Bengaluru: Rajasthan Royals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 19 runs in a high-scoring IPL 2018 encounter, here today.
Batting first, Rajasthan scored 217 for 4 courtesy Sanju Samson's unbeaten 92 off 45 balls which included 10 sixes and two boundaries. Former English cricketer Michael Vaughan praised the wicket-keeper batsman in his tweet that read: “ Sanju Samson is an unbelievable player ... makes it look far too easy ... he is going to be a superstar .. @rajasthanroyals #IPL #India.”
Skipper Ajinkya Rahane scored 36 off 20 balls. Umesh Yadav was hit for 59 runs in his four overs.
In reply, RCB could only post 198 for six as skipper Virat Kohli's 57 went in vain. Mandeep Singh also scored 47 off 25 balls but the target proved to be too much in the end.
Rajasthan Royals: 217/4 in 20 overs (Samju Samson 92 no off 45, Ajinkya Rahane 36 off 20 balls, Yuzvendra Chahal 2/22 in 4 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 198/6 in 20 overs (Virat Kohli 57 off 30 balls, Mandeep Singh 47 no off 25 balls, S Gopal 2/22 in 4 overs).
RR won by 19 runs. PTI