Quinton de Kock of Mumbai Indians during match 23 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Chennai Super Kings and the Sunrisers Hyderabad held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, India on the 28th April 2021
Quinton de Kock of Mumbai Indians during match 23 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Chennai Super Kings and the Sunrisers Hyderabad held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, India on the 28th April 2021
Photo by Saikat Das / Sportzpics for IPL

Match Details

Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

Toss: Mumbai Indians elect to field first

Points Table Standings: Indians 4th (4 points/5 games) | Royals 7th (4 points/5 games)

Head-to-Head: 22 matches – Indians 11 | Royals 11

Rajasthan Royals have won four of their five recent games against defending champions but there’s nothing to separate these two teams in H-2-H record. However, it is just a matter of time Mumbai Indians batting starts clicking.

Pitch Report

Spinners will have their say on this Delhi wicket but not as much as they had in Chennai. The game is likely to be played on one of the slower tracks. However, shorter boundaries and the presence of better power-hitters in MI and RR should make this a high-scoring affair. Team winning the toss will probably look to bat first and put runs on the board.

Par score: 180

Playing 11

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C&WK), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Dream 11

Wicketkeepers: Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Hardik Pandya, David Miller

All-rounders: Chris Morris

Bowlers: Rahul Chahar, Jaydev Unadkat, Trent Boult

Team: Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Chris Morris, Rahul Chahar, Jaydev Unadkat, Trent Boult

Match Begins

Buttler takes strike against Boult. Yashasvi Jaiswal at the non-striker's end

0.1 - FOUR!

Boult drifts down the leg side and Jos Buttler manages a touch on it

END OF OVER 1: RR 5/0

Jos Buttler 5 (6) | Yashasvi Jaiswal 0 (0)

Trent Boult 1-0-5-0 | Bumrah to bowl from the other end

1.3 - FOUR!

Is it a thick edge or deliberate? Doesn't matter. It's another boundary for Jos Buttler

END OF OVER 2: RR 11/0

Jos Buttler10 (11) | Yashasvi Jaiswal1 (1)

Jasprit Bumrah 1-0-6-0 | Trent Boult1-0-5-0

2.4 - FOUR!

Played in the air over mid wicket and Jaiswal gets his first boundary

END OF OVER 3: RR 19/0

8 runs from the Boult Over. Bumrah to continue

Yashasvi Jaiswal 8 (6) | Jos Buttler 11 (12)

Trent Boult 2-0-13-0 | Jasprit Bumrah 1-0-6-0

0,0,0,0 and a risky run

Four dot balls and Buttler takes a risky single. Replays show he would have been a gonner had ball hit the stumps!

END OF OVER 4: RR 20/0

Yashasvi Jaiswal 8 (7) | Jos Buttler 12 (17)

Jasprit Bumrah 2-0-7-0 | Trent Boult 2-0-13-0

Spin into the attack

Jayant is in to bowl Over 5

4.1 - Almost a catch

Buttler survives but comes dangerously close of being holed out to Chahar at backward point. He is trying to get a move on here.

4.4 - FOUR!

Buttler finally gets the ball in the middle ofhis bat. One bounce four over mid wicket

4.5 - SIX!

Same shot but better result this time. Buttler takes charge.

END OF OVER 5: RR 33/0

Coulter-Nile to bowl final Over of the powerplay

Jos Buttler 25 (23) | Yashasvi Jaiswal 8 (7)

Jayant Yadav1-0-13-0 | Jasprit Bumrah2-0-7-0

5.4 - FOUR!

Goes a long way on the on side and smashes it over extra cover for a boundary!

5.5 - SIX!

That's SWEEET! Great pull shot for a maximum over deep square leg!

END OF POWERPLAY

After playing Bumrah and Boult safely, RR openers have played successful attacking shots to take the score to 47/ in 6 overs.

This is a good platform for 2008 champions

Jayant Yadav to bowl his 2nd over

6.2 - SIX!

Buttler pumps a short ball over cow corner region for a maximum!

END OF OVER 7: RR 58/0

Jos Buttler 34 (29) | Yashasvi Jaiswal 22 (13)

Jayant Yadav2-0-24-0 | Nathan Coulter-Nile1-0-13-0

20 from the first 4 overs and 38 from next 3.

Dangerman Rahul Chahar into the attack

7.3 - SIX!

Same shot. Same result

Buttler pumps this over cow corner region for another maximum!

