Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets.
On the basis of disciplined bowling, Mumbai Indians restricted Rajasthan Royals to 90 for nine in the do or die match of the Indian Premier League on Tuesday.
In the 51st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021), Mumbai Indians defeated Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets. Batting first, Rajasthan Royals scored 90 runs for 9 wickets, which Mumbai team achieved by losing 2 wickets in 8.2 overs. Ishan Kishan has answered his return in the team with a great innings. Kishan played an inning of 50 runs in 25 balls.
Disciplined bowling by Jimmy Neesham and Nathan Coulter-Nile on 25 c, Mumbai Indians restricted Rajasthan Royals to 90 for nine in a do or die match of the Indian Premier League on Tuesday.
Ishan Kishan returned to form
Keeping the hopes of entering the playoffs intact by defeating Rajasthan Royals. Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl first, which was proved right by his bowlers. Royals’ team could only score 90 runs for nine wickets and Mumbai achieved this target in 8.2 overs by losing two wickets.
Returning to form, Ishan scored an unbeaten 50 off 25 balls with the help of five fours and three sixes. After hitting Chetan Sakariya for two sixes in the eighth over, he first hit Mustafizur Rahman for a four in the ninth over and then completed the formality of his half-century and team’s victory by hitting a six.
Mumbai at number five now
After this win, Mumbai have 12 points from 13 matches and Kolkata Knight Riders also have the same points, but on the basis of better run average, they are at the fourth place in the points table. Mumbai has to play Sunrisers Hyderabad and KKR against Royals in the next match. Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore have made it to the playoffs.
Royals’ innings shattered within four overs
Neesham, playing the first match in the UAE leg of the IPL, took three wickets for 12 runs. He took full advantage of the help from the pitch as the ball was not coming on the bat properly here. Coulter-Nile took four wickets for 14 runs in four overs. Neesham and Coulter-Nile conceded just 26 runs and took seven wickets, leaving the match out of the hands of the Royals. Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets for 14 runs. The Royals’ innings was shattered within four overs. At one point his score was 41 for one and five wickets fell within 50 runs in the last over of the powerplay. Mumbai did not allow him to return to the match after that.
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