Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl first and his bowlers proved the decision right. However, at the start, it seemed RR will continue where they left against CSK in their previous game with Evin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal collecting some early boundares. However, they lost their openers inside the Powerplay overs and then James Neesham took two wickets in as many overs to leave them struggling. Nathan Coulter-Nile added to their misery and finished with 4/14 from his four overs. RR eventually managed 90/9.
Mustafizur smokes Boult for a big six over long-on when last 2balls left .But this has been exemplary stuff from Rohit’s boys. They need 91 runs in 20 overs.
Eventually, Coulter-Nile bagged four wickets, while Jimmy Neesham picked up three and Bumrah bagged a brace as Mumbai restriced MI to 90/9 in 20 overs.
Bowlers put Mumbai Indians on top with regular wickets in must-win clash vs Rajasthan Royals.
RR know this isn’t a total that they can defend on this pitch. But MI haven’t been exactly doing well with the bat either.
This is the virtual knockout game for the five-time Champions Mumbai Indians as if they lose they will be out of the tournament. Both the teams are currently tied in the points table but RR are ahead on the points table thanks to a better net run-rate.