IPL 2022 final: Buttler goes past Warner for most runs in IPL season, Kohli still on top

Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Buttler surpassed David Warner to become the second highest run-scorer in an Indian Premier League season during the IPL 2022 final against Gujarat Titans on Sunday.

Buttler overtook Warner’s tally — 848 runs for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2016 — when he reached 25 with a brace during his innings against GT.

Buttler became only the second batter after Virat Kohli to cross 850 runs, a feat the former Indian skipper achieved in 2016 when he racked up a record 973 runs in 16 innings.

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Buttler’s sensational run has seen him equal Kohli’s tally of four hundreds in a single season. The Englishman reached the feat during the Eliminator against Royal Challengers Bangalore, where he scored 106 off 86 balls in a 158-run chase. Buttler’s first hundred of the season came against Mumbai Indians (100) and was followed by tons against Kolkata Knight Riders (103) and Delhi Capitals (116).

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Buttler also broke Kohli’s record of most boundaries (122) hit in a season and currently has 127* boundaries to his name this season.

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