IPL 2022, Qualifier-2: RR wins their entry to finals with Buttler’s top score!

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Modified May 28, 2022 12:28 AM IST

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Indian Premier League, 2022, Qualifier-2: Rajasthan Royals on Friday entered the last of Indian Premier League with a seven-wicket prevail over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Qualifier 2 here. Jos Buttler top-scored for RR with 106 not out as they pursued down the objective of 158 with 11 balls in excess. For RCB, Josh Hazlewood was the best bowler with figures of 2/23.

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Prior, RCB posted 157 for 8 in the wake of being approached to bat. Rajat Patidar top-scored for RCB with 58 while skipper Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell contributed with 25 and 24 individually. For RR, Prasidh Krishna and Obed McCoy took three wickets each while Trent Boult and Ravichandran Ashwin got one each.

Rajasthan Royals win the throw and select to bowl first. Kohli and du Plessis start the proceedings for RCB. Boult to dumbfounded the first for Rajasthan. Kohli closes the over with an enormous six over the profound square leg. Prasidh to amaze the remainder of the powerplay for Rajasthan. What a shot by Rajat Patidar. He crushes it this time away from his foot. That is two continuous limits for him. Rajat Patidar begins once again with a boundary against Obed McCoy. He edges it this time towards the third man and obtains the outcome. Obed McCoy with a forward leap here. He scalps the wicket of captain Faf. RCB are 81/2 after 11 overs.

Yuzvendra Chahal in to amaze the thirteenth and that is one more six by Maxwell!!! Hetmyer seemed as though he would get it however that is cruised over. A confused shot by Maxwell next and that is away for another four. Boult in to bowl the fourteenth and what a save by Hetmyer to forestall a boundary. However, Bangalore got 3 runs from it. The third, fourth and the fifth yields no run and the last ball gets Maxwell! Rajat Patidar closes Chahal’s done with a straight six of the last ball and that raises his 50. Chahal is to bowl the seventeenth ball at this point. Two runs from the initial 2 balls. Rajasthan will be careful about what Karthik did in the last match against Lucknow and they’ll be hoping to take his wicket before he gets moving. Prasidh gets the wicket of Karthik and a simple catch by Riyan Parag wraps up. That is another for Prasidh. Two consecutive wickets for him in an over. Obed McCoy astonishes the keep going for Rajasthan and he strikes. He picks the wicket of Harshal Patel now. Only 3 runs off the last over. What extraordinary bowling! RCB 157/8 after 20 overs.

The hitters are in the centre as RCB defenders are making them pause. Jaiswal and Buttler are at the crease. Jaiswal is protesting. Siraj will open the assault. Jaiswal gets off the imprint with a six! That is pulled firm. One more extraordinary went for four!! Siraj has a terrible beginning. That is a six to end the over. Hazlewood begins the second once again and an incredible ball to start his spell. Buttler answers the second ball with a four!!! Two specks to follow and the fifth goes for 2 runs. Siraj bowls the third and beats Jaiswal!! Might have been a scratch behind. 1 run from the initial 3 balls. Buttler hits a four in the fourth ball. Totally determined. A touch of karma next as within edge goes behind for a four!!! The last ball is hit for a monstrous six! Last over of the powerplay now and Hazlewood strikes!!! Jaiswal attempts to go over-top yet is gotten by Kohli. Some relief for Bangalore. Jos Buttler makes it clear that things are not pulling back however as he hits Hazlewood for a four off the fourth ball. Great animosity from the RR hitter. The eighth over by Hasaranga yields only 4 runs as the ninth over begins after a vital break. What’s more, a six by Samson as he also gets in on the demonstration!! Another four follows. Hasaranga in to bowl the tenth and Sanju gets a four off the external edge. That is 100 up for the Royals. Rajasthan Royals 103/1 after 10 overs. Thoroughly cruising.

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Hasaranga strikes as Sanju Samson emerges and swings. Misses it by some distance and is puzzled out by Karthik. No missteps here as Hasaranga keeps on having Samson’s number. Harshal Patel in to bowl the fifteenth and Padikkal plays this one fine but gets a solitary. It’s been some time since the last limit. They are raising a ruckus around town however are continuously tracking down the defender. One more peaceful over. RR 126/2 after 15 overs. Time for the first of the trudge overs now and Hasaranga will bowl it. Buttler begins with a solitary. Rajasthan is taking as much time as is needed here. Managing in singles. Furthermore, that is a 6! 800 runs up for Buttler. Once more, he goes and hits another six! Maxwell in to bowl the eighteenth and Rajasthan are practically home. That is a hit and it takes Buttler to 99. Also, that is his 100!!! RR 155/3 after 18 overs. 3 runs required and the nineteenth over begins and Buttler completes the coordinate with a 6!!! Rajasthan Royals are through. They meet the Gujarat Titans in the last on Sunday. Bangalore lost by 7 wickets!!