K Gowtham Played the Innings of His Life vs Mumbai: Sanju Samson

Watch Sanju Samson speak about Rajasthan Royals’ victory over Mumbai Indians in Jaipur on Sunday. 

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Young Rajasthan Royals batsman Sanju Samson has heaped praise on Krishnappa Gowtham for his blinder of a knock but described their side's thrilling last-over win over Mumbai Indians in their IPL match as a team effort.

Gowtham struck an unbeaten 33 from just 11 balls under pressure, hitting two sixes and four fours to seal a three-wicket win for his side after Samson (52) himself and Ben Stokes (40 off 27) had added 72 runs for the third wicket to lay the foundation for the victory last night.

Gowtham was amazing. It is a life time experience for him and also for us.
Sanju Samson

Rajasthan Royals' West Indian Jofra Archer was adjudged the man-of-the-match for his impressive bowling show of 3/22 which helped his side restrict Mumbai Indians to 167/7.

Samson refused to comment on Archer being declared as man-of-the-match.

I also feel K Gowtham was man of the match but every one’s contribution is important. Archer too had contributed by taking three wickets and also hitting a few boundaries. I cannot comment on selection of man of the match.
Sanju Samson

Samson regretted at not being able to finish off the match by himself as Jasprit Bumrah dismissed him and Jos Buttler in successive balls in the 17th over.

Asked if the match was stretched too long, Samson said, “It was not delayed but I knew when we chase, bowling team is always under pressure. So I just wanted to take it to last overs but unfortunately I got out.”

"I think I should have finished it off. They also bowled well but these matches are finished like that only and it was Gowtham who did it for us."

Talking about the opening slots which still looked unsettled, Sanju said it was a matter of concern.

Yes, good opening partnerships have not been there but we are trying different combinations as the tournament progresses. As far as fielding is concerned we need to pull up our socks and improve in that area.
Sanju Samson

(With inputs from PTI)

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