Sanju Samson (Photo Credits: Getty Images)
Mumbai: On Monday, a very exciting fight took place between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Punjab Kings (PBKS). There was suspense till the last ball as to who would win the match. Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson played a blistering innings, due to which the match reached the last ball. Despite the third century of Sanju Samson’s career and the first century of the Indian Premier League 2021, the Rajasthan Royals lost by four runs to the Punjab Kings in a thrilling high-scoring match. RR vs PBKS IPL 2021: Sanju Samson’s century did not work, Punjab Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 4 runs
Explain that Rajasthan needed 13 runs in the last over. The ball was in Arshdeep’s hands. Two runs came in the first three balls, but Samson hit a six on the fourth ball. Samson needed five runs off the final two balls to play the shot at long off. Chris Morris also ran to Samson for one run but Samson returned him to play the final ball himself. Now a six was required on the last ball to win but on Samson’s effort, Hooda caught the boundary.
Sanju Samson’s best century also went in vain. The question arises that why did Sanju Samson not take a single off the fifth ball? Perhaps due to his mistake, Rajasthan had to face defeat. Chris Morris is also capable of scoring big hits. Chris Morris has hit big in many matches and has won the team.
Earlier, Punjab Kings made a valuable partnership of 105 runs for their third wicket with Deepak Hooda (64 off 28 balls, six sixes, four fours) with the help of captain Lokesh Rahul with five sixes and seven fours in 50 balls. Thanks to 221 runs for six wickets.
Rajasthan opener Ben Stokes returned to the pavilion without opening an account to chase a big target. Jose Butler also scored just 22 runs. Sanju Samson continued the strike and completed the half-century off 33 balls. Shivam Dubey contributed 23 runs but Ryan Parag (25) kept the hopes of Rajasthan by adding 52 runs from 22 balls with Samson. Sanju Samson (119 runs, 63 balls, 12 fours, seven sixes), despite a great century, could only score 217 runs for seven wickets and Punjab won this thrilling 4 runs.