MI vs RR IPL 2024, Match in Pictures: Riyan Parag fifty hands Rajasthan comfortable win against Mumbai

Hardik Pandya did not have the homecoming he would’ve expected as the Wankhede crowd welcomed him with loud boos

RR skipper Sanju Samson won the toss and chose to bowl first

Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma opened with the bat for Mumbai Indians while Trent Boult started with the ball

Boult struck in the first over as he removed Rohit for a duck. The former MI captain now jointly holds the record for most IPL ducks

Boult continued to trouble the batters and eventually removed Naman Dhir and Dewald Brewis, both of whom were dismissed for ducks

Tilak Varma and captain Hardik steadied the innings as they added 56 runs off just 36 balls for the fifth wicket

But the joy was short-lived as Yuzvendra Chahal wreaked havoc by dismissing both Hardik and Tilak, leaving MI at 95/7

A clinical performance from RR’s bowlers helped them restrict the home side to a meagre 125/9

Jos Buttler’s batting woes continued as youngster Kwena Maphaka dismissed him early for a 16-ball 13

RR suffered further setbacks as Maphaka and Akash Madhwal ran through the batting order, removing Yashasvi Jaiswal, R. Ashwin and Sanju Samson

But Riyan Parag stepped up yet again, notching up his second 50-plus score of this season to help Rajasthan register a six-wicket win