Mumbai Indians Vs Rajasthan Royals Live Score (T20)
So, that’s it from us today. Three wins on the trot for Rajasthan Royals. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, hang by the edge of the sword. Buttler’s comeback to form has come in handy for Rajasthan. He got his third Man of the Match on the trot and it will take some outstanding bowling performance to stop this man in the next match he plays. We will see you tomorrow again when Kings XI Punjab play Royal Challengers Bangalore at their adopted home in Indore. One will fight for its survial, other to stem its roots in the top 4. Till then, take good care of your health and sleep well.
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Our correspondents Devdutt Kshirsagar and Vaibhav Shah review the IPL 2018 match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals LIVE from Wankhede.
Jos Buttler is the Man of the Match. Jos Buttler: Brilliant joining in. Trying to keep on going. Bit of a do-or-die situation for us. Spent a lot of time batting in the middle overs. Thought bowlers bowled pretty well and restricted Mumbai to low socre on this ground. Obviously, love to come back here to Mumbai and play well. Important to be in good head space and good form.
Ajinkya Rahane in the post-match presentation “Great win for all of us. Mumbai’s 168-169 was 15-20 runs short. The four wickets between overs 7-15 was crucial. Jofra Archer’s two wickets in the middle overs changed the game. We bowled really well. We didn’t get a partnership in the early games. But, we knew that it would be easy to chase if we get one early on. Credit to bowlers, especially on this wicket. The discussion on our bowling was to get used to different conditions. There is room for improvement in the fielding department. I want the boys to stand up and do better in that.”
Two consecutive scores of 90 or more in IPL: Shane Watson in 2013 JOS BUTTLER in 2018*
Players to score 500-plus runs in IPL 11: Rishabh Pant Lokesh Rahul Ambati Rayudu Kane Williamson JOS BUTTLER*
Mumbai must be thinking somewhere that this guy used to play for us. A special knock from Jos Buttler has put Mumbai Indians in a tight spot. Where do they go from here? Well for starters, losing a match now isn’t an option anymore. They have got to win both their matches and hope the other results go their way. This loss might have affected their net run rate a bit but the massive win against KKR will keep them in good stead.
Rohit Sharma, MI captain: On a pitch like that we should have got 20 runs more. Few games we lost we did not finish really well. Same is today. I don’t want to be hard about how we have been playing. There are some areas we need to work on. We need to keep our heads up. We knew it was going to be difficult to defend the target here. We need to go back and think what we need to do. Still two more games to go and we need to win.
Pretty easy in end eh? Rajasthan Royals simply cruised to the win here. Butter has been magnificent and instrumental in resurrecting Royals’ campaign. 95 in the previous game, 94 in this and remained undefeated in both taking his side over the line against CSK then and MI now. Credit to the Rajasthan bowlers as well, who did splendidly to pull back things in their favour in the second half of the innings, restricting MI to below par 168.
SIX! Buttler it is again as he goes big over cow corner. RR win by 7 wickets and stay alive in the tournament for another day. Mumbai Indians head back to dressing room with shoulders down. It makes their entry into playoffs even more difficult.
OUT! And after two maximums, Sanju Samson minimises his innings, caught at deep cover. Samson c (sub)Rahul Chahar b Hardik Pandya 26(14)
SIX! Same delivery and same result as Sanju pelts this over the deep mid-wicket.
SIX! Short in length and slow, Sanju Samson opens arm and clears deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
Hardik Pandya into the attack.
After 17 overs,Rajasthan Royals 153/2 ( Jos Buttler (W) 88 , Sanju Samson 14) Let’s not overshadow a good bowling performance at a time when Buttler is going great guns. Mitchel McCenaghan has bowled with a lot of heart. Ends the spell with figures of 28 for no wicket but he has bowled better than that. Coming back to Buttler as we are helpless, he is into his 80s and it would be lovely to see this man score a century. If that happens we will have two centuries in one day. RR need 16 runs in 18 balls
Sanju Samson has been dismissed by Mitchell McClenaghan four times in 14 balls. No other bowler has dismissed him more than twice in IPL.
FOUR! Buttler goes straight again and fetches a four.
McClenaghan back on.
Aah, some fans never give up. A kid here is hell-bent on watching the whole match as his father tries to convince him to leave to avoid the long queues after the match. The kid says, “Mumbai can still win.” But I’m afraid not. Quoting the kid’s father, “There is a zero chance of Mumbai’s win.”
