At one end Punjab Kings, riding their new name, got off to a winning start in a nail-biting thriller; on the other side, Sanju Samson's captaincy career started with a heartbreaking loss despite his brilliant century. The runfest at the Wankhede Stadium witnessed 438 runs including 24 sixes and 40 boundaries on Monday. After setting Royals 222-run target, Punjab managed to restrict the opponents to 217 to win by 4 runs.
“'I don't have words to tell, very close game, came close but unfortunately (we ended on the wrong side). I don't think I could have done anything more, timed it well, I thought it was going for a six. Despite the loss, I think the team played really well.”
Sanju Samson, Rajasthan Royals Captain
Source: SIFY with Agency Inputs