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IPL 2018: RCB vs RR, 5 talking points

Samson's blitz, Gopal's lucky break and much more...

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Top 5 / Top 10 15 Apr 2018, 20:00 IST
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Samson single-handedly took Rajasthan to a fabulous win at Chinnaswamy. Credits: Cricket Country
Samson single-handedly took Rajasthan to a fabulous win at Chinnaswamy. Credits: Cricket Country

Led by a flamboyant Sanju Samson and an inspired final few overs in the first innings, Rajasthan Royals thwarted Royal Challengers Bangalore on their home turf by 19 runs but somehow the margin felt much bigger. A rampant Samson went on a six-hitting spree and clubbed 10 of them in his 45 ball 92 that led Rajasthan to 217.

Virat Kohli's fiery response almost paved way for an exciting run chase but Shreyas Gopal dumped all ideas down the drain when he had Kohli and de Villiers in consecutive overs to derail RCB's run chase.

Earlier, Umesh Yadav was at the receiving end of a Samson special and ended up conceding 59 in his four overs including 27 in the final over, which might ultimately have been the difference.

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