IPL 2020 Highlights, Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians: Steve Smith-led Rajasthan Royals defeated Mumbai Indians by 8 wickets in the 45th Indian Premier League 2020 match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
RR vs MI Highlights, IPL 2020: An unbeaten 152-run stand between Ben Stokes (107*) and Sanju Samson (54) guided Rajasthan Royals to an 8-wicket win against Mumbai Indians in the 45th Indian Premier League 2020 match today at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The duo took charge after RR lost Robin Uthappa (13) and Steve Smith (11) in the second and fifth over respectively. Stokes, Sanju anchored the innings and took the team home with 10 balls to spare. Earlier, Mumbai Indians batted first and lost Quinton de Kock (6) in the first over. ishan Kishan (37) and Suryakumar Yadav (40) stitched an 83-run stand to anchor the innings. Kartik Tyagi removed Ishan in the 11th over while Shreyas Gopal dismissed Suryakumar and Kieron Pollard (6) in the 12th. Pandya and Saurabh Tiwary (34) put another 64-run stand towards the end. For RR, Jorfra Archer (2/31) and Shreyas Gopal (2/30) were among wickets. MI had won the toss and opted to bat first against Rajasthan Royals. Kieron Pollard continued to lead MI as regular skipper Rohit Sharma once again misses out. Also, James Pattinson returned to replace Nathan Coulter-Nile. RR, on the other hand, played the same team.
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That boundary takes Ben Stokes to 95. Bumrah kept it short, Stokes went for pull but got a top edge that races for a boundary. RR - 182/2 after 17 overs
123* runs partnership between Sanju Samson and Ben Stokes - Highest for RR in IPL 2020
Ben Stokes is currently batting on 86*, highest score by RR batsman this season
23* Sanju Samson
22 Nicholas Pooran
20 Ishan Kishan/ KL Rahul
19 AB de Villiers
18 Kieron Pollard/ Hardik Pandya
Sanju Samson is back among runs, that too, at a crucial stage of the tournament. Gets those back-to-back boundaries so beautifully against Jasprit Bumrah. Moves to 49*.
Sanju Samson joins the party and punishes Rahul Chahar with back to back big shots. A boundary towards square on the off-side and then a maximum over long-off to end the over. 19 runs off it, RR - 114/2 after 14 overs.
SIX! Ben Stokes you beauty. What a terrific shot. Goes down the track and deposits over bowler’s head for a maximum. The ball lands near the sight screen.
SIX! A good length from Pattiinson and Sanju tonks it over long-off for a maximum. What a good shot this. Sanju Samson you beauty.
FOUR! Stokes looks completely unstoppable. Short ball, wide towards off and Stokes plays that through extra-cover for a boundary.
A good over form Jasprit Bumrah amid Ben Stokes onslaught. 2 dots, 4 singles and a wide. Just five runs form it, RR - 104/2 after 11 overs.
Ben Stokes gets a half century
* His 2nd half century of IPL career
* His 1st half century in IPL 2020
First IPL 2020 fifty for Ben Stokes. What an innings he has played so far. 9 fours, 1 six and 53 runs.
SIX! A maximum from Sanju Samson. Overpitched, outside off. A clean hit from Sanju Samson over the long-off boundary for a maximum.
Ben Stokes hits his 1st six of this IPL season. It took him 123 balls to slam a maximum.
Stokes is belting the MI bowlers, one at a time. Rahul Chahar is at the receiving end. Brilliantly welcomes the youngster - a six in the deep mid-wicket stands and then a boundary through backward point. Mumbai Indians are certainly jolted.
69/1 vs KXIP
55/2* vs MI
54/1 vs CSK
52/1 vs RCB
Innings - 2
Runs - 6
Balls faced - 7
Dismissal - 2
SR - 85.71
Ben Stokes charges again, goes after Krunal Pandya this time. Amazing stuff from the English all-rounder. Back-to-back boundaries; first over third man fence and then towards deep midwicket. RR - 55/2 after 6 overs
BOWLED! A 143.6 kph reaper that runs directly into the stumps. Smith tried to punch the inseamer, inside edge and disturbs the wickets. RR skipper departs for 11, RR - 44/2 after 4.4 overs
SIX! A maximum from the Rajasthan Royals skipper. Amazing wrist work from smudge. Fuller delivery, angling in. Smith shuffles across and flicks it over deep square leg.
