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.
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
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
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
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
END OF OVER 2: RR 11/0
Jos Buttler10 (11) | Yashasvi Jaiswal1 (1)
Jasprit Bumrah 1-0-6-0 | Trent Boult1-0-5-0
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
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.
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
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
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
7.4 - 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
Samson is the new man in and RR skipper stamps his authority first ball. Crisp backfoot shot through sweeper cover
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
9.5 - 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
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
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
19.5 - 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.
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 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
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
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
5.6 - 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
18.3 - 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.