Indian Premier League, 2021

Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians - Match 51

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Date & Time: 05 October 2021

Mumbai Indians 94/2

RR: 11.28 | Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Rohit Sharma c Yashasvi Jaiswal & b Chetan Sakariyac Yashasvi Jaiswal & b Chetan Sakariya221312
Ishan Kishan not out not out 502553
Suryakumar Yadav c Mahipal Lomror (sub) & b Mustafizur Rahmanc Mahipal Lomror (sub) & b Mustafizur Rahman13830
Hardik Pandya not out not out 5600
Saurabh Tiwary
Kieron Pollard
James Neesham
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Jayant Yadav
Jasprit Bumrah
Trent Boult
Extras 4 (b 0, lb 1, w 1, nb 2)
Total 94 (2 Wkts, 8.2 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
23-1 (Rohit Sharma,3.2), 56-2 (Suryakumar Yadav,5.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Mustafizur Rahman2.2 0 32 1 14.55
Chetan Sakariya3 1 36 1 12.00
Shreyas Gopal1 0 9 0 9.00
Kuldip Yadav2 0 16 0 8.00

Right then. That’s it from the coverage of this game. Mumbai have won the game convincingly here. They have kept their playoffs hopes alive, going into their last game. Rajasthan, on the other hand, will now find it really difficult to make it to the playoffs. They will need a miracle to make it into the top four. The Indian T20 League action continues on 6th October 2021. This game will see a clash between Bangalore and Hyderabad which will kick off at 6 pm local (2 pm GMT). But as you all know the build-up begins quite early. Till then goodbye and take care!

Nathan Coulter-Nile is the Man of the Match. He says that he tried to keep it simple, it was a hard wicket to bat and they bowled really well. Shares that they just wanted to stick to good lines and make it tough for the batters. Tells that they have Boult and Bumrah upfront and they are world-class bowlers and they make his job easier.

Rohit Sharma, the skipper of Mumbai, says that they had to come here and play a good game as they wanted those 2 points. Adds that it was important for them to come out and bat freely at least at the start of the innings and they did so. Tells that they wanted Ishan Kishan to take his time and he did not tell anything to him when they were in the middle. Adds that they have been on and off in this season but credits his team for coming back strongly in this match. Signs off by saying that Kolkata's game is before Mumbai's last game so things would be pretty clear for them.

... PRESENTATION TIME ...

Ishan Kishan is there for a chat. He says that it is good to get runs for his team. States that he is feeling really good. Goes on to say that he thinks that it was good to field first as they got an idea about how to play on this wicket. Says that they planned to play straight and they executed really well. Tells that he feels ups and downs are a big part of life for any sportsman and they have a great supporting staff. Says that he had a chat with Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya and they have been really supportive. Adds that they have been talking about Kolkata losing their next game but they (Mumbai) need to play with the same energy in their last game.

Sanju Samson, the Rajasthan skipper, says that it was a challenging wicket to bat on, especially in the first innings and it was very different from Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Adds that Abu Dhabi was one of the best batting wickets but at Sharjah, it was tough. Goes on to say that, they would like to take some time off and they will try to play better in their last game. States that Mumbai came out strong and they batted really well.

Earlier on in the innings, after being put to bat, Rajasthan could not find any inspiration with the blade. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals and Mumbai restricted them to a below-par score of 90 runs. Later, Mumbai came out to bat and chased down the target with ease.

Rajasthan had a difficult task ahead of them! They did not have enough runs to defend on the board and their bowlers were attacked from the word go. Mustafizur Rahman and Chetan Sakariya were the only bowlers who snared a wicket each. In the end, it was not a good day for Rajasthan.

Ishan Kishan rises from the ashes for Mumbai! They had 91 runs to chase down, to keep their hopes to get into the playoffs alive and they did that with ease. Rohit Sharma was on the attack from the word go. He smacked 14 runs in the very first over, to build a solid foundation for the chase. While Kishan started off slowly, he grew well into the innings. Once Sharma got out, Kishan took the charge along with Suryakumar Yadav and they grabbed a few quick boundaries. After the departure of SKY, it was all about Ishan Kishan. He went on to make his half-ton which came along with the winning runs. After a rough patch in this season, Kishan certainly needed an innings like this to boost his confidence.

A convincing victory for Mumbai. 91 was not a huge ask for their batters and they chased it down with ease. This is an important win for them, as the net run rate comes into play. The Rajasthan bowlers could not keep the run-flow in control and could not make it difficult for the opposition.

