Indian Premier League, 2020

Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals - Match 20

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Date & Time: 06 October 2020

Rajasthan Royals 136/10

RR: 7.48 | Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals by 57 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Yashasvi Jaiswal c Quinton de Kock (W) & b Trent Boultc Quinton de Kock (W) & b Trent Boult0200
Jos Buttler c Kieron Pollard & b James Pattinsonc Kieron Pollard & b James Pattinson704445
Steven Smith c Quinton de Kock (W) & b Jasprit Bumrahc Quinton de Kock (W) & b Jasprit Bumrah6710
Sanju Samson c Rohit Sharma (C) & b Trent Boultc Rohit Sharma (C) & b Trent Boult0300
Mahipal Lomror c & b Rahul Chaharc & b Rahul Chahar111310
Tom Curran c Hardik Pandya & b Kieron Pollardc Hardik Pandya & b Kieron Pollard151610
Rahul Tewatia bowled Jasprit Bumrahbowled Jasprit Bumrah5610
Jofra Archer c Kieron Pollard & b Jasprit Bumrahc Kieron Pollard & b Jasprit Bumrah241131
Shreyas Gopal c Quinton de Kock (W) & b Jasprit Bumrahc Quinton de Kock (W) & b Jasprit Bumrah1200
Ankit Rajpoot c Rohit Sharma (C) & b James Pattinsonc Rohit Sharma (C) & b James Pattinson2500
Kartik Tyagi not out not out 0000
Extras 2 (b 0, lb 1, w 1, nb 0)
Total 136 (10 Wkts, 18.1 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
0-1 (Yashasvi Jaiswal,0.2), 7-2 (Steven Smith,1.4), 12-3 (Sanju Samson,2.5), 42-4 (Mahipal Lomror,8.1), 98-5 (Jos Buttler,13.3), 108-6 (Tom Curran,14.4), 113-7 (Rahul Tewatia,15.2), 115-8 (Shreyas Gopal,15.5), 136-9 (Jofra Archer,18), 136-10 (Ankit Rajpoot,18.1),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Trent Boult4 0 26 2 6.50
Jasprit Bumrah4 0 20 4 5.00
James Pattinson3.1 0 19 2 6.13
Rahul Chahar3 0 24 1 8.00
Krunal Pandya2 0 22 0 11.00
Kieron Pollard2 0 24 1 12.00

That's it from Match 20 in the 2020 Indian T20 League then. On Wednesday, 7th October 2020, Chennai take on Kolkata at 6 pm Local (1400 GMT). The action continues in Abu Dhabi. We hope to have your company again. Till then, take care and good night!

Suryakumar Yadav is the MAN OF THE MATCH. He says that he is feeling much better (regarding the knock on his helmet while batting). Felt that this innings from him was coming. In the earlier games, he was just finding ways to get out, he honestly admits. Surya says he loves the added responsibility at the top of the order. States that the team has asked him to play his natural game. Surya adds that the team winning is the most important feeling. He goes on to say that from the team's point of view he batted right till the end and then the bowlers came and did their job well.

Rohit Sharma, the victorious Mumbai captain, says that they have got quality in their side. States that it is about getting out there and getting the job done. Says that his players are quality players. Adds further that the conditions are very helpful here. He says that initially when the League was decided to happen in the UAE, they were unsure of how the conditions would be. But luckily, he says that the conditions have been helpful. 

Trent Boult is down for a chat. He says that Mumbai had a pretty good gameplan coming in. Says that in this game, in Abu Dhabi, the objective was to take all the wickets and they have done that. States that in this tournament every franchise intimidates you. Says further that in this tournament you can see good contest between bat and ball. 

Steven Smith, Rajasthan's skipper, says that Rajasthan were losing wickets early and that they have not been able to get off to a good start, in the last 3 games. Those are the reasons for not doing well, he says. Hopes Stokes can get well soon. Believes it is about implementing the plans properly which he honestly concedes that they have not done properly in the last three games.

Earlier, after winning the toss, Mumbai opted to bat first. They got off to an excellent start and Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya finished off things well in the end. The former was unbeaten at 79 and ended up registering his highest score in the League. Later, another fantastic display with the ball and the Men in Blue and Gold registered their 4th win in 6 games and have moved back to the top of the points table. Stay with us for the presentation...

Mumbai were stupendous and clinical throughout. They were comprehensive across all departments and thoroughly deserved the victory. 2 catches, one by substitute Anukul Roy and the other one by Pollard to dismiss Buttler were the cream of Mumbai's fielding today. Bumrah was the highlight with the ball, taking 4/20 in his four overs. Pattinson and Boult nabbed a couple each while Chahar and Pollard got one. Krunal and Pollard took a beating in their two overs but in the end, it barely mattered.

