IPL 2017, DD vs GL: Sanju Samson continues good form, blasts 24-ball fifty
Sanju Samson, who has been in fine form for Delhi Daredevils, struck a magnificent 24-ball fifty as Delhi Daredevils beat Gujarat Lions by 7 wickets to register their fourth win in IPL 2017 on Thursday. (DD vs GL Highlights)
Samson, who became the first batsman in the 2017 IPL to smash a century during the game against Rising Pune Supergiant, continued to perform consistently at the top of the order. He got going in fine style by swatting a short ball from Pradeep Sangwan into the stands at deep mid wicket and he went one better when he flicked Basil Tampi over deep backward square leg for his second six. (DD vs GL Scorecard)
The Kerala right-hander continued to deal only with sixes as he heaved Suresh Raina over deep mid wicket for his third six but he tore legspinner Ankit Soni apart with two sixes over deep square leg and straight down the ground. The sixes continued to rain at the Feroz Shah Kotla and he brought up his seventh fifty in style with two consecutive sixes off Ravindra Jadeja.
The first hit went into the top tier of the stand at long on and it was taken by a fan. The next ball, he carved an inside out drive over deep extra cover to reach the landmark. At the other end, he was given excellent support by Rishabh Pant, who slammed a brilliant 97.
Samson was finally dismissed on 61 by Jadeja.