After 16 overs,Rajasthan Royals 144/2 ( Jos Buttler (W) 82 , Sanju Samson 13) Sanju Samson tells us that he is also there. Hits a fine flick on the first ball and then follows it up with a lofted on-drive to long-on. This is getting too easy for Rajasthan. We expected a better fight from Mumbai in their den. RR need 25 runs in 24 balls.
FOUR! Too easy, flighted delivery from Sanju and Samson lofts it over the mid-on to get a boundary.
FOUR! Markande bowls on the leg and Sanju flicks it to fine-leg for four.
Markande is back into the attack.
After 15 overs,Rajasthan Royals 132/2 ( Jos Buttler (W) 80 , Sanju Samson 3) The Buttler butchery continues in the chase. What a classic innings from this man here. Making this chase look so easy. 14 off the last over. RR need 37 runs in 30 balls.
Sanju Samson’s batting average in IPL: Batting first – 32.74 Chasing – 21.97
Fifties in five consecutive innings in T20 cricket: Virender Sehwag for DD (2012) Hamilton Masakadza for Zim/ Zim XI (2012) Kamran Akmal for Lahore Whites (2017) JOS BUTTLER for RR (2018)*
SIX! Short ball and Buttler rocks back and pulls it again over backward square leg for a maximum.
FOUR! On good length and Buttler, the dangerous Buttler heaves it deep mid-wicket for four.
Bumrah is back on.
The Jos Buttler-Ajinkya Rahane partnership put Rajasthan Royals right on course on this run chase
After 14 overs,Rajasthan Royals 118/2 ( Jos Buttler (W) 68 , Sanju Samson 1) Rahane gifts his wicket to Mumbai Indians on the very first ball. Thanks to Buttler, Rajasthan does not give too much room of come back to Mumbai as he injures Pandya with a six and four. Buttler is the key wicket, we can already see it written in Mumbai Indians’ white board in the dressing room. But who will get him is the bigger question. RR need 51 runs in 36 balls
Hardik Pandya provides yet another crucial breakthrough. How many times has he done that this season? His parents are in attendance and were overjoyed with the wicket. A wicket or two more and then Mumbai can claim to have an upper hand in the match.
FOUR! Buttler moves here and there inside the crease, Hardik bowls an off-cutter and the batsman sees it and smashes it again between deep mid-wicket and long-on for a boundary.
SIX! Same delivery which got Rahane bowled to Buttler but this time the ball sails over the long-on for a maximum.
Sanju Samson, right-handed batsman, is the next man in.
OUT! Fullish ball and Rahane acts foolish as he tries to hits a flat six to long-on where Suryakumar Yadav caught him while sliding on the ground. Rahane c Suryakumar Yadav b Hardik Pandya 37(36)
Hardik Pandya into the attack.
After 13 overs,Rajasthan Royals 104/1 ( Jos Buttler (W) 55 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 37) Great start in the over by McClenaghan but yet again Buttler somehow manages a boundary in the over. RR need 65 runs in 42 balls
FOUR! Buttler stays put, waits for the ball and used hand-eye co-ordination to punch the ball away for a boundary through the covers.
Jos Buttler extends his golden run with the bat. With yet another half-century. Sporadic chants of ‘We want wicket’ go around in some parts of the stands. Rajasthan well on course.
Most consecutive 50-plus scores in IPL: 5 – JOS BUTTLER* 5 – Virender Sehwag 4 – Virat Kohli
McClenaghan is back into the attack.
After 12 overs,Rajasthan Royals 99/1 ( Jos Buttler (W) 51 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 36) Mumbai Indians have shown that they come from behind to win matches, whether in a tournament or in a match. But one wonders if they will be able to mark such return here in this match. However, it only requires a silly mistake to turn a match on its head. Buttler, who just scored his fifth continuous fifty and Rahane would hope they finish things off themselves. RR need 70 runs in 47 balls
When asked about Buttler’s form, Krunal Pandya gave a cheeky answer. He said the law of averages will catch up with him soon. Today wasn’t the case. Another fifty for the English batsman. This match is slowly but surely slipping out of Mumbai’s control. Rohit should give a couple of overs to his strike bowlers now.
FOUR! That’s FIFTY for Jos The Buttler as he pierces the ball through the covers.
