It was a day which belonged to Rajasthan Royals‘ batsmen Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson as they notched up brilliant individual knocks to pummel Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2020 contest. The victory helped Rajsthan Royals stay alive in the race to IPL 2020 playoffs with an outside chance of qualifying.
In the chase, Rajasthan Royals lost opener Robin Uthappa and captain Steve Smith inside the powerplay. However there was no looking back from there on as Stokes and Samson guided Rajasthan Royals to a comprehensive win.
Earlier after pting to bat, Mumbai Indians rode on cameo knocks from Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary and a 21-ball 60 runs blitz from Hardik Pandya to post a total of 195/5 in the stipulated 20 overs. Fast bowler Jofra Archer and Shreyas Gopal picked up two wickets each for Rajasthan Royals.
Twitter Reacts As Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson Power Rajasthan Royals To Victory Over Mumbai Indians:
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) October 25, 2020
— Mithun Manhas (@MithunManhas) October 25, 2020
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 25, 2020
Big ben @benstokes38 rings the bell tonight in the iplThis is the best 100 i have seen in the Ipl,sensational would be an understatement! @IamSanjuSamson when you are on song , the talent you have just overflows! Brilliant victory for @rajasthanroyals! #RR #RRvMI #IPL2020 pic.twitter.com/QScKdJKx81
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) October 25, 2020
Dilli Metro mein baithne ko Seat , Zindagi me sachha pyaar aur IPL Playoffs mein jagah itni aasani se nahi milti.
Rajasthan still very much alive. Outstanding innings from Ben Stokes. #MIvsRR
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 25, 2020
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 25, 2020
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) October 25, 2020
Ben stokes @benstokes38 scores a quality 💯! What a timely knock when team needed it great partnership with @IamSanjuSamson another cool and composed knock ! And this #IPL2020 table is getting interesting ! Great hitting by @hardikpandya7 to set up a big total for #rr #RRvsMI
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 25, 2020
This weekend, the bottom teams have outperformed top teams and this means the competition is getting intense!#RRvMI
— Vinod Kambli (@vinodkambli349) October 25, 2020
Samson is good. Single teesthunnady for stokes
— +e#u (@Teju_ipl2020) October 25, 2020
— Dr Mpho Rabada (@PorozaDr) October 25, 2020
Extraordinary partnership between Stokes and Samson.
— Greyy (@25thUsername) October 25, 2020
Stokes and Samson won this match for RR. Great partnership #RRvMI
— Batsirai (@Batsie07) October 25, 2020
Haven’t watched a lot of cricket but Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson have put in a batting masterclass today
Best partnership I have ever witnessed this far
— El-Hadary (@RaphaelOmalla) October 25, 2020
140 run partnership. Hats of to Stokes and Samson. Some effort this.
— Alex Red (@AlphaBettor) October 25, 2020
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) October 25, 2020
Everything has gone Rajasthan Royal’s way today.
— Cricketologist (@AMP86793444) October 25, 2020
Aur kya twist chahiyeee. Pura match hi palat gaya. MI pe lagaye honge sab jeet rahe RR 🤣✌
— Aparna 🌻 (@AppeFizzz) October 25, 2020
RR have targetted the weak link of MI bowling lineup.. their spin department.. You can’t let Krunal, Pollard & Rahul Chahar to bowl at ease when you’re chasing 195..and that’s what RR did brilliantly.. #IPL2020
— Aviral Rai (@cric_fan23) October 25, 2020
खोइ आज पनि हारिएला जस्तो छ IPL, MI Vs RR
— SK Khadka (@subash505) October 25, 2020
— Sid (@CERESwasmine) October 25, 2020
Mi RR wins same ye na malli
— Avinash (@ramaavinash) October 25, 2020
— పవనిజం 💥 (@VineethPSPK) October 25, 2020
— Srikanth.V (@v_srikanth70) October 25, 2020
Still thinking about why RR lost to MI in their first encounter 😞
— Neha ✨ (@NJagnani) October 25, 2020
— 👉️सागर👈️ (@sagar_s09) October 25, 2020
bro u said RR score 144 but in 14 overs only they did it.
How much they 2I’ll score n mi 2in by how many runs pls reply
— Krishna (@krishnam1125) October 25, 2020