Mumbai Indians
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Rajasthan Royals
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Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, 24th Match IPL 2021

29 Apr 2021, Feroz Shah Kotla, Indian Premier League 2021
Mumbai Indians win by 7 wickets
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Current Batters
Kieron Pollard – 16(8)
Quinton de Kock – 70(50)
Current BowlerMustafizur Rahman – 3.3ov – 37/1
Current Run Rate9.30
TossMumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bowl.
Home TeamMumbai Indians
Score: 3-172 | Overs: 18.3
Away TeamRajasthan Royals
Score: 4-171 | Overs: 20.0
SeriesIndian Premier League 2021
UmpiresGaffaney, C B
Ananthapadmanabhan, K N
Shamsuddin, C
Match RefereeKutty, V N

Match Scorecard

1st Inn Mumbai Indians
BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
Rohit Sharma c: Sakariya b: Morris 14 17 0 1 82.35
Quinton de Kock not out 70 50 6 2 140.00
Suryakumar Yadav c: Buttler b: Morris 16 10 3 0 160.00
Krunal Pandya b: Rahman 39 26 2 2 150.00
Kieron Pollard not out 16 8 2 1 200.00
Total (18.3 Ov, RR: 9.30) 172/3
Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Rohit Sharma, 5.6), 2-83 (Suryakumar Yadav, 9.2), 3-146 (Krunal Pandya, 16.4)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Chetan Sakariya 3.0 0 18 0 6.00 0 0
Jaydev Unadkat 4.0 0 33 0 8.25 0 0
Mustafizur Rahman 3.3 0 37 1 10.57 0 0
Chris Morris 4.0 0 33 2 8.25 0 0
Rahul Tewatia 3.0 0 30 0 10.00 1 0
Shivam Dube 1.0 0 6 0 6.00 1 0
1st Inn Rajasthan Royals
BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
Jos Buttler st: de Kock b: Chahar 41 32 3 3 128.13
Yashasvi Jaiswal c&b: Chahar 32 20 2 2 160.00
Sanju Samson b: Boult 42 27 5 0 155.56
Shivam Dube c&b: Bumrah 35 31 2 2 112.90
David Miller not out 7 4 1 0 175.00
Riyan Parag not out 8 7 1 0 114.29
Total (20.0 Ov, RR: 8.55) 171/4
Fall of wickets: 1-66 (Jos Buttler, 7.4), 2-91 (Yashasvi Jaiswal, 9.5), 3-148 (Sanju Samson, 17.4), 4-158 (Shivam Dube, 18.5)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Trent Boult 4.0 0 37 1 9.25 0 0
Jasprit Bumrah 4.0 0 15 1 3.75 0 0
Jayant Yadav 3.0 0 37 0 12.33 3 0
Nathan Coulter-Nile 4.0 0 35 0 8.75 0 1
Rahul Chahar 4.0 0 33 2 8.25 0 0
Krunal Pandya 1.0 0 12 0 12.00 0 0

Match Commentary

Over 19 9 runs
MI
3 4
Over 19. 9 runs. Bowler: Mustafizur Rahman. Mumbai Indians: 3-172(rr 9.05)
FOUR! Mustafizur Rahman to Kieron Pollard. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. That’s the winning runs. MI win by 7 wickets. MI registered their third victory. RR’s season continues to go downhill. Quinton de Kock is adjudged as the Player of the Match for his marvellous performance with the bat. Join us for the next game Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, live from Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Until then, cheers.
2 1
Mustafizur Rahman to Quinton de Kock. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Das.
1 4
FOUR! Mustafizur Rahman to Quinton de Kock. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
Over 18 12 runs
MI
6 1
Over 18. 16 runs. Bowler: Chris Morris. Mumbai Indians: 3-163(rr 9.06)
Chris Morris to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Das.
5 1
Chris Morris to Kieron Pollard. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rahman.
4
Chris Morris to Kieron Pollard. Off cutter short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to backward point for no runs, fielded by Jaiswal.
3
Chris Morris to Kieron Pollard. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, hit helmet past fine leg for 4 runs.
2 4
FOUR! Chris Morris to Kieron Pollard. Full toss, off stump deep in crease working, mis-timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
1 6
SIX! Chris Morris to Kieron Pollard. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump deep in crease driving, well timed in the air under control over deep extra cover for 6 runs.
Over 17 7 runs
MI
6 1
Over 17. 7 runs. Bowler: Mustafizur Rahman. Mumbai Indians: 3-147(rr 8.65)
Mustafizur Rahman to Kieron Pollard. Off cutter length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Tewatia.
5
Mustafizur Rahman to Kieron Pollard. Short, down leg side swayed away Leave, Left for no runs, shy attempt by Samson, fielded by Miller.
4
OUT! Bowled. Mustafizur Rahman to Krunal Pandya. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, inside edge. Krunal Pandya looks to play a wild slog but played onto the stumps.
3
Mustafizur Rahman to Krunal Pandya. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, hit body to short mid wicket for no runs.
2
Mustafizur Rahman to Krunal Pandya. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge to short extra cover for no runs.
1 6
SIX! Mustafizur Rahman to Krunal Pandya. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
Over 16 9 runs
MI
6 1
Over 16. 9 runs. Bowler: Chris Morris. Mumbai Indians: 2-140(rr 8.75)
Chris Morris to Krunal Pandya. Full toss, off stump no foot movement pushing, to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Buttler.
5 1
Chris Morris to Quinton de Kock. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Das.
4 1
Chris Morris to Krunal Pandya. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Miller.
3 1
Chris Morris to Quinton de Kock. Half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Tewatia.
2 1
Chris Morris to Krunal Pandya. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Das.
1 4
FOUR! Chris Morris to Krunal Pandya. Full toss, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Excellent use of the wrist.
Over 15 12 runs
MI
6 1
Over 15. 12 runs. Bowler: Rahul Tewatia. Mumbai Indians: 2-131(rr 8.73)
Rahul Tewatia to Krunal Pandya. Googly length ball, off stump on the back foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
5 1
Rahul Tewatia to Quinton de Kock. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Jaiswal.
4 1
Rahul Tewatia to Krunal Pandya. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Miller.
4 1
Wide Rahul Tewatia to Krunal Pandya. Googly length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, fielded by Samson.
3 2
Rahul Tewatia to Krunal Pandya. Googly back of a length, middle stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Jaiswal, by Samson.
2
Rahul Tewatia to Krunal Pandya. Leg spinner half volley, down leg side on the front foot glancing, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Rahman.
1 6
SIX! Rahul Tewatia to Krunal Pandya. Googly half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs.
Over 14 8 runs
MI
6 1
Over 14. 8 runs. Bowler: Chetan Sakariya. Mumbai Indians: 2-119(rr 8.50)
Chetan Sakariya to Krunal Pandya. Length ball, wide outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to cover for 1 run, fielded by Jaiswal.
5 1
Chetan Sakariya to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, well timed in the air under control to long on for 1 run, run save by Miller.
4 2
Chetan Sakariya to Quinton de Kock. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off for 2 runs, dropped catch by Jaiswal, fielded by Buttler. There was a hard chance, and Jaiswal dropped it.
3 2
Chetan Sakariya to Quinton de Kock. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Das.
2 1
Chetan Sakariya to Krunal Pandya. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Buttler.
1 1
Chetan Sakariya to Quinton de Kock. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump moves in front driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Das.
Over 13 4 runs
MI
6 1
Over 13. 5 runs. Bowler: Rahul Tewatia. Mumbai Indians: 2-111(rr 8.54)
Rahul Tewatia to Quinton de Kock. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for 1 run, fielded by Sakariya.
5 1
Rahul Tewatia to Krunal Pandya. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, well timed to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Miller.
4
Rahul Tewatia to Krunal Pandya. Googly length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Dube.
3
APPEAL! Rahul Tewatia to Quinton de Kock. Googly length ball, down leg side down the track working, hit pad to point for 1 run, fielded by Dube, appeal made for L.B.W.
2 1
Rahul Tewatia to Krunal Pandya. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Buttler.
1 1