7.4 - WICKET!

Lovely! flighted leg spinner and Jos Buttler charges down the track and keeps walking back to the pavillion.

Jos Buttler st †de Kock b Chahar 41 (32b 3x4 3x6) SR: 128.12

7.5 -FOUR!

Samson is the new man in and RR skipper stamps his authority first ball. Crisp backfoot shot through sweeper cover

END OF OVER 8: RR 71/1

END OF OVER 9: RR 83/1

12 runs from the Over including 2 Samson boundaries. Rahul Chahar to continue.

Sanju Samson 15 (6) | Yashasvi Jaiswal 25 (16)

Krunal Pandya 1-0-12-0 | Rahul Chahar 1-0-13-1

9.3 - SIX!

A slog sweep kept deep midwicket interested but it sails over him for maximum!

9.5 - WICKET!

Leading edge straight back to bowler. Chahar screams at Jaiswal. Probably unhappy that he was hit for Six 2 balls earlier

Yashasvi Jaiswal c & b Chahar 32 (20b 2x4 2x6) SR: 160

END OF OVER 10: RR 91/2

Shivam Dube 0(1) Sanju Samson 16 (7). Coulter-Nile to bowl Over 11. Mumbai Indians will like to bowl more balls at Dube considering his poor form

Rahul Chahar 2-0-21-2 | Krunal Pandya 1-0-12-0

END OF OVER 11: RR 92/2

Single off the first ball from Sanju Samson and Dube plays next five balls defensively. Just 1 from it. Chahar to bowl his 3rd over

11.2 - FOUR!

Slogged between long-on and deep midwicket. Dube will be relieved t get it off the middle

END OF OVER 12: RR 100/2

Coulter-Nile to continue

Shivam Dube6 (9) | Sanju Samson19 (11)

Rahul Chahar 3-0-29-2 | Nathan Coulter-Nile 2-0-14-0

12.3 - FOUR!

Dube stands and delivers through extra cover for a boundary

END OF OVER 13: RR 109/2

9 runs from the over. Chahar will bowl out his fourth over.

Shivam Dube 13 (13) | Sanju Samson 21 (13)

Nathan Coulter-Nile 3-0-23-0 | Rahul Chahar3-0-29-2

END OF OVER 14: RR 113/2

Chahar finishes off with 34-2 in his four overs. Yadav to bowl his third over

14.2 - SIX!

Dube deposits the ball over deep mid-wicket. Once again no footwork. Just stands and hits the ball

END OF OVER 15: RR 126/2

13 runs from the over. Yadav has been expensive today. Boult in the attack

Sanju Samson26 (18) | Shivam Dube23 (20)

Jayant Yadav3-0-37-0 | Rahul Chahar4-0-33-2

15.2 - FOUR!

That's silky straight shot for four!. Samson playing a good knock

15.3 - FOUR!

Undercut between keeper and wide slip. Samson races off to 36 in 21 balls

END OF OVER 16: RR 140/2

Bumrah to bowl Over 17. With Miller in the dugout, it should be hit out or get out for Dube

Sanju Samson 39 (23) | Shivam Dube 24 (21)

Trent Boult 3-0-27-0 | Jayant Yadav 3-0-37-0

END OF OVER 17: RR 145/2

Just 5 from it. Teams haven't learnt lessons on what happens if your in-form players don't get to come early. Saw it with Williamsom yesterday and seeing it probably with Miller today.

Boult to finish off his spell.

17.4 - WICKET!

As good a yorker as it gets! Samson's middle stump knocked off!

Sanju Samson b Boult 42 (27b 5x4 0x6) SR: 155.55

17.6 - SIX!

Dube hits it out of the park in the cow corner region. Boult finishes off with 37-1 in his four Overs.

END OF OVER 18: RR 155/3

Bumrah to bowl Over 19

Shivam Dube 34 (28) | David Miller 1 (1)

Trent Boult 4-0-37-1 | Jasprit Bumrah 3-0-11-0

18.5 – WICKET!

Dube done for pace and accurate Yorker! Chips it straight back to bowler

Shivam Dube c & b Bumrah 35 (31b 2x4 2x6) SR: 112.9

END OF OVER 19: RR 159/4

4 runs and 1 wicket from Bumrah’s final over. He bowls 4 overs for 15 runs in high-scoring contest. Coulter-Nile to bowl final over.

