Twitter reactions: Sanju Samson, bowlers steer RR to a dominating win over SRH at IPL 2022

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  • Rajasthan Royals defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 61 runs on Tuesday.

  • RR captain Sanju Samson played a sensational 27-ball 55 run knock.

Twitter reactions: Sanju Samson, bowlers steer RR to a dominating win over SRH at IPL 2022
Rajasthan Royals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday (Image Source: Twitter)

In the fifth match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Rajasthan Royals (RR) thrashed Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 61 runs at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Tuesday.

Chasing the massive target of 211 runs, Sunrisers never really looked at any momentum as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals and failed to speed up the run rate. SRH lost five wickets for just 37 runs in 10.2 overs before Aiden Markram, and Romario Shepherd tried to steady the innings. The duo added 41 runs for the sixth wicket before Yuzvendra Chahal got rid of Shepherd for 24.

Markram then formed another crucial partnership with all-rounder Washington Sundar. The pair tried their best and added 55 runs for the seventh wicket before Sundar was removed by Trent Boult for a quickfire 14-ball 40, including five fours and a couple of sixes.

Markram stayed unbeaten on 57 off 41 deliveries but couldn’t take his side over the finish line as the Sunrisers lost the contest by 61 runs.

Earlier, led by a blistering half-century by skipper Sanju Samson, the Royals put up a humungous total of 210 on the board after SRH captain Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bowl first.

During his explosive batting display, Samson also broke a long-standing record of legendary Australian all-rounder Shane Watson. Samson smashed five maximums in the game and leapfrogged Watson’s record for the most sixes hit by a RR player in the history of the IPL.

Most sixes for Rajasthan Royals in IPL history:

  • 110 – Sanju Samson
  • 109 – Shane Watson
  • 67 – Jos Buttler
  • 61 – Yusuf Pathan
  • 53 – Ajinkya Rahane

Apart from Samson, Jos Buttler (35), Devdutt Padikkal (41), and Shimron Hetmyer (32) chipped with valuable cameos to help Rajasthan post the highest total so far in the ongoing fifteenth season of the cash-rich league.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

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