In the 40th match of IPL 2021, Rajasthan Royals lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad by 7 wickets. Jason Roy’s 60 and captain Kane Williamson’s 51-run knock helped Hyderabad chase down the target of 165 runs with ease. SRH’s team may have been successful in winning this match, but Sanju Sasman did the work of robbing the gathering at Dubai International Stadium with his batting. Samson played a brilliant innings of 82 runs in just 57 balls and entertained the fans fiercely.
The Rajasthan captain faced 57 balls to score 82 runs and hit 7 fours and three long sixes in his innings. Thanks to the brilliant innings of Sanju Samson, Rajasthan managed to reach the total of 164 runs in 20 overs. Earlier, against Delhi Capitals also, Sanju had played the captaincy of 70 runs, but he could not get the team to victory. Sanju Samson snatched the Orange Cap from Shikhar Dhawan with the help of 82 runs. Sanju has so far scored 433 runs in 10 matches this season at a strike rate of 141.96. During this, the Rajasthan captain has scored one century and two half-centuries.
After winning the toss to bat, Rajasthan Royals did not start well and the team got the first blow in the form of Evin Lewis (6) in the second over. After this, captain Sanju Samson and Yashasvi Jaiswal (36) shared a 56-run partnership for the second wicket. Yashasvi was clean bowled by Sandeep Sharma and showed the way to the pavilion. After this, Liam Livingstone, who landed on the crease, could not show anything special with the bat and became the victim of Rashid Khan by scoring just 4 runs. Mahipal Lomror (29 not out) played well with Sasman and together with the captain put up a 74-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Sanju Samson was dismissed by Siddharth Call in the last over of the innings after playing a blistering innings of 82 runs in 57 balls. On the very next ball to Riyan Parag, Siddharth sent the pavilion without opening the account.