MI vs RR: After losing two consecutive games, Mumbai Indians are back to winning ways as they beat Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets on Thursday.
Quinton de Kock played a match-winning 70-run knock of 50 balls to help the team chase down 171 with ease. The southpaw hadn’t scored a lot of runs before his game. He has made a comeback in style and MI would be happy about that.
Skipper, Rohit Sharma looked scratchy for his 17-ball 14. Suryakumar Yadav played another 16-run cameo and thereby failed to convert the start in a big score. However, a fluent knock from Quinton de Kock made sure Mumbai don’t suffer another defeat.
Rajasthan Royals, earlier, posted 171 runs in the first innings. Jos Buttler and Jaiswal helped the side give a powerful start. Buttler played a rollicking 41-run knock off 32 balls. Yashavi Jaiswal too played a good knock, scoring 32 off 20 balls. Skipper, Sanju Samson also played a handy 42-run knock. However, none of them could on to score big and that led Rajasthan to post a below-par total on a batting paradise.
All-rounder, Shivam Dube did score 35 but it came off 31 deliveries. His slow inning didn’t give David Millier too many deliveries to unleash himself. Jasprit Bumrah was once again brilliant with the ball both in the powerplay as well as death overs. He conceded only 15 runs for one wicket in 4 overs.
Rahul Chahar took two crucial wickets of Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal and was instrumental in getting Mumbai back into the contest every time Rajasthan looked like taking the game away from them.
Despite the win, Mumbai is still firmly placed fourth on the table. They have claimed 3 wins in 6 games. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals are sitting at seventh with two wins in 6 games.
MI vs RR Player of the match:
Quinton de Kock became the player of the match for his match-winning knock of 70 runs off 50 balls.
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