The wicket-keeping batsman is the first cricketer from Kerala to captain a team in the Indian Premier League as he replaces Steve Smith
Haryana came into the game as the group leaders with 16 points while it was a must-win game for Kerala to have any chance of qualifying as they were on 12 points.
The franchise, which started with back-to-back batting blitzkriegs against CSK and Kings XI Punjab in the opening week, went on to have their worst IPL season after that. What went wrong?
Samson said Stokes' knock helped the Royals finish the game with two overs to spare.
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Stokes, who had missed the early matches of the IPL to be with his ailing father , was elevated to the role of an opener after initial struggle.
Stokes and Samson played unbeaten knocks of 107 and 54 to help the team chase down a massive target of 196 runs.
Samson said that he gave himself time in the middle but was constantly looking for boundaries.
The duo smashed Mumbai bowlers all around the ground and chased the mammoth target down with 10 balls to spare.
With IPL reaching its business end, the road ahead is definitely going to be a tough and tricky one for both the teams, and they very well know that they cannot afford any more lapses from hereon.
After suffering a loss to Bangalore earlier in the tournament, Rajasthan will be eager to avoid the double.
Parag was run out in the 14th over following a problem in communication between him and Robin Uthappa and this derailed the Rajasthan chase.
After Chennai Super Kings defended 167 on Tuesday, Delhi Capitals proved 161 was good enough total to win as they beat Rajasthan Royals by 13 runs.
After Amit Mishra was ruled out of the campaign, Delhi have had two more casualties after their last meeting against Rajasthan.
The 24 matches between the two have seen the teams win 12 each.
The Royals were off to a flying start, winning both their games at Sharjah but they have struggled to adjust to the bigger grounds of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, slipping to three successive defeats.