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IPL 2021, RR vs MI Highlights: MI defeat RR by 8 wickets

IPL 2021, RR vs MI Highlights: Ishan Kishan's 50 steers MI to victory against Rajasthan Royals

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: October 5, 2021 11:37:24 pm
MI beat RR by 8 wickets (IPL)

IPL 2021, RR vs MI Highlights: Mumbai Indians chased down the measly total of 90/9 set by the Rajasthan Royals in their IPL match. It was an all round performance by the defending champions who beat the Royals by 8 wickets. Ishan Kishan got his 50 after making his comeback to the team as Rohit Sharma gave MI a fast start before falling to Sakariya.

Earlier, pacers Nathan Coulter-Nile and James Neesham shared seven wickets between them to help Mumbai Indians restrict Rajasthan Royals to a below-par 90 for nine in their crucial Indian Premier League match here on Tuesday. Opener Evin Lewis scored 24 while David Miller was the next best for the Royals with 15 runs in his kitty. Coulter-Nile (4/14) took four wickets while Neesham (3/12) scalped three batsmen.

Brief scores: Rajasthan Royals 90/9 (20) Mumbai Indians 94/2 (8.2)

Rajasthan Royals: Evin Lewis 24; Coulter-Nile (4/14), Neesham (3/12)

Mumbai Indians: Ishan Kishan 50*, Rohit Sharma 22; Mustafizur Rahman 1/32

 

Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2021 - Match 51

Rajasthan Royals

90/9 (20.0)
vs

Mumbai Indians

94/2 (8.2)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 51 )
Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets

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IPL 2021, RR vs MI Highlights:

22:55 (IST)05 Oct 2021
Sealed with a kiss

For the under-the-weather Ishan Kishan, the 25-ball 50 not out might have felt like a kiss of life, a much-needed respite from a string of low scores in the IPL before the biggest test of his career. The T20 World Cup later this month. He got a literal kiss on his helmet too, by his colleague Hardik Pandya, the non-striker when he struck the winning runs, a beefy six of Mustafizur Rahman in just the second ball of the ninth over. He clenched his fists and punched the air, and just as he was about to take off the helmet to further ventilate his joy, Pandya wrapped his arms around him and kissed on Kishan’s helmet. Soon after, he was swarmed by his onrushing teammates, though none of them kissed him.

22:48 (IST)05 Oct 2021
Bat ..erred

Was it a bird, a plane or a ball? None of these. It was the bat that slipped out of Rohit Sharma’s slippery gloves. It arguably flew higher than the ball he had miscued. Sharma, in pursuit of as many runs as possible in as few balls as he could, threw his bat at a good length ball of Chetan Sakariya. Only that Sharma realised the ball was not quite there, but he had already committed to the stroke. So he tried to bail himself out of trouble by imparting more power into the shot. In the process, the bat flung out of his hands and high into the air. For a split second, it threatened to crash into Sanju Samson, who was halfway into protecting his head with his hands. Sharma was confused: whether to watch the ball or the bat, which could have shattered his own helmet, before slumping midway between Samson and Sharma, not harming either.

22:21 (IST)05 Oct 2021
And done!! MI win by 8 wickets

And a 4 and a 6 to end the over. MI picks up the win. Kishan picks up his 50 with that 6. MI win by 8 wickets. RR has everything to do now.

22:18 (IST)05 Oct 2021
Almost over

And the free kick is punished by a 6. And it's followed by another 6. If this continues, they might end this very soon. Kishan on fire. Might end this in this over only.  But no. MI 84/2 after 8 overs.

22:16 (IST)05 Oct 2021
Phillips' effort wasted by 2 No balls

Very nice fielding from Phillips. Saved some runs again. Very nice. Sakariya continues and promptly gets hit for a four by Ishan in the third ball. The fourth ball is a no. Royals really don't need these right now. Free hit coming up. And follow it up with anoter No ball. 

22:11 (IST)05 Oct 2021
The quiet side of play

A relatively quieter over by Yadav. Just 4 off it. Good over considering the circumstances. MI 60/2 after 7 overs.

22:03 (IST)05 Oct 2021
Mumbai lose another wicket as powerplay ends

Mumbai Indians gets 50 on the board. Mustafizur bowls a wide. This is not what is needed now. And Yadav hits another 4. It's a whirlwhind of runs. But wait, Fizz takes a wicket. SKY is gone. MI 56/2 after 6 overs

21:57 (IST)05 Oct 2021
Hattrick of 4s

Kuldip Yadav is also welcomed with a four as Ishan is in no mood to relent. Add 4 more to that. And another one as well. He has been punished. 13 runs off the over. MI 48/1 after 5 overs

21:52 (IST)05 Oct 2021
MI look to finish this off early

And SKY is off the mark with a 4. And Ishan follows his footsteps and hits his first boundary. Sakariya was having such a good spell but it's not to be. 12 off the over. 35/1 after 12 overs.

