Tradition, prestige, discipline! For the last 4 years, Sanju has been doing ‘this’ job for the Royals in the first match
The first match of IPL 2023 was played on Sunday (April 2) as Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals. In this match, the Rajasthan team won by 72 runs by performing amazingly in all the three departments of the game. The role of captain Sanju Samson was decisive in this victory of Rajasthan. He scored an aggressive half-century. Along with this, a record has been accumulated in his name.
After getting the opportunity to bat first, openers Jaiswal and Butler gave a stormy opening for Rajasthan. Both scored 85 runs in the power play itself. Both also celebrated half-centuries. After that, captain Sanju Samson took the responsibility of the team on his shoulders in the middle overs. He scored 55 runs off 32 balls. It included 3 fours and 4 sixes.
Sanju is celebrating his half-century in the first match of consecutive seasons since 2020. Interestingly, he also crossed the century mark in one of them. In 2020, he scored 74 runs against Chennai Super Kings. He then scored 119 against Punjab Kings in 2021, 55 against Hyderabad in 2022 and 55 against Hyderabad again this time.
If we consider this match, Rajasthan gave a winning opening with a big victory by 72 runs. The foundation of Rajasthan’s victory was laid by opener Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal. Both scored half-centuries. Then captain Sanju Samson also scored 55 runs. Due to the play of these three, Rajasthan scored 203 runs.
Chasing these runs, Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered a shock from the first over. They had lost 6 wickets for 52 runs. All the bowlers of Rajasthan did an amazing job restricting Hyderabad to 131. Chahal made a significant contribution to the victory by taking the most four wickets. Buttler, who scored a quick half-century, was the man of the match.
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