Riyan Parag 1 (1) | David Miller 3 (3)

Jasprit Bumrah 4-0-15-1 | Trent Boult 4-0-37-1

19.1 - FOUR!

Undercut for four!

19.5 - NO BALL!

Lands outside the pitch and next ball is FREE HIT!

19.5 - FREE HIT!

Parag is bowled but since it is a free hit, They run a single and Miller is on strike. He is just facing his fifth ball. This will probably come to haunt Rajasthan Royals since they are a few runs short of what they should have got considering the start they had.

19.6 FOUR!

Straight as a bullet and Rajasthan Royals reach 170-mark when they should have touched 190. No batting for Morris and Miller ends up facing just 5 balls.

END OF OVER 20: RR 171/4

THE CHASE BEGINS!

Rohit Sharma and QDK come out to bat. Sakariya has the ball with a slip in place.

END OF OVER 1: MI 4/0

Need 168 from 114 balls @8.84

Quinton de Kock 1 (3) | Rohit Sharma 3 (3)

Chetan Sakariya 1-0-4-0 | Jaydev Unadkat 0-0-0-0

END OF OVER 2: MI 7/0

Need 165 from 108 balls @9.17

Quinton de Kock 3 (5) | Rohit Sharma 4 (7)

Chetan Sakariya 1-0-4-0 | Jaydev Unadkat 1-0-3-0

2.3 - FOUR!

QDK hits first boundary of the innings in deep cover region.

END OF OVER 3: MI 14/0

Need 165 from 108 balls @9.29. Mustafizur in attack

Quinton de Kock 9 (9) | Rohit Sharma 4 (9)

Chetan Sakariya 2-0-11-0 | Jaydev Unadkat 1-0-3-0

3.1 - FOUR!

QDK places it fine in backward point region for a boundary

3.2 - SIX!

Swipe over deep fine leg! QDK has welcomed Mustafizur in some style

END OF OVER 4: MI 27/0

Need 145 from 96 balls @9.06

Quinton de Kock 21 (13) | Rohit Sharma 5 (11)

Chetan Sakariya 2-0-11-0 | Jaydev Unadkat 1-0-3-0 | Mustafizur Rahman1-0-13-0

4.2 - SIX!

Unadkat bowls it short to Rohit Sharma and gets punished with Hitman's signature pull shot over midwicket for maximum

END OF OVER 5 MI 36/0

Need 136 from 90 balls @9.07. Morris to bowl final over of the powerplay.

Quinton de Kock 23 (16) | Rohit Sharma 12 (14)

Jaydev Unadkat 2-0-12-0 | Mustafizur Rahman 1-0-13-0

5.1 - SIX!

Pull over mid-wicket and QDK is hammering RR bowlers

5.2 - FOUR!

Morris drifts down the leg and QDK helps it to the boundary. Umpire says leg byes!

5.6 - WICKET!

Huge wicket! Rohit Sharma falls on the last ball of the powerplay. Sharma tries to hit an on-drive but holes out to Sakariya.

Rohit Sharma c Sakariya b Morris 14 (17b 0x4 1x6) SR: 82.35

END OF POWERPLAY

END OF OVER 6 MI 49/1

13 runs from the over. Suryakumar Yadav is the new man in. Tewatia will bowl Over 7

Mumbai need 123 from 84 balls @8.79

Quinton de Kock 29 (19)

Chris Morris 1-0-8-1 | Jaydev Unadkat 2-0-12-0

6.3 - FOUR!

6.4 - FOUR!

BACK-TO-BACK BOUNDARIES FOR SKY!

6.6 - FOUR!

Reverse sweep by QDK! Another good over for Mumbai Indians

END OF OVER 7: MI: 63/1

Mustafizur will bowl Over 8.

Need 109 from 78 balls @8.38

Quinton de Kock 34 (21) | Suryakumar Yadav 9 (4)

Rahul Tewatia 1-0-14-0 | Chris Morris 1-0-8-1

END OF OVER 8: MI 71/1

Need 101 from 72 balls @8.42. Unadkat back in the attack.

Quinton de Kock 36 (24) | Suryakumar Yadav15 (7)

Mustafizur Rahman2-0-21-0 | Rahul Tewatia1-0-14-0

8.2 - FOUR!

QDK pulls it gently at square leg for a boundary.

END OF OVER 9: MI 83/1

Need 89 from 66 balls @8.09. Morris in attack; RR need wickets. Mumbai cruising nicely.

