Sanju Samson can do no wrong at the moment. The Rajasthan Royals star has been in stunning form with the bat in the ongoing IPL. In the first two games for his side, he scored whirlwind fifties and helped the Royals beat Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings.
The right-handed batsman will be looking to continue his impressive run when he comes out to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing game. And while only time will tell how he performs with the bat, Sanju Samson has made his mark while fielding.
The Royals star took a stunning catch towards the end of the innings to dismiss Pat Cummins. He took the catch on the last ball of the 18th over bowled by Tom Curran to end the 34-run stand between the Australia pacer and Eoin Morgan. And in the process, he nearly suffered a nasty head injury after hitting his head on the ground while taking the catch.
Curran’s short delivery was miscued by Cummins towards deep backward square leg. Sanju Samson initially misjudged the catch as he overran it but did well to take the catch while leaping. And in the process, he landed badly on the field before hitting his head onto the ground. Fortunately, he was able to stand up and field for the rest of the innings.
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KKR posts competitive total:
As far as the game is concerned, the Kolkata-based outfit has ended their innings on 174 for 6. Shubman Gill top-scored for the side with 47 while Eoin Morgan provided the finishing touches by scoring 34 off 23 balls. For Royals, Jofra Archer was the pick of the bowler, conceding just 18 runs while picking up two wickets of his four overs.
Here is a clip of Sanju Samson’s stunning catch: