Sanju Samson’s magnificent ton went in vain as David Warner’s blistering knock took Sunrisers Hyderabad to win in their match against visiting Rajasthan Royals. Samson scored 102 not-out, his second-hundred of the Indian Premier League career but Warner’s 69 off 37 proved to be the difference in the end as home team won the game by five wickets.

After the match, Warner interviewed Samson. “You destroyed my day. My 100 was not enough because of the way you batted. The way you started the innings we lost the game in the powerplay. We needed some 250 on the board with someone like you in the opposition. It was special,” Samson told Warner.

David Warner praised Samson for his exceptional batting. “We didn’t get off to a good start, a serious innings from Sanju and full credit to him. He came out and played really well. He allowed himself time and the wicket got better. Actually, I didn’t think it was a 200 wicket. We have played on similar wickets where if you bowl that hard length it is tough to get under. He showed us how to go about it,” said Warner.

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