Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings by 16 runs in their opening match. Rajasthan’s 217-run victory gave Chennai the lead and their team could only manage 200 runs. With this, Rajasthan gave a winning opener in the IPL.
The lion’s share of Rajasthan’s victory was played by Sanju Samson. He hit a storming 74 off just 32 balls. During this time the ball was shown across the boundary sky 9 times. Sanju, who has a 100-run partnership with Smith, has joined K.L. Equaled Rahul’s record.
Sanju Samson washed out the Chennai bowlers and rained sixes on the field. Sanju hit a half-century off just 19 balls. He also became the fastest half-century scorer for the Rajasthan team and K.L. It also matched Rahul’s record. Rahul had hit a half-century off 19 balls against Chennai in Mohali last year. Only Jose Butler, Sanju Samson and K.L. Rahul is the only batsman to hit a half-century off a low ball.
Defeat of Chennai
Earlier, Rajasthan Royals scored 216 for 7 in 20 overs while batting first. In reply, Chennai scored 200 for 6 on the strength of Du Plessis, Shane Watson, Sam Kurram and Dhoni, but fell short by 16 runs to win. This is Chennai’s first defeat in IPL 2020. Earlier, Chennai had beaten Mumbai in the opening match.