Indian Premier League, 2019

Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals - Match 27

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Date & Time: 13 April 2019

Rajasthan Royals 188/6

RR: 9.64 | Rajasthan Royals beat Mumbai Indians by 4 wickets

commentary

Not surprisingly, Jos Buttler has been named the Man Of The Match for his stunning knock. What would have been interesting to see is - who would have got the award had Rajasthan not got through. That ends the proceedings for this game but do not go anywhere. The Punjab-Bangalore match is about to begin in Mohali.

How does the points table stack up now? No change in the positions. Mumbai stay at third. Rajasthan are rooted to 7th. Only, the latter double their points to 4, staying alive in the tournament. Need 6 wins in their remaining 7 matches to make it to the knockouts.

Full marks to Mumbai for their effort. Their never-say-die spirit. For 70 percent of the chase, they were not in it at all but Buttler's wicket changed things and they dragged the momentum their way. Spare a thought for Alzarri Joseph. First, he was hammered by Jos Buttler. Then, he hurt his right shoulder which could keep him out of the game for a while. Bumrah and Krunal then strut their stuff, picking up 2 and 3 wickets respectively.

Buttler departed for 89 with 40 balls remaining, thinking that perhaps if he had stayed till the end, Rajasthan would have won in the 18th over. Now, they might win in the 19th. But what followed after that was absolute mayhem. Bumrah started the show, getting Samson, then Krunal got Livingstone and Tripathi in the next over. Smith then fell the next ball and it seemed like the game had slipped away. But somehow, Gopal held his nerve and carried his team through.

Ideally, Rajasthan should have done this with 7 or maximum 6 wickets in hand and an over to spare. The 60-run opening stand between Rahane and Buttler laid the platform, then another half century stand kept Mumbai at bay. Then came that explosive 28-run over in the 13th and that seemed to hit Mumbai really hard. With 42 needed from 42 balls and 9 wickets in hand, which side do you expect to win? The chasing one. But cricket is such a game that the more you expect, the more you get surprised. That is exactly what happened.

Phew! 217 minutes. 375 runs. 11 wickets. 237 balls. What a match. Mumbai batted first and raked up 187. Rajasthan were coasting through till the 14th over. But the game, funny that it is, shocked one and all as the visitors collapsed, only to somehow sneak through.

19.3
4
H Pandya to S Gopal, FOUR! Here it is... RAJASTHAN WIN BY 4 WICKETS! Pandya offers a bit of room around off, Shreyas Gopal gives it the full whack of his bat and slaps it over extra cover for the winning runs. Rajasthan break their losing streak, their dugout is all pumped up!
19.2
0
H Pandya to S Gopal, Play and a miss! Shortish this time, on off, Gopal tries to slam it through the line but fails to connect.
19.1
2
H Pandya to S Gopal, IN THE AIR... DROPPED! The batsmen take two, two important runs. Fullish length ball on off, Gopal stands tall and lofts it over mid off. The fielder runs back to attempt for the catch but fails to hold on. It rolls behind and the long on fielder stops it from crossing the rope.

Who bowls the final over? Hardik Pandya gets the chance to become a hero. 1-0-5-0 so far. And how much is he defending? 5!

18.6
1
J Bumrah to S Gopal, EDGED, BUT DROPPED! Will that cost Mumbai? Outside off, Gopal looks to force it through the off side again but gets another outside edge. This time it is closer to the keeper who dives to his right but cannot quite hang on to the catch. Sensational over from Bumrah. Almost did it for his side. Again.
18.5
4
J Bumrah to S Gopal, FOUR! Edged and a boundary! On a length outside off, Gopal looks to force it through the off side but gets a thick outside edge which flies past the keeper and beats even the very fine third man!
18.4
0
J Bumrah to S Gopal, Is that a nick? Not out, says the umpire. Gopal backs away to the leg side, attempting to force it through the off side but is cramped for room as the ball comes in. There is a noise as the ball goes through and Mumbai appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Mumbai do not have a review left. Replays show that there was no edge involved.
18.3
2
J Bumrah to S Gopal, Lovely shot, excellent effort but has Alzarri Joseph done himself a lot of harm? Full and outside off, Gopal leans and drives it through mid off. Joseph gives it a chase and tries to pull it back but then while trying to do so, he lands awkwardly on his shoulder and is in immense pain. Meanwhile, 2 runs taken.
18.2
0
J Bumrah to K Gowtham, NOT OUT. MISSING LEG. Cannot blame the fielding unit for taking the review. It was a yorker, fired in on middle and leg and Gowtham was looking to flick, getting across. Was hit on the pads and up went Bumrah but the umpire was firm. There is a massive team meeting and just when the time remaining for DRS says 1 second, Rohit smilingly takes the review. Hawk Eye does not support the hosts though.