Rahul Tewatia to Quinton de Kock. Leg spinner half volley, down leg side on the front foot reverse sweeping, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Jaiswal.
Over 12 9 runs
MI
6 4
Over 12. 9 runs. Bowler: Jaydev Unadkat. Mumbai Indians: 2-106(rr 8.83)
FOUR! Jaydev Unadkat to Krunal Pandya. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs.
5 1
Jaydev Unadkat to Quinton de Kock. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Miller.
4 2
Jaydev Unadkat to Quinton de Kock. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep extra cover for 2 runs, run save by Das.
3 1
Jaydev Unadkat to Krunal Pandya. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Dube.
2 1
Jaydev Unadkat to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Tewatia. With this run, Quinton de Kock gets his 15th IPL fifty.
1
Jaydev Unadkat to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed for no runs, fielded by Samson.
Over 11 6 runs
MI
6 2
Over 11. 10 runs. Bowler: Shivam Dube. Mumbai Indians: 2-97(rr 8.82)
Shivam Dube to Krunal Pandya. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep backward point for 2 runs, run save by Tewatia.
5
Shivam Dube to Krunal Pandya. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot driving, mis-timed back to bowler for no runs.
4 2
Shivam Dube to Krunal Pandya. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control to fine leg for 2 runs.
4 1
Wide Shivam Dube to Krunal Pandya. Bouncer, down leg side no foot movement Leave, Left for 1 run, fielded by Samson.
3 1
Shivam Dube to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Tewatia.
2
Shivam Dube to Quinton de Kock. Yorker, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, hit pad past third man for 4 runs.
1
Shivam Dube to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Jaiswal.
Over 10 4 runs
MI
6 2
Over 10. 4 runs. Bowler: Chris Morris. Mumbai Indians: 2-87(rr 8.70)
Chris Morris to Krunal Pandya. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot pushing, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Rahman.
5
Chris Morris to Krunal Pandya. Short, down leg side swayed away Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by Samson.
4 1
Chris Morris to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Unadkat.
3 1
Chris Morris to Krunal Pandya. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run.
2
OUT! Caught. Chris Morris to Suryakumar Yadav. Off cutter half volley, off stump on the front foot flick, mis-timed to mid wicket, caught by Buttler. Much needed breakthrough for RR. Jos Buttler takes the catch nicely to dismiss Suryakumar Yadav.
1
Chris Morris to Suryakumar Yadav. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Jaiswal.
Over 9 12 runs
MI
6 4
Over 9. 12 runs. Bowler: Jaydev Unadkat. Mumbai Indians: 1-83(rr 9.22)
FOUR! Jaydev Unadkat to Quinton de Kock. Full toss, off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Loosener gets the treatment.
5 1
Jaydev Unadkat to Suryakumar Yadav. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Das.
4 1
Jaydev Unadkat to Quinton de Kock. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Buttler.
3
Jaydev Unadkat to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, mis-timed to silly mid off for no runs.
2 4
FOUR! Jaydev Unadkat to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs.
1 2
Jaydev Unadkat to Quinton de Kock. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump backing away working, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Miller.
Over 8 8 runs
MI
6 1
Over 8. 8 runs. Bowler: Mustafizur Rahman. Mumbai Indians: 1-71(rr 8.88)
Mustafizur Rahman to Quinton de Kock. Full toss, outside off stump on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Miller.
5 1
Mustafizur Rahman to Suryakumar Yadav. Off cutter half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Miller.
4 1
Mustafizur Rahman to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Dube.
3
APPEAL! Mustafizur Rahman to Quinton de Kock. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Buttler, appeal made for L.B.W.
2 1
Mustafizur Rahman to Suryakumar Yadav. Off cutter yorker, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Unadkat.
1 4
FOUR! Mustafizur Rahman to Suryakumar Yadav. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot driving, outside edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs.
Over 7 14 runs
MI
6 4
Over 7. 14 runs. Bowler: Rahul Tewatia. Mumbai Indians: 1-63(rr 9.00)
FOUR! Rahul Tewatia to Quinton de Kock. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Big over for MI.nnn
5 1
Rahul Tewatia to Suryakumar Yadav. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Miller.
4 4
FOUR! Rahul Tewatia to Suryakumar Yadav. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs.
3 4
FOUR! Rahul Tewatia to Suryakumar Yadav. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
2
Rahul Tewatia to Suryakumar Yadav. Googly half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs.
1 1
Rahul Tewatia to Quinton de Kock. Googly length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Das.
Over 6 9 runs
MI
6
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 13 runs. Bowler: Chris Morris. Mumbai Indians: 1-49(rr 8.17)
OUT! Caught. Chris Morris to Rohit Sharma. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on, caught by Sakariya. Chris Morris gets the big wicket. Rohit Sharma plays a check drive that results in a wicket.
5 2
Chris Morris to Rohit Sharma. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Tewatia.
4
Chris Morris to Rohit Sharma. Back of a length, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, shy attempt by Buttler.
3 1
APPEAL! Chris Morris to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to point for 1 run, shy attempt by Das, fielded by Tewatia, appeal made for L.B.W.
2
Chris Morris to Quinton de Kock. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, hit body past fine leg for 4 runs.
1 6
SIX! Chris Morris to Quinton de Kock. Short, to leg on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs. Top class shot from a top-class batsman.
