RR vs MI Live Score: Needing only 4 runs in the final over, Mumbai Indians, once again, looked heartbroken when Kieron Pollard pulled the first ball of the over straight to the man at fine leg. However, Daniel Sams hit a huge six on the very next ball to finish the game for the franchise and help the team beat Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets on Saturday and, thereby, earn the first points in the tournament.
Earlier, Ishan Kishan gave the team a fierce start, in pursuit of a 158-run total. He looked to be aggressive right from the start of his innings. However, birthday boy Rohit Sharma’s poor form continued as he got out for just 2 runs in 5 balls.
Ishan Kishan’s fiery knock too got over in the 6th over as he got out after scoring 26 runs in 18 balls. At the end of the power play, Mumbai had lost 2 wickets for 41 runs. However, Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma then led the recovery and stitched a match-winning partnership of 81 runs for the third wicket.
However, both of them got out at an unfortunate time in the game. Yadav hit Yuzvendra Chahal straight to the man at long-on after scoring 51 runs in 39 balls. In the very next over, Tilak Varma too got out after scoring 35 runs in 30 deliveries. Two wickets in the space of 3 deliveries meant Mumbai suddenly was in trouble at 122 for 4.
However, a crucial 9-ball 20-run cameo and a first-ball six from Tim David in the final over helped Mumbai Indians earn their first points in the tournament.
Earlier, Rajasthan Royals were restricted to just 158 runs in the first innings. Jos Buttler, once again, starred with the bat as he smashed 67 runs in 52 deliveries, a knock which was studded with 5 fours and 4 sixes.
However, the likes of Padikkal (15), Samson (16), and Mitchell (17) all failed to convert the start into big scores. However, Ravichandran Ashwin’s vital 9-ball 21-run cameo helped the team reach a reasonable score on the board. For Mumbai, Bumrah was brilliant with the ball, however, he couldn’t pick a wicket.
Riley Meredith starred with the ball, picking 2 for 24 in 4 overs. Hrithik Shokeen also picked 2 wickets but went for 47 runs in 3 overs.