Gone first ball? A sensational yorker from Bumrah and he believes that he has Gowtham trapped LBW. What does Hawk Eye say?

Krishnappa Gowtham comes in now at number 8.

18.1
0
J Bumrah to S Smith, OUT! Caught behind! Is that the game? Is that the game? Rajasthan pulling off a sensational choke here. A length ball outside off, Smith looks to force it through the off side but the ball comes back in, cuts him for room and goes through. There is a noise and the keeper appeals but the umpire is unmoved. However, Smith walks and the hopes of Rajasthan sink.

Shreyas Gopal walks in at number 7, replacing Livingstone. He can hold the bat for sure.

17.6
0
K Pandya to L Livingstone, OUT! BOWLED! Are Mumbai pulling off the unthinkable? Another rash shot. The arm ball, outside off, Livingstone looks to play a wild slog but misses. The ball hits the timber and Mumbai think they can...
17.5
1
K Pandya to S Smith, Full and outside off, driven wide of long off for one more.
17.4
1
K Pandya to L Livingstone, Outside off, dabbed straight to short third man for a quick run. Rohit is not happy with the fielder. He wanted the new man on strike.
17.3
1
K Pandya to S Smith, Short and outside off, dragged wide of long on for a single.
17.2
0
K Pandya to S Smith, Dot ball. Outside off, short and wide, Smith lashes out the cut, but finds point. Smiles immediately after playing that shot. Indicates that he should have played it behind point.

Liam Livingstone walks in at number 6, with the cat seemingly amongst the pigeons.

17.1
0
K Pandya to R Tripathi, OUT! Tripathi holes out and Mumbai have got 2 wickets in the span of 3 balls! Time for a choke? Full and outside off, Tripathi reaches out and looks to play the slog sweep. Seems to connect well too but to his dismay, the hit is flat, lacking elevation. Hardik Pandya races to his left from deep mid-wicket and accepts the catch. Scoreboard pressure... 17 needed from 17.
16.6
1
J Bumrah to R Tripathi, Outside off, watchfully pushed towards third man for a single. 3 runs and a wicket from the over.

Rahul Tripathi comes in at number 5, replacing Samson.

16.5
0
J Bumrah to S Samson, OUT! LBW! The decision stays as it is and Rajasthan are very lucky that they do not lose a review. Samson walked across his stumps and Bumrah lined it very straight, from over the wicket. Sanju missed his flick and was hit dead straight in front of the stumps, prompting an LBW appeal and the raise of the umpire's finger. Smith was adamant that this was missing leg and forced Samson into the review. Hawk Eye shows it to be clipping leg stump. Now then. Mumbai get the set batsman. Relatively two new batsmen at the crease. Are we in for another humdinger? 18 needed from 19 balls.

Samson departs! Adjudged LBW! Samson is ready to walk but Smith has convinced him to go for the review. Looks pretty adjacent.

16.4
1
J Bumrah to S Smith, Short and outside off, pulled awkwardly through mid-wicket for a run.
16.3
0
J Bumrah to S Smith, Oops... looks to pull, does Smith but is early into the shot. Gets hit on the pads and the ball rolls to the off side. Steven instantaneously looks for the single without even knowing where the ball is. Samson sends him back in time as Bumrah races across.
16.2
0
J Bumrah to S Smith, Around off, coming in, solidly defended.
16.1
1
J Bumrah to S Samson, Down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.

STRATEGIC BREAK. 4 overs left. 20 needed. Rajasthan should get home from here. But... you never know. Cricket is a game of uncertainties. If Mumbai can get Samson, then Bumrah is always there for death over miracles. Jasprit Bumrah is back on. 2-0-13-0 so far.

15.6
1
K Pandya to S Samson, Outside off, punched down to long on for one more. 10 from the over.
15.5
4
K Pandya to S Samson, FOUR! This time it runs to the boundary. Full and outside leg, Samson paddles it very fine. The ball races away.
15.4
1
K Pandya to S Smith, Full on middle, Smith gets across and paddles it fine for a single.
15.3
0
K Pandya to S Smith, Comes down the track and pushes it back to the bowler.
15.2
0
K Pandya to S Smith, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
15.1
4
K Pandya to S Smith, FOUR! Off the edge! Full and outside off, Smith looks to sweep but gets a top edge. Hardik Pandya starts to give it a chase from short third man and thinks of pulling it back but then eventually looks to chase. Then he tries to pull it back again, but in the end, is late.

