Jos Buttler, the English batter, is in sublime form in this season’s IPL. And he reminds everyone of the same by hitting his second century of the season.
In the clash of two giants this season, Rajasthan Royals took on Kolkata Knight Riders. Both the teams had suffered a defeat in their previous game and were looking for redemption.
Winning the toss, KKR decided to go with the flow and chose to bowl first. This forced Rajasthan to come to bat on a surface that has a lot to offer for batters.
However, no score has been safe in this season’s IPL. Hence, they knew that they had to get going from the very start of the inning. And Jos Buttler helped them do just that.
Buttler started off the inning in a sublime form alongside Devdutt Padikkal.
The duo got the proceedings underway in a ferocious manner. Rajasthan Royals bashed the KKR ballers for 60 runs in the first six overs.
Buttler’s sublime form continues
Out of these 60 runs, 48 came off the bat of mighty Buttler. He got on to a half-century in just 29 balls, and it felt like a blink of an eye.
Buttler smashed three sixes and five fours to reach the milestone. But he just wasn’t done yet.
It was one of those quick-fire innings where you couldn’t even take a loo break. If you would dare do that, chances were that you might miss something majestic from Mr Buttler’s bat.
He added 97 runs alongside Padikkal for the first wicket. The fall of the wicket didn’t bug him much, though, as he continued in the same form with Captain Samson.
Buttler completes his second century of the season
Together the duo added another 67 runs for the second wicket. To which Buttler contributed with another 30 odd runs.
Buttler scored his second century of this season in the 17th over. It took him just 57 balls to reach this milestone.
Sadly, Buttler couldn’t stay till the end for his team. He was dismissed in the same over for a score of 103.
Buttler smashed 9 fours and 5 sixes to complete his second century of the season. He is the current orange cap holder with 375 runs from just six innings at an average of 75.