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Sanju Samson Records 3000 Runs for RR in IPL

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Sanju Samson Records 3000 Runs for RR in IPL

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Sanju Samson, captain of the Rajasthan Royals, has become the first player in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to reach the milestone of scoring 3,000 runs for a single franchise. This impressive feat was achieved during RR’s match against Gujarat Titans on Sunday.

During the match, Samson proved his worth as he scored 60 runs off just 32 balls, including three fours and six sixes, with an incredible strike rate of 187.50. His performance helped RR chase down a target of 178 runs.

In addition to reaching 3,000 runs, he hit six sixes in his innings, becoming the first Indian batsman to smash six or more sixes in an innings six times in the IPL. Samson joined the likes of Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, and Andre Russell in an elite list of players who have hit six or more sixes in an innings most times.

Samson’s IPL Story

In his IPL career, Samson has played for both Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals, scoring a total of 3,683 runs at an average of 29.23 and a strike rate of 136.76. He has also hit three centuries and 19 half-centuries in the tournament.

Samson’s most successful IPL season came in 2021, where he scored 484 runs in just 14 matches, including a century and two half-centuries, with the best score of 119.

Sanju Samson was originally part of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad but never got a chance to make his debut in the IPL. However, he made his first appearance in the tournament for Rajasthan Royals in the 2013 season and has since become a valuable asset for the team.


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Other Record Holders

Among the top five run-scorers in the IPL, Virat Kohli leads the list with 6,838 runs, followed by Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner, Rohit Sharma, and Suresh Raina. Samson is currently the 17th-highest run-scorer in the tournament’s history.

In the Rajasthan Royals’ run-scoring charts, Samson is followed by Ajinkya Rahane, who has scored 2810 runs in 100 matches. Jos Buttler is in third place with 2508 runs in 63 matches, followed by Shane Watson with 2372 runs in 78 matches, and Rahul Dravid with 1276 runs in 46 matches.

Results of the Match

In the match against the Gujarat Titans, the Royals were chasing a target of 178 runs. After a poor start, Samson and Shimron Hetymer led the team to a three-wicket victory with four balls to spare. Mohammed Shami was the standout bowler for the Titans, taking 3/25 in his four overs.

With this win, the Rajasthan Royals move to the top of the table with four wins and a loss in five games, while the Gujarat Titans are in third place with three wins and two losses in five matches. Shimron Hetymer was named the player of the match for his explosive fifty.

Samson’s captaincy and batting skills have been instrumental in RR’s success in the IPL, and his latest milestone further solidifies his place as one of the team’s all-time greats. Fans of the franchise will hope that he continues to shine in the upcoming matches and leads them to another title triumph.


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