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    IPL 2022, RR vs RCB Qualifier 2, Highlights: Buttler smashes 4th century of the season to fire Rajasthan into the Finals

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    IPL 2022, RR vs RCB Qualifier 2, Highlights: Buttler smashes 4th century of the season to fire Rajasthan into the Finals

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    RCB vs RR IPL 2022 Qualifier 2: Follow the highlights as Rajasthan Royals (RR) take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 Qualifier 2 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on Friday, May 27.

    IPL 2022, RR vs RCB Qualifier 2, Highlights: Buttler smashes 4th century of the season to fire Rajasthan into the Finals
    • Well that brings us to the end of our live coverage from this game. The stage is set for an exciting Final between Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans on Sunday, May 29. 

      Join us for all the live updates from the IPL 2022 Finals with the live action set to kick-off at 8 PM IST. Till then it's goodbye and goodnight. 

    • Jos Buttler (Player of the Match): "I came into the season with very low expectations, but with a lot of energy and excitement and to be stood here now and have the season I had with such a great team and get us into the finals is incredibly exciting. I had a tournament of two halves. I had some really honest conversations with some close people around me, Kumar Sangakarra and Trevor Penny. I was feeling a bit of pressure, getting distracted and I was trying to suppress it and it was only until a week ago or so I opened up inside and talking about that made me feel a lot better going into Kolkata and that innings gave me the confidence that helped today. I am always trying to play the game, what is the game asking me to do any particular time and what skillset do I have to try and use on that particular day. Some days I have been slow to start with, I wish I was never like that, I wish I could play fast all the time."

    • Sanju Samson (RR Captain): "It was tough (after a loss in the last game), but we are used to bouncing back in the tournament. In IPl it's very normal that yoy go ups and downs throughout the tournament. We lost a few games, we knew how to come back and we did really well. The wicket was a bit sticky and was helping the fast bowlers a bit, it had really good bounce and was easier playing the spinners. We closed the innings really well, having DK and Maxi at the end we knew what they could do but having belief and composure in our skills is what got us through. It (winning the toss) made it easier to win this game, toss plays a huge role and I think the wicket played completely different in the first and second innings. This is his (Obed McCoy) first IPL, he is very calm and composed and backs his strengths and we really trust him to do well. Very grateful to have someone like Jos, and the way he is batting, touchwood, we have one more game to go. I was very young and it was the first IPL season and I remember playing an under-16 game somehwre in Kerala and I remember watching the last game with my friends and remember that last run where Shane Warne and Sohail Tanvir hit the run and they were running, it was a very vague memory which I have."

    • Kumar Sangakkara (RR Director of Cricket): Very satisfying. All the hard work and training has come off. The last one versus Gujarat wasn't easy as we were defending 16 off the final over. His overall game is wonderful. He trusts his strengths. He is great against spin. He chooses which shots to play and which not to on a given day. He can accelerate anytime. He can change gears anytime and that is an exceptional talent. The entire bowling unit has been fantastic. Special credit to Prasidh. The way he was honest with me was really impressive. He is a very special talent. Boult also looks to learn all the time. McCoy's mother has been recovering back in the West Indies but his commitment has been superb. Then the spin twins have been phenomenal. We want to spend 95 percent of our purse, We did almost 8 months of work with our new investors. That has paid off. We avoided just looking at specific players. The core of our group is a group of seasoned international players. I remember playing against Rajasthan. Warnie was the captain and I got caught and bowled off him. Then they went on a dream run. We would look to get the basics right against Gujarat. Whoever plays better on that day will win.

    • Faf du Plessis (RCB Captain): When we walked off the field, we felt were a few short. Was challenging the first 3-4 overs, was movement. Felt 180 was a par score on that pitch. First six overs felt like Test cricket. Compared to the other wickets, this one was quicker off the new ball, and then it eased off later in the innings. Great season for RCB. Really proud. My first season coming in and seeing how special the fans are everywhere we go. A big thank you to everyone coming out and supporting us. Have had some incredible performances for us. Harshal has been amazing. DK.. all the guys picked for India. Obviously disappointed tonight. Came up against a really strong Rajasthan team who probably deserve it more than us. That's the incredible thing, not just the bubble but also you have a deep respect of the people in India. When you go back to your hotel and there's always people working till 3am, and then up at 7am for breakfast again. Grateful for all the kindness shown to us as a team, but I know it happens all across India. It's a very good part of Indian culture. Nice young talent in our squad, and obviously with a 3-year plan.. that's what you try to maximise.. you get them raw at the beginning but they can turn into superstars. We've seen that Rajat, since he's came in, has looked at home. A great future of Indian cricket. You can always pick three Indian teams after the IPL with the amount of young talent coming through. That's been the most obvious thing when I joined the franchise. RCB RCB got chanted in that game (DC v MI). The guys got emotional. The support you get as a cricketer in India is remarkable. You can only be in awe of the support every franchise gets. Well done to everyone and thank you very much.

