Team Robin beat team Sanju in Rajasthan Royals Intra-squad practice match by two runs, watch

Team Robin faced Team Sanju in the Rajasthan Royals intra-squad practice match. Team Robin emerged victorious by two runs.

By Puneet Hooda, Updated : Sep 15, 2020 15:21 IST
Team Robin beat team Sanju in Rajasthan Royals Intra-squad practice match by two runs, watch
Rajasthan Royals players during Intra-squad practice match (Image Source- RR twitter Handle)

Rajasthan Royals is giving final few touches to their preparation for the upcoming 13th season of the IPL. Recently, Rajasthan Royals played an intra-squad match. Robin Uthappa and Sanju Samson were chosen as the two Captains. Robin Uthappa team got the opportunity to bat first and they posted 204/6 on the scoreboard. Rahul Tewatia (59) and Manan Vohra (56) helped the team to reach the 200 mark. 

Chasing the target Sanju Samson team fell short of the target by two runs. Captain Sanju Samson (55 runs in 33 balls) and Anuj Rawat (57 runs in 45 balls) half-centuries ended in vain. Varun Aaron 3/44 in four overs and Shreyas Gopal 1/27 in three overs helped the team Robin in restricting team Sanju and winning the match for their team. Rajasthan Royals shared match highlights on their twitter account. RR wrote, " Team @robbieuthappa vs Team @IamSanjuSamson Serving up a thrilling battle in the UAE! #RoyalsFamily #Haalla bol".

The main aim of this kind of Intra-squad match is to provide players with a match like experience and prepare them for the upcoming tournament. Since teams couldn't play practice matches with another team due to Covid-19, Intra-squad practice match is the best alternative available with the teams. Rajasthan Royals key player Steve Smith and Ban Stokes are yet to join the squad. They are currently playing in the England Vs Australia ODI series. They are expected to reach UAE on 17th September. 

Rajasthan Royals will be looking for a bounceback this season. Last season they finished at 7th position. The Royals will play their first game against Chennai Super Kings on 22nd September in Sharjah.