Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals (RR) won their first match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 by 61 runs against Kane Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Tuesday, March 29.
Batting first the Rajasthan Royals batting unit went berserk against the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling unit and they were able to score 210 runs. Sanju Samson, who was dismissed in the 17th over by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, was the top run-scorer for the side as he scored 55 runs off 27 balls including 3 fours and 5 sixes.
Chasing the target, Sunrisers Hyderabad were reduced to 37/5 and in the end, Aiden Markram smashed a fifty and Washington Sundar played a terrific knock but it was not enough to take the team past the finish line.
Leaders like Sangakkara help me a lot – Sanju Samson
During the post-match presentation, Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson, after winning the Player of the Match Award, said that he has no long-term plans and he is just happy to contribute to the team’s victory. He said:
“I think it was a different wicket than what we thought. The wicket was helping the fast bowlers if you hit the typical Test match lengths. No long time goals. Happy to contribute to the team’s victory. worked on my fitness. I chose the right scoring opportunities. Tried to spend time in the wicket.”
He said that the director of cricket of Rajasthan Royals, Kumar Sangakkara, has helped him a lot. Sanju Samson added that the Rajasthan Royals have come with great dreams in the Indian Premier League 2022 and they will take one game at a time. He asserted:
“Leaders like Sangakkara help me a lot. A lot of cricketing brains has gone in to pick the right side. This season we have come in with great dreams. Our owners take great care of us. Lot of good sides and we will take one game at a time.”
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