Joss Butler Breaks Virat Kohli's Record After KKR's Victory Against RR

On Monday, the Kolkata Knight Riders defeated the Rajasthan Royals in Match 47 of the 2022 Indian Premier League season at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. KKR won by 7 wickets and a match score of 158/3 - 152/5 at the time.

Kolkata was able to reach the target of 158 runs from 3 overs in 19.1 overs thanks to big smashes from Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh. Rana scored 48 runs off 37 balls, while Singh scored 42 off 23 balls. This achievement enabled KKR to snap a five-match losing streak and earn their fourth win of the season.

KKR vs RR game report

The toss was won by Shreyas Iyer, and the Knight Riders elected to submit first. Sanju Samson of RR, on the other hand, made a mistake with his ninth throw, limiting him to one throw in the IPL 2022. Rajasthan lost an early opportunity as a result of this, and KKR was able to make player modifications.

With Shimron Hetmyer, Samson led his team to victory, scoring 54 off 49 balls with seven fours and sixes. With 1 four and 2 maximums in 27 13-ball run-offs, the captain stayed unbeaten, guiding RR to a score of 152/5 in 20 overs. During this IPL season, he also hit 200 fours for RR.

The Knight Riders started the encounter with an opening combination of Baba Indrajith and Aaron Finch in search of the winning points. Indrajith managed to score 15 runs, whereas Finch only managed to score four. Iyer, the captain, started the innings and contributed 34 runs, but Rana and Singh put on a show.

Kolkata earned 8 points and moved up to seventh place with this victory as the Royals finished third with 12 points. Singh, surprisingly, was named Player of the Match for his two catches and quickfire rounds. This performance shifted the momentum of the game in KKR's favor.

In the 2022 IPL season, Butler breaks Kohli's record

Despite the fact that Rajasthan lost to Kolkata, fans had great hopes for Joss Butler, the batter. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to perform many spectacular things during the match and had to leave early.

Butler broke Virat Kohli's record as the right-handed batsman for Royal Challengers Bangalore this season in a short match. Butler has achieved a great deal in the match against KKR.

Captain Tim Southee dismissed Butler after he scored 22 runs off 25 balls. Butler didn't appear to be aiming to score goals on a regular basis, according to the captain.

Butler has scored 588 runs in 10 games this season when he is in top form. He also became the player with the most goals in the IPL's first ten games. Kohli had previously held the record, scoring 568 runs in his first ten IPL outings in 2016.

So, despite the fact that Butler was expelled and Rajasthan still lost, Butler has had an incredible season. He now has a 65.33 average point total and a 150.77 attack rate. This season, Butler has also been able to register three centuries and three-half centuries in the IPL.

Gian Chacko

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