With the catch of Robin Uthappa, Kieron Pollard now has 300 catches in T20s.He becomes the first fielder to reach the milestone of 300 catches in the shortest format of the game.
Hat-trick of fours from Stokes to end the overs. Terrific batting to set the tone in the powerplay. 4 boundaries, 16 runs of the over, RR - 29/1 after 3 overs.
FOUR! Ben Stokes off the mark with a boundary. Walks down the line, plays the length ball through mid-wicket for a four. Perfect timing from the all-rounder and gets the prize.
OUT! Pattinson strikes back with a 140.8 kph back of a length delivery. Uthappa shuffles and pulls it across the line. Ball goes straight up and Pollard takes a dolly at mid-off.
FOUR! Robin Uthappa goes for a boundary after a silent first over. Short ball from Pattinson, less bounce, Uthappa picks it well and pulls over mid-wicket for a four.
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Robin Uthappa and Ben Stokes are out to bat for Rajasthan Royals. Trent Boult begins the attack for Mumbai Indians.
Hardik Pandya finishes the final over with a maximum after having hit 2 six and as many boundaries all ready. His fifty guides Mumbai Indians to 195 for 5 in 20 overs.
Insane batting from Hardik Pandya. Destroys the final over by Kartik Tyagi with a flurry of sixes and fours. Brings up his fifty as well off just 20 balls.
OUT! End of Saurabh Tiwary’s innings. Low full toss from Archer, Tiwary wanted to loft it over the long-on fielder but fell short. Stokes takes another catch, Tiwary goes for 34.
60* runs by A Rajpoot against MI at Abu Dhabi
54 runs by T Curran against CSK at Sharjah
50 runs by A Tye against DC at Sharjah
That’s Hardik Pandya which was missing in this season. Going after Ankit Rajpoot and humiliates throughout. Hat-trick of sixes to amplify the Mumbai Indians innings which was jolted by Shreyas Gopal a few overs ago.
The big is muscling Jofra Archer with some biggies. Mumbai Indians is in dire need of some big shots and Saurabh Tiwary is spot on. A boundary through straight followed by a maximum over the long leg boundary. Tiwary is on fire.
FOUR! Inside edge past short fine. Into the blockhole. Tiwary looks to play on-drive but gets an inside edge, races through the short fine leg.
Runs - 113
Balls Faced - 66
Dismissal - 4
SR - 171.21
FOUR! Tiwary goes after another spinner. Short ball, wide outside off and Tiwary Belts it through sweeper cover with a powerful cut.
FOUR! Saurabh Tiwary goes for a boundary. Good length, moving towardsleg. Tiwary steps out and clears this one powerfully to deep mid-wicket.
BOWLED! Shreyas strikes in the same over to remove MI’s stand-in skipper. Cuts through him with a googly. Pollard fails to bring his bat down in time, stumps are uprooted. MI - 101/4 after 13 overs.
Suryakumar departs for 40
* 4th time dismissed by a spinner in IPL 2020
* 5th time dismissed in middle overs (7-15) in IPL 2020
OUT Suryakumar Yadav walks back. Lifts the fuller off back foot towards extra cover. Finds Ben Stokes at long off who takes an easy catch to end SKY’s innings.
OUT! Tyagi strikes but Archer’s one-handed catch stuns everyone around. Short ball, outside off. Flies up in the air after taking a thick outside edge. Archer in the deep misjudges it but leaps to recover. Grabs it in right hand. Unbelievable stuff... Tyagi, Riyan Parag are simply stunned.
FOUR! Ishan Kishan rams that lower full-toss through the long-leg boundary.Gets on his knees and ramps it away using the pace of the ball.
Another boundary to end the over. Full outside off, Suryakumar gets that in the slot and tonks it over bowler’s head for a four.
FOUR! Played beautifully over point. Length delivery outside off and Suryakumar goes inside out to slice it for a boundary.
SIX! Effortless from Ishan Kishan, so easily done. Short ball,down leg side. Ishan reaches out and belts it over short fine for a maximum.
SIX! That iconic ramp shot, Suryakumar has made his signature. Short of a length outside off, Suryakumar shuffles to lift it over the long-leg boundary.
Back to back boundaries for Mumbai Indians. Ishan Kishan right there to rescue MI after an early blow. Two boundaries - one through cover and other to short fine. Poor start from Tyagi, an expensive over - 11 runs of it.
Smith’s first bowling change is Kartik Tyagi. The youngster has been promising with the ball this season, thus gets another game when a win is must for Rajasthan Royals.
