IPL 2022, Match 9 MI vs RR, Stats Review: Jos Buttler’s magnificent ton, Tilak Varma’s record and other stats
Varma became the youngest player (19y 145d) to register a fifty for MI.
Updated - Apr 2, 2022 11:20 pm
Jos Buttler continued his solid form against Mumbai Indians (MI) in the league as he slammed a century against them to register a second consecutive victory for Rajasthan Royals (RR) in IPL 2022. The England international scored 100 runs off 68 balls, which included 11 fours and five sixes, while Yuzvendra Chahal also bowled superbly for his spell of 2/26 in fours overs. MI, who are known for their slow start to life in an IPL campaign, have now lost two games this season.
Skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field first as they kept the same team from the last game. RR made just one change with Navdeep Saini coming in for Nathan Coulter-Nile. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Devdutt Padikkal both bagged single-digit scores but Buttler continued to score runs. Captain Sanju Samson and Shimron Hetmyer scored 30 and 35 runs respectively as Buttler recorded his second century in the IPL. RR posted 193/8 with Jasprit Bumrah the pick of the bowlers for MI as he took 3/17 in his four overs.
In the chase, Rohit and Anmolpreet Singh didn’t trouble the scorers much as they amassed ten and five runs respectively. Ishan Kishan extended his glorious form in the league as he slammed his fourth consecutive half-century. Tilak Varma was the highlight as he scored 61 runs off just 33 deliveries with the help of three fours and five sixes. He also became the youngest MI player to score a fifty in the IPL. The experienced trio of Trent Boult, R Ashwin, and Chahal bowled brilliantly to restrict MI subsequently winning the match for RR. For his spectacular ton, Jos Buttler was declared the Player of the Match.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from Match 9 between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League 2022:
2 – Jos Buttler recorded his second-highest score (100) in the IPL. His previous best was 124 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2021.
3037 – Ishan Kishan completed 3000 runs in T20 matches.
4 – Buttler became the fourth RR batter to smash two centuries in the IPL. Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson, and Sanju Samson have also scored two tons.
2 – Buttler registered the league’s joint-second slowest century (66 balls). Sachin Tendulkar against Kochi Tuskers Kerala in 2011 and David Warner against KKR in 2010 also scored a ton in 66 deliveries each. Manish Pandey is on top for his 67-ball century against Deccan Chargers in 2009.
4 – Ishan Kishan has now smashed four consecutive half-centuries.
100 – Devdutt Padikkal completed 100 fours in IPL.
300 – Buttler appeared in his 300th T20 match.
1 – Tilak Varma became the youngest player (19y 145d) to register a fifty for MI. The previous one was Ishan Kishan (19y 278d) for his half-century against RR in 2018.
200 – Sanju Samson featured in his 200th T20 game.
300 – Buttler has now slammed 300 runs in his last four IPL innings, with two tons and an average of 75.00.
150 – Rohit Sharma completed 150 catches in T20 games.
25 – Rajasthan Royals have now hit 25 sixes in this IPL which is the most by any team.
400 – Buttler has now mustered 400 runs in six IPL innings with one century and three fifties against MI at an average of 80.00.
3 – Buttler also became the third RR batter to slam a ton against MI. Yusuf Pathan and Ben Stokes notched up centuries in the years 2010 and 2020, respectively.
4 – Ishan Kishan became the fourth batter to script five consecutive 50-plus scores as an opener. The other three were Virender Sehwag in 2012, Jos Buttler in 2018, and David Warner in 2019.