Over 5 9 runs
MI
6 1
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 9 runs. Bowler: Jaydev Unadkat. Mumbai Indians: 0-36(rr 7.20)
Jaydev Unadkat to Quinton de Kock. Full toss, off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
5
Jaydev Unadkat to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, shy attempt by Jaiswal, fielded by Miller.
4 1
Jaydev Unadkat to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, down leg side backing away pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Jaiswal.
3
Jaydev Unadkat to Rohit Sharma. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, mis-timed to silly mid on for no runs.
2 6
SIX! Jaydev Unadkat to Rohit Sharma. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
1 1
Jaydev Unadkat to Quinton de Kock. Short, outside off stump down the track pulling, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
Over 4 13 runs
MI
6 1
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 13 runs. Bowler: Mustafizur Rahman. Mumbai Indians: 0-27(rr 6.75)
Mustafizur Rahman to Quinton de Kock. Half volley, outside off stump moves in front pushing, mis-timed to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Jaiswal.
5 1
Mustafizur Rahman to Rohit Sharma. Off cutter length ball, to leg on the back foot driving, thick edge to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Sakariya.
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, down leg side down the track flick, hit pad to silly mid off for no runs.
3 1
Mustafizur Rahman to Quinton de Kock. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Buttler.
2 6
SIX! Mustafizur Rahman to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, well timed in the air under control over fine leg for 6 runs. Cheeky and perfectly placed.
1 4
FOUR! Mustafizur Rahman to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Miller.
Over 3 7 runs
MI
6
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 7 runs. Bowler: Chetan Sakariya. Mumbai Indians: 0-14(rr 4.67)
APPEAL! Chetan Sakariya to Rohit Sharma. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, hit body to short leg for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W.
5 1
Chetan Sakariya to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
4
Chetan Sakariya to Quinton de Kock. Off cutter length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, shy attempt by Morris, fielded by Rahman.
3 4
FOUR! Chetan Sakariya to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
2 1
APPEAL! Chetan Sakariya to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to point for 1 run, shy attempt by Miller, fielded by Dube, appeal made for L.B.W.
1 1
Chetan Sakariya to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Tewatia.
Over 2 3 runs
MI
6 1
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Jaydev Unadkat. Mumbai Indians: 0-7(rr 3.50)
Jaydev Unadkat to Quinton de Kock. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Buttler. Dream start for RR. They haven’t allowed MI batters to score a boundary.
5 1
Jaydev Unadkat to Rohit Sharma. Off cutter back of a length, middle stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for 1 run, shy attempt by Tewatia, fielded by Morris.
4
Jaydev Unadkat to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Morris.
3
Jaydev Unadkat to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, missed for no runs, fielded by Samson.
2
Jaydev Unadkat to Rohit Sharma. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Sakariya.
1 1
Jaydev Unadkat to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Tewatia.
Over 1 4 runs
MI
6 1
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 4 runs. Bowler: Chetan Sakariya. Mumbai Indians: 0-4(rr 4.00)
Chetan Sakariya to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run.
5
Chetan Sakariya to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
4
Chetan Sakariya to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
3 1
Chetan Sakariya to Rohit Sharma. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Das.
2
Chetan Sakariya to Rohit Sharma. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs.
1 2
NEW BALL. Chetan Sakariya to Rohit Sharma. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Tewatia.
Start of Mumbai Indians Innings.
Over 20 12 runs
RAJ
6 4
Over 20. 12 runs. Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile. Rajasthan Royals: 4-171(rr 8.55)
FOUR! Nathan Coulter-Nile to David Miller. Full toss, down leg side backing away driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. That’s the end of Rajasthan Royals innings. They have managed to score 171-4 in the allotted 20 over. The top four batsmen have got a great start but they failed to keep the momentum till the end. Mumbai Indians need 172 runs to get their third victory in this season. Do join us for the run chase in another few minutes.
5 1
FREE HIT. Nathan Coulter-Nile to Riyan Parag. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge for 1 run, fielded by de Kock.
5 1
No ball Nathan Coulter-Nile to Riyan Parag. Full toss, wide outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left and it was a no ball, fielded by de Kock.
4 2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Riyan Parag. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep cover for 2 runs, dropped catch by Sharma, fielded by Yadav.
3
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Riyan Parag. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, inside edge for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Riyan Parag. Off cutter half volley, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, missed for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
1 4
FOUR! Nathan Coulter-Nile to Riyan Parag. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs.
Over 19 4 runs
RAJ
6 1
Over 19. 4 runs. Bowler: Jasprit Bumrah. Rajasthan Royals: 4-159(rr 8.37)
Jasprit Bumrah to Riyan Parag. Yorker, off stump on the back foot flick, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
