Rajasthan Royals lost to Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2022 final by seven wickets on May 29 in Ahmedabad.
The Sanju Samson-led side played an aggressive brand of cricket throughout the tournament as the franchise made their first IPL final appearance after winning the title in the inaugural season.
RR opener Jos Buttler scored 863 runs in 17 innings at 57.53 with four centuries and as many fifties to bag the orange cap.
Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal scalped 27 wickets in 17 matches at 19.52 to win the purple cap.
Rajasthan Royals were highly reliant on Jos Buttler to score the majority of the runs and lacked collective efforts in the batting order. Skipper Sanju Samson was the second best with 458 runs.
Let us look at the three best performances from Rajasthan Royals this season.
IPL 2022: 3 Most Memorable Encounters Of The Season For Rajasthan Royals (RR)
RR vs KKR (April 18, Mumbai)
Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by seven runs and moved to second position in the points table. Thanks to the lethal combination of Jos Buttler and Yuzvendra Chahal for their top-notch performance in the game.
Buttler’s splendorous 61-ball 103 comprising nine fours and five sixes, striking at 168.55 powered Royals to a praiseworthy 217/5.
Aaron Finch and captain Shreyas Iyer were right on the mission through their 107-run stand. Finch holed out to Karun Nair at third man off Prasidh Krishna’s bowling in the ninth over.
After Finch’s dismissal, Rajasthan Royals turned the shape of the match as from 107/1 at one stage, KKR slipped to 180/8 at the end of the 17th over, courtesy- of Chahal’s excellence with the ball.
The RR leg-spinner claimed four wickets in his final over including a hat-trick to finish with 5/40, his maiden five-wicket haul in the IPL.
Rajasthan won the game by seven runs despite Umesh Yadav’s late counter-attacking shots threatening to take away the game.