Hello and welcome to Sportstar's Highlights of the IPL 2022 match between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians from the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Saturday.
MUMBAI INDIANS BEAT RAJASTHAN ROYALS BY FIVE WICKETS
MUMBAI INDIANS 161/5 IN 19.2 OVERS
MI 161/5 in 19.2 overs: Kuldeep Sen has the ball for the final over. Pollard on strike. Pollard has pulled this short one to the fielder at fine leg and Mitchell takes it. The umpires want to check if it was taken cleanly and they go upstairs. OUT! Kieron Pollard c Daryl Mitchell b Kuldeep Sen 10(14b). SIX! Sams imparts the finishes touches with a six over deep mid-wicket. Mumbai Indians finally has a win.
MUMBAI INDIANS NEEDS FOUR RUNS TO WIN FROM SIX BALLS
MI 155/4 in 19 overs: David pulls this short one from Prasidh for a single. Pollard slaps over the covers for a couple more. The equation is down to nine runs from 10 balls. Full and Pollard whips it away, just wide of mid-on, and a couple of runs at deep mid-wicket. Full and wide outside off, pace off, and Pollard reaches out desperately and gets it off the bottom of the bat for two more. Pollard doesn't connect the pull and it is a dot ball. Single to end the over.
MI 147/4 in 18 overs: Sen angles it into Pollard on a length and beats his attempted drive. FOUR! David slashes outside off and gets an inside edge that runs away past the keeper and to the boundary. FOUR! Room outside off again and this one is slapped over the covers for another boundary. Wide down leg side. Mumbai Indians needs 15 runs from 15 balls. Back of a length, angling into David, and he tucks it off his hips for a single at fine-leg. Pollard clears his front leg and thumps the ball through mid-wicket for one more. Full on middle and David pushes to long-on for a single and keeps strike.
MI 134/4 in 17 overs: Chahal bowls out. David drives the first ball through covers for a single. Tossed up on leg and Pollard taps it on the on-side for one more. SIX! Flighted on the stumps and David smashes it over long-on for half a dozen. Spinning into him and he goes back and punches to long-on for one more next ball. Leg-break, exaggerated spin, and beats Pollard's outside edge. Single to end the over.
MI 124/4 in 16 overs: OUT! Tilak holes out at long-on and it is Parag again in the deep. It was full delivery from Prasidh and Tilak was looking to go down the ground but found the man. Tilak Varma c Riyan Parag b Prasidh Krishna 35(30b 1x4 2x6). Tim David is in and starts off with a single. Prasidh angles a slower one into Pollard on a length and the batter misses the flick. Good bouncer next ball and Pollard ducks under it. Wide down leg-side next ball. Back of length just outside off and Pollard defends it back.
MI 122/3 in 15 overs: Tilak steps out and flicks this Chahal delivery for a single at deep mid-wicket. Tossed up on leg, and defended by Suryakumar. Dropped! Legbreak, Suryakumar gets a faint edge as he goes back in his crease and looks to cut it on the off-side. SIX! Tilak slog sweeps this over deep mid-wicket. OUT! Suryakumar steps out and launches this down the ground only to find Parag at long-on. Suryakumar Yadav c Riyan Parag b Yuzvendra Chahal 51(39b 5x4 2x6).
MI 113/2 in 14 overs: Tilak reverse-sweeps Ashwin first ball for a single at deep point. One more for Suryakumar next ball. SIX! Suryakumar sweeps the last ball over deep mid-wicket for a maximum to make it 11 runs from the over. He dragged this from well outside off with his sweep. That also brings up the fifty for Suryakumar Yadav off 36 balls.
MI 102/2 in 13 overs: Kuldeep bowls it full on off stump and Tilak gets an inside edge on the drive that trickles to mid-on. FOUR! Shuffles across his stumps and paddles this leg-side delivery for a boundary behind the keeper. Back of length outside off and Tilak guides it behind point for a couple more. Another short of length ball, jagging into Tilak and he hops to defend. He tucks one down leg for a single. Kuldeep beats Surya off the last ball of the over with a good length in the channel.
