Mumbai Indians produced a clinical performance to beat Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets in the 51st match of the IPL 2021 to stay alive in the qualification race for the playoffs of the tournament at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, here on Tuesday.
A sensational bowling performances by Nathan Coulter-Nile (4/14) and James Neesham (3/12) helped Mumbai Indians restrict Rajasthan Royals to a paltry total of 90-9 in 20 overs.
Apart from Coulter-Nile and James Neesham, Jasprit Bumrah (2/14) also picked two crucial wickets for Mumbai. Opener Evin Lewis was the top-scorer for Rajasthan with his 24.
In reply, Mumbai Indians played freely and overhauled the target in 8.2 overs.
Ishan Kishan was the top-scorer for Mumbai with 50 off 25 while Mustafizur Rahman (1/32) and Chetan Sakariya (1/36) picked one wicket each for Rajasthan.
With this win, Mumbai jumped two spots to be placed just below Kolkata Knight Riders in fifth place.
Here are the top 5 players with the most runs (Orange Cap):
1. KL Rahul - 528
2. Ruturaj Gaikwad - 521
3. Shikhar Dhawan - 501
4. Sanju Samson - 483
5. Faf du Plessis - 470
Here are the top 5 players with the most wickets (Purple Cap):
1. Harshal Patel- 26
2. Avesh Khan - 22
3. Jasprit Bumrah - 19
4. Mohammed Shami - 18
5. Arshdeep Singh - 16
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