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


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Ajinkya Rahane c Suryakumar Yadav & b Krunal Pandya c Suryakumar Yadav & b Krunal Pandya 372161
Jos Buttler c Suryakumar Yadav & b Rahul Chahar c Suryakumar Yadav & b Rahul Chahar 894387
Sanju Samson lbw Jasprit Bumrah lbw Jasprit Bumrah 312621
Steven Smith c Ishan Kishan & b Jasprit Bumrah c Ishan Kishan & b Jasprit Bumrah 121510
Rahul Tripathi c Hardik Pandya & b Krunal Pandya c Hardik Pandya & b Krunal Pandya 1200
Liam Livingstone bowled Krunal Pandya bowled Krunal Pandya 1200
Shreyas Gopal not out not out 13720
Krishnappa Gowtham not out not out 0100
Jofra Archer
Jaydev Unadkat
Dhawal Kulkarni
Extras 4 (b 0, lb 2, w 2, nb 0)
Total 188 (6 Wkts, 19.3 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
60-1 (Ajinkya Rahane,6.2), 147-2 (Jos Buttler,13.2), 170-3 (Sanju Samson,16.5), 171-4 (Rahul Tripathi,17.1), 174-5 (Liam Livingstone,18), 174-6 (Steven Smith,18.1),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Jason Behrendorff3 0 31 0 10.33
Alzarri Joseph3 0 53 0 17.67
Rahul Chahar4 0 34 1 8.50
Jasprit Bumrah4 0 23 2 5.75
Krunal Pandya4 0 34 3 8.50
Hardik Pandya1.3 0 11 0 8.46

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.

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!
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.
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!

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.
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!
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.
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.
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.

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.

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...
K Pandya to S Smith, Full and outside off, driven wide of long off for one more.
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.
K Pandya to S Smith, Short and outside off, dragged wide of long on for a single.
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.

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.
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.

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.

J Bumrah to S Smith, Short and outside off, pulled awkwardly through mid-wicket for a run.
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.
J Bumrah to S Smith, Around off, coming in, solidly defended.
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.

K Pandya to S Samson, Outside off, punched down to long on for one more. 10 from the over.
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.
K Pandya to S Smith, Full on middle, Smith gets across and paddles it fine for a single.
K Pandya to S Smith, Comes down the track and pushes it back to the bowler.
K Pandya to S Smith, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
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.

H Pandya to S Samson, Outside off, played straight to point.
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.
H Pandya to S Samson, Outside off, eased past point for another single.
H Pandya to S Smith, Banged in short, pulled through mid-wicket for one.
H Pandya to S Samson, On middle and leg, flicked away for a run.
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.

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.