Joss Butler scored his 2nd century of IPL 2022

IPL 2022: Jos Butler’s red hot form continues in the IPL as he scored his second century of the season against Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday. With this century, he has become the sixth batsman to score more than one century in a single IPL season. Follow InsideSport.IN for more updates.

IPL 2022: JS Butler in Elite Company chases RR opener Virat Kohli’s record after scoring his second IPL 2022 century against KKR – see highlights

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The Rajasthan Royals opener had already scored a century off 68 balls in the match against Mumbai Indians earlier this year. On Monday, the Englishman continued his great run as he faced the KKR bowlers.

Butler had a slow start in the innings as he made just 3 runs off the first 9 balls. From the tenth ball, he broke Umesh Yadav for a back-to-back boundary in the third over of the innings.

Butler has been able to find at least one boundary per over since he picked up his fifty in 29 deliveries. He single-handedly played Sunil Narine cautiously but continued to attack the other bowlers.

IPL 2022: JS Butler in Elite Company chases RR opener Virat Kohli's record after scoring his second IPL 2022 century against KKR - see highlights
IPL 2022: JS Butler in Elite Company chases RR opener Virat Kohli’s record after scoring his second IPL 2022 century against KKR – see highlights

In the 17th over, he hit a full-toss long on from Pat Cummins to score his style in just 59 deliveries.

  • With this century, Butler is now the first England player to score 3 centuries in the history of IPL.

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Players with more than two centuries in one season of IPL

  1. Virat Kohli – 4 (2016)
  2. Chris Gayle-2 (2011)
  3. Hashim Amla – 2 (2017)
  4. Shane Watson – 2 (2018)
  5. Shikhar Dhawan – 2 (2020)
  6. Joss Butler – 2 (2022)

Speaking after the inning, when Butler was asked to compare his two centuries this season, he said, “I enjoyed both. I loved both but I think today I was a little more fluid once I was going. It was great to get such a good score on the board.”

IPL 2022: JS Butler in Elite Company chases RR opener Virat Kohli’s record after scoring his second IPL 2022 century against KKR – see highlights

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