IPL 2020 MI vs RR Highlights: Rajasthan Royals(RR) gets in to play the 20th match of IPL 2020 against Mumbai Indians(MI). Both the team after winning their last two matches seeks to win this match in order to get top places in IPL 2020 points table.
Match: Rajasthan Royals(RR) vs Mumbai Indians(MI)
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Toss Details: Mumbai Indians have won the toss and opt to bat
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Steve Smith | RR skipper – We have three changes tonight – Jaiswal is in, Rajpoot is back in and Tyagi makes his debut. Looks a beautiful wicket, wasn’t sure as to what to do at the toss – now, we are bowling first, need to do the basics well.
Rohit Sharma | MI skipper – We will bat first. Looks a good pitch, played pretty well in our first match here. There are things we have done very well, we have been consistent so far – we have no changes in our playing XI.
Jos Buttler(w), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi.
IPL 2020 MI vs RR Highlights
Mumbai Indians(MI) Batting
MI openers Rohit Sharma and de Kock get into the crease and makes a decent opening partnership. Both the openers show their aggressive attack in the form of boundaries and sixes. Which leads them to score 50 runs at the end of the 5th over. While a run behind for the team’s half-century de Kock loses his wicket to Kartik Tyagi.
Which is a maiden wicket for the young bowler. Suryakumar Yadav gets in to the crease to join hands with the MI skipper. This duo set to strike back to back boundaries while the team score reaches 88 runs Rohit got dismissed by Shreyas Gopal. And the new batsman Ishan Kishan too dismissed off the very next delivery.
Back to back wickets puts pressure over the Mumbai Indians batting order. Krunal Pandya joins hands with Suryakumar Yadav. Suryakumar seems to be unstoppable as he strikes the ball all around the ground.
At the end of the 13th over Jofra Archer dismissed Krunal Pandya for 12 runs while MI scored 117 runs for 4 wicket loss. The inconsistent Hardik Pandya gets in to join hands with Suryakumar.
This duo with a power pack performance leads MI to score 193 runs for 4 wicket loss. Suryakumar Yadav(79 off 47 balls) and Hardik(30 runs off 19 deliveries) stand undefeated in the pitch.
Highest scores for Surya Kumar Yadav (IPL)
79*vs RR Abu Dhabi 2020
72 vs RR Jaipur 2018
71*vs CSK Chennai 2019
Rajasthan Royals(RR) Batting
Rajasthan Royals gets in to bat with a massive target of 193 to chase down. Young Jaiswal gets in the crease along with Jos Buttler. Jaiswal who makes massive strikes in U-19 cricket struggles to make an impact in IPL 2020. Boult dismissed Jaiswal for a duck on the second delivery of the over.
RR skipper Smith gets in to join hands with Buttler. Bumrah dismissed Smith off the second over of the innings. Which makes a massive blow for Rajasthan Royals. Sanju Samson who made an impact in the first match also fails to make a partnership with Buttler. RR loses it’s three impact players while scoring just 12 runs.
Lomror joins hands with Buttler and RR expects massive gameplay from this duo in order to chase the massive score. RR struggles to make a partnership as they lose the wicket in a regular interval of time.
Finally Tom Curran and joins hands with Buttler, but soon Pattinson dismissed the well-settled batsman of RR. Pattinson walks Pavillion after scoring 70 runs for 44 deliveries. RR’s dream of victory scatters after Buttler’s dismissal.
Mumbai Indian bowlers show their aggressive form by dismissing RR bowlers in back to back overs. In the mid of the 18th over RR scored 136 runs for 10 wickets. Finally, Mumbai Indians won the match by 57 runs and registered their fourth victory of the IPL 2020.
Most wickets in death overs (16-20) this IPL
9 Kagiso Rabada
9 Jasprit Bumrah
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Man of the match
Suryakumar Yadav | MI: I felt it (a big knock) was coming in this game because in the last few games I was finding ways to get out. This time I just wanted to bat till the end. Loving the added responsibility at the top of the order, and I’ve just been told to play my game and express myself and I did just that.
The lockdown helped me with my off-side game rather than just my leg-side pick-up shot. The team winning is really satisfying and at that situation, I had to bat till the end to get the team to a perfect total, and then the bowlers came and finished things off.