Jos Buttler won his third century in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Friday, April 22 against Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals (DC).
Jos Buttler of Rajasthan Royals. Courtesy: PTI
- Buttler reached his century with 57 balls
- In 2016 Virat Kohli scored four centuries
- The Royals scored
Jos Buttler experienced his third century in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Friday, April 22. The English wicketkeeper reached the milestone in the match against Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals (DC) at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Buttler, who is also the Orange Cap holder of the IPL 2022, made his century with just 57 balls.
After the Capitals chose to field first, Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal got off to a steady start but stepped on the gas after swallowing their eyes. The duo put up 155 runs for the opening wicket of 15.1 overs and put the Royals in the driver’s seat. After Padikkal got off at Khaleel Ahmed, Buttler continued with the good work.
Buttler scored 116 runs off 65 balls using nine fours and as many sixes. After his hit, the Royals racked up a huge score of 222/2 on the board.
Buttler joins Virat
In the meantime, Buttler joined Virat Kohli, the former skipper of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), on an elite list. The righthander became the second batter after 33-year old Kohli who scored three or more centuries in one season of the cash-rich T20-league.
In 2016, Delhi-born Kohli scored 973 runs from 16 matches with an average of 81.08 and a strike rate of 152.03 with four tons as a testament to his efforts. Buttler currently stands on 491 runs from seven games with an average of 81.83 and a strike rate of 161.51.
Previously, Buttler scored centuries against Shreyas Iyer’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians (MI). Both hits came in winning causes.