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IPL 2017: Sanju Samson’s maiden ton lifts Delhi Daredevils to 205/4

Samson's maiden T20 century helped Delhi post a mammoth 205/4 against RPS.

SNS | New Delhi |

Delhi Daredevils' batsman Sanju Samson smashed his maiden T20 century to lift his team to a gigantic score of 205/4 against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) at the MCA Stadium on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old batsman from Kerala slammed five sixes and eight boundaries in his 63-ball inspiring knock of 102 runs.

In the middle-order, DD all-rounder Chris Morris added swift 38 runs (not out) off just nine balls from last two overs.

Delhi started with a slump as they lost both their openers Aditya Tare and Sam Billings cheaply for a duck and 24 runs respectively.

However, Samson built a foundation partnership stand (69 runs) with Billings for the second-wicket.

Rishabh Pant, who scored 57 runs in Delhi's last outing, scored causative 31 runs on Tuesday. He hit two sixes and boundary to excite Pune spectators.

For Pune, spin duo of Imran Tahir and Adam Zampa claimed one wicket each, while pacer Deepak Chahar took the scalp of DD opener Tare.