Quinton de Kock 47 (29) | Suryakumar Yadav16 (8)

Jaydev Unadkat3-0-24-0 | Mustafizur Rahman2-0-21-0

9.2 - WICKET!

Morris delivers. SKY is out as he holes out to midwicket! Krunal Pandya is the new man in at No. 4

Suryakumar Yadav c Buttler b Morris 16 (10b 3x4 0x6) SR: 160

END OF OVER 10: MI 87/2

Need 85 from 60 balls @8.50. Dube to bowl Over 11

Krunal Pandya 3 (3) | Quinton de Kock 48 (30)

Chris Morris 2-0-12-2 | Jaydev Unadkat 3-0-24-0

10.2 - 4LB!

QDK rides his luck. Tries to play it behind the wickets but the ball hits the pad and deflects for a boundary.

END OF OVER 11: MI 97/2

10 runs from the over. Unadkat to bowl Over 12

Need 75 from 54 balls @ 8.33

Krunal Pandya 7 (6) | Quinton de Kock 49 (33)

Shivam Dube 1-0-6-0 | Chris Morris 2-0-12-2

11.2 - FIFTY for QDK FROM 35 BALLS!

END OF OVER 12: MI 106/2

9 runs from the Over. Tewatia to bowl Over 13

Need 66 from 48 balls @ 8.25

Krunal Pandya12 (8) | Quinton de Kock53 (37)

Jaydev Unadkat4-0-33-0 | Shivam Dube1-0-6-0

END OF OVER 13: MI 111/2

Need 61 from 42 balls @ 8.71

Quinton de Kock 55 (40) | Krunal Pandya 14 (11)

Rahul Tewatia2-0-18-0 | Jaydev Unadkat4-0-33-0

13.4 - DROPPED!

Great effort by Jaiswal but couldn't hold on to the ball. QDK survives!

END OF OVER 14: MI 119/2

8 runs from the Over. Tewatia to bowl Over 15

Need 53 from 36 @ 8.83

Krunal Pandya 16 (13) | Quinton de Kock 61 (44)

Chetan Sakariya 3-0-18-0 | Rahul Tewatia 2-0-18-0

14.1 - SIX!

K Pandya dispatches it over the bowler's head for a maximum

END OF OVER 15: MI 131/2

12 runs from the Over

Need 41 from 30 @8.20. Morris in attack

Krunal Pandya 26 (18) | Quinton de Kock 62 (45)

Rahul Tewatia 3-0-30-0 | Chetan Sakariya 3-0-18-0

15.1 - FOUR!

Krunal plays it towards backward square leg for a boundary. Required rate under 8 runs per over.

END OF OVER 16: MI 140/2

Krunal Pandya 33 (22) | Quinton de Kock 64 (47). Mustafizur to bowl Over 17.

Chris Morris 3-0-21-2 | Rahul Tewatia 3-0-30-0

16.1 - SIX!

Goes high and keeps deep midwicket interested for a while. Just manages to clear the fence.

16.4 - WICKET!

Mustafizur cleans up Krunal for a much-needed breakthrough. Krunal walks off disappointed. He wanted to see off this chase.

Pollard comes in the middle to join QDK.

Krunal Pandya b Mustafizur Rahman 39 (26b 2x4 2x6) SR: 150

END OF OVER 17: MI 147/3

7 runs and a wicket. Morris to bowl the make or break over.

Need 25 from 18 @8.33

Kieron Pollard 1 (2) | Quinton de Kock 64 (47)

Mustafizur Rahman 3-0-28-1 | Chris Morris 3-0-21-2

17.1 - SIX!

Pollard manages to hit a wide off delivery for six over cover!

17.2 - FOUR!

Pollard find the gap between deep square leg and cow corner

END OF OVER 18: MI 163/3

16 runs from the Over. Remaining 8 runs now just a formality.

Need 9 from 12 @4.50

Quinton de Kock 65 (48)

Kieron Pollard 12 (7)

Chris Morris 4-0-33-2

Mustafizur Rahman 3-0-28-1

18.1 - FOUR!

De Kock brings Mumbai Indians in touching distance

18.2 - 1 run

18.3 - FOUR!

Pollard seals it for Mumbai Indians. Rajasthan Royals were at least 15 runs short on this track but it wouldn't have mattered the way QDK batted today. Mumbai Indians consolidate thier position in Top 4 in points table.

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