Indian Premier League, 2021

Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals - Match 24

Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

Date & Time: 29 April 2021

Mumbai Indians 172/3

RR: 9.3 | Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Rohit Sharma c Chetan Sakariya & b Chris Morrisc Chetan Sakariya & b Chris Morris141701
Quinton de Kock not out not out 705062
Suryakumar Yadav c Jos Buttler & b Chris Morrisc Jos Buttler & b Chris Morris161030
Krunal Pandya bowled Mustafizur Rahmanbowled Mustafizur Rahman392622
Kieron Pollard not out not out 16821
Hardik Pandya
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Jayant Yadav
Rahul Chahar
Jasprit Bumrah
Trent Boult
Extras 17 (b 0, lb 15, w 2, nb 0)
Total 172 (3 Wkts, 18.3 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
49-1 (Rohit Sharma,6), 83-2 (Suryakumar Yadav,9.2), 146-3 (Krunal Pandya,16.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Chetan Sakariya3 0 18 0 6.00
Jaydev Unadkat4 0 33 0 8.25
Mustafizur Rahman3.3 0 37 1 11.21
Chris Morris4 0 33 2 8.25
Rahul Tewatia3 0 30 0 10.00
Shivam Dube1 0 6 0 6.00
Jos Buttler0 0 0 0 0
Yashasvi Jaiswal0 0 0 0 0
Sanju Samson 0 0 0 0 0
David Miller0 0 0 0 0
Riyan Parag0 0 0 0 0

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Once again the Mumbai bowlers were the focal point! After a troubled beginning in the first 10 overs, they made a resounding comeback and didn't allow Rajasthan the desired finish. Rahul Chahar and Jasprit Bumrah were brilliant in their spells and must be commended for playing a big role in keeping Rajasthan down to 171. During the chase, Quinton de Kock finally spent some time in the middle and regained his lost touch. Plenty of positives for the defending champions along with this victory.

Mumbai return to winning ways! They have pulled off a clinical chase to end their losing streak. It could have been a tricky chase had Rajasthan picked early wickets in the Powerplay but that didn't happen as the pair of Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock put on a strong opening stand. That put Mumbai in good stead and then the stand between Krunal and de Kock almost put the chase to bed. Towards the end, Kieron Pollard flexed his muscles and overhauled the target with 9 balls to spare.

18.3
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Kieron Pollard, FOUR! Pollard puts the finishing touches in this game! Mumbai are back to winning ways! On the pads, Pollard clips it through fine leg. There is no one in the deep. Convincing win for Mumbai, they WIN BY 7 WICKETS!
18.2
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Quinton de Kock, Full toss on middle, de Kock hits it to long on off the lower half for a single.
18.1
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Quinton de Kock, FOUR! Valiant chase from Tewatia but to no avail. Full around off, de Kock hits it over extra cover. Tewatia runs from long off and puts a dive but to no avail. 
17.6
1
Chris Morris to Quinton de Kock, Single to end the over. 9 needed off the last two overs now. Length ball around off, de Kock knocks it to cover and keeps the strike.
17.5
1
Chris Morris to Kieron Pollard, Good length delivery around off, Pollard runs it down to third man for a single. Just 10 needed now.
17.4
0
Chris Morris to Kieron Pollard, Slower short ball outside off. Pollard slaps it to cover.
17.3
0
Chris Morris to Kieron Pollard, FOUR LEG BYES! This sums up Rajasthan's day! Bouncer on middle, Pollard looks to duck under it. It hits his helmet and goes fine down the leg side for a boundary. 
17.2
4
Chris Morris to Kieron Pollard, FOUR! Brilliant from Pollard! Low full toss, almost a yorker. Nothing wrong with the delivery. Pollard is just too good. He goes deep in his crease and wrists it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
17.1
6
Chris Morris to Kieron Pollard, SIX! How easily has Pollard done that? Shorter around off, Pollard smacks it over covers with the minimum of fuss for a biggie.
16.6
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Kieron Pollard, Single to end the over. 25 needed off the last 3 overs. The last ball is full on middle, Pollard milks it past Mustafizur for a single at long on.
16.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Kieron Pollard, Short ball at pace around off. Pollard looks to play but misses. He comes out of his crease to defend. Samson has a shy at the keeper's end but misses. 

Kieron Pollard arrives in the middle.

