Currently, Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) are locking horns with each other at the Rajib Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. After winning the toss, the RR skipper, Ajinkya Rahane decide to bat first and he opened the inning along with Jos Buttler. During the toss, SRH skipper, Kane Williamson, revealed that they have made one change as Shakib Al Hasan made way for him. But Rajasthan made no changes in their squad.
Buttler and Rahane started very slow as a result of that the former dismissed quite early in the innings by Rashid Khan. Then came Sanju Samson who smashed the first century of IPL 2019. He stitched 119 runs for 2nd wicket with Rahane and 64 runs for the third wicket with Ben Stokes.
Samson started his carnage in the 18th over when he smacked 24 runs off Bhuvaneshwar Kumar with the help of six and 4 fours. On the very first ball of the over, Samson launched Bhuvi over the wide long-off boundary. He bowled outside off but the batsman stood still and deftly goes from down to up, perfectly out of the middle of the bat.
The next two balls went for fours in the same regions as he opened the face of the bat to smash towards the backward point on both the occasions. On the fourth ball, he took a double and again smashed two consecutive fours on the last two balls. The first one was towards the third man when he opened the face of the bat again while the other one was again towards the backward point region.
Here is the video of the same:
Smason to Bhuvi…!!https://t.co/ieSfNWk1hk
— Vidshots (@Vidshots1) March 29, 2019