Despite Sanju Samson’s century, the Rajasthan Royals suffered a four-run defeat against the Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League here on Monday. After which the captain of the team said that he would have liked to win the Royals but could not do anything better.
Punjab Kings scored 91 runs with the help of five sixes and seven fours in 50 balls by captain Lokesh Rahul and Deepak Hooda (64 off 28 balls, six sixes, four fours) for his third wicket. Thanks to a fiery partnership of 105 runs, scored 221 runs for six wickets.
In response, the Rajasthan Royals team became the first batsman to score a century in his 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. Would have loved to win his team. I don’t think I could have done anything better than this. ‘
Samson (Sanju Samson) needed six runs off the final ball to give the team victory, 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.”
Both teams took a lot of catches in this match, on which Samson said, ‘Many catches are missed and good catches are also caught. This is part of the game. ‘