16.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Krunal Pandya, OUT! BOWLED! The Fizz strikes and has the last laugh. It has been a strong comeback from Mustafizur in this over after being hit for a six. A very full ball and this time it is pace on from  Mustafizur Rahman. Krunal swings but misses and the ball sneaks under the bat to disturb the stumps.  26 needed in 20, are Rajasthan still in this or is it too little too late?
16.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Krunal Pandya, Slower ball bowled into the surface. Krunal looks to smack it through the leg side but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad. 
16.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Krunal Pandya, Length ball on off, Krunal blocks it. 
16.1
6
Mustafizur Rahman to Krunal Pandya, IN THE AIR AND SIX! Full ball around the pads, Krunal swings hard at it. It goes high in the air and gets just over the ropes for a biggie at deep mid-wicket. 
15.6
1
Chris Morris to Krunal Pandya, A 137. kph full delivery on middle, Krunal bunts it down in front of mid off and steals a quick run. 9 from the over, 32 needed off 24 balls.
15.5
1
Chris Morris to Quinton de Kock, Fullish and on off, de Kock drives it to deep cover for one.
15.4
1
Chris Morris to Krunal Pandya, Morris goes short and delivers it outside off, Krunal pulls it down to long on for a single.
15.3
1
Chris Morris to Quinton de Kock, Fuller in length and on middle, de Kock flicks it to deep square leg and takes a run. 35 needed off 27 balls.
15.2
1
Chris Morris to Krunal Pandya, Full in length and outside off, Pandya lofts his drive over covers for a single.
15.1
4
Chris Morris to Krunal Pandya, FOUR! Again it's a good start to the over for Mumbai. A low dipping full toss outside leg, Pandya does well to get bat on ball and places it superbly behind square leg for a boundary. The 50-run stand comes up!
14.6
1
Rahul Tewatia to Krunal Pandya, Shorter around off, Krunal punches it past diving extra cover. Morris cleans it up from long off. KP will keep the strike. Just 41 needed now off the final 5 overs. 
14.5
1
Rahul Tewatia to Quinton de Kock, Another single. Short outside off, de Kock punches it to the right of sweeper cover for one. 
14.4
1
Rahul Tewatia to Krunal Pandya, Floated on off, Krunal knocks it to deep mid-wicket for one. 10 off the over already.
14.4
0
Rahul Tewatia to Krunal Pandya, WIDE! Tewatia misses his line and darts one down the leg side. Krunal looks to paddle but misses. 
14.3
2
Rahul Tewatia to Krunal Pandya, Short outside off. Krunal cuts it to deep point and gets two. Excellent running. 
14.2
0
Rahul Tewatia to Krunal Pandya, Quicker on the pads, Krunal clips it to short fine leg.
14.1
6
Rahul Tewatia to Krunal Pandya, SIX! See you later, alligator! Krunal Pandya has deposited way into the stand. Floated on off, Krunal slogs it down the ground for a huge six. 

Time-Out! Mumbai are in pole position as they need just 53 in the last 6 overs. With de Kock still out in the middle along with Krunal and the dangerous Hardik and Pollard yet to come, the defending champions should get over the line with relative ease. Rajasthan bowlers need something magical. Can they pull a rabbit out of the hat in the death?

13.6
1
Chetan Sakariya to Krunal Pandya, An off pace delivery, short and wide outside off, Krunal plays a mistimed shot to covers for one. 8 from the over, 53 needed off 36 balls.
13.5
1
Chetan Sakariya to Quinton de Kock, Excellent fielding by David Miller! Fuller in length and on off, de Kocks hammers his heave shot to the left of long on. Miller reacts quickly, sides and stops the ball. Only a run taken.
13.4
2
Chetan Sakariya to Quinton de Kock, DROPPED! You cannot afford to do that but it was a tough catch. Fuller in length and outside off, slower in pace, de Kock slices his attempted inside out shot towards extra cover. Yashasvi Jaiswal runs behind from the ring, gets to it but ends up spilling the ball. Top effort. Two taken.
13.3
2
Chetan Sakariya to Quinton de Kock, Aerial but safe! Sakariya pitches it up and wide outside off, de Kock reaches out and lifts it over covers for a couple of runs.
13.2
1
Chetan Sakariya to Krunal Pandya, A near yorker on off, Krunal digs it down to long off for a single.
13.1
1
Chetan Sakariya to Quinton de Kock, Fullish and on off, de Kock drives it through cover-point and crosses for a single.

Change in bowling. Chetan Sakariya is back into the attack.

12.6
1
Rahul Tewatia to Quinton de Kock, Flatter and shorter outside off, de Kock plays a mistimed back foot punch to cover-point. A single to finish, Mumbai are Nelson for two.
12.5
1
Rahul Tewatia to Krunal Pandya, Loopy and around middle, Pandya walks across and sits down to sweep it behind square leg for a single.
12.4
0
Rahul Tewatia to Krunal Pandya, Short and wide outside off, Pandya cuts but finds the point fielder.
12.3
0
Rahul Tewatia to Quinton de Kock, Probably a googly landing around leg, de Kock walks down the track and tries to flick but misses. It goes off his pads to point for a run.
12.2
1
Rahul Tewatia to Krunal Pandya, Too full in length on middle, forced down to long on for a single.
12.1
1
Rahul Tewatia to Quinton de Kock, Nicely played! Quinton de Kock fetches a full ball from around leg and reverse sweeps it to deep point for a run.

Change in bowling. Rahul Tewatia replaces Shivam Dube!

11.6
4
Jaydev Unadkat to Krunal Pandya, FOUR! Timing and placement, wow! Fuller in length and outside off, Krunal times his drive sweetly and places it through the gap between extra cover and mid off. Glorious. 66 needed off 48 balls.
11.5
1
Jaydev Unadkat to Quinton de Kock, A full toss outside off, Quinton eases it down to long on and takes a single.
11.4
2
Jaydev Unadkat to Quinton de Kock, Shot and well stopped as well. Back of a length delivery outside off, de Kock packs a punch past the cover fielder inside the ring. Parag does well in the deep to pull it back and saves two runs for his team. 100 up for Mumbai!