Indian Premier League, 2021
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Date & Time: 29 April 2021
RR: 9.3 | Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets
Quinton de Kock is the Player of the Match! That's all we have from this match but don't go too far away as the second match of the evening is about to begin. Hop tabs and catch all the action. Cheers!
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.
Kieron Pollard arrives in the middle.
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?
Change in bowling. Chetan Sakariya is back into the attack.
Change in bowling. Rahul Tewatia replaces Shivam Dube!
Who will bat at number 4? Hardik? Pollard? Krunal? Krunal Pandya is in. 89 needed off 64 balls.
Chris Morris is back into the attack. 1-0-8-1 are his figures so far.
Time-Out! One-way traffic at the moment as Mumbai are cruising their way in this chase. They need another 101 runs in 72 balls. On a track that does not have any demons for the batters, this looks like an easy chase. Rajasthan need to find some inspiration here otherwise they will keep falling behind the 8-ball. Jaydev Unadkat is back to bowl after the break.
DRS time! Sanju Samson makes a very late call to take the referral, at the last second. It's regarding an lbw shout against de Kock. The impact seems to be just outside off. Let's find out. INSIDE EDGE! No need to look any further.
Suryakumar Yadav walks in next at number 3. Also, Rahul Tewatia is ready to bowl his leggies.
Change of ends for Jaydev Unadkat!
Change in bowling. First change of the innings and it sees Jaydev Unadkat being replaced by Mustafizur Rahman!
Who will bowl from the other end? It will be Jaydev Unadkat!