RR vs MI Live Score, IPL 2022 / Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets to register their first win of the season

Vikrant Shekhawat : Apr 30, 2022, 11:43 PM
Mumbai Indians defeated Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets in 44 matches of IPL 2022. MI had a target of 159 runs, which the team achieved by losing 5 wickets in the last over. Suryakumar Yadav (51) was the top scorer, while Tilak Verma scored 35 runs. This was Mumbai's first win in the current tournament after consecutive defeats in the first 8 matches.

This victory for the team is also special because MI has won this match on the occasion of the 35th birthday of captain Rohit Sharma. At the same time, this is RR's third defeat in 9 matches. The team has won 6 matches so far.

Earlier, RR had scored 158/6 after losing the toss and batting first. Jos Buttler played the highest innings of 