DROPPED! Rahane tries to be cheeky and in the end places the ball through the gully region where Bumrah stretches his arm but just manages to touch the ball. The ball races away for a boundary.
Hardik Pandya is back on.
After 11 overs,Rajasthan Royals 86/1 ( Jos Buttler (W) 44 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 30) Close call on the fourth ball of the over as Rahane missed one and the ball hit his pads. A desperate Rohit Sharma opted for DRS and lost it. Krunal finishes well, giving 24 runs in his 4 overs. Was very close to a wicket as well. It was not to be, in the end. RR need 83 off 54 balls.
Here’s how the Rajasthan Royals have fared after ten overs
Krunal Pandya continues.
After 10 overs,Rajasthan Royals 83/1 ( Jos Buttler (W) 43 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 28) Every time Markande comes in to bowl, you feel something’s going to happen. He is flighting the ball, hoping for either of the batsmen to try something weird. Buttler, who looked to come out on two occasions, finally hit him on the last ball of the over.
SIX! Flighted delivery, Buttler on the back foot, waits for the ball and then with full power, clears the long-on region.
It has been different sort of approach from Buttler today. Didn’t cut loose in the powerplay, instead just attacked at the bad deliveries. And now he continues to exchange strike with skipper Rahane. Good signs for RR as their in-form batsman looks to play the long innings.
After 9 overs,Rajasthan Royals 71/1 ( Jos Buttler (W) 32 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 27) This chase is very Dhoni-like calculated. No risks but it does not mean that the batsmen would not take the opportunity on the weak balls. Two calm heads in the middle playing it well. Krunal almost got Buttler off the second last ball as the ball turned and bounces, bamboozling well-settled Buttler and only this kind of brilliance can turn things around for Mumbai here.
Krunal Pandya is back on.
After 8 overs,Rajasthan Royals 66/1 ( Jos Buttler (W) 29 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 25) Mayank Markande comes in to bowl. Jos Buttler strikes again, hitting it straight over the bowler’s head. He is looking to play straight today and which is very good to see. It is also for other batsmen to follow to see and replicate that. 8 runs from the over.
Rahane and Buttler have set a good platform for Rajasthan. One is a Mumbai batsman and the other is a former Mumbai Indians player. Rohit knows how crucial this stand is. Giving Bumrah another over was a sign. A wicket is a must for Mumbai as Buttler hardly takes a couple of overs to turn the tide of the match.
SIX! Mayank Markande hits it over the bowler’s head for a boundary.
Mayank Markande introduced into the attack.
After 7 overs,Rajasthan Royals 58/1 ( Jos Buttler (W) 23 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 23) Jos Buttler is watching the ball closely in this chase. Bumrah started off well but ended the over with a four. RR going well here.
FOUR! Too slow in the air from Bumrah and a full-toss, Buttler takes his time and hits it straight for a boundary.
Jasprit Bumrah is back on.
After 6 overs,Rajasthan Royals 51/1 ( Jos Buttler (W) 18 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 21) Hardik Pandya comes into the attack. Buttler is looking in great touch at the moment. Seems to have resumed from where he left against Chennai. Another good thing is that even Rahane is playing freely. Mumbai would want to break this partnership before it blossoms. RR also reach fifty.
FOUR! Buttler bring his bottom-hand into play and hits Hardik over his head for a boundary.
Hardik Pandya, right-arm medium pace, into the attack
After 5 overs,Mumbai Indians 40/0 ( Suryakumar Yadav 23 , Evin Lewis 14) Krunal Pandya back on and he has been put under pressure straightaway by Buttler who hits him for a four and then a six. RR getting a move on in this chase.
SIX! Fullish delivery this time and predicted well by Buttler who sits and sweeps it over the deep midwicket boundary for a maximum.
Despite Buttler not getting most of the strike in first four overs, Rajasthan Royals have started off decently with 33 for the loss of a wicket. MI have done well by introducing Krunal Pandya early in the innings
FOUR! Short ball and Buttler rocks on the back foot to hit over the covers for a boundary.
Krunal Pandya is back on.
After 4 overs,Rajasthan Royals 33/1 ( Jos Buttler (W) 4 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 17) McClenaghan hit on the first ball of his second over and he replies with a couple of bouncers. He pitches one on legs and Rahane does what he does best – flicks it for a boundary.
FOUR! McClenaghan pitches it on Rahane’s legs again and he flicks it beautifully for a boundary to fine-leg.
