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Sanju Samson’s Century Goes In Vain As Royals Lose To Sunrisers

Rajasthan Royals their suffered second consecutive defeat in IPL 2019 after losing to Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday. The Royals’ Sanju Samson scored a fantastic first IPL 2019 century, but wasn’t enough to keep Hyderabad at bay.

On winning the toss Royals chose to bat first, Ajinkya Rahane led from the front as he scored a 70 run knock. Sanju Samson’s unbeaten knock of 102 runs that lifted Hyderabad to 198/2 in their allotted 20 overs.

Chasing a target of almost 10 runs per, David Warner got a thundering 69 off 37 balls and Jonny Bairstow grabbed 45 off 28, they together added a century stand for the opening wicket. Rajasthan bowlers failed to defend the huge total and Hyderabad chased down the target with an over to spare. Chasing the total, Bairstow and Warner shared 110 runs in just 58 balls

Sanju Samson

Earlier, Samson didn’t spare a single Sunriser bowler and remained unbeaten on 102 that came off just 55 balls with the help of 10 fours and four sixes. It was Samson’s second IPL ton. His first century came in 2017.

SRH skipper Kane Williamson got 14 and Vijay Shankar got 35 off 15, they  played aggressively to bring down the asking rate within reach, however with three quick wickets in consecutive balls of Shreyas Gopal (3/27) in the 16th over, changed game briefly.

Yusuf Pathan and Rashid Khan played sensibly to get to the target with ease.