IPL 2021: Sanju Samson scored 119 runs with the help of 7 sixes off 63 balls. (PTI)
IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals lost by 4 runs against Punjab Kings in IPL 2021. Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson scored a century in the match, but that did not work for the team.
Punjab Kings scored 221 runs for six wickets in their first match of IPL 2021. His captain Lokesh Rahul hit 91 runs in 50 balls with the help of five sixes and seven fours. He shared a fiery 105-run partnership for his third wicket with Deepak Hooda (64 off 28 balls, six sixes, four fours).
In response, the Rajasthan Royals team became the first batsman to score a century in the IPL captaincy debut, despite scoring a century from Sanju Samson (119 runs, 63 balls, 12 fours, seven sixes) and could score 217 runs for seven wickets. Samson said after the match, ‘I have no words to describe my feeling. Loves to win his team. I don’t think I could have done anything better than this. ‘
Also read: IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians would like to return to winning track, record against KKR is excellentRajasthan Royals needed 5 runs off the last ball to win. Sanju Samson played a big shot on this Arshdeep ball but he caught Deepak Hooda near the boundary. He said, ‘I thought I had hit the ball well for sixes but it did not happen.’ In this match, both teams took a lot of catches. On this related question, Samson said, ‘Many catches are missed and good catches are also caught. This is part of the game.