FOUR! McClenaghan bowls it down the leg side and Rahan guides it for a boundary through the fine-leg.
After 3 overs,Rajasthan Royals 23/1 ( Jos Buttler (W) 4 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 8) Okay, so spin in the third over already. Talking about Buttler, MI almost got him in this over. One must also mention that Rajasthan Royals have gone quiet for now. Seems they are waiting for the right time to launch themselves.
Krunal Pandya, left-arm orthodox, comes in to bowl.
After 2 overs,Rajasthan Royals 18/1 ( Jos Buttler (W) 2 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 5) McClenaghan begins the proceeding from the other end. Rajasthan Royals are yet again dependent on Jos Buttler to gove a good start. He should do that today, if not for the team then for his parents sitting in the stands. Mumbai Indians, however, would not want that to happen.
Ajinkya Rahane v MI in IPL: Innings – 14 Runs – 490 50s – 4 Average – 40.83 SR – 140.64
Jos Buttler v Jasprit Bumrah in T20s: Runs – 2 Balls – 9 Dismissals – 3 Average – 0.67 SR – 0.22
Mitchell McClenaghan, left arm pace, bowls from the other end.
After 1 overs,Rajasthan Royals 13/1 ( Jos Buttler (W) 0 , Ajinkya Rahane (C) 4) Interesting start to the chase as Bumrah bowls one superb ball which takes the edge off Short’s willow and races way for four and then he bowls a wayward delivery. He comes back with three dot balls and then the ball of the match thus far to get rid off Short. Rahane comes in and hits a boundary straightaway. What a start to the innings.
FOUR! Fullish in length and Rahane drives it through the covers for a boundary.
Ajinkya Rahane, right-handed batsman, is the next man in
OUT! Over the wicket, Bumrah takes it away from D’Arcy Short as he edges one to the keeper Ishan Kishan. D’Arcy Short c Ishan Kishan b Bumrah 4(5)
Jos Buttler has a chance of becoming the second batsman to score five consecutive fifty-plus scores in IPL after Virender Sehwag.
FOUR! This is too wide down the leg side from Bumrah, Ishan Kishan dives to his right but could not stop it.
FOUR! Bumrah swings the ball in to Short from over the wicket, it takes the inside edge and races away for four to fine-leg.
Rajasthan Royals begin chase. D’Archy Short, Jos Buttler open the innings. Jasprit Bumrah with the ball in hand.
Here’s how the Mumbai Indians reached 168 runs
After giving away 86 runs in the first 10 and unable to pick a single wicket, RR have come back strongly. In the earlier update, I had said RR would be happy to chase anything under 170 and with 169 as the target, RR should consider this their game to lose.
This is a below-par score. 180 should have been the bare minimum. The fact that Mumbai wouldn’t have got to where they have if not for Hardik Pandya’s brilliant cameo kind of underlines how poor they were in the second half of the innings. With 169 to chase, RR would fancy their chances
MI today: First 10 overs: 86/0 (RR – 8.60) Next 10 overs: 82/6 (RR – 8.20) MI have squandered a chance of going berserk at the end after getting a good start from the openers.
An important innings from Hardik Pandya propels Mumbai Indians to 168
After 20 overs,Mumbai Indians 168/6 ( Ben Cutting 10 , JP Duminy 0) Mumbai Indians finish with 168 for 6 in 20 overs. Stokes started off with a six but came back very well. Sanju Samson took a blinder near the boundary ropes to get rid of Hardik which helped Rajasthan stop Mumbai from touching the 170 run-mark. Rajasthan to chase 169 to win this contest.
OUT! Brilliant catch from Superman Sajnu Samson as he fliers in the air, running all the way from long-on towards the deep mid-wicket and takes a stunner, sending back Hardik Pandya. Hardik Pandya c Samson b Stokes 36(21)
FOUR! Cheeky stuff again from Hardik Pandya as he walks across and plays a scoop to put it away for a boundary to fine-leg.
SIX! Slower one, Cutting picks it early and dispatches it over the long -on for a maximum.
Players to score 200-plus runs and taken 15-plus wickets in an IPL season: 2008 – S Watson, A Morkel 2010 – I Pathan, K Pollard 2012 – DJ Bravo, K Pollard, J Kallis 2013 – J Kallis, N Perera 2017 – Axar Patel 2018 – HARDIK PANDYA*
- Source from first sport