RR vs DC: Jos Buttler’s third century paved the way for yet another Rajasthan Royals triumph as they pipped Delhi Capitals by 15 runs in a high-scoring game in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Friday (April 22). The Sanju Samson-led side moved to the top of the IPL 2022 points table with their fifth win of the season.
With 491 runs in seven games, Buttler presently leads the Orange Cap race. KL Rahul, the second-best batsman, has scored just over half of those runs (265) in the same number of games. The English batsman had nine fours and as many sixes in his 116-run effort that pushed Rajasthan Royals to a 15-run victory on Friday (April 22). He does, however, have more fours (41) than maximums (32), indicating that he is not all brawn.
RR vs DC: Was it the same Buttler show as the previous ones?
Not at all. It wasn’t quite the same as the classic Buttler tone. In the first half of the powerplay, neither Buttler nor his opening partner Devdutt Padikkal appeared to be interested in going after the bowlers, scoring only 12 runs in three overs. The openers were pleased to avoid the early threat after Khaleel Ahmed and Shardul Thakur got the new ball to swing. Buttler’s two boundaries in the opening over were streaky.
Buttler’s batting has a technique to it, and it isn’t only about smashing boundaries and sixes, as Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, and Lalit Yadav should be able to attest. The coach used to tell him and Buttler to stay on top of the ball and keep it down.
They now say, Get under the ball and get it up, which means, Get under the ball and get it up. Changing coaching methods, according to Pringle. Buttler can get under the ball as well as over it, as evidenced by his statistics.
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RR vs DC: How long did the partnership last?
The partnership between Buttler and Padikkal went on till the 16th over until Khaleel insisted to take a review, which later resulted in a change in the umpire’s decision favoring Khaleel and got Padikkal dismissed for an LBW.
Delhi Capital’s worries increased as the duo flourished in the strong partnership that they had set up. Jos Buttler was like a storm that was unleashed destroying the bowling line-up of Delhi. The wicket-keeper batter smashed nine sixes and as many fours in his 65-ball 116. Padikkal supported Buttler in every form and picked up pace in the guard of Buttler. However, he was dismissed after scoring a breezy 35-ball 54.
The Capitals, unlike the Royals, went on the attack right away. Prithvi Shaw got the pursuit began with a couple of boundaries, but his opening partner David Warner swiftly caught up. Before Warner was caught behind by Prasidh Krishna, the partnership plundered 43 runs in 4.2 overs.
RR vs DC: Brief scores
Brief scores: Rajasthan Royals 222/2 in 20 overs (Jos Buttler 116, Devdutt Padikkal 54; Mustafizur Rahman 1-43) beat Delhi Capitals 207/8 in 20 overs (Rishabh Pant 44, Prithvi Shaw 37; Prasidh Krishna 3-22, R Ashwin 2-32) by 15 runs.