21:48 (IST)05 Oct 2021
Rohit gone

And Sakariya gets his wicket. Rohit is gone. Is there a twist in the tale? Most probably not but one can hope. RR 23/1 after 3.2 ovs.

21:46 (IST)05 Oct 2021
What a fast start

And Sharma hits another 6. Gopal taken to the cleaners. MI intent on finishing this early. Sanju also misses an early stumping chance. MI 23/0 after 3 overs.

21:42 (IST)05 Oct 2021
Second over: Maiden

The second over is a maiden. Mumbai have all the time in the world though. Good over nonetheless. MI 14/0 after 2 ovs.

21:38 (IST)05 Oct 2021
A 4 and a 6 to start

And it's a four by Sharma. And a 6 to follow. Just the start MI needed. This match might not last long. 14 to end the first over. MI 14/0 after 1 over.

21:35 (IST)05 Oct 2021
And the chase begins

Fizz has the new ball. Over the wicket to Rohit. Kishan is his batting partner. Let's begin.

21:29 (IST)05 Oct 2021
Phillips flabbergasted

Glenn Phillips would not bother watching a replay of his dismissal against Mumbai Indians ever in his life. Even if he is held at gunpoint, he would rather let the bullet pierce through the memory of his dismissal. Phillips pivoted to pull a short ball from Nathan Coulter-Nile. On the choice of the shot, he could not be faulted. But the ball, drugged by the sleepy pitch, didn’t bounce as much he had gauged, and it snuck through his legs, and under his thin-air swipe, to hit the leg-stump. A proper nut-meg, the ultimate weapon of humiliation in football, and here in cricket too, if though not entirely by design. Phillips stood flabbergasted, sneering and sniggering at the pitch, embarrassed. So red-faced that he didn’t even bother stopping by the incoming batsman or the dug-out; he sprinted up the stairs to the dressing room.

21:25 (IST)05 Oct 2021
Lowest totals in IPL 2021:

90/9 RR vs MI, Sharjah
92 RCB vs KKR, Abu Dhabi
106/8 PBKS vs CSK, Mumbai
111 MI vs RCB, Dubai
115/8 SRH vs KKR, Dubai

21:25 (IST)05 Oct 2021
Lowest totals | IPL Matches in UAE

Total By | Vs Venue Year
70 RCB | RR Abu Dhabi 2014
84 DC | CSK Abu Dhabi 2014
84-8 KKR | RCB Abu Dhabi 2020
90-9 RR | MI Sharjah 2021
92 RCB | KKR Abu Dhabi 2021

21:22 (IST)05 Oct 2021
Heartistic Jimmynastics

Even Jimmy Neesham could not believe that he struck with his first ball of the night. A flash of shock flickered across his face. If he indeed pinched himself to interrupt a lovely dream, the cameras missed it, but could have been believable. He doesn’t take wickets too often or in a bounty. Samson’s was just his fifth in IPL. Even when his teammates congratulated him, he seemed bemused, even slightly dazed. In that sense, he is antithetical to his chaotically-manicured image on social media, where he is all ballast and bombast. Reasons for which he is the darling of Twitteratis. Few are as much trolled or bantered; fewer still cop the troll and banter as sportively as the Kiwi all-rounder either. So the moment he bagged a wicket with his first ball, dislodging Sanju Samson, all hell broke loose in the twitter-scape. One of them quipped, with a snatch from Manoj Bajpayee in Gangs of Wasseypur with a caption inscribed on it: “Pura ilaka dhuan dhuan kardenge”. Another quipped: “Getting out to Neesham is the biggest crime in the world.” The ridicule had started the moment his name was announced rather surprisingly in the playing eleven, like “Much needed break from Twitter for,” to “He is at least bowling (not on Twitter). Neesham would, of course, come up with something silly/funny/slapstick post-match, but before that Mumbai Indians posted a GIF of him peeling out flying kisses with his eyes almost leaping out of the sockets.

21:21 (IST)05 Oct 2021
And over. RR 90/9 after 20 overs

And the last over. Don't think Rajasthan will reach 100. 4 dot balls to start from Boult. And finally a 6. Those have been few and far between. RR ends innings at 90/9 after 20 ovs.

21:14 (IST)05 Oct 2021
And another gone

Finally RR gets a boundary. Sakariya hits one. Just evades Kishan. And he is gone. Bowled him. Brilliant from Coulter-Nile. Sakariya walks. Even 100 looks difficult now. RR 82/9 after 18.4 ovs.

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