Krunal Pandya time. 2-0-21-1 so far.

14.6
0
H Pandya to S Samson, Outside off, played straight to point.
14.5
1
H Pandya to S Smith, Dropped short, pulled through mid-wicket for one more. That was a cutter and it barely came off the pitch. Samson is extremely important for the visitors now. New batsmen will find it difficult to score.
14.4
1
H Pandya to S Samson, Outside off, eased past point for another single.
14.3
1
H Pandya to S Smith, Banged in short, pulled through mid-wicket for one.
14.2
1
H Pandya to S Samson, On middle and leg, flicked away for a run.
14.1
1
H Pandya to S Smith, Outside off, steered towards third man for a single.

Hardik Pandya to bowl for the first time. Very surprising that he is brought on so late.

13.6
1
R Chahar to S Smith, A back of a length delivery on off, Smith drives it uppishly towards the cover region. The fielder at covers makes a diving effort to his left but the ball is far from him. Single taken.
13.5
1
R Chahar to S Samson, A length delivery on off, Samson taps it towards the covers region for a run.
13.4
2
R Chahar to S Samson, On middle and off, turning in, the googly, worked through mid-wicket for a brace.
13.3
2
R Chahar to S Samson, Excellent effort from Jason Behrendorff. A flighted delivery on off, Samson lifts it above covers, Beherndorff at sweeper cover dives to his right and pulls the ball in. Then realises the ball rolling towards the ropes, he again pulls it back watchfully. Brilliant effort.

Steven Smith comes in at number 4 with the match there for the taking. If Rajasthan want it. Or do we smell a Mumbai comeback? 41 needed from 40 balls.

13.2
0
R Chahar to Jos Buttler, OUT! Caught! No century for Buttler but his 89 might prove enough to give Rajasthan a couple of points tonight. Full and outside off, Buttler, who is in six-hitting mood, looks to go big. But he is done in by the turn and miscues it towards long off. Simple catch for Suryakumar Yadav. Replays show that Chahar bowled that from almost behind the wickets. So along with the turn, the lack of pace was also the issue. Well played, Jos.
13.1
1
R Chahar to S Samson, DROPPED! A nice tossed up delivery on off, Samson cross bats it and wants to play above bowler's head but gets it off the bottom of the bat. The ball lobs in the air towards the cover region. Rohit Sharma tries to get under it, running back but drops it.
12.6
6
A Joseph to Jos Buttler, SIX! 28 from the over! Has this over turned the tide completely? Full and on middle, Buttler whips this over mid-wicket and clears the fence with ease! Rohit has done well to keep his calm. He applauds his bowler and is not too angry. The required rate is below 6!
12.5
4
A Joseph to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Another boundary! This is sensational batting. Full and outside off, this time Buttler just opens the face of his bat and steers it past short third man! 6, 4, 4, 4, 4. What is coming on the final ball?
12.4
4
A Joseph to Jos Buttler, EDGED, FOUR! This is hard luck on the bowler. It is a fast yorker, outside off, Buttler looks to squeeze it out but the ball goes off the outside edge past the keeper and beats short third man!
12.3
4
A Joseph to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Short and outside off, this is bad bowling, Buttler brings out his square cut and beats the man racing to his left from sweeper cover!
12.2
4
A Joseph to Jos Buttler, FOUR! BEAUTY! Classic batting. Full and outside off, Buttler leans and drives it wide of mid off. The fielder gets across to his left but...
12.1
6
A Joseph to Jos Buttler, SIX! Going, going and gone! That is the third time in this innings that an over has begun with a biggie. A length ball, on middle, Buttler just swings this through the line and clears long on!

Alzarri Joseph returns. 2-0-25-0 so far.

11.6
1
R Chahar to Jos Buttler, A fuller delivery on leg, Buttler flicks it for a run. 15 runs from this over.
11.5
1
R Chahar to S Samson, Smart batting by Samson. Drives this full delivery through covers for a single.
11.4
6
R Chahar to S Samson, SIX! Second one of the over! A full toss gift from Chahar and Samson accepts it. This was nicely tossed up and SS dances down the track and clubs it above the long off region for a maximum.
11.3
0
R Chahar to S Samson, A back of a length outside off, Samson tries to plays it down the third man region using pace of the ball, but gets an inside edge onto the pads of the keeper, Ishan.
11.2
1
R Chahar to Jos Buttler, A quicker one to follow, Buttler flicks it towards the leg side for a single.
11.1
6
R Chahar to Jos Buttler, SIX! Up, up and away! First ball of a new spell and Buttler has given the 19-year old a splendid welcome. Comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball, which is around leg stump and whips it with utmost ease over long on! 79 more needed from 53 balls.

