Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson played a brilliant innings against Delhi Capitals
Sanju Samson tried his best to win Rajasthan by playing an innings of 70 not out by staying till the end but he could not succeed in this work.
In IPL 2021, Rajasthan Royals faced Delhi Capitals on Saturday. Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson won the toss and decided to bowl. His bowlers justified the decision of the captain and did not allow Delhi to score big. Delhi’s team could score only 154 runs in 20 overs for the loss of six wickets. After this it felt that victory would be easy for Rajasthan but it did not happen. Apart from captain Sanju, no other batsman of Rajasthan could run and Rajasthan had to face defeat by 33 runs. After the match, Sanju has given the reason for his team’s defeat.
Sanju has said that if his team had got a few more wickets, he could have won the match. He said, “The target of 155 runs, could have been achieved seeing the batsmen we have. I think it could have been achieved. We have the batting to chase this target. I think we will come back strongly in the next match. Emotions were high. We will talk tomorrow morning about the changes that will have to be made in the team in the next match. The pitch was not that slow. The ball was coming to a halt. Had we had a few more wickets, we could have won the match.
Rajasthan batsman failed
Batting first after losing the toss, Delhi scored 154 for six in 20 overs. Chasing the target, Rajasthan’s team could manage only 121 runs in 20 overs despite captain Sanju Samson’s unbeaten 70 runs off 53 balls with the help of eight fours and a six. For Delhi, Enrique Norkhia took two wickets while Avesh Khan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada and Axar Patel got one wicket each. Chasing the target, Rajasthan had a very poor start and they lost the wickets of Liam Livingstone (1), Yashasvi Jaiswal (5) and David Miller (7) for just 17 runs. After this Mahipal Lomror returned to the pavilion as the fourth batsman. Lomror scored 19 runs off 24 balls with the help of a six. By the time Rajasthan’s team could recover from these blows, Akshar gave the fifth blow to Rajasthan by bowling Riyan Parag (2). Then Rahul Tewatia (9) also got out and returned to the pavilion as the sixth batsman. Tabrez Shamsi remained unbeaten on two runs.
Delhi did not get a good start
Earlier, coming to bat, Delhi did not have a good start and they lost the wickets of Shikhar Dhawan (8) and Prithvi Shaw (10) for a total of 21. After this Shreyas Iyer along with captain Rishabh Pant handled the innings and there was a 62-run partnership for the third wicket between the two batsmen. However, this partnership was broken by Mustafizur Rahman, who scored 24 runs in 24 balls with the help of two fours. Soon after, Iyer was also dismissed and returned to the pavilion after scoring 43 runs in 32 balls with the help of one four and two sixes. Then Shimron Hetmyer tried a few shots to take Delhi to a big score but he was dismissed for 28 runs in 16 balls with the help of five fours. After this, Chetan Sakariya got the letter out and gave the sixth blow to Delhi. Akshar scored 12 runs in seven balls with the help of a six. In Delhi’s innings, Lalit Yadav remained unbeaten on 14 balls with the help of a four and Ashwin scored six runs. For Rajasthan, Sakariya and Mustafizur took two wickets each while Karthik Tyagi and Tevatia got one wicket each.
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