Mumbai Indians VS Rajasthan Royals, Highlights:

Mumbai Indians VS Rajasthan Royals

Mumbai Indians (MI), who have been yearning to win against Rajasthan Royals for the past five years (2015), have finally tasted the defeat by defeating Rajasthan Royals by 57 runs this season. Mumbai had given a target of 194 runs thanks to the impressive innings of Surya Kumar Yadav (79 *) while batting first. Surya Kumar Yadav was given the title of Man of the match for his spectacular innings. After the victory, the defending champion Mumbai has now reached the top of the mark table.


Royals team could make only 136 runs in front of this huge target. None of his batsmen, except Jos Buttler (70), could tick the pitch. For Mumbai, Jasprit Bumrah made his name for 4 wickets by 20 runs to save the huge target. In addition, Trent Bolt also had 2 wickets.


Bumrah-Boult’s early blow to RR:

With a huge challenge of 194 runs, Rajasthan Royals team went under pressure from the beginning. In the first over of the innings, young batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal returned to the pavilion Trent bowled the batsman out without opening his account and gave the catch to wicketkeeper Quinton Dekock. In the next over, captain Steve Smith (6) wanted to play a big shot with the aim of pressurising Jasprit Bumrah but taking the inner edge of the bat the ball went directly in the gloves of the Dekock.

Sanju Samson, who returned without opening an account, worried Rajasthan:

Sanju Samson, who landed at No. 4, was expected to marvel at the team once again. But in the third over of the innings, Sanju Bolt returned to lose his wicket by making a simple catch to captain Rohit by playing a bad shot on the bouncer. Sanju could not even open the account in this innings of 3 balls. This was their third wicket as Sanju lost to the Royals under pressure.

Jos Buttler held one end:

At one end, Jos Buttler stood responsibly for the team. But the wicket falling from the other end does not show a stop. In the last match, Mahipal Lomroor, who had been in distress to the Royals team, also stood up for the next 5 overs this time but had to pay for a high shot at Rahul Chagar’s ball. The favourable Roy (substitution) gave the Royals a fourth blow by catching their best catches. The Royals team had lost 4 wickets at 42 runs.

Meanwhile, Buttler completed his fifty on just 34 balls. After fifty, Buttler increased the run speed further. He scored 70 in 44 balls. In this innings of 44 ball, Buttler had 4 fours and 5 sixes

Royals collapsed on cards:

After Buttler, Tom Curran (15) also got out as the sixth wicket. After joining 5 runs in the Royals ‘ score, Rahul Tewatia (5) lost his wicket. Shreyas Gopal (1) also got out. Jofra Archer (24) entertained 3 fours and 1 six in 11 balls, but it was not enough to avert the Royals ‘ defeat. As the 10th and last wicket, Ankit Rajput (2) became the second victim of Pattinson.

Mumbai Indians innings:

Earlier, after winning the toss, Mumbai Indians set a huge target of 194 runs in front of Rajasthan, thanks to the excellent innings of veteran batsman Surya Kumar Yadav (Suryakumar Yadav) of his middle order. Surya Kumar played an unbeaten 79 runs with 11 fours and 2 sixes in 47 balls. Hardik, along with him, finally scored unbeaten 30 with the help of 2 fours and a Sixer in 19 balls. The two batsmen shared 76 runs for the 5th wicket.

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Mumbai Indians VS Rajasthan Royals

Dekock-Rohit’s dramatic start:

At the beginning of the match, the opener for Mumbai was making a fast run. Young Pacer Karthik Tyagi, playing his first IPL match, put out Quinton de Kock (6) and put a brake on the partnership. De Kock teamed up with captain Rohit Sharma to add 49 runs for the first wicket.

Shreyas Gopal’s two aftershocks give Royals a chance:

Skipper Rohit was given a second blow to Mumbai by Shreyas Gopal on a total score of 88. Rohit faced 23 balls in an innings of 35 runs and delivered 2 fours and 3 sixes. On Gopal’s next ball, Ishan Kishan (0) got out in haste by playing a bad shot. However, Gopal’s hat-trick did not allow Krnual Pandya to complete his game. The bowler took 2 wickets which gave a chance to the Royals to turn the table towards them. But Mumbai’s fantastic innings failed them to do so.

Suryakumar and Hardik put up runs:

Later, Krnual also scored 12 runs and got out on Jofra Archer’s ball. After Krnual, Surya Kumar and Hardik did not fall any more wickets till the end and took the team to a strong score. Karthik, who is making his first debut in the IPL, took 1 wicket by 36 runs in 4 overs. Archer took 1 wicket by 34 runs in 4 overs. Gopal gave up 28 runs in 4 overs and took 2 important wickets.


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