5
OUT! Caught & Bowled. Jasprit Bumrah to Shivam Dube. Full toss, to leg on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled back to bowler. Shivam Dube looks to go big but mistimes it straight into the hands of Jasprit Bumrah.
4 1
Jasprit Bumrah to David Miller. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
3 1
Jasprit Bumrah to Shivam Dube. Half volley, to leg on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Pollard.
2
Jasprit Bumrah to Shivam Dube. Yorker, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs.
1 1
Jasprit Bumrah to David Miller. Full toss, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Pandya.
Over 18 10 runs
RAJ
6 6
Over 18. 10 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Rajasthan Royals: 3-155(rr 8.61)
SIX! Trent Boult to Shivam Dube. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
5 1
Trent Boult to David Miller. Yorker, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Pandya.
4
OUT! Bowled. Trent Boult to Sanju Samson. Yorker, middle stump on the back foot flick, missed. Trent Boult nailed a perfect yorker to dismiss Sanju Samson.
3 1
Trent Boult to Shivam Dube. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, in the air under control to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
2 1
Trent Boult to Sanju Samson. Length ball, to leg on the front foot Slog, inside edge to cover for 1 run, fielded by Sharma.
1 1
Trent Boult to Shivam Dube. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Pandya.
Over 17 5 runs
RAJ
6 1
Over 17. 5 runs. Bowler: Jasprit Bumrah. Rajasthan Royals: 2-145(rr 8.53)
Jasprit Bumrah to Shivam Dube. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot Scoop, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to backward point for 1 run, run save by Boult.
5 1
Jasprit Bumrah to Sanju Samson. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Pandya.
4 1
Jasprit Bumrah to Shivam Dube. Yorker, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by de Kock.
3 1
Jasprit Bumrah to Sanju Samson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
2 1
Jasprit Bumrah to Shivam Dube. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Pandya.
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Shivam Dube. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, hit pad to silly point for no runs.
Over 16 14 runs
RAJ
6 2
Over 16. 14 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Rajasthan Royals: 2-140(rr 8.75)
Trent Boult to Sanju Samson. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Yadav.
5 1
Trent Boult to Shivam Dube. Yorker, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
4 1
Trent Boult to Sanju Samson. Full toss, middle stump on the front foot flick, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Pandya.
3 4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Sanju Samson. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge past third man for 4 runs. Sanju Samson drives it over the bowlers head for a boundary.
2 4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Sanju Samson. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs.
1 2
Trent Boult to Sanju Samson. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Yadav.
Over 15 13 runs
RAJ
6 1
Over 15. 13 runs. Bowler: Jayant Yadav. Rajasthan Royals: 2-126(rr 8.40)
Jayant Yadav to Sanju Samson. Quicker ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Pandya.
6 1
Wide Jayant Yadav to Sanju Samson. Off break full toss, wide outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left for 1 run, fielded by de Kock.
5 1
Jayant Yadav to Shivam Dube. Quicker ball full toss, middle stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
4 1
Jayant Yadav to Sanju Samson. Quicker ball full toss, outside off stump backing away driving, mis-timed to long on for 1 run, fielded by Pollard.
3 1
Jayant Yadav to Shivam Dube. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Pandya.
3 1
Wide Jayant Yadav to Shivam Dube. Off break half volley, wide outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left for 1 run, fielded by de Kock.
2 6
SIX! Jayant Yadav to Shivam Dube. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
1 1
Jayant Yadav to Sanju Samson. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Pollard.
Over 14 4 runs
RAJ
6
Over 14. 4 runs. Bowler: Rahul Chahar. Rajasthan Royals: 2-113(rr 8.07)
Rahul Chahar to Shivam Dube. Googly length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, missed for no runs, fielded by de Kock. Great over just conceded four runs.
5 1
Rahul Chahar to Sanju Samson. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
4 1
Rahul Chahar to Shivam Dube. Slider length ball, middle stump on the back foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Pollard.
3
Rahul Chahar to Shivam Dube. Googly length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
2 1
Rahul Chahar to Sanju Samson. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
1 1
Rahul Chahar to Shivam Dube. Leg spinner half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Pandya.
Over 13 9 runs
RAJ
6 1
Over 13. 9 runs. Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile. Rajasthan Royals: 2-109(rr 8.38)
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shivam Dube. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
5 1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Sanju Samson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Bumrah.
4 1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shivam Dube. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
3 4
FOUR! Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shivam Dube. Length ball, middle stump no foot movement driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
2 1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Sanju Samson. Off cutter short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Bumrah.
1 1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shivam Dube. Off cutter short, to leg on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
