Samson completes 5000 T20 runs with 46-run BLITZKRIEG – Watch


IPL 2022: DC vs RR Live – Sanju Samson is relishing his role as a power-hitter and a middle-overs batsman. On Friday, he played the finisher’s role, smashing 19-ball 46 against Delhi Capitals on his 100th IPL match for Rajasthan Royals to take his team to a record 222/2 at the Wankhede Stadium. With that, he also completed 5000 runs in T20s. Follow IPL 2022 Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

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IPL 2022: Sanju Samson completes 5000 T20 runs milestone with 19-ball 46-run BLITZKRIEG against Delhi Capitals in his 100th match for RR – Watch video

IPL 2022: Sanju Samson completes 5000 T20 runs milestone with 19-ball 46-run BLITZKRIEG against Delhi Capitals in his 100th match for RR – Watch video

Sanju Samson’s blistering knock of unbeaten 46 off 19 balls included hitting five fours and three sixes. In the process, he went on to go past the milestone of 5000 T20 runs.

IPL 2022: Sanju Samson completes 5000 T20 runs milestone with 19-ball 46-run BLITZKRIEG against Delhi Capitals in his 100th match for RR – Watch video

IPL 2022: Sanju Samson completes 5000 T20 runs milestone with 19-ball 46-run BLITZKRIEG against Delhi Capitals in his 100th match for RR – Watch video

It was only in the 16th over when Sanju Samson needed to come out and bat. The stage was set by Jos Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal who smashed 155 runs opening stand, RR’s highest ever.

Sanju Samson needed just 11 runs to achieve the 5000-run milestone and he content with taking singles. In fact, his knock included just 6 singles four dot balls. But his knock was crucial as Jos Buttler departed in the 19th over with Sanju Samon needing to score at brisk rate.

IPL 2022: Sanju Samson completes 5000 T20 runs milestone with 19-ball 46-run BLITZKRIEG against Delhi Capitals in his 100th match for RR – Watch video

RR beat DC Highlights: STAT ATTACK

  • 3 – Jos Buttler smashed his 3rd century of IPL 2022. He is now just one ton away from equalling Virat Kohli, who smashed 4 centuries in IPL 2016.
  • 100 – Sanju Samson played his 100th IPL match for Rajasthan Royals
  • 155- The 155-run partnership between Jos Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal is the highest opening stand of IPL 2022
  • 222/2 – Rajasthan Royals score the highest total of IPL 2022.
  • 429 – DC and RR scored the highest combined total of IPL 2022. Earlier, 427 runs were between RR and KKR.
  • 491 – Jos Buttler is now the runaway leader of IPL 2022 Orange Cap with 491 runs. His highest tournament tally is 548 that he got in IPL 2018.
  • 5000 – Sanju Samson completed his 5000 T20 runs milestone with 19-ball 46.

IPL 2022: Sanju Samson completes 5000 T20 runs milestone with 19-ball 46-run BLITZKRIEG against Delhi Capitals in his 100th match for RR – Watch video

It was in the 18th over when he stepped on the accelerator, smashing Khaleel Ahmed for 20 runs. In the 19th over, against Shardul Thakur, he hit 17 runs to take the score to 222/2, Rajasthan Royals’ third-ever highest total in IPL history.

As for the match, Jos Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal did the heavy lifting. With 65-ball 116, Buttler became the runaway leader of IPL 2022 Orange Cap race. It was his 3rd century of IPL 2022 while Padikkal played a brilliant knock of 54 off 35 balls.

IPL 2022: Sanju Samson completes 5000 T20 runs milestone with 19-ball 46-run BLITZKRIEG against Delhi Capitals in his 100th match for RR – Watch video

It would not be fair to say that bowlers did the rest but Ravichandran Ashwin and Prasidh Krishna definitely left their marks. Prasidh Krishna bowled a wicket-maiden over in the 19th as while Ashwin got the wicket of Prithvi Shaw and Sarfaraz Khan to put pressure on DC.

In the end, Rovmann Powell gave RR a huge scare when he smashed first three balls of the 20th over for consecutive sixes but Obed McCoy held on to his nerves as RR managed a 15-run win.

IPL 2022: Sanju Samson completes 5000 T20 runs milestone with 19-ball 46-run BLITZKRIEG against Delhi Capitals in his 100th match for RR – Watch video

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