IPL 2021 century list: Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Buttler has become the third batsman to score a century in Indian Premier League 2021.
During the 28th match of the ongoing 14th season of the Indian Premier League between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Delhi, Rajasthan Royals opening batsman Jos Buttler scored his maiden T20 century to power his team to 220/3 in 20 overs.
Opening the batting with Yashasvi Jaiswal (12), Buttler put together a 150-run partnership for the second wicket alongside captain Sanju Samson (48).
Due for such an innings, Buttler didn’t the let lack of quick runs in the first half of the innings affect his temperament. Cautious against the likes of Rashid Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Buttler picked his attacking options to perfection while scoring 124 (64) with the help of 11 fours and eight sixes.
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Buttler, 30, set an example for batsmen who tend to play a false shot in the absence of quick runs in the powerplay. Instead, Buttler got his eye in and then made the most batting against Hyderabad’s second-choice bowlers. Having scored 44 runs on the first 38 balls that he faced, Buttler scored 80 runs in the next 26 balls.
IPL 2021 century list
Having scored 46 half-centuries in 259 T20 innings, Buttler made it a point to finally cross the three-figure mark for the first time in his established T20 career. In the process, Buttler also became the third batsman to score a century in IPL 2021.
Sanju Samson (Royals) – 119 (63) vs Punjab Kings
Devdutt Padikkal (Royal Challengers) – 101* (52) vs Royals
Jos Buttler (Royals) – 124 (64) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Leading run-scorer in IPL 2021
Having scored 254 runs in seven innings at an average and strike rate of 36.28 and 153.01 respectively this season, Buttler is currently the sixth-highest run-scorer in IPL 2021. With 277 runs at 46.16 and 145.78, Samson has reached the fourth position in the list of most runs in this IPL season.
KL Rahul – 331 runs
Faf du Plessis – 320 runs
Shikhar Dhawan – 311 runs
Sanju Samson – 277 runs
Prithvi Shaw – 269 runs