IPL: Sanju Samson Hits The First Ton Of The Edition
Pune: The distinction of scoring the first century of the 2017 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was achieved by Sanju Samson of Kerala. The 22-year old batsman has hammered a fantastic 102 off 63 balls. He helped his team Delhi Daredevils to reach a very good score of 205 runs for 4 against Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) at the Maharashtra Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. Sanju’s brilliant innings included eight boundaries and five huge sixes. He has so far hit five half-centuries in IPL. Samson went to bat after the fall of the first wicket when opener Aditya Tare was out for a duck at the tenth ball. Chris Morris with 38 and Corey Anderson with two runs were at the crease when the last ball was bowled. Wicket keeper Rishabh Pant was the third highest scorer with 31 runs.
PRS captained by Ajinkya Rahane has lost five wickets for 57 runs for 8.4 overs. They are in dire straits with MS Dhoni, wicket keeper and former Indian captain on 2 runs and Rajat Bhatia on 3 runs batting at 10.38 pm.