Rahul Chahar is back on. 2-0-12-0 so far.

10.6
0
J Bumrah to S Samson, A full length delivery on middle and leg, Samson flicks it mid on.
10.5
0
J Bumrah to S Samson, A short of a length delivery on off, angling in for Samson. SS defends it.
10.4
1
J Bumrah to Jos Buttler, Oops... that barely arrived. A high full toss outside off, Buttler initially thinks it is a no ball for height and gets ready to smash it. But then the ball dips and comes very slowly. Jos then adjusts and pushes it through the covers where Rohit Sharma makes a wonderful diving stop to his left. Gets up and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. The single is completed with ease.
10.3
0
J Bumrah to Jos Buttler, Outside off, played straight to point.
10.2
2
J Bumrah to Jos Buttler, Outside off, punched with outstanding timing over cover for a couple.
10.1
0
J Bumrah to Jos Buttler, A jaffa to begin the new spell. Bumrah hits the deck hard and gets it to move away a touch. Buttler pokes at it but misses. Jasprit appeals for a catch but no one else is interested.

Jasprit Bumrah returns. 1-0-10-0 so far.

9.6
1
J Behrendorff to Jos Buttler, 100 up for Rajasthan. A full length delivery on off, Buttler drives it to mid off for a single. This single brings the 9th Indian T20 League 50 for Buttler. A great batting performance by him. He looks well settled and would now look to take this game home.
9.5
4
J Behrendorff to Jos Buttler, FOUR! A wristy shot! Full on leg and Buttler waits for it and flicks it towards the fine leg boundary.
9.4
1
J Behrendorff to S Samson, A back of a length delivery on off, Samson cuts it to point for a single.
9.4
0
J Behrendorff to S Samson, Behrendorff bowls this one down the leg side. Wided.
9.3
0
J Behrendorff to S Samson, A back of a length delivery on off, Samson taps it to short third man.
9.2
0
J Behrendorff to S Samson, Full on middle and leg, Samson keeps it away.
9.1
4
J Behrendorff to S Samson, FOUR! Beautiful and graceful. A full length delivery on off, Samson just lifts it above covers for a boundary. A pure class at display by Sanju Samson.

Jason Behrendorff is back on. 2-0-20-0 so far.

8.6
1
K Pandya to S Samson, The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total. 16 from the over! 99 more needed from 66 balls.
8.5
1
K Pandya to Jos Buttler, On middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
8.4
6
K Pandya to Jos Buttler, SIX! FEROCIOUS! Now, now, now, Joseph, how do you play that shot? Simply outstanding. You cannot fault the bowler here. He bowls it too full, outside off, thereby not enabling the batsman to get underneath it. Ala the ball to Rahane on his dismissal. But this is where Buttler differs to his captain. He goes for the sweep too, but it is more of a slog. Hence, the pick up and execution is flat. With tonnes of power. Tonked over long on.
8.3
1
K Pandya to S Samson, On middle, pushed through mid on for a run.
8.2
1
K Pandya to Jos Buttler, Outside off, punched through the covers for a single.
8.1
6
K Pandya to Jos Buttler, SIX! Second in the span of four balls for Buttler. Flighted on middle, Jos shimmies down the track and whips it over mid-wicket for half a dozen.
7.6
0
R Chahar to S Samson, A quicker one on off, Samson tries to open the face towards the third man region, gets a thick inside edge and hits low to the keeper, Ishan Kishan.
7.5
1
R Chahar to Jos Buttler, A short delivery on middle, Buttler pulls it towards the mid-wicket area for a single.
7.4
0
R Chahar to Jos Buttler, A short delivery on off, Buttler hits it to covers.
7.3
6
R Chahar to Jos Buttler, SIX! CREAMED! Turn or no turn. Bowl too full and you go for plenty. Tossed up outside off, Buttler gets down and slogs it high and handsome over long on!
7.2
1
R Chahar to S Samson, Massive turn. This is pitched around middle and leg and Samson looks to work it to the leg side. But the ball spins away a mile, squares him up, takes the leading edge and flies in the air. Luckily for the new man, it is in the gap at cover. A run taken.
7.1
1
R Chahar to Jos Buttler, Short and outside off, punched through the covers for a single.
6.6
0
K Pandya to S Samson, A dot to finish the over. Full on leg, Buttler taps it to the short fine leg fielder. A tidy over by Pandya, 5 runs and a wicket from it.
6.5
2
K Pandya to S Samson, A quicker one of off, Samson paddles it to short fine leg for a double.
6.4
1
K Pandya to Jos Buttler, Tossed up delivery on middle, Buttler flicks it towards the mid-wicket region for a single.
6.3
0
K Pandya to Jos Buttler, A length delivery on off, Buttler watchfully defends it.
6.3
0
K Pandya to Jos Buttler, Pandya fires this one down the leg stump. Wide given.