    • Rajasthan Royals win by 7 wickets with 11 balls to spare!

    • SIX! Buttler seals it with a maximum! Harshal starts off with a short delivery but sees it fly over long-on as Buttler fires Rajasthan into the Finals 

      Rajasthan Royals 161/3 from 18.1 overs. 

    • Harshal Patel [3.0-0-23-0] is back into the attack

    • RR vs RCB Live Match: Buttler brings up a century! 

      Buttler tucks the 1st delivery towards midwicket for a single. Hetmyer flicks the 2nd ball to deep square leg and gets off the mark with a run. Buttler nudges the 3rd ball to midwicket again for a single. He’s just 3 runs away from a century now. Hetmyer punches the 4th delivery to long-on for a run. Maxwell sends down a shortish delivery and Buttler pulls it into the gap at long-on where the fielder does really well to keep them down to 2 runs. Buttler slices the last ball through point to bring up his CENTURY! What an innings it has been from the RR opener! His 4th HUNDRED of the season. 

      Rajasthan Royals 155/3 from 18 overs. 

    • HUNDRED up for Buttler! 100* (59)

    • Glenn Maxwell [2.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

    • RR vs RCB Live Match: Hazlewood finishes with 2/23! 

      Padikkal pushes the 1st delivery from Hazlewood to mid-off for a single. Buttler slashes hard at the 2nd ball and doesn’t connect cleanly as it goes high but lands safely at cover for 2 runs.He then walks across and just laps the 3rd ball to fine leg for FOUR. Buttler swings hard at the 4th ball but it comes off the inside edge for a single. CAUGHT! Consolation wicket but Hazlewood has been bowling well as he sends down a well-directed bouncer and Padikkal gets an edge when looking to ramp which Karthik collects. Hetmyer walks out and blocks the final delivery. 8 runs and a wicket come off the over. Just 10 needed off 18 balls now. 

      Rajasthan Royals 148/3 from 17 overs. 

    • Shimron Hetmyer, left handed bat, comes to the crease

    • Sharp short ball from Hazlewood and Padikkal leans back while looking to ramp it over the keeper but only gets an edge which carries comfortably into the gloves of Karthik

      Padikkal c Karthik b Hazlewood 9 (12)

    • FOUR! Buttler just shuffles across and just paddles the full delivery towards fine leg 

    • Josh Hazlewood [3.0-0-15-1] is back into the attack

    • IPL 2022 RR vs RCB Live: Buttler breaks free! 

      Hasaranga gives away just singles off the first two balls. Buttler drives the 3rd ball straight down the ground and Hasaranga cuts it off with a dive. Hasaranga then sends down a loopy full delivery and this time Buttler takes the aerial route to send it high down the ground for SIX. He then cuts the 5th ball to point and wants a single but is rightly sent back. Buttler then connects with the heave on the final delivery to send it flying for another SIX. 14 runs come off the over. Just 18 needed off 24 balls now. 

      Rajasthan Royals 140/2 from 16 overs. 

    • SIX! Too full again from Hasaranga and Buttler sends it flying over cow corner for another maximum 

    • SIX! Finally Buttler breaks the shackles as he launches the tossed up delivery high down the ground

    • Wanindu Hasaranga [3.0-0-12-1] is back into the attack

    • IPL 2022 RR vs RCB Live: Harshal adds another quiet over! 

      Padikkal dabs the 1st ball to third man for a single. Harshal sends down a sharp short delivery and Buttler can’t find the gap as he slices it to cover. Buttler then punches the 3rd ball to sweeper cover for a single. Padikkal drives the 4th ball uppishly to cover for a single. Buttler is beaten by the extra bounce on the 5th delivery. He then punches the last ball for a single. Just 4 runs come off the over. 32 needed off 30 balls now. 

      Rajasthan Royals 126/2 from 15 overs. 

    • Harshal Patel [2.0-0-19-0] is back into the attack

    • IPL 2022 RR vs RCB Live: Maxwell gives away just 5 runs! 

      Padikkal just drives the 1st ball back towards Maxwell. The RR batters aren’t taking any risks now as they stick to just singles off the next 3 balls. Buttler punches the 5th delivery through the gap at cover and they run hard for 2 runs. Buttler just chops the last ball towards point. Just 5 runs come off the over. 

      Rajasthan Royals 122/2 from 14 overs. 

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage as Rajasthan Royals (RR) lock horns with a resurgent Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 Qualifier 2 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
    Both teams have been on a rollercoaster of emotions in their previous outings and come into Qualifier 2 with very different mindsets.
    However, it's still a knockout tie with the spot in the IPL 2022 Finals awaiting the winner and the past is irrelevant as the tie will be decided by the players who come up with the goods tonight at Ahmedabad.

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