Over 12 8 runs
RAJ
6 1
Over 12. 8 runs. Bowler: Rahul Chahar. Rajasthan Royals: 2-100(rr 8.33)
Rahul Chahar to Shivam Dube. Leg spinner back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Pollard.
5 1
Rahul Chahar to Sanju Samson. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
4
Rahul Chahar to Sanju Samson. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs.
3 1
Rahul Chahar to Shivam Dube. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
2 4
FOUR! Rahul Chahar to Shivam Dube. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Right on his slot, and Shivam Dube dispatched it to the fence for a boundary.
1 1
Rahul Chahar to Sanju Samson. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
Over 11 1 run
RAJ
6
Over 11. 1 run. Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile. Rajasthan Royals: 2-92(rr 8.36)
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shivam Dube. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, inside edge to short leg for no runs.
5
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shivam Dube. Back of a length, down leg side no foot movement pushing, to cover for no runs, mis-fielded by Pandya.
4
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shivam Dube. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to silly mid on for no runs.
3
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shivam Dube. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to backward point for no runs, fielded by Pandya.
2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shivam Dube. Short, down leg side on the back foot Steer, to point for no runs, fielded by Pandya.
1 1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Sanju Samson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Pollard.
Over 10 8 runs
RAJ
6
Over 10. 8 runs. Bowler: Rahul Chahar. Rajasthan Royals: 2-91(rr 9.10)
Rahul Chahar to Shivam Dube. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Pandya.
5
OUT! Caught & Bowled. Rahul Chahar to Yashasvi Jaiswal. Googly length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, leading edge to silly mid on. Yashasvi Jaiswal looks to play across the line, which results in a leading-edge. Gentle innings from this young man come to an end.
4
Rahul Chahar to Yashasvi Jaiswal. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
3 6
SIX! Rahul Chahar to Yashasvi Jaiswal. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
2 1
Rahul Chahar to Sanju Samson. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
1 1
Rahul Chahar to Yashasvi Jaiswal. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
Over 9 12 runs
RAJ
6 4
Over 9. 12 runs. Bowler: Krunal Pandya. Rajasthan Royals: 1-83(rr 9.22)
FOUR! Krunal Pandya to Sanju Samson. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs.
5 1
Krunal Pandya to Yashasvi Jaiswal. Quicker ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Pandya.
4 1
Krunal Pandya to Sanju Samson. Quicker ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
3 1
Krunal Pandya to Yashasvi Jaiswal. Quicker length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Pandya.
2 1
Krunal Pandya to Sanju Samson. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Bumrah.
1 4
FOUR! Krunal Pandya to Sanju Samson. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump down the track Slog, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
Over 8 13 runs
RAJ
6 1
Over 8. 13 runs. Bowler: Rahul Chahar. Rajasthan Royals: 1-71(rr 8.88)
Rahul Chahar to Sanju Samson. Googly length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Pandya.
5 4
FOUR! Rahul Chahar to Sanju Samson. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
4
OUT! Stumped. Rahul Chahar to Jos Buttler. Leg spinner length ball, to leg down the track Slog, missed, by de Kock. A wicket taker! Rahul Chahar is very impressive this year.
3 6
SIX! Rahul Chahar to Jos Buttler. Leg spinner short, to leg on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
2 1
Rahul Chahar to Yashasvi Jaiswal. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, in the air under control to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
1 1
Rahul Chahar to Jos Buttler. Leg spinner length ball, to leg down the track working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Pandya.
Over 7 11 runs
RAJ
6 1
Over 7. 11 runs. Bowler: Jayant Yadav. Rajasthan Royals: 0-58(rr 8.29)
Jayant Yadav to Jos Buttler. Quicker ball half volley, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
6 1
Wide Jayant Yadav to Jos Buttler. Off break half volley, wide outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left for 1 run, fielded by de Kock.
5
Jayant Yadav to Jos Buttler. Quicker ball yorker, outside off stump backing away Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
4 1
Jayant Yadav to Yashasvi Jaiswal. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
3 1
Jayant Yadav to Jos Buttler. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
2 6
SIX! Jayant Yadav to Jos Buttler. Off break back of a length, to leg on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Crunched it over the fence for the maximum.
1 1
Jayant Yadav to Yashasvi Jaiswal. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Pandya.
Over 6 14 runs
RAJ
6 1
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 14 runs. Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile. Rajasthan Royals: 0-47(rr 7.83)
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Yashasvi Jaiswal. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
5 6
SIX! Nathan Coulter-Nile to Yashasvi Jaiswal. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs.
4 4
FOUR! Nathan Coulter-Nile to Yashasvi Jaiswal. Length ball, down leg side backing away driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
3 1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Jos Buttler. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Pandya.
2 1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Yashasvi Jaiswal. Back of a length, down leg side down the track working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
