Rajasthan Royals began their Champions League Twenty20 campaign in superb fashion as they thrashed IPL-VI champions Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in their Group A match, here Saturday.
It was good all-round show by the hosts as they first restricted the visitors to 142 for seven, using helpful conditions well, and then comfortably overhauled the target with two balls to spare at Swai Man Singh stadium.
Opener Sanju Samson survived an lbw decision off left-arm quick Mitchell Johnson at individual score of one and went on to score a 54-run knock, that set up the victory.
Samson shared a 74-run stand for the second wicket with Ajinkya Rahane (33) after early fall of skipper Rahul Dravid and then Shane Watson Watson came up with a breezy 27 to steer the side to finish line as Rajasthan yet again proved that they are a force at home turf.In Image: Rajasthan Royals' Sanju Samson plays a stroke
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