WATCH : Samson’s street smartness stealing free hit six on Kuldeep’s ball malfunctioning


Jake Fraser-McGurk blazed to a swift 50 off just 20 deliveries, while Abishek Porel notched his maiden IPL half-century, aiding Delhi Capitals in posting a formidable total of 221 runs.

Tristan Stubbs also contributed with some powerful hits. Despite losing Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler early on, Sanju Samson led Rajasthan Royals’ response, keeping them in contention for the challenging chase.

Samson not only excelled with the bat but also showcased astute captaincy, capitalizing on a no-ball situation to secure a crucial boundary.

At 103/3 after eleven overs, Kuldeep Yadav’s error of bowling a no-ball, compounded by disturbing the bails, offered Samson an opportunity. Samson strategically prevented Shubham Dubey from taking a single, anticipating a free hit.

By maintaining his position and not rotating the strike, Samson prevented Delhi Capitals from altering their fielding setup for the subsequent delivery.

Seizing the chance, Samson powered the ball over long-on for a six off the free hit. His tactical maneuver drew praise from observers on Twitter, acknowledging his clever play that benefited Rajasthan Royals.


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