IPL 2019, RR vs MI Highlights: Steve Smith’s half-century and Riyan Parag ‘s 43 off 29 deliveries guided Rajasthan Royals to win the match against Mumbai Indians by five wickets at Sawai Mansing Stadium on Saturday. Smith, who took over as the captain after RR sacked Ajinkya Rahane, led his side at home with his consistent 59 off 48 balls as RR become the second team to beat MI in four consecutive matches.
Put into bat, Mumbai Indians scored 161 for 5 in their Indian Premier League match against Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Saturday. Quinton de Kock slammed his second half-century against RR and third overall this season to end Mumbai’s innings as the top scorer. It was, however, not enough to lead the visitors to a win, denying MI top spot in the IPL 2019 table.
Indian Premier League, 2019Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur 22 May 2019
Rajasthan Royals 162/5 (19.1)
Mumbai Indians 161/5 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 36 ) Rajasthan Royals beat Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets
Five from six
Rajasthan Royals need five runs from the final over to win the match. Smith and Binny are dealing in singles. Malinga will bowl the final over.
OUT! Ashton Turner is dismissed for a duck. This is his second consecutive golden duck this season. RR are 153/5, need 9 runs off 11 balls.
OUT! Mumbai Indians finally get the important wicket of teenager Riyan Parag, who departs for 43 off 29 balls. A match defining knock by Parag as RR need 15 to win off 14 balls.
Riyan Parag departs after a well-made 43 off 29 deliveries. pic.twitter.com/rqpsUqYsbR— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 20, 2019
Steve Smith half-century
Skipper Steve Smith brings up fifty as hosts Rajasthan Royals are closing in on a win against Mumbai Indians. The Australian is back in form, if there was any doubt about it!
Riyan Parag gets a four behind the wicket. Back-to-back boundaries for Prayag as RR are 118/3 after 14 overs. 10 from the over. 44 to defend from the final six. Malinga and Bumrah both have got 2 overs each in the bank.
Very impressed with young Riyan Parag. Something about him. #RR have been really positive today and negated spin by taking 48 from 4 overs off K Pandya and Markande— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 20, 2019
Bumrah's beaten Parag with pace but an inside edge saves him. RR need 54 runs from the final seven overs. Mumbai need wickets.
100 up for RR
Rajasthan Royals cross the 100-run mark with loss of three wickets, all thanks to Rahul Chahar. The hosts stay ahead despite the quick wickets.
.@stevesmith49 has gotten off to a solid start as he looks to rebuild the innings along with @ParagRiyan after a couple of quick wickets.— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) 20 April 2019
Keep it going, captain! 🙌🏾#HallaBol #RRvMI #RR pic.twitter.com/jHZ2gjpA2S
Rajasthan Royals are 90/3 at the halway mark in their 162-run chase. From 75/1, the hosts were reduced to 77/3 as Chahar showed exemplary form.
That's two wickets off this over! Chahar claims the crucial wicket of Samson, who departs for 35 off 19 balls after being caught at long-on. Chahar then claims third wicket as Stokes departs for a duck. RR are reduced to 77/3 after eight overs.
SIX! Skipper Steve Smith sends one over wide long-on, 15 runs off Mayank's first. RR are 75/1 as Samson ends the over with another six!
End of powerplay
Rajasthan Royals are 60/1 at the end of powerplay. Time for strategic timeout
FOUR, FOUR, OUT, FOUR
Rahane starts the over with back-to-back boundaries but Rahul Chahar strikes on the third. Rahane departs for 12 as Mumbai get their first wicket! RR are 44/1 as Samson ends the fourth over with a boundary.
Malinga into the attack and starts with a slower ball. Rohit has decided to review the lbw decision after Rahane rapped on the pads. Review lost. Replay suggests the ball going over the stumps. Samson responds with a four in the next ball as RR are 31/0 after three overs
FOUR, FOUR, FOUR
Samson makes full use of the opportunity, slams three boundaries to set a good start for the hosts, who are 24/0 after two overs
Clearly the plan is that Samson goes for it early. And he is. Not bludgeoning but carving.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 20, 2019
Samson slams back-to-back boundaries as RR fetch nine runs off the first over. This is right before Hardik almost gets the outside edge of Samson.