Sanju Samson walks in at number 3, replacing his skipper.

6.2
0
K Pandya to A Rahane, OUT! Taken in the deep! Krunal strikes in his very first over and the opening stand is broken. Very full, outside off, Rahane gets down and looks to play the slog sweep. But the length is not the ideal one to play that shot. It is perhaps a bit too full. Hence, he gets a top edge which is taken calmly by Suryakumar Yadav at deep mid-wicket. Decent knock by the captain. His team needs 128 from 82 balls.
6.1
1
K Pandya to Jos Buttler, A length delivery on leg, Buttler flicks it towards the mid-wicket for a single.

STRATEGIC BREAK. Neck-and-neck are the two teams at this stage. Mumbai were firing in the evening sun while Rajasthan have started nicely with the dew set to come. A good platform is essential for a solid performance. Can the middle order make use of this? Krunal Pandya time.

5.6
1
J Bumrah to Jos Buttler, Fuller delivery on legs, Buttler flicks it off his pads towards the square leg region for a run. 10 from the over, 27 off the last 2 as Rajasthan end the Powerplay on 59/0. Mumbai were 57/0 at this stage.
5.5
4
J Bumrah to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Second one from the over! A short delivery by Bumrah this time, Buttler gets into position early and pulls it with ease towards the square leg region.
5.4
0
J Bumrah to Jos Buttler, A full length delivery on off, Buttler blocks it.
5.3
0
J Bumrah to Jos Buttler, A length delivery on leg, Buttler tries for a flick but gets a soft leading edge. It looks like the wicket is holding up a bit.
5.2
1
J Bumrah to A Rahane, Outside off, dabbed towards point for a single.
5.1
4
J Bumrah to A Rahane, FOUR! Classy! A juicy half volley on off, the one which batsman plays in the nets for practice. Full and outside off, Rahane leans into the shot and drives it with finesse through the covers. Not a soul moved.

Jasprit Bumrah into the attack now to bowl the last over of the Powerplay.

4.6
1
A Joseph to A Rahane, A length delivery, Rahane flicks it towards the mid-wicket region for a single and will keep the strike for the next over.
4.5
4
A Joseph to A Rahane, FOUR! Cheeky from Rahane! Alzarri is not being treated well at this end. 16 already from this over with a ball left. Short and outside off, Rahane arches back and plays a delightful upper cut over short third man!
4.4
6
A Joseph to A Rahane, SIX! Rahane opens his arms. A length delivery on off, Jinx gets down and powers it over the mid-wicket region for a biggie.
4.3
0
A Joseph to A Rahane, A length delivery on off, Rahane drives it to mid on.
4.2
2
A Joseph to A Rahane, A short delivery on off, Rahane pulls it towards the square leg with ease. Two taken.
4.1
4
A Joseph to A Rahane, FOUR! Welcome back into the attack, mate! Full and outside off, Rahane leans and lofts it beautifully over cover. There is a man sweeping that region from point but cannot get there. Rahane moves to 21 from 14 balls. His 4th boundary.

Alzarri Joseph gets a change of ends.

3.6
0
R Chahar to Jos Buttler, Ends with a dot ball. A short delivery on off, Jos punches it to covers.
3.5
1
R Chahar to A Rahane, A back of a length on leg, Rahane flicks it to mid-wicket for single.
3.4
0
R Chahar to Jos Buttler, SAFE! The impact indeed is the issue, it's with the umpire's call. Mumbai are lucky to retain the review. A googly by Chahar, on the shorter side and landing outside off. Buttler tries to play the reverse-batted shot but misses and gets hit on the front leg. They appeal unsuccessfully and then go for the referral. The replays rolled in and that saved the English wicketkeeper.