MI 95/2 in 12 overs: SIX! Suryakumar kneels again and connects the sweep this time against Chahal, sending the ball over deep square leg. Misses the sweep next ball. Third sweep in three balls and a couple more behind deep square leg. Two more singles to end the over. The duo is pacing the chase to perfection. Unless Mumbai loses wickets here, it is win this at a canter.
MI 85/2 in 11 overs: Back of a length outside off and Suryakumar punches through the covers for a single. Boult with the ball. Full angling in on off stump and pushed by Tilak for one more at mid-on. Surya misses a flick and hares for a risky leg-bye. FIVE WIDES! Bouncer goes blazing over Tilak's head and the keeper's and five extras gifted to the opposition. Suryakumar runs one down to third man for a single and keeps strike.
MI 75/2 in 10 overs: Ashwin returns with the ball. Spinning into Suryakumar, who goes back and pushes to long-on for a single. Tossed up on middle and Tilak drives through the covers for one more. On a length on off stump and Surya dabs it to short-third for one more. Spinning into left-hander Tilak this time and he swivels and flicks straight to short fine-leg for a dot ball. Two singles to end the over. Mumbai Indians needs 84 runs from 60 balls at the halfway stage.
MI 70/2 in 9 overs: Kuldeep Sen with the ball. Goes full and straight to Tilak, who defends it back to the bowler. Tucked off his hips next ball for a single behind square. Full outside off and Suryakumar drives through the covers for a single. Two more singles. Suryakumar has been hit on his hand by a throw at the non-striker's end and he is receiving medical attention in the middle. Length ball on middle and leg, angling across and defended back by Tilak.
MI 66/2 in 8 overs: Chahal into the attack. Tilak sweeps first ball behind square for a couple. Tossed up outside off and Tilak presses forward to defend. Length ball on off stump and Tilak cuts it off the backfoot for a single at cover. Tossed up again, down leg-side, and Surya sweeps it straight to short fine-leg. A bit of a mix-up there as Tilak scrambles back to the non-striker's end after being stranded halfway down the pitch. Two more for Surya. He misses the sweep next ball and Chahal wants a review for LBW. No bat involved. Surya survives by the skin of his teeth as the review shows the ball would have gone on to just clip top of off-stump. Umpire's call to Surya's rescue.
MI 61/2 in 7 overs: FOUR! Slower one by Mitchell on off stump and Surya whips it away with deft wrist-work to the deep mid-wicket boundary. Single next ball. SIX! Easy pickings for Tilak as he tonks this full delivery over long-off. Slower one again, Tilak waits for it before pulling it behind square for a single. FOUR! Another slower one, Surya shuffles across his stumps and paddles it to the fine-leg boundary with a horizontal bat. FOUR! Full-toss outside leg stump and Suryakumar flicks it behind to the boundary.
MI 41/2 in 6 overs: Length ball on middle from Boult, and Surya misses the flick off his hips. FOUR! Short and wide and Surya heaves it over the infield as the ball runs away to the boundary. On a shorter length this time on off stump, and guided behind point for a single. OUT! Pulled and Kishan gets a top edge. Samson settles under it with ease. Ishan Kishan c Sanju Samson b Trent Boult 26(18b 4x4 1x6). Tilak Varma is in next. Starts off by guiding a short of a length ball outside off to point. Fuller next ball on off stump and defended back.
MI 36/1 in 5 overs: Ashwin darts it in full on leg stump and Suryakumar gets a leading edge that falls short of mid-wicket. Single for Surya after a couple of dots. On a length, angling into Kishan from around the wicket and defended back to the bowler. Slashed away outside off and a couple off the last ball. Just three runs from the over.
MI 33/1 in 4 overs: Prasidh continues. Two dots and a FOUR! Full on middle and Suryakumar unleashes a bottom-handed whip to collect a boundary at long-on. Single next ball at third man as Prasidh correct his length with a shorter one. FOUR! Over-pitched, in the slot for Kishan, and he drills it down the ground even as one hand comes off. Beaten! What a reply. Shapes it in a bit and Kishan misses the drive.
