GT vs RR IPL 2022 Qualifier 1 Jos Buttler Scores 89 To Set 189-Run Target For GT

The first qualifier of IPL 2022 is being played between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Gujarat captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and decided to bowl first. Rajasthan got the first blow on the score of 11 runs. After this, captain Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler took Rajasthan to a strong position. Butler played a slow innings, but he scored the fourth half-century of the season to take Rajasthan to a respectable score. Samson scored 47 runs.

This is the 15th fifty of Butler’s IPL career. He completed his half-century in 42 balls with the help of 8 fours. Buttler played a brilliant innings of 89 runs in 56 balls with the help of 12 fours and two sixes. During this he scored runs at an average of 158.93. Thanks to his strong innings, Rajasthan set a target of 189 runs for victory in front of Gujarat.

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This was the first time Buttler played more than 40 deliveries and did not hit a single six. Butler was close to getting out at one point, but as Hardik Pandya went to catch his catch in the second ball of the 17th over, he slipped to long on and the ball went over his head for a boundary. After this, Butler took advantage of this life and hit a lot of boundaries. After Hardik, Rashid also dropped Butler’s catch in the 19th over.

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Buttler hit his first six of the match in the last ball of the 19th over when he hit Mohammed Shami over his head. With this six, Butler also completed his 700 runs in this season. This England opener then sent the third ball of the last over for a six and took Rajasthan to 180. He was run out on the last ball, but it was a no ball. Rajasthan batsmen scored 15 runs in the last over.

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