Sharjah: Sanju Samson, Steven Smith and Jofra Archer hit 17 sixes between them as Rajasthan Royals opened their IPL 2020 campaign with a 16-run win over Chennai Super Kings in Sharjah on Tuesday.
Batting first, Rajasthan Royals scored 216 for seven with Sanju Samson (74) and Steve Smith (69) excelling with the bat. In reply, Chennai Super Kings could only manage 200 for six with Faf du Plessis hitting 72.
Samson was adjudged the Man of the Match.
Brief Scores: Rajasthan Royals 216/7 (Sanju Samson 74, Steve Smith 69, Archer 27*; Sam Curran 3-33) beat Chennai Super Kings 200/6 (Faf du Plessis 72, Shane Watson 33, MS Dhoni 29*; Tewatia 3-37) by 16 runs