MI 24/1 in 3 overs: Ashwin into the attack. Single to Kishan first ball. OUT! Rohit goes for the slog sweep and gets a top edge that goes high and into the hands of deep backward square leg. Rohit Sharma c Daryl Mitchell b Ravichandran Ashwin 2(5b). Suryakumar starts off with a single first ball through mid-wicket. Two dots to end the over.
MI 22/0 in 2 overs: Beaten! A peach of a delivery. He jags it away from a good length and beats Rohit' outside edge, who hangs his bat in the channel. Another length ball again, but this one is angling down leg and tucked away for a single. Full and wide outside off and Kishan reaches out to it but only gets the cue-end to the slip. FOUR! Too full outside off, begging to be hit and Kishan muscles it down the ground. The ball just lands inside the boundary for a one-bounce four. FOUR! Good-length delivery and Kishan pulls it away through mid wicket for another four. FOUR! Three in a row for Kishan but that was a chance dropped by Chahal at cover.
MI 12/0 in 1 over: Rohit and Kishan are out to open the batting. Boult to Rohit first ball from over the wicket. Back of a length and Rohit arm-jabs it to square leg for a single. SIX! Short of a length again and Kishan upper cuts it over deep backward point for a first ball six. Good comeback for Boult with a dot ball. He bowls a slower one on the pads and he misses the flick. Wide down leg side next ball. Two more dots to follow. FOUR! Length on middle and leg and Kishan tucks it off his hips for a boundary at fine-leg.
RAJASTHAN ROYALS 158/6 IN 20 OVERS
RR 158/6 in 20 overs: OUT! Ashwin backs out outside leg stump, making room on the off-side. Meredith follows him with a slower bouncer and Ashwin edges behind to the keeper looking to ramp this on the leg-side. Ravichandran Ashwin c Ishan Kishan b Riley Meredith 21(9b 3x4 1x6). Single for Boult first ball. Slower one outside off and Hetmyer shovels it to wide long-off and doesn't run. Yorker on leg stump and it goes between Hetmyer's legs. Mumbai reviews for a caught behind but there is nothing on it. Slower bouncer outside off, Hetmyer misses but it is called a wide. Rohit is not happy with the call. Whipped away behind square and Hetmyer goes for the single but changes his mind after running halfway down the track. Just a single to end the innings.
RR 155/5 in 19 overs: Hetmyer drives Bumrah to deep cover for a single on the first ball of the over. FOUR! Slower off-cutter and Ashwin slices it over covers for a boundary. He does well to dig out a single off a yorker next ball. Full-toss on leg stump and Hetmyer drives it down the ground for one more. FOUR! Another yorker on middle, Ashwin makes room and guides this behind point by opening the face of the bat. Single to end the over. A very skillful and helpful cameo from Ashwin here indeed! He moves to 21 off eight balls.
RR 143/5 in 18 overs: OUT! Short of a length and Parag jab-pulls this straight to deep mid-wicket. Riyan Parag c Daniel Sams b Riley Meredith 3(3b). FOUR! Inventive from Ashwin. He keeps himself busy at the crease, moving around before ramping this short ball to the third man boundary. Guided to third man again but this is not as fine and just a single. One more for Hetmyer next ball. SIX! In the slot on middle stump and Ashwin swings and deposits the ball over the mid-wicket boundary. Slower bouncer, Ashwin misses the ramp, but wide called. Wide outside off, away from the hitting arc and Ashwin cannot reach to it. Dot to end.
RR 130/4 in 17 overs: Three dot balls from Bumrah to Hetmyer to start the over as he keeps it short. Hetmyer finally gets one after guiding one to third man. Parag is off the mark with a couple. He dabs to third man for one more and keeps strike. Just four runs from the over.
RR 126/4 in 16 overs: SIX! Buttler steps out and spanks Hrithik over wide long-on for a maximum. He moves to 49 off 47 balls. SIX! Tossed up on middle and Buttler gets under it and languidly drives down the ground for two sixes in two balls. SIX! Full on the legs and smashed over deep mid wicket for the third six in a row. SIX! Full-toss wide outside off-stump and this one is clubbed over deep extra cover. Dot ball as Hrithik angles this across Buttler and wide outside off. Buttler is not happy with the call and believes it should have been a wide. OUT! Wide outside off again and Buttler doesn't connect this time and ends up handing an easy one at long-off. Jos Buttler c Suryakumar Yadav b Hrithik Shokeen 67(52b 5x4 4x6).