1 1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Jos Buttler. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot glancing, hit pad to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
Over 5 13 runs
RAJ
6 1
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 13 runs. Bowler: Jayant Yadav. Rajasthan Royals: 0-33(rr 6.60)
Jayant Yadav to Jos Buttler. Quicker ball back of a length, down leg side down the track working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.
5 6
SIX! Jayant Yadav to Jos Buttler. Off break short, to leg on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Jos Buttler clears the ropes with ease.
4 4
FOUR! Jayant Yadav to Jos Buttler. Off break back of a length, down leg side down the track flick, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
3
Jayant Yadav to Jos Buttler. Quicker ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Sharma.
2
Jayant Yadav to Jos Buttler. Quicker ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot driving, missed for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
1 2
Jayant Yadav to Jos Buttler. Off break back of a length, to leg down the track Slog, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to deep backward point for 2 runs, dropped catch by Chahar, fielded by Bumrah.
Over 4 1 run
RAJ
6
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 1 run. Bowler: Jasprit Bumrah. Rajasthan Royals: 0-20(rr 5.00)
Jasprit Bumrah to Yashasvi Jaiswal. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third slip for no runs, fielded by Yadav.
5 1
Jasprit Bumrah to Jos Buttler. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 1 run, shy attempt by Pollard, fielded by Pandya.
4
Jasprit Bumrah to Jos Buttler. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Yadav.
3
Jasprit Bumrah to Jos Buttler. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, mis-timed to mid off for no runs, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
2
Jasprit Bumrah to Jos Buttler. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs.
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Jos Buttler. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Yadav.
Over 3 8 runs
RAJ
6 2
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 8 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Rajasthan Royals: 0-19(rr 6.33)
Trent Boult to Yashasvi Jaiswal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Sharma, fielded by Chahar.
5
Trent Boult to Yashasvi Jaiswal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to gully for no runs, fielded by Pandya.
4 4
FOUR! Trent Boult to Yashasvi Jaiswal. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Short ball pulled away into the fence for a boundary.
3 1
Trent Boult to Jos Buttler. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Pandya.
2 1
Trent Boult to Yashasvi Jaiswal. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track pushing, inside edge to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Bumrah.
1
Trent Boult to Yashasvi Jaiswal. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Chahar.
Over 2 6 runs
RAJ
6
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 6 runs. Bowler: Jasprit Bumrah. Rajasthan Royals: 0-11(rr 5.50)
Jasprit Bumrah to Jos Buttler. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs.
5 1
Jasprit Bumrah to Yashasvi Jaiswal. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, outside edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Boult.
4 1
Jasprit Bumrah to Jos Buttler. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
3 4
FOUR! Jasprit Bumrah to Jos Buttler. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Lucky boundary for Jos Buttler.
2
Jasprit Bumrah to Jos Buttler. Full toss, off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Pollard.
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Jos Buttler. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Pandya.
Over 1 5 runs
RAJ
6 1
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Trent Boult. Rajasthan Royals: 0-5(rr 5.00)
Trent Boult to Jos Buttler. In-swinging length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, inside edge to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Chahar.
5
Trent Boult to Jos Buttler. Length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Chahar.
4
Trent Boult to Jos Buttler. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot pushing, missed for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
3
Trent Boult to Jos Buttler. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, missed for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
2
APPEAL! Trent Boult to Jos Buttler. In-swinging back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by Pandya, appeal made for L.B.W.
1 4
NEW BALL. FOUR! Trent Boult to Jos Buttler. In-swinging length ball, to leg on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs.
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Start of Rajasthan Royals Innings. Hello and a warm welcome to the 24th match of this year IPL. Today Mumbai Indians take on the Rajasthan Royals live from Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. In the points table, Mumbai holds fourth place and Rajasthan are in the second bottom. Both sides will look to capitalize on today’s game to move up in the point table. Here we go.
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Start of Innings. Hello and a warm welcome to the 24th match of this year IPL. Today Mumbai Indians take on the Rajasthan Royals live from Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. In the points table, Mumbai holds fourth place and Rajasthan are in the second bottom. Both sides will look to capitalize on today’s game to move up in the point table. Here we go.
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Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bowl.
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Teams will be announced at the toss

