MI VS RR
BUILDUP: Three changes for RR:
Smith (c), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag
Tripathi, Ish Sodhi, Jos Buttler
change for MI:
Toss: Rajasthan Royals elect to bowl
skipper Rohit Sharma and Quinton De Kock
Binny gets the first over. Interesting. New captain, new ideas!
slow start for Mumbai Indians as first few steady overs off stuart binny and
dhawal kulkarni and now skipper Steve Smith brings on leggie shreyas gopal. Is
he trying to attack Rohit’s weak spot.
Spin: Last 3 matches, four matches, three dismissals
falls to a leg-spinner again
that, Ro? Rohit Sharma dances down the track , plays an uncertain shot and the
googly, bowled by Gopal, pops back to him for a simple catch. Rohit’s struggles
against the leggies continue.
4, 4, 6 and 1 off the first balls. A four straight down, then one through extra
cover, one past backward square leg and a pulled six over square leg. The
run-rate is up to 8 after 4 overs.
50 for Quinton de Kock
must be happy except one man he is ewin lewis. He has been out and in place of
him de kock is in red-hot form.
partnership comes to an end as Suryakumar Yadav Went for the pull and managed a
top edge and an Easy catch but the big news is Hardik Pandya has walked in at
No. 4. This is going to be fun. MI 109/2
more to the list!
Royals are fighting their way back in and this is a huge wicket. It was the
googly from shreyas gopal and the opener de kock went after it and Smashed it
to long-on. Two new batsmen hardik pandya and kieron pollard at the crease and
both will be forced to rebuild for a bit instead of attacking. MI 112/3
Archer has three overs to bowl in the final five 16th, 18th, 20th. How will
Hardik, Pollard counter this!
A six and
has comeback well with another off cutter to clean-up Kieron Pollard after
being smoked for a six!
takes out the key man and sums up for his drops somewhat by nailing a 150kph
yorker on to Pandya’s toe. He successfully calls for a review and has his man.
However, a last ball six from Ben Cutting takes the visitors past the 160+
162 runs to win off 120 balls
& Sanju Samson comes out to open
young lad is all class and timing. No wonder why he gets Shane Warne excited
everytime he plays. He’s off to a sparkling start. He hits two boundaries off
Hardik Pandya in the first over and three more sublime boundaries off Krunal
Pandya in the second over, two of them inside out over extra cover. This is
amazing start for RR with a new team leader.
falls and at
the end of powerplay Rajasthan have 60/1. It’s been a terrific start for the
hosts. Samson started well and now new captain Steve Smith has hit his stride
straight away with a couple of boundaries through backward point off Lasith
strikes from Rahul Chahar keeps MI in the game
Smith has come out with a great mindset. Definitely the best he has looked all
season. He brought the required rate down to 6.70 but Rahul Chahar keeps Mumbai
in the game with a double strike. First, Samson throws it away by holing out to
long-on with a nothing shot. Then Ben Stokes comes in at No.4 and chops one on
to his stumps.
Riyan Parag steps up to steady the RR boat!
could have gotten tricky but Parag is actually playing a good little hand here,
easing the pressure on Steve Smith. A brave scoop and an edge past short
thirdman has reduced the equation to nearly a run-a-ball. Top knock
needless run-out that ends parag’s innings!
End of a
fantastic 70-run stand between Smith and Parag but the 17-year-old is slow to
turn around and respond to a call for two from Smith and is caught well short
of his crease by an accurate throw from Ben Cutting.
gets one as well!
parag goes out Ashton Turner follows him as well as he is pinged plumb in front
off the stumps by Bumrah. It’s a second golden duck for him in the IPL! RR
should still cruise.
Royals do the double over MI this year!
ended without any drama. A very good win for Rajasthan Royals considering all
the upheavals ahead of the game. Smith took over captaincy and has led the team
from the front with an unbeaten 59 in what could have been a tricky chase.
Don’t forget his role earlier in the day as well, when he rung in the changes
very cleverly, giving his bowlers short bursts.
Man of the match: skipper Steve Smith for his unbeaten 59*