Sanju Samson marked his IPL captaincy debut - the first player to do so - with a 54-ball 100 against Punjab Kings in Mumbai on Monday.
Samson reached the milestone with a boundary off Jhye Richardson. The wicketkeeper-batsman turned a stiff chase into an exhibition of power-hitting against a defeated attack. He had reached his 50 off just 33 deliveries.
RR vs PBKS (KXIP) Highlights: Sanju Samson century in vain, Punjab Kings wins thriller
Samson got two reprieves - once on 12 when he was dropped by KL Rahul and again on 35 by Mayank Agarwal.
The right-handed opener hit seven sixes and 12 fours during his 63-ball innings but couldn't take the Royals over the line. He was dismissed for 119 off the last ball as Punjab won the match by four runs.