RR vs PBKS: Sanju Samson 119 in vain as KL Rahul, Deepak Hooda script Punjab to 4-run win over Rajasthan

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Sanju Samson played a valiant sound of 119 connected his captaincy debut but inactive couldn't halt Punjab Kings from registering a thumping 4-run triumph implicit Rajasthan Royals successful Match 4 of the Indian Premier League 2021 successful Mumbai connected Monday.

A high-scoring crippled saw Rajasthan autumn abbreviated of a mammoth people of 222 astatine the Wankhede Stadium arsenic they were restricted to 217 for 7 by Punjab, who rode connected superb bowling performances from Arshdeep Singh and Jhye Richardson to halt their opponents.

Rajasthan got disconnected to the worst-possible commencement erstwhile Ben Stokes was dismissed disconnected the 3rd shot successful the archetypal implicit by Mohammed Shami with the squad adjacent opening their account. Second opener Manan Vohra, playing his archetypal lucifer for RR, besides got retired cheaply for 12 earlier Samson, Jos Buttler and Shivam Dube brought them backmost successful the game.

RR vs PBKS, IPL 2021: Highlights

Buttler and Dube played cameos of 25 and 23 respectively portion Samson kept them successful the hunt by scoring his 14th IPL 50 and archetypal arsenic the skipper. The equation got truly adjacent arsenic Rajasthan needed 48 from the last 4 overs, a play of play wherever PBKS were worst successful IPL 2020.

SAMSON SETS NEW RECORD

Samson brought up his 3rd IPL 100 disconnected 54 and kept getting the large shots with occurrence adjacent arsenic helium kept losing partners astatine the different end. With 13 needed from the last over, Rahul handed the shot implicit to Arshdeep, who managed 0, 1, 1, 6, 0 and Samson's wicket disconnected the last shot to triumph the lucifer for Punjab.

Samson's people was the highest-ever by a Rajasthan batsman and the highest by a batsman connected captaincy debut successful IPL history. He is besides the 2nd Indian aft Virat Kohli to people much than 2 hundreds successful the competition.

The Punjab bowlers took immoderate beating successful the first-half of the pursuit but pulled things backmost successful the decease overs. Mohammed Shami and Arshdeep Singh bagged a mates of wickets each for the Kings.

RAHUL LEADS FROM THE FRONT

Earlier, Punjab Kings posted a 221 for 6 connected the committee aft being asked to bat archetypal by Royals skipper Sanju Samson astatine the Wankhede Stadium.

Punjab rode connected superb knocks from KL Rahul (91), Deepak Hooda (64) and Chris Gayle (40) to scope a full which is easy 40 runs much than the mean people astatine this stadium.

Rahul's 50 was his 22nd successful IPL portion Hooda scored his 3rd half-century.

Chetan Sakariya, making his IPL debut, bagged 3 wickets for 31 runs from his 4 overs portion Chris Morris, the costliest bargain successful IPL history, picked up a mates for the Royals.

Rajasthan Royals volition look to enactment this nonaccomplishment down them and travel retired with a caller caput successful their adjacent crippled against Delhi Capitals successful Mumbai connected April 15 portion Punjab Kings volition adjacent look Chennai Super Kings astatine the aforesaid venue connected April 16.