The RCB spinner took two wickets for 22 runs from his four overs, becoming the franchise's record wicket taker.
There were questions over Ajinkya Rahane's role as an opener for Royals, and he answered them in emphatic fashion, hammering 36 off 20 balls at 180 - his second best strike-rate in the Powerplay in the IPL. D'Arcy Short, who was on my 5 players to watch list needs to sort out his running between the wickets, tough. Ben Stokes also saw his innings cut short by Yuzvendra Chahal as he dragged the ball back onto the stumps.
De Villiers, however, hit straight to deep square leg in Shreyas Gopal's very next over, while Kohli found the same fielder in the following one to derail the run chase.
After conceding 217, the Challengers had to come out all guns blazing, but they suffered an early setback with Brendon McCullum (4) out in the first over.
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Samson shared crucial partnerships with Ben Stokes (27 off 21), Jos Buttler (23 off 14) and Rahul Tripaathi (14 not out off five), as Rajasthan capitalised on a strong start provided by captain Ajinkya Rahane (36 off 20).
Summary: KXIP were bowled out for 155 runs in 19.2 overs with K L Rahul once again being their leading run scorer at 47 runs.
These two quick wickets boosted RCB's confidence - only to be destroyed by Samson and Stokes later.
Indian batsman who has hit more sixes in an IPL innings than Samson's 10 today: Murali Vijay hit 11 for Chennai Super Kings against Rajasthan Royals in 2010.
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RCB are now sitting in the fifth position on the points table, while RR are placed on the sixth position on the points table.
It was a relief for RCB fans last night when Virat Kohli's squad bagged their first win at the home ground of Chinnaswamy Stadium. Both the teams have two points on board with 1 win and 1 loss from their two games. They have won and lost one each and will be playing their 3rd game of the tournament against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday. De Villiers upped the ante, hitting two towering sixes off Mujeeb in an over where RCB collected 19 runs.
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Mandeep too was run out in the same over, but Washington Sundar smashed a couple of fours to take RCB home with three deliveries to spare.
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Skipper Virat Kohli hammered 57 runs and Mandeep Singh added 47 runs with his willow but could not reach the winning runs.