Mumbai Indians defeated Rajasthan Royals by 57 runs to register their 3rd consecutive win of the season and 4th overall. They now sit at the top of the table 8 points.
PERFORMERS OF THE DAY
MUMBAI INDIANS Bat: Suryakumar Yadav 79*(47) Rohit Sharma 35(23) Bowl: Jasprit Bumrah 4-0-20-4 Trent Boult 4-0-26-2
RAJASTHAN ROYALS Bat: Jos Buttler 70(44) Bowl: Shreyas Gopal 4-0-28-2
AS IT HAPPENED
Mumbai Indians won the toss and chose to bat first. MI were playing an unchanged side from their last game. RR had 3 changes, showing their instability. The MI opener got off to a good start, scoring 57 runs in the first 6 overs. Kartik Tyagi, the U19
sensation made his IPL debut yesterday for RR and took the wicket of Quinton De Kock.
Suryakumar’s Man Of The Match Performance
Suryakumar Yadav aka SKY came into bat in the 5th over and batted throughout. He was the only MI top order batsman who hadn’t gotten a 50+ score this season. But he changed this last night where he scored 79 runs with 11 fours and 2 sixes.
Rohit had a good start but perished to the leggie, Gopal who took two in two (Rohit and Kishan) to bring RR back into the game. In at 5 was Krunal Pandya, though sending Kieron Pollard would have been the right call. Polly didn’t get to bat as Hardik and Surya finished the game with flair. They scored 68 runs of the final 5 overs to take the team total to 193.
Two Collapses In Two Games For RR
Two batting collapses by RR in two consecutive games doesn’t show their hefty top order in good light. It happened against the RCB and it happened again against MI last night. RR were 12-3, losing Smith, Jaiswal and Samson. They were 31/3 after the poweplay. In a chase of 194, it’s near to impossible for a team to come back from such a start and win the game.
Buttler – The Lone Warrior
Jos Buttler played a good knock of 70 runs and tried steadying the ship. Only if he had some support from the other end, things could have been different for the Royals. Wickets kept tumbling at the other end and the RR never got a partnership going.
Bumrah – Spitting Fire
Jasprit Bumrah took 4 wickets in last night’s game. He knocked out Smith early on and then came back to finish the game with 3 more wickets. Some death bowling brilliance by MI saw them win the match comfortably by 57 runs.
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