RR 102/3 in 15 overs: OUT! Mitchell looks to drive this length ball over the infield but ends up slicing it to Rohit Sharma at cover. Daryl Mitchell c Rohit Sharma b Daniel Sams 17(20b 1x4 0x6). Hetmyer guides this short one outside off straight to point first ball. FIVE WIDES! Bouncer, goes too high and over the leaping keeper for five extra runs. Hetmyer is off the mark with a flick on the leg-side on the front-foot. FOUR! Low full-toss on leg-stump and Buttler tucks it behind the keeper for a boundary.
RR 91/2 in 14 overs: Kartikeya bowls out. Just two runs from the first three balls. Buttler continues to struggle to find his timing. Buttler looks to pull this short one away off the last ball and gets an inside edge.
RR 87/2 in 13 overs: Sams returns with the ball. Leg-stump yorker and Buttler negotiates with for just one. Going down leg side and wide called. Slow and short, sits into the pitch, and Mitchell flaps at it for a single behind square leg. Two more singles to follow as Sams continues to take pace off the ball. Sams goes full on the pads and Buttler clips it to end the over with a single.
RR 81/2 in 12 overs: Kartikeya into his third over. Keeps the batters on their toes with his variations. Just two runs from the first five balls. Another single to end the over as Kartikeya pitches it wide outside off to Buttler, who drags it to long-on.
RR 78/2 in 11 overs: Meredith replaces Pollard with the ball. Mitchell starts off with a single. Buttler pulls in front of square for a couple. Buttler wants to pull again, but is too early on it and gets an inside edge onto his thigh pad. Another dot as Buttler misses the lap shot after shuffling across outside off stump. He is now on 30 off 31 balls. He goes for the scoop again but this is going down leg side and an extra run for RR. Buttler looks to cut outside off but only manages a bottom edge that goes to the keeper on the bounce. Buttler dabs behind point for a single and retains strike.
RR 73/2 in 10 overs: FOUR! Kartikeya continues and starts off wide outside off. Mitchell reverse-sweeps it behind point for a boundary. Good comeback by the debutant as Buttler and Mitchell nudge him around for five singles, making it nine runs from the over.
RR 64/2 in 9 overs: FOUR! Short and wide by the new bowler Pollard and Buttler slashes it behind point for a boundary. Single next ball at long-on. Full on middle and off and whipped away by Mitchell for one more at long-on. Just eight runs from the over despite the first ball four. Pollard does well to take the pace off and keeps it wide outside the hitting arc.
RR 56/2 in 8 overs: Debutant Kartikeya with the ball. OUT! He strikes on the second ball of the over. A half-tracker and Samson cannot clear the point boundary and hands an easy one to Tim David in the deep. Sanju Samson c Tim David b Kartikeya 16(7b 0x4 2x6). Mitchell starts off with a paddle sweep for a couple. Three dots to end the over.
RR 53/1 in 7 overs: Two dot balls to start Hrithik's second over as Buttler misses the reverse-sweep on both occasions. Buttler misses the flick and collects a leg-bye on leg-side. SIX! Imperious from Samson. Steps out and gracefully lofts this over the long-off rope. SIX! Samson again and this time he slog sweeps this over the deep mid-wicket boundary.
RR 40/1 in 6 overs: Samson guides this short one to third man for a single. Wide next ball as Meredith strays down leg-side. Buttler looks to drive through the off and finds an inside edge and the ball trickles to mid-on. Nasty hit! Buttler cops one on his helmet as he gets a top edge on the pull. The physio is out for a routine concussion check-up and Buttler points to his temple. That would have rattled him. Buttler jabs the last one to square leg for a single and keeps strike.
