MI VS RR Match Highlights: RR looked much more positive after beating KKR in the previous games. Since their main players are still injured, they must depend on their young talent. MI was still struggling in this tournament, they weren’t able to find one or two players who could give them a finishing touch.
Head to Head: 24
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Let’s take a look at yesterday’s match.
MI VS RR Team Squads:
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI):
Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI):
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
Toss: Mumbai Indians won the toss and opted to bowl.
Rajasthan Royals started their innings with their two openers Buttler and Jaiswal. Boult led the pace attack.
In the powerplay, both openers looked fantastic. It is often important for any team to keep wickets in the first six overs.
After six overs RR score was 47/0. It was a steady start.
MI needed wickets, and Rahul Chahar came through with two. After a steady start, both openers were removed. When the team needs a wicket, Rahul Chahar always delivers.
Samson and Dube form a 50-run partnership. RR was aiming for a 180-plus mark at the time, but MI bowlers were able to keep their run-rate under control.
After Samson and Dube were thrown out, they were unable to complete the innings. In the end, RR came up with a respectable ranking.
After 20 overs RR score was 171/4.
Rohit and Quinton de Kock led the chase for MI. Chetan Sakariya was the first to bowl. De Kock was having a great time hitting the ball. He was getting in from which was much needed for MI.
Powerplay was going very well until Rohit got out in the 6th over. MI captain was back to the dugout without doing much.
After 6 overs, the MI score was 49/1.
MI was cruising at the time, with de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav were in charge of maintaining the required run rate.
Chris Morris got the wicket of Suryakumar, a much-needed one for RR.
Krunal Pandya was given a chance to come before Pollard and Hardik. It was a strange decision from MI.
De Kock made a brilliant half-century, he is first in this season, MI was relieved after their star player finally gave a special knock.
Krunal Pandya played a special inning of 39 runs in 26 balls.
In the end, 25 runs needed in 18 balls. De Kock and Pollard finished the game in the 19th over.
Mumbai Indians won by 7 wickets.
Man of the Match: Quinton de Kock
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