IPL 2021 / Ishan Kishans Fifty Mumbai washed Rajasthan in 50 balls

Zoom News : Oct 05, 2021, 10:29 PM
In IPL Phase-2, the 51st match of the tournament was played between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday. Where Mumbai Indians won the match in a one-sided style by 8 wickets. Mumbai had a target of only 91 runs, which the team achieved at the loss of 2 wickets in 8.2 overs.

Mumbai's aggressive attitude

Chasing the target, Mumbai's first wicket fell in the form of Rohit Sharma (22). Chetan Sakariya got his wicket. Suryakumar Yadav (13) also got his wicket early to Mustafizur Rahman. However, the team's score remained 56/2 till the powerplay.

Rohit Sharma became the 7th player in the world and the first player from India to hit 400 sixes in T20 cricket.

Poor start for Royals

Playing first after losing the toss, RR got off to a very poor start. The team lost its first 5 wickets in just 50 runs. In 20 overs, the team could score only 90 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. Not a single player from Royals could show the courage to stand on the wicket. Evin Lewis (24) was the top scorer. Nathan Coulter-Nile took 4 wickets for Mumbai.

  • RR's first wicket fell as Yashasvi Jaiswal (12) and his wicket came in the account of Coulter-Nile.
  • Evin Lewis (24) was dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah and showed the way to the pavilion.
  • James Neesham, playing his first match in Phase-2, broke the back of the Royals by dismissing Sanju Samson (3) and Shivam Dubey (3).
  • Glenn Phillips (4) and Rahul Tewatia (12) were picked up by Coulter-Nile and Neesham.
  • David Miller (15), popularly known as 'Killer Miller', was also a flop. Coulter-Nile takes him out LBW.
  • RR 90/9 was the lowest score of the season. Before Rajasthan, RCB had scored 92 against Kolkata.
2 changes in both teams

In the match, RR included Shreyas Gopal in place of Mayank Markande and Kuldeep Yadav in place of Akash Singh in the playing XI. Mumbai also picked up Jimmy Nisham in place of Krunal Pandya and Ishan Kishan in place of Quinton de Kock.

Will keep an eye on the run rate with the win

Both the teams have 10-10 points from 12-12 matches. Both need to win the remaining matches and improve their net run rate to secure a place in the playoffs. The first match between Mumbai and Rajasthan in this season was played on 29 April. Mumbai won that match by 7 wickets.

Four teams in the race for fourth place

So far this season, the teams of Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore have qualified for the play-offs. Teams of Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians and Pambaj Kings are vying for the fourth place. In terms of net run rate, Kolkata (+0.294) is in the best position. Rajasthan (-0.337) and Mumbai (-0.453) will have to look to improve their net run rates with wins. For this they need to win by a big margin.

Mumbai lost 4 out of 5 matches in the UAE leg

Defending champion Mumbai team has not been able to perform well in the UAE leg so far. The team has lost 4 out of 5 matches. At the same time, Rajasthan has won 2 out of 5 matches and has to face defeat in 3.

Many star players of Mumbai are not in form

The biggest problem of Mumbai Indians is the out of form of many star players at the same time. Captain Rohit Sharma himself is not in very good shape. Hardik Pandya has been able to show a good game in only one match. However, he is still not bowling. Kieron Pollard is also not playing up to his reputation. Ishan Kishan had to drop in the last match.

both teams

RR- Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (w/c), Shivam Dubey, Glenn Phillips, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakaria

MI - Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult