Royal Challengers Bangalore bowler Mohammed Siraj entered history books for all the wrong reasons. The pacer from Hyderabad has now being hit for 30 sixes in IPL 2022, which is the most by a bowler in the history of the league in an edition. When Yashasvi Jaiswal smashed him over the park at the start of the chase in the IPL 2022 Qualifier 2 between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore, he surpassed Dwayne Bravo’s record of 29 sixes which he achieved in the 2018 season.
Most sixes conceded in an IPL edition
30 Mohammed Siraj (2022)
29 Dwayne Bravo (2018)
28 Yuzvendra Chahal (2015)
28 Wanindu Hasaranga (2022)
27 Yuzvendra Chahal (2022)
Jos Buttler’s ton helped Rajasthan seal the spot in IPL 2022 final as they bear Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 wickets at Narendra Modi stadium.
After Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson won the toss and elected to field, their bowling attack laid the foundation for the comprehensive victory by restricting Bangalore to 157-8.
Buttler, this season`s leading IPL scorer, then smashed 106 not out off 60 balls as 2008 champions Rajasthan romped home with 11 balls to spare.
Sunday`s final will be a rematch of Tuesday`s first qualifier in which IPL debutants Gujarat beat Rajasthan by seven wickets.
Put in to bat, Bangalore could not really get going and crossed the 150-mark largely because of Rajat Patidar`s breezy 58.
Bangalore`s batting otherwise did not click against Rajasthan`s disciplined bowling spearheaded by Prasidh Krishna and Obed McCoy, who claimed three wickets apiece.
Krishna dismissed Virat Kohli for seven in the second over and McCoy removed Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis (25) in the 11th to dent Bangalore`s top order.
Glenn Maxwell could not capitalise on the start he got either and was dismissed by Trent Boult for 24.
Patidar smashed three sixes in his 42-ball cameo but Bangalore still fell well short of the 175-mark, which would have been a par score at the ground.
Rajasthan`s chase got off to a rollicking start with Buttler maintaining his red-hot form and raising 61 runs in five overs with opening partner Yashasvi Jaiswal (21).
Buttler was on 66 when Dinesh Karthik dropped him in what proved a costly mistake.
Samson fell for 23 but Buttler could not be denied his fourth hundred this season and the Englishman sealed Rajasthan`s victory with his sixth six.
With Reuters inputs