RR 37/1 in 5 overs: Hrithik Shokeen replaces Sams. OUT! Gone second ball. Padikkal steps out, goes aerial and holes out at long-off. Devdutt Padikkal c Kieron Pollard b Hrithik Shokeen 15(15b 3x4 0x6). Samson is in at number three. Samson defends his first ball before driving the next one through covers for three runs. FOUR! Buttler hacks across the line and gets an inside edge that runs away to the fine leg boundary. FOUR! Low full-toss and driven away by Buttler through the off for another boundary.
RR 26/0 in 4 overs: Buttler starts off with three runs with a sweetly timed push through the off-side. Short ball into Padikkal and he puts it away on leg-side for a single and it is a no-ball too for overstepping. Buttler hands an easy catch at mid-on on the free-hit and it is a dot ball. Searing yorker and Buttler scrambles to negotiate it. Loud appeal from Bumrah but turned down and Rohit doesn't review.
RR 19/0 in 3 overs: Vicious bouncer from Sams to Padikkal first ball. FOUR! Good riposte by Padikkal as he gets on top of the bounce to slap this good-length ball outside off between mid-off and cover. FOUR! Another one as Padikkal steps out this time and drags from outside off and smashes it back and past the bowler. FOUR! Dropped and another boundary. Padikkal sliced this in the air behind point and Tim David let it go through his hands and to the boundary rope. Two dots to end the over; last one was a bouncer.
RR 7/0 in 2 overs: Bumrah from the other end. Full outside off and it moves in sharply to beat Buttler's inside edge. Angling in around middle and off and Buttler defends it back. Full again outside off and Buttler drives straight to cover for another dot ball. Three in a row. FOUR! Short and pulled over behind deep square leg for a boundary. Sams misjudged it in the deep as he came in a little too much only for the ball to sail just above him. It looked like a maximum but replay confirmed that the ball just landed before it could hit the cushion on the full. Two dots to end the over.
RR 3/0 in 1 over: Jos Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal are out to open the innings. Daniel Sams has the new ball. Full on the pads and Buttler tucks it away for a single at square leg. Full and wide outside off, Padikkal drives through point and cover for one more. Pitched short and Buttler pulls to fine leg for the third single in the over. Full on middle and off and Padikkal pushes it straight to mid-off for a dot ball. Beaten! Angling into Padikkal and then the ball straightens to beat Padikkal's outside edge. Another dot ball to end the over.
MI VS RR PLAYING XI
Mumbai Indians Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Hrithik Shokeen, Daniel Sams, Kumar Kartikeya Singh, Riley Meredith, Jasprit Bumrah.
Rajasthan Royals Playing XI: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c) (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Daryl Mitchell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Sen, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal.
TOSS: Mumbai Indians wins the toss and elects to bowl. Kumar Kartikeya Singh will make his IPL debut today and replaces Jaydev Unadkat. Tim David is in for Dewald Brevis. Rajasthan Royals is unchanged.
MI VS RR MOST RUNS & WICKETS
Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians – two teams with contrasting fortunes – will face off in an Indian Premier League group league fixture at the DY Patil Stadium on Saturday.
While five-time champion Mumbai is out of the playoff race with eight losses from as many games, Rajasthan Royals is on a three-match winning streak and is aiming to storm into the top-four.
And with Royals celebrating the life and contributions of its only IPL-winning captain Shane Warne, who passed away in Thailand last month , during this game, a win would be a perfect tribute to the Australian legend.
For the Royals, a lot will depend on Jos Buttler, captain Sanju Samson and Shimron Hetmyer. Buttler has hammered three centuries in the tournament so far. Sanju and Hetmyer, too, have played their parts and with Riyan Parag rediscovering his touch, the Royals will be a confident lot. Its bowling department looks well-oiled with spin duo R. Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal pulling the strings. Chahal – with 18 scalps – leads the highest wicket-takers chart, and pacers Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna, too, have had an impact.
Mumbai Indians, meanwhile, has faltered in every department. Captain Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan have struggled, and even though Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma and Dewald Brewis have had their moments, they have not been enough. Bowling, too, has been a concern as Jasprit Bumrah has found little support from Jaydev Unadkat or Daniel Sams, forcing the management to rope in the veteran Dhawal Kulkarni.
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