FOUR! A beautiful shot from Ishan Kishan. Short, angled across. Kishan open the face of the bat and plays between third man and point.
10 - Trent Boult
8 - Jofra Archer *
7 - Deepak Chahar
6 - Anrich Nortje/R Ashwin
Archer to Ishan, attempted a flick but gets hit on the pad. The youngster is limping now. It’s not easy to sustain a 145kph blow from Archer. Getting attended by the team physio. Looks like the knee is hurt.
FOUR! This one was easier to play. A decorated shot to get four runs. Short of length, not quick enough. Kishan pulls it away through midwicket. MI - 20/1 after 2 overs
FOUR! Lucky Ishan, who survived that shot. Played just like de Kock - Chased an outside-off delivery with a thick edge. Runs past off stump, dodging the keeper.
BOWLED! Jofra strikes back and runs through de Kock. Good length, swinging outside off. Quinton tried to play that towards third man. Big inside edge, right into the stumps.
SIX! A cracking shot from the MI opener, goes miles away. Too short from Jofra Archer, de Kock gets in position and pulls it over square.
Ishan Kishan and Quinton de Kock out to bat for Mumbai Indians. Jofra Archer begins the attack for Rajasthan Royals.
“He’s doing really well, seen him getting back into the swing of things, don’t ask me when he’s going to be ready because I have no clue about. Looks like he’s doing really well and having a speedy recovery,” said de Kock in pre-match conversation.
• 1: Wicket required by Jasprit Bumrah to take 100 wickets in the IPL. He will be the 3rd player to do so for MI after Malinga and Harbhajan
• 12: Runs required by Rohit Sharma to score 4000 runs for MI in the IPL. He will be the first player to do so
• 64: Runs required by Keiron Pollard to score 3000 runs for MI in the IPL. Will be the 2nd player to do so after Rohit Sharma
• 27: Runs required by Krunal Pandya to score 1000 runs for MI in the IPL
• 7: Sixes required by Keiron Pollard to reach 200 sixes for MI in the IPL. He will be the first player to do so
• 6.83: Rahul Chahar’s economy is the 2nd best for MI in the IPL
• 2: Catches required by Hardik Pandya to complete 50 catches for MI in the IPL
o Will be the 3rd player overall and 2nd Indian to do so after Keiron Pollard and Rohit Sharma
• 10: Runs required by Rohit Sharma to score 500 runs against RR in the IPL. He will be the 5th player to do so
• 3: Ducks by Rohit Sharma against RR in the IPL, joint most by a player against RR in the IPL
• 46.44: Steven Smith’s average against MI in the IPL is the 4th best by a player against MI
• 175: Jos Buttler’s strike rate against Mi in the IPL is the best by a player against MI
• 22.07: Archer’s bowling average for RR in the IPL is the best by a bowler for RR
• 25: Steven Smith will be playing his 25th match as captain of the RR side, 3rd most matches as captain in the IPL for RR
“Same team. We’ve played some reasonable cricket without getting over the line. Last one was a bit disappointing. Hopefully we can get over the line. We’ve got three games, for us it’s about winning them all. See how we go,” said Steve Smith at toss.
Mumbai Indians stand-in skipper Kieron Pollard says, “We are going to bat first. Pitch is fairly good. Done pretty well batting first. Couple of venues dew has played a major factor. Here, not so much. Just one change - Pattinson in for Coulter-Nile.”
Mumbai Indians: James Pattinson in for Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rohit continues to sit out
Rajasthan Royals: Same Team
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard(c), Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson(w), Jos Buttler, Steven Smith(c), Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi
RR Win: 10
MI Win: 11
Most Runs (MI): Kieron Pollard - 294 Runs
Most Runs (RR): Sanju Samson - 317 Runs
Most Wickets (RR): Jofra Archer - 10 wickets
Most Wickets (MI): Kieron Pollard - 11 Wickets
Highest Individual score (RR): 94* by Jos Buttler, 2018
Highest Individual score (MI): 81 By Quinton De Kock, 2019
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“It’s hard for us to really identify one area where we went wrong. Clearly, we haven’t been at our best consistently and ultimately that’s what it’s about in these tournaments. It’s such an even tournament and the challenge is to bring your best out in every game and unfortunately, through the course of the tournament, we haven’t done that. Our destiny is probably in other teams’ hands now. Our challenge is seven wins and we’ll try to give our best to achieve that,” said McDonald.