With Tom Curran sent up the order, the two Englishmen enjoyed a 56-run stand for the 5th wicket. But eventually, Buttler fell for 70 and the chase was largely done and dusted. The last 5 wickets fell for 38 runs and while the platform looked set for Tewatia to do another Sharjah, it was not to be. A disappointing day in the end for Rajasthan, overall.

Mumbai wiped out Jaiswal, Smith and Samson real quick and that largely set the tone for the victory. At 12/3, you would have felt that all was done and dusted. But Buttler was there. A faint hope? Yes. He and Lomror were looking to stabilize things, going slowly in the chase. That, in turn, started building pressure and Lomror crumbled, 42/4 were Rajasthan then. Buttler then decided enough was enough. He started getting the biggies and continued the hitting after getting to his half ton. However, there was just too much on his shoulders.

A simple win for Mumbai in the end. 57 runs, simple but big. Rohit Sharma is a happy skipper. He salutes the support staff and the owners present in the stadium. There was never really a challenge for them, except Buttler. They braved that, got him and then it was all too easy in the end.

James Pattinson to Ankit Rajpoot, OUT! CAUGHT. The match ends. Well before time, in spite of all the delays. 11 balls not used by Rajasthan. Not that it would have mattered. But if it does come close in the net run rate section, towards the end, they could end up rueing. A length ball, outside off, Rajpoot backs away and looks to go inside out but simply manages to give a leaping catch to Rohit Sharma at short extra cover. MUMBAI WIN BY 57 RUNS.

Kartik Tyagi is the last man in. James Pattinson to bowl as well.

Jasprit Bumrah to Jofra Archer, OUT! CAUGHT. Bumrah gets 4. A length ball, around middle, Archer backs away and swings it towards long on. Easy catch for Kieron Pollard who never feels any catch is difficult, does he? 4-0-20-4 for Boom Boom tonight.
Jasprit Bumrah to Jofra Archer, FOUR! Another pull shot. This is again between mid-wicket and long on. Not exactly the definition of bisection, but spoils Bumrah's figures nevertheless.
Jasprit Bumrah to Jofra Archer, A short ball, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
Jasprit Bumrah to Jofra Archer, FOUR! Length ball, outside off, drag-slapped through mid-wicket, explaining the definition of bisection through articulation to anyone who is struggling in geometry. Long on and deep mid-wicket were bisected to perfection.
Jasprit Bumrah to Ankit Rajpoot, Great stop by Quinton de Kock. A high full toss, outside off, Rajpoot backs away and slashes hard. Gets a thick outside edge and the ball races away. Now, Quinton is moving to his left but has to retrace his steps to his right side. Sticks his right glove out and stops the ball, taking care of the helmet behind too. That would have been 5, had that hit.
Jasprit Bumrah to Jofra Archer, Outside off, pushed towards long off for a single.
Trent Boult to Jofra Archer, Full and around middle, JA looks to flick but is early into the shot. Gets a leading edge which pops up in the air but into vacant space at cover. A run taken. 4-0-26-2 for Trent Boult tonight.
Trent Boult to Ankit Rajpoot, Outside off, squeezed through cover for a single.
Trent Boult to Ankit Rajpoot, Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
Trent Boult to Jofra Archer, Outside off, slapped to long off for a single.
Trent Boult to Jofra Archer, SIX! Just over the fielder. A length ball, Archer swings and just about gets it over a leaping fielder at deep mid-wicket.
Trent Boult to Jofra Archer, Outside off, very full, Archer tries to run it down to third man but misses.
Jasprit Bumrah to Ankit Rajpoot, Around off, low full toss, pushed towards mid on.

Ankit Rajpoot walks in.

Jasprit Bumrah to Shreyas Gopal, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND. Outside off, on a length, Gopal looks to run it down to third man but only gets a thick outside edge to the keeper de Kock. Boy, this is ending all too quickly.
Jasprit Bumrah to Jofra Archer,  Low full toss, outside off, steered through the covers for a run.
Jasprit Bumrah to Shreyas Gopal, Outside off, on a length, steered towards third man for a single.

Shreyas Gopal comes out to face the music.

Jasprit Bumrah to Rahul Tewatia, OUT! BOWLED! It is not a yorker but it is a corker. Full and around leg, Tewatia looks to flick but misses. The ball hits his pads and then deflects onto the stumps.
Jasprit Bumrah to Rahul Tewatia, Excellent yorker. Around middle, dug out to the leg side.

Jasprit Bumrah is back on. 2-0-6-1 so far.

DRINKS! Well, nothing much to strategize for Rajasthan here. They need 81 in the last 5 overs. Yes, teams have gotten 80 and more in the last 5 overs many times in the League earlier. They have Tewatia but still, pragmatically, it is more about reducing the margin of defeat as much as possible here.

Kieron Pollard to Jofra Archer, FOUR! Gets a boundary to finish the over, does Archer. Shortish and outside off, he slaps this to the long off fence.
Kieron Pollard to Rahul Tewatia, Outside off, shortish, Tewatia punches this past cover for one.

