1. Sanju Samson 102* against Sunrisers Hyderabad
The young talented wicketkeeper from Kerala, Sanju Samson scored the first century of VIVO IPL 2019. Playing for Rajasthan Royals, he scored 102* against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on 29th March 2019.
Sanju Samson took time to settle and reached his fifty off 34 balls. He along with Rahane added 119 runs for the 2nd-second wicket. After the dismissal of Rahane’s wicket, Samson took on SRH bowlers especially Bhuvneshwar Kumar taking him for 24 runs in the 18th over. He then reached his century off 54 balls and remained not out on 102 off 55 balls. His knock helped RR to reach 198 for 2 in 20 overs.
Despite Sanju Samson’s knock, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow took the game away from Rajasthan Royals bowlers. Sunrisers Hyderabad won the match by 5 wickets with 1 over to spare.