 140-2 after 16 overs

10:52 PM

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Live Updates: Rajasthan Royals Live Score 126-2 after 15 overs

10:51 PM

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Live Updates: Rajasthan Royals Live Score 122-2 after 14 overs

10:51 PM

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Live Updates: Rajasthan Royals Live Score 117-2 after 13 overs

10:50 PM

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Live Updates: Rajasthan Royals Live Score 114-2 after 12 overs

10:31 PM

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Live Updates: Buttler dropped

 
Harshal Patel is into the attack
 
Ball 1 Dropped!! Dinesh Karthik has dropped a sitter here as Harshal Patel almost managed to get the much-needed breakthrough of Jos Butter by getting him to nick it 
 
Ball 2 Dot ball. Sanju defends it with the full face of the bat 
 
Ball 3 That would be another dot ball 
 
Ball 4 Six!! That was a great pick-up shot once again as Sanju lifts this off the length and all the way down to long-on
 
Ball 5 Played to deep square leg for a single 
 
Ball 6 Single taken 
 
Rajasthan Royals Live Score 112-1 after 11 overs
 
10:19 PM

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Live Updates: Rajasthan Royals Live Score 103-1 after 10 overs

10:18 PM

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Live Updates: Expensive start after Time Out for Bangalore

 
Shahbaz Ahmed is into the attack
 
Ball 1 Single taken by Jos Buttler first up 
 
Ball 2 Six!! Sanju comes down the ground and goes over the bowler’s head for a great six 
 
Ball 3 Driven down to deep extra cover for a single 
 
Ball 4 Four!! Edge and past the keeper for a four 
 
Ball 5 Four!! Just a little bit of room and Buttler goes for the big drive and gets it past backward point and then the sweeper cover for a four 
 
Ball 6 Dot ball will end the over, an expensive one by Shahbaz
 
Rajasthan Royals Live Score 97-1 after 09 overs
 
10:11 PM

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Live Updates: Time Out taken

 
Hasaranga is into the attack
 
Ball 1 Dot ball as Hasaranga is brought into the attack 
 
Ball 2 Single to deep extra cover for Sanju Samson 
 
Ball 3 Wanted to go for the paddle scoop, but Butter changed his mind midway and played a normal sweep for a single 
 
Ball 4 Played straight down the ground for a single 
 
Ball 5  Buttler goes down the ground and Hasaranga pulls his length back and Buttler plays it short mid-wicket for no runs 
 
Ball 6 A single to the deep square leg will end the over and bring about the Time Out as well. 
 
Rajasthan Royals Live Score 81-1 after 08 overs
 
10:07 PM

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Live Updates: Buttler just keeps going

 
Harshal Patel is into the attack
 
Ball 1 Harshal Patel comes into the attack and starts with a slower one first up itself and it is a dot ball as Buttler misses on a drive 
 
Ball 2 The in-dipping low full toss now and that would be played on the on-side for a single 
 
Ball 3 Samson takes a quick single now 
 
Ball 4 Four!! Magnificent from Buttler as he plays the slower ball through covers for a four and brings up yet another fifty in the tournament. His fifth this season
 
Ball 5  A dot ball as Buttler drives to mid-off for no runs 
 
Ball 6 Four more!! Full toss on the pads and Buttler just guides it past short fine leg for a four 
 
Rajasthan Royals Live Score 77-1 after 07 overs
 
10:02 PM

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Live Updates: Rajsthan finish a great Powerplay

 
Josh Hazlewood is into the attack
 
Ball 1 Wicket!! That would be the first wicket here and it has not come off a good ball or a bad shot, but of the bad ball and good shot as Jaiswal cut this straight to Kohli at backward point. The ball was there to cut, but Jaiswal just couldn't get the elevation. 
 
Ball 2 Brilliant straight drive first up from Samson only that it hit Buttler at the other end and instead of being a four was a dot ball 
 
Ball 3 Well he gets the favour from his opposite number as Faf du Plessis’ misfield will get Sanju off the mark with a single 
 
Ball 4 Four!! On the pads and a great on-drive gets the ball past the mid-on for a four 
 
Ball 5 Single taken by Buttler 
 
Ball 6 Samson defends and that would be the end of the over with a dot ball here 
 
Rajasthan Royals Live Score 67-1 after 06 overs
 
9:57 PM

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Live Updates: Jaiswal removed

 
Josh Hazlewood is into the attack
 
Ball 1 Wicket!! That would be the first wicket here and it has not come off a good ball or a bad shot, but of the bad ball and good shot as Jaiswal cut this straight to Kohli at backward point. The ball was there to cut, but Jaiswal just couldn't get the elevation. 
 
9:54 PM

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Live Updates: Rajasthan Royals Live Score 61-0 after 05 overs

9:51 PM

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 Live Updates: Tight from Maxwell

 
Maxwell is into the attack
 
Ball 1 Dot ball. Cut to backward point for no runs 
 
Ball 2 Plays down the ground for a single does Jaiswal
 
Ball 3 Too much for Siraj to chase it down from mid-off all the way down to long-off. He did almost reach the ball, but the catch was not to be. 
 
Ball 4 Played away from deep square leg and hence two runs were taken by the time the player reaches the ball
 
Ball 5 Dot ball as Buttler plays it well defensively 
 
Ball 6 Dot ball to end the over 
 
Rajasthan Royals Live Score 42-0 after 04 overs
 

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First Published: May 27 2022 | 6:35 PM IST

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