Sanju Samson was an elated captain as Rajasthan Royals (RR) registered a comprehensive 55-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi on Sunday (May 2).
Invited to bat first, RR piled up a mammoth 220/3 in 20 overs on the back of opener Jos Buttler’s 24 off 64 deliveries, including 11 fours and 8 sixes. Samson also played a valuable knock of 33-ball 48.
Defending the total, RR restricted SRH to 165/8 thanks to outstanding bowling performances from Mustafizur Rahman (3-20) and Chris Morris (3-29).
"Absolutely, it is always a pleasure to bat with Jos. When Jos goes on, it is always a good sight for us. I think it was a very clinical performance. We started well in the powerplay and just stuck to our plans. It can be a funny game and they have some hitters in their line-up," Samson said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
"I think we have not won as many matches as we would have liked, but it can be funny in the IPL. One ball can change the result. It does not matter if I am in form, I want to contribute in a better and dominant way and help my team win," he added.
With this victory, Rajasthan Royals moved to the fifth spot with 6 points from 7 games while SRH remained static at the bottom with just two points.
Rajasthan Royals will take on Chennai Super Kings in their next game on Wednesday (May 5).
(With ANI inputs)