Hardik Pandya the weakest link in the MI attack bowls first over. Rahane gets 1 run off 3 balls. Samson gets 8 off next 3. #RR— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) April 20, 2019
Rajasthan begin chase
Rahane and Samson open for Rajasthan Royals, who chase 162 runs. Hardik with the new ball.
" It's not a bad surface, think it's pretty ok. 160 is just around par, I think we should chase this down. A good cricketing wicket, there is some turn and grip if you bowl slow, but it's not a bad wicket. I wanted to bowl slow and get some loop for him (Rohit). Hopefully, I wouldn't be needed to bat tonight, if that happens, we will win."
SIX and end of innings
Ben Cutting ends Mumbai Indians' innings with a six. The visitors finish at 161/5 in 20 overs. Is 161 easy target for Rajasthan Royals.
Didn't get the finish but it seems apparent that run-getting becomes difficult as the ball gets older. This might be enough for #MI— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 20, 2019
OUT! Hardik Pandya departs for a 15-ball 23 in the final over as the decision is overturned after review. Archer has Pandya LBW after dropping him twice
FOUR! Hardik Pandya gets an outside edge past Samson. MI are 143/4 as the innings near their end. Two balls later, Archer drops his third. Not a great day for him.
FOUR! Hardik uses Jofra's pace and gets a boundary! Only five runs off this over as MI are 133/4 after 18 overs. Jofra appears to be getting a bit of treatment done to his finger.
OUT! Pollard slams a six but Unadkat has the last laugh as he gets dismissed in the next ball. Pollard departs for 10 after Hardik Pandya was dropped by Archer. MI are 128/4 after 17 overs.
Good over for Archer
Jofra ends the 16th with a sharp bouncer. Just the two runs off it as MI are 114/3. This brings us to strategic timeout at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
OUT! Rajasthan claim the big wicket of Quinton de Kock, who falls for 65 off 47 balls. Shreyas Gopal claims his second of the game. Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard are out in the middle as MI are 112/3 after 15 overs
.@QuinnyDeKock69 and @surya_14kumar added 97 valuable runs in just 68 balls for the second wicket!— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 2019
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WICKET! Stuart Binny puts an end to 97-run stand as Suryakumar departs for 34 after trying a big shot. MI are 109/2 after 14 overs
MI cross 100
Mumbai Indians cross the 100-run mark with some power-hitting shots from Quinton de Kock after Rohit Sharma's early dismissal. MI are 102/1 after 13 overs
Suryakumar gotta go. Pollard, Pandya, Krunal and Cutting to follow.— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 20, 2019
SIX! Quinton de Kock smashes a six as MI are 97/1 after 12 overs! De Kocks sends the ball over deep mid-wicket. Some power-hitting from the South African in Jaipur
De Kock half-century
Quinton de Kock brings up his second half-century against Rajasthan Royals this season as Mumbai Indians cross the halfway mark. De Kock's 50 comes in style, with a four off 34 balls. MI are 81 for 1 after ten overs
Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav bring up 50-run partnership as the latter hits his first six of the match. The duo steady Mumbai's ship after Rohit's early dismissal. MI are 72/1 after nine overs
MI cross 50
Mumbai Indians have crossed the 50-run mark in Jaipur as just the 7 runs come off the over. MI: 53/1 after 7 overs.
Suryakumar gets a four as Mumbai Indians are 46/1 at the end of powerplay,
FOUR! Quinton de Kock drills it over the cover. Good over for Jofra Archer as six runs come off it. MI are 38/1 after five overs
FOUR., FOUR, FOUR, SIX
Super over for Mumbai Indians as they respond to Rohit's early dismissal with 19 runs off this over. De Kock on fire in Jaipur as MI are 32/1 after four overs.
#RajasthanRoyals have appointed an interim captain, by the looks of it. Steven Smith leaves in a few days too. Unless this is an announcement of next year's captain.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 20, 2019
OUT! Rajasthan Royals get the breakthrough with the big wicket of MI skipper Rohit Sharma, who departs for 5. Good decision to introduce Shreyas Gopal! MI are 6.0 after 2.3 overs
Another good over for RR
A quick run by the MI batsmen but Stuart Binny wasn't far off the target! If Binny had hit, Rohit would have been in trouble. MI are 6/0 after another good over for RR
Doesn’t look like the high scoring pitch but u never know with this strong batting of #mi— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 20, 2019
Good start for RR
Good start for the hosts Rajasthan as the Mumbai openers manage only three runs off the first six balls. MI are 3/0 after the first over