8.2
6
Mustafizur Rahman to Ishan Kishan, SIX! That is it! Kishan seals the game in style and he also brings up his fifty! Mumbai win the match comprehensively by 8 wickets! Length ball, on middle. Ishan Kishan sends it sailing over long on for a biggie!
8.1
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! Back of a length, outside off. Ishan Kishan hangs back and punches it through covers for a boundary.
7.6
1
Chetan Sakariya to Ishan Kishan, Good-length ball on middle, Kishan plays it to long on for a biggie.
7.5
6
Chetan Sakariya to Ishan Kishan, SIX! What a hit! This is the Ishan Kishan we saw in 2020! Full ball on the pads, Kishan powers it over long on for a biggie.
7.4
6
Chetan Sakariya to Ishan Kishan, SIX! Whacked! Low full toss on middle, Kishan makes full use of the Free Hit as he thrashes this over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
7.4
2
Chetan Sakariya to Ishan Kishan, Full ball on middle, Kishan looks to heave it away but gets an inside edge to deep square leg for two. Ohh no, it is another no ball. Another Free Hit.
7.4
0
Chetan Sakariya to Ishan Kishan, Good-length ball outside off, Kishan punches it to cover. Sakariya has overstepped and it is a no ball. A Free Hit will follow.
7.3
4
Chetan Sakariya to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! Flicked away! Full ball on the pads, Kishan flicks it to deep square leg for a boundary. Looks like Kishan has found his form back.
7.2
0
Chetan Sakariya to Ishan Kishan, Full ball on off, Kishan pushes it to cover.
7.1
3
Chetan Sakariya to Hardik Pandya, Another piece of excellent fielding from Glenn Phillips! He is a remarkable fielder! Good-length ball on the pads, Hardik looks to smack it out of the park but gets a top edge towards deep mid-wicket. It lands safely. Phillips sprints towards it from deep square leg. He dives and seems to have made a very good stop. The umpires want to check if it is a clean save and it is. Three taken.

Chetan Sakariya (2-1-12-1) comes back to bowl.

6.6
1
Kuldip Yadav to Hardik Pandya, Good-length ball on off, HP pushes it to deep cover for a single.
6.5
0
Kuldip Yadav to Hardik Pandya, Good-length ball outside off, Pandya plays it to cover.
6.4
0
Kuldip Yadav to Ishan Kishan, LEG BYE! Good length on the pads, Kishan looks to flick but it goes off the pads to the leg side. A leg bye.
6.3
1
Kuldip Yadav to Hardik Pandya, Shortish ball outside off, Pandya punches it to deep cover for one.
6.2
1
Kuldip Yadav to Ishan Kishan, Good-length delivery outside off, Ishan slashes it to deep point for one.
6.1
0
Kuldip Yadav to Ishan Kishan, On a length outside off, Kishan punches it to cover.

Strategic Time-Out! Mumbai are looking to finish things off in a hurry in order to improve their net run rate! They have lost 2 wickets but they need just 35 runs more to seal the game! Rajasthan would be hoping for a miracle to turn things around in their favour.

5.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Hardik Pandya, Fullish ball on middle, Pandya works it to mid on.
5.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Hardik Pandya, Good-length ball on middle, Pandya defends it back to the bowler.

Hardik Pandya is the new man in.

5.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Suryakumar Yadav, OUT! CAUGHT! Mustafizur Rahman pulls his length back a bit and gets his reward. Good-length ball on off, Yadav looks to go over mid off but is a tad early into the shot. It goes off the upper half of the bat towards mid off and Mahipal Lomror, the substitute fielder takes a simple catch.
5.3
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! Slashed away! Full ball outside off, Yadav slashes it over the point fielder for a boundary.
5.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Suryakumar Yadav, WIDE! Full ball down the leg side, Yadav looks to flick but misses.
5.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Suryakumar Yadav, Good-length ball on off, Yadav defends it to point.
5.1
3
Mustafizur Rahman to Ishan Kishan, Sublime timing! Good-length ball on off, Kishan times it through the point region. Phillips runs across from deep cover and slides to pull the back in. Three taken.

Mustafizur Rahman comes back into the attack.

4.6
0
Kuldip Yadav to Suryakumar Yadav, Good-length ball outside off, Yadav looks to cut but misses.
4.5
0
Kuldip Yadav to Suryakumar Yadav, On a length outside off, Yadav punches it to cover.
4.4
4
Kuldip Yadav to Suryakumar Yadav, EDGED AND FOUR! Third boundary of the over and Mumbai are rollicking along! Full ball outside off, Yadav looks to drive but gets an outside edge to third man. A boundary.
4.3
1
Kuldip Yadav to Ishan Kishan, Good-length ball on the pads, Kishan flicks it to deep square leg for one.
4.2
4
Kuldip Yadav to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! Kishan has found his range here! Short ball on middle, Kishan pulls it to deep square leg for a boundary.
4.1
4
Kuldip Yadav to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! Poor delivery from Yadav! Good-length ball on the pads, Kishan clips it to backward square leg for a boundary.
3.6
3
Chetan Sakariya to Ishan Kishan, A length ball, outside off. Kishan pushes it past point fielder. Glenn Phillips gives it a chase and pulls it back in time. The batters pick three with ease. 12 runs and a wicket off it. 
3.5
4
Chetan Sakariya to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! THUMPED! Good-length ball, outside off. Kishan hangs back and punches it through covers. The ball races away to the fence.
3.4
1
Chetan Sakariya to Suryakumar Yadav, A length ball, on off. Suryakumar Yadav drives it wide of mid off for a single.
3.3
4
Chetan Sakariya to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! FLICKED AWAY! Suryakumar Yadav gets off the mark with a boundary. A full-length ball, on the pads. Yadav hangs back and flicks it through square leg for a boundary.

Suryakumar Yadav is the next man in.

3.2
0
Chetan Sakariya to Rohit Sharma, OUT! CAUGHT! This is the breakthrough Rajasthan were hunting for. Chetan Sakariya draws first blood. Good-length ball, on off. Sharma looks to lifts it over covers, but does not connect well. The ball floats towards cover. Yashasvi Jaiswal dives forward and takes a sharp catch. Sharma has to walk back after giving a solid start to the side.
3.1
0
Chetan Sakariya to Rohit Sharma, A length ball, on off. Sharma skips down the track and pushes it to point.