Rajasthan Royals (RR) thrashed Delhi Capitals (DC) by 15 runs in the 34th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Friday.

Chasing the humungous target of 223, DC started well with David Warner (28) and Prithvi Shaw (37), adding 43 runs for the opening wicket. However, Prasidh Krishna dismissed Warner to break the partnership, which also opened the floodgates as DC kept losing wickets at regular intervals.

Lalit Yadav and Rovman Powell did take the game deep to keep DC fans’ hopes alive, but a wicket-maiden penultimate over by Krishna brought the equation to 36 needed off the final six balls. Powell hit three sixes off the first three balls, but it wasn’t enough as DC fell short of 15 runs.

Earlier, Jos Buttler completely demolished Delhi bowlers, hitting his third century of the fifteenth season. The Englishman hammered 116 runs off just 65 deliveries, including nine fours and as many sixes, before losing his wicket in the penultimate over to Mustafizur Rahman.

Apart from Buttler, opener Devdutt Padikkal and captain Sanju Samson also shined with the bat to help RR post the biggest total of IPL 2022. Padikkal roared back into form with an impressive half-century. The left-handed batter smashed 54 off 35 balls, while Samson chipped in with an unbeaten 46 from 19 deliveries as RR managed to score 222/2 in 20 overs.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

No one is anywhere close to batting like @josbuttler in T20 cricket at the moment .. Incredible .. #IPL2022

— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 22, 2022

Jos Buttler ka naam Josh Buttler hona chahiye!

Incredible hitting by him and @rajasthanroyals.

This is a belter of a wicket and I have a feeling that the match is wide open.#DCvRR pic.twitter.com/Bzh3DcAroy

— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 22, 2022

Take a bow @josbuttler Big Boss Another 100 simply outstanding 🔥🔥🔥🔥

— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 22, 2022

Jos Buttler 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 FREAK!! #IPL2022 #RRvsDC

— Alexandra Hartley (@AlexHartley93) April 22, 2022

Jos Buttler is having the Midas touch in this IPL. What a player! #JosButtler #DCvRR #IPL2022

— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) April 22, 2022

Jos Buttler becomes the first player to score four hundreds within 8 innings in IPL. Virat Kohli in 2016 had a streak of four hundreds in 9 innings.

Buttler in last eight inns
113* so far, 103, 54, 13, 70*, 100, 35, 124#IPL2022 #RRvDC

— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) April 22, 2022

He’s one of a kind ❤#IPL2022 | @josbuttler pic.twitter.com/kQEpn7HG7q

— England Cricket (@englandcricket) April 22, 2022

This time last year, Jos Buttler had never scored a T20 hundred. Now, he’s scored 5 in his last 24 innings – and 4 in his last 8 IPL innings

A remarkable player making the most of his incredible talents – undoubtedly the best T20 batter in the world at the moment

— Matt Roller (@mroller98) April 22, 2022

Jos Buttler 🙌🏼 #DCvRR #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/BoT9Heu1Yb

— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) April 22, 2022

Jos Buttler already has 32 sixes from 7 games so far. To put this in perspective he has already gone past 6 players who had scored the most sixes in a season. Gayle’s 59 sixes from 2012 is his target. Should be easy. #IPL

— Gaurav Sundararaman (@gaurav_sundar) April 22, 2022

Jos Buttler is after Virat Kohli’s record of highest runs in one season. Flawless batting.

— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 22, 2022

Jos Buttler is currently seeing a beach ball.

Back-to-back IPL centuries 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/0J9XI4kTVA

— England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) April 22, 2022

How is the Josh in #IPL2022 ? #Buttler sir! #DCvRR

— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) April 22, 2022

Madness from Jos Buttler in IPL. pic.twitter.com/neYguWyG6Y

— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 22, 2022

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