Match Prediction

Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) fly north from Chennai and Mumbai respectively for their Delhi leg of matches. Both teams finished their respective first legs on similar points – four (two wins, three losses).

It could’ve been a lot worse for MI had it not been for those two heists with the ball, defending 152 and 150 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) respectively. The bowlers got the defending champions out of a muddle and pulled off wins in those two matches from positions where the opposition were cruising.

MI’s batting hasn’t really stepped up and made a mark. Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav have been the only ones that have fired. The platform has been set more often than not but the likes of Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard and the Pandya brothers have just not got going. The sluggish Chepauk track didn’t help and the track at the Arun Jaitley Stadium won’t help either. Thus, it’s high-time that the famed and power-packed middle-order comes to the party.

Meanwhile, RR’s form has fluctuated. The two times they restricted oppositions to sub-150 totals, the batting chased it down and ended up winning the game. However, they failed to defend 177 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Targets of 222 and 189 couldn’t be chased down.

The middle-order has started to give RR some hope. Sanju Samson did well in the last game, steering RR through a solid run-chase while Shivam Dube has looked good in the last couple of games. David Miller and Riyan Parag seem to be batting well too. Jos Buttler’s form continues to remain a worry. The bowling has been inconsistent and expensive more often than not.

Moreover, RR are one team that has had the wood over MI in the last few years. The overall head to head may be neck and neck at 12-12. However, since the start of 2018, RR have won five games while MI have won just one.

Team Pld Won Lost Tied N/R Net RR Pts
1 Delhi Capitals 8 6 2 0 0 0.547 12
2 Chennai Super Kings 7 5 2 0 0 1.263 10
3 Royal Challengers Bangalore 7 5 2 0 0 -0.171 10
4 Mumbai Indians 7 4 3 0 0 0.062 8
5 Rajasthan Royals 7 3 4 0 0 -0.19 6
6 Punjab Kings 8 3 5 0 0 -0.368 6
7 Kolkata Knight Riders 7 2 5 0 0 -0.494 4
8 Sunrisers Hyderabad 7 1 6 0 0 -0.623 2

Team News

Team news: Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma has been struggling with his hamstring but it’s not a big concern. Hardik Pandya’s shoulder issue is still be monitored and it is not yet clear when can he return to bowling. However, all players are fit and available for selection. MI may look to bring back their fourth overseas player and Nathan Coulter-Nile could play his first game of this season.

Team news: Rajasthan Royals

RR are left with just four overseas players in their squad. While Ben Stokes fractured his finger and was ruled out, Jofra Archer did not arrive due to a hand injury and has now been ruled out of the entire tournament. Meanwhile, Liam Livingstone flew back home due to bio-bubble fatigue. Andrew Tye was the latest to leave the RR camp and he cited personal reasons and the worsening COVID-19 situation in India as he flew back to Australia.

Predicted XI

Mumbai Indians: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Suryakumar Yadav, 4 Hardik Pandya, 5 Kieron Pollard, 6 Krunal Pandya, 7 Nathan Coulter-Nile, 8 Jayant Yadav, 9 Rahul Chahar, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Trent Boult

Rajasthan Royals: 1 Jos Buttler, 2 Yashasvi Jaiswal, 3 Sanju Samson (capt & wk), 4 Shivam Dube, 5 David Miller, 6 Rahul Tewatia, 7 Riyan Parag, 8 Chris Morris, 9 Jaydev Unadkat, 10 Chetan Sakariya, 11 Mustafizur Rahman

Key players

Kieron Pollard: Kieron Pollard hasn’t really fired so far in this IPL 2021. The hard-hitting Trinidad & Tobago all-rounder has mustered 65 runs in five innings and is striking at just 116.07. His 35 not out against SRH proved to be vital which helped MI get to 150. Apart from that, there hasn’t been any big contribution or any performance of note. In fact, Pollard’s struggles and poor form has impact MI’s form as well. The middle-order hasn’t fired and that has been an area of concern for the defending champions. Thus, it is imperative for MI that Pollard gets back to his six-hitting best. He is critical in that middle-order.

Jos Buttler: Jos Buttler has looked a touch off in this tournament. All he has managed is 89 runs in five innings while striking at 127.14. He has registered three single-digit scores and only 30+ score. RR’s fortunes are heavily dependant on Buttler’s form. Yes, they have won a couple of games without a major contribution from the England wicket-keeper batsman. However, in the long run, Buttler’s form will be crucial for RR.

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