The Abu Dhabi track is likely to favour the pacers.The average first-innings total in Abu Dhabi has been 147 in the last 10 games. Team winning the toss would like to have a bat.
*Jofra Archer has picked 7 wickets in 20 overs in Powerplay this season, at an ER of 4.65.
* 61% of Trent Boult’s overs have come in the Powerplay this season
vs Ankit Rajpoot: 5 innings, 22 runs, 2 dismissals
vs Shreyas Gopal: 3 innings, 15 runs, 2 dismissals
vs Jofra Archer: 3 innings, 3 runs, 2 dismissals
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RR Predicted XI vs MI: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Jofra Archer, Ankit Rajpoot
MI Predicted XI vs RR: Quinton de Kock (wk), Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard (c), Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith has scored 265 runs so far in the tournament. But there are more worries for the skipper as he has managed just 115 runs in 7 innings while chasing. He averages 19.16 which is 48.9 % worse than his average while batting first.
While chasing, 45.09 % of his balls faced are dot balls which could prove crucial in context of the game.
Mumbai Indians registered their 2nd ever 10-wicket win in the IPL in their previous match against CSK. Mumbai is one of 3 teams to win 7 matches this season. They are also the only team who have won 3 matches batting first with a margin of 45 plus runs this season.
1. Rajasthan Royals: 1775
2. Delhi Capitals: 1759 runs
3.Mumbai Indians: 1757
4. Kings XI Punjab: 1721
5. Chennai Super Kings: 1709
6. Sunrisers Hyderabad: 1620
7. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1566
8. Kolkata Knight Riders: 1513
Gopal has picked 4 wickets vs MI and has bowled well against openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock.
Rohit Sharma: 3 innings, 15 runs, 2 dismissals
Quinto de Kock: 3 innings, 17 runs, 1 dismissal
Ishan Kishan: 2 innings, 15 runs, 1 dismissal
6.83: Rahul Chahar’s economy is the 2nd best for MI in the IPL
46.44: Steven Smith’s average against MI in the IPL is the 4th best by a player against MI
175: Jos Buttler’s strike rate against Mi in the IPL is the best by a player against MI
22.07: Archer’s bowling average for RR in the IPL is the best by a bowler for RR
Bumrah has taken 17 wickets so far in this IPL, while Archer has taken 15 wickets. Let us look at the comparison of both the bowlers in IPL 2020.
Rajasthan Royals’ spin unit in this season picked up 9 wickets in the first six games, at an average of 39.22. But in the last 5 matches, they went wicketless twice - both instances came against SRH. RR’s spin bowling average of 44.60 is worst this season.
Royal Challengers Bangalore finish with 145 for 6 in their 20 overs. Virat Kohli notched a half-century and completed 200 sixes in IPL. CSK need 146 to win
Highest Team Total: 206/4 By Kings XI Punjab Against Chennai Super Kings in 2014
Lowest Team Total: 70/10 By Royal Challengers Bangalore Against Rajasthan Royals in 2014
Highest Individual Score: 95 By Glenn Maxwell (Kings XI Punjab) Against Chennai Super Kings in 2014
Best Bowling Figures: 4/20 By Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders) Against Mumbai Indians in 2014
Highest Partnership: 131 By Jacques Kallis And Manish Pandey (Kolkata Knight Riders) For 2nd Wicket Against Mumbai Indians in 2014
Win Rate Batting First: 40% (4 Won; 6 Lost)
vs SRH: Lost by 8 wickets
vs CSK: won by 7 wickets
vs RCB: lost by 7 wickets
vs DC: Lost by 13 runs
vs SRH: won by 5 wickets
vs CSK: Won by 10 wickets
vs KXIP: match tied, lost in the 2nd Super Over
vs KKR: won by 8 wickets
vs DC: won by 5 wickets
vs RR: won by 57 runs
Rajasthan Royals Squad: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, David Miller, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra, Tom Curran, Andrew Tye, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Akash Singh
Mumbai Indians Squad: Quinton de Kock(w), Ishan Kishan, Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard(c), Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni, James Pattinson, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai
Hello and welcome to the live blog of 45th IPL 2020 match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi. It’s going to be a do-or-die game for RR as the mathematics suggests that they need all their remaining games. On the other side of the ring stand Mumbai Indians who are on the verge of solidifying a playoff berth. By the looks of it, a tough challenge awaits for Steve Smith & Co tonight.