Rajasthan’s horror show continues outside the Sharjah as the pink outfit lost their third straight match in Indian T20 League by huge 57 runs. Mumbai bagged the top spot one more time, upstaging Delhi.
Toss: Mumbai opted to bat first
Team Changes: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Kartik Tyagi, Ankit Rajpoot come in (Rajasthan)
Mumbai was unchanged
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Detailed Match Report
Mumbai got a fluent start as De Cock and Rohit added 49 runs in 4.5 overs. Shreyas Gopal opened some relief for Rajasthan by picking Rohit and Ishan Kishan on successive deliveries. Suryakumar Yadav stood like a wall for Mumbai, scoring unbeaten 79 off 47 balls and added crucial 76 runs with Pandya to take Mumbai to 193. In flag-overs, Rajasthan lost all the control in the game.
In the big chase, Rajasthan’s top order shattered one more time as Yashasvi Jaiswal and Smith bot went to the pavilion on the score of 7. Samson also went for a duck and Rajasthan didn’t recover from the early blows. Jos Butler played a fine knock of 70 off just 44 balls to reduce the losing margin. Bumrah picked three and Boult scalped two to give Mumbai an NRR-boosting victory.
Star-performer of the match
Suryakumar Yadav is our star performer of the match. When Mumbai lost two quick wickets to Gopal, he anchored the innings and took Mumbai to a strong total with Pandya. In his 79 runs innings, he smashed 11 fours and two sixes.
Top 5 players who made an impact in the game
Suryakumar Yadav 79 (47)
Shreyas Gopal 4-0-28-2
Jos Buttler 70 (44)
Jasprit Bumrah 4-0-20-4
Trent Boult 4-0-26-2