Shout for an lbw! It's not given and Mumbai have taken the referral. Is impact an issue?

3.3
1
R Chahar to A Rahane, A flatter trajectory this time, Rahane sweeps it for a single.
3.2
1
R Chahar to Jos Buttler, A flighted delivery on off, Buttler drives it to mid off for a single.
3.1
0
R Chahar to Jos Buttler, OMG! Look at that spin. A flat delivery on the shorter side, spinning away sharply, Buttler tries for a cut but misses it. Rahul getting purchase off the pitch from the very first ball. Good signs for Mumbai.

Spin time! Rahul Chahar to bowl his leggies. A slip in place.

2.6
0
J Behrendorff to A Rahane, Angling away from the batsman, on a good length around off, Rahane plays it close to his body and dabs it down to backward point. A dot ball to end a 16-run over, Rajasthan pressing on the gas.
2.5
4
J Behrendorff to A Rahane, FOUR! This one speeds away to the fence in no time. Rahane gets a length ball on his pads and he flicks it with brilliant timing through backward square leg. No protection there in the deep and it's a boundary.
2.4
1
J Behrendorff to Jos Buttler, A touch short around leg, Buttler tickles it off his hips through square leg for one.
2.3
6
J Behrendorff to Jos Buttler, SIX! Gorgeous! All timing, zero power. Just goes through with his shot with a lot of class. Behrendorff serves it on a length around off, angling away, Buttler lofts it nonchalantly over long off for a maximum. The word effortless defines this shot better.
2.2
1
J Behrendorff to A Rahane, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
2.1
4
J Behrendorff to A Rahane, FOUR! Boom! That's a great shot from Jinx! Just a slightly short of a length ball on off, Rahane turns on the back foot and smashes it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
1.6
4
A Joseph to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Innovation from Buttler. A full length delivery on off, Buttler shuffles across the off stump and paddles it towards the vacant deep fine leg region. 8 runs from Alzarri's first.
1.5
0
A Joseph to Jos Buttler, A short delivery on middle, Jos tries a pull but missed it.
1.4
0
A Joseph to Jos Buttler, A straight and full bowls Alzarri, Buttler tries for a flick but misses, the ball hits him on his thigh pad.
1.3
4
A Joseph to Jos Buttler, FOUR! A length ball outside off, Buttler goes over cover and finds the fence. His first boundary.
1.2
0
A Joseph to Jos Buttler, Well bowled! Jos is beaten! A length delivery on off, Jos tries to defend but gets beaten.
1.1
0
A Joseph to Jos Buttler, Joseph starts with one outside off, Buttler lets it go.

Alzarri Joseph to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
J Behrendorff to A Rahane, NOT OUT! It's going over the off stump. Fantastic use of the technology by Rajasthan. Believe us, that looked plumb to the naked eye. The Aussie serves a length ball in the line of the stumps and gets it to straighten just a bit from there. Rahane plays all over it as he tries flicking and gets hit on the pads. They appeal and the finger goes up. The two openers consult and go for the review. The replays show that it has hit Rahane in line but is heading over the stumps. Big relief for the touring team. Anyway, a good first over for Mumbai.

Rahane has been adjudged LBW! He has a chat with Buttler and then takes the review. Did the ball pitch outside leg? Is it going over the top?

0.5
0
J Behrendorff to A Rahane, Play and a miss! A little bit of width on offer outside off, Rahane flashes at it and misses.
0.4
4
J Behrendorff to A Rahane, DROPPED AND FOUR! Behrendorff pitches up this time, around off and Rahane tries to play the lofted shot down the ground. But the bat turns in his hands and he mistimes it in the air towards mid off. Rohit Sharma reacts to his right but then fails to catch it as it goes right through his hands to the long off fence.
0.3
0
J Behrendorff to A Rahane, Rahane tries to run it down to third man this time but plays it too close to that wide first slip fielder. Three dots in a row.
0.2
0
J Behrendorff to A Rahane, Back of a length ball on off, Rahane plays this one close to his body and taps it down to backward point.
0.1
0
J Behrendorff to A Rahane, Starts with a length ball on middle, Rahane closes the face his bat and pushes it to mid-wicket.

Back for the run chase. The men concerned are back on the field. Jos Buttler and Ajinkya Rahane are the usual openers for Rajasthan. No tinkering there. Mumbai are beginning with the pace of Jason Behrendorff first up. A wide slip in place. Here we go...