Jofra Archer comes out now. How much can Rajasthan get from here? 32 balls left. Can they get to 150?

Kieron Pollard to Tom Curran, OUT! CAUGHT! Pollard getting into the act with the ball now. An easy catch for Hardik Pandya. It was fullish on off, Curran swings across the line. It goes towards deep-midwicket and Hardik Pandya, who was at deep square leg, runs to his left and takes it safely.
Kieron Pollard to Tom Curran, Good running, a couple. Shortish length delivery, Curran pulls this towards Hardik at deep square leg and runs well to come back for the second.
Kieron Pollard to Tom Curran, Curran works this on the leg side for a dot.
Kieron Pollard to Tom Curran, FOUR! Good effort from the extra cover fielder but it was not enough. Full and around off, Curran lofts this over covers. The ball is hurrying away to the fence and the man at extra cover runs to his left, dives but fails to keep it in. The umpire signals a boundary.
James Pattinson to Rahul Tewatia, FOUR! Just the 5 runs off it and a wicket. Rajasthan still need 92 in 36 deliveries. Full and outside off, Tewatia goes for the aerial shot. Gets it over the infield on the off side and gets a boundary.
James Pattinson to Rahul Tewatia, Outside off, fullish, driven to cover.
James Pattinson to Rahul Tewatia, Bouncer, Tewatia backs away and looks to play the upper cut. But the bounce gets the better of him. De Kock jumps and does well to collect that.

Who is next? Mr. Tewatia. That day he hit 5 sixes in an over against Punjab. Tonight, he might need 10 sixes in 10 balls and still fall short.

James Pattinson to Jos Buttler, OUT! CAUGHT! Another fantastic catch, stunning. This time it is Kieron Pollard. Jos Buttler goes after a fantastic 70 off 44 and takes Rajasthan's little hopes on the way as well. The delivery was fullish on the stumps, Buttler swings across and looks to go over long on. However, it was the big Pollard there. He jumps and sticks out a hand, fails to hold on on the first attempt but safely pouches onto that in the second attempt. An astonishing catch, only Kieron Pollard could have hung onto that! 96 needed in 39 for Rajasthan.
James Pattinson to Tom Curran, On off and middle, turned towards square leg for a single.
James Pattinson to Tom Curran, A back of a length delivery well outside off, Curran shuffles across and looked to scoop that over the keeper, towards third man. He misses and so does the keeper. But Rajasthan do not take the run as short third man gets in.

James Pattinson returns. 2-0-14-0 so far.

Kieron Pollard to Tom Curran, A length ball, swung down to long on for a run. 13 from the over, but just 2 from the last 3 balls.

Mumbai and Rajasthan face off in match 20 of the Indian T20 League, 2020 in Abu Dhabi. Both teams have played some exciting games in the past but in their last 5 encounters, Rajasthan have come out on top 4 times out of the 5 which makes them the slight favourites going into this game. But all the previous results won't matter once this game begins. Mumbai after a shaky start to their tournament are coming into this match with 2 wins on the trot and are with momentum on their side. Their batting has been excellent with the middle order looking strong as ever and they would hope that they continue that performance. The bowling has been good with Trent Boult and James Pattinson doing a good job. The spinners too have played a crucial role in helping Mumbai defend scores in the last two games. Rajasthan, on the other hand, started well but they have lost two in a row and they need to get back to winning ways. Jos Buttler has not yet got going and they will want him to find his best touch. Their middle order has blown hot and cold and need to step up against a rampaging Mumbai side. Their bowling has not done badly but if their batters do not step up, it becomes difficult for them. Another interesting clash awaits us. Who will come out on top? Mumbai or Rajasthan?

Mumbai Indians Team Squad -Anmolpreet Singh,Chris Lynn,Kieron Pollard,Rohit Sharma,Saurabh Tiwary,Suryakumar Yadav,Anukul Roy,Hardik Pandya,Krunal Pandya,Sherfane Rutherford,Aditya Tare,Ishan Kishan,Quinton de Kock,Dhawal Kulkarni,Digvijay Deshmukh,James Pattinson,Jasprit Bumrah,Jayant Yadav,Mitchell McClenaghan,Mohsin Khan,Nathan Coulter-Nile,Prince Balwant Rai,Rahul Chahar,Trent Boult

Rajasthan Royals Team Squad -David Miller,Manan Vohra,Riyan Parag,Robin Uthappa,Shashank Singh,Steven Smith,Yashasvi Jaiswal,Ben Stokes,Mahipal Lomror,Rahul Tewatia,Shreyas Gopal,Tom Curran,Anuj Rawat,Jos Buttler,Sanju Samson,Akash Singh,Andrew Tye,Aniruddha Joshi,Ankit Rajpoot,Jaydev Unadkat,Jofra Archer,Kartik Tyagi,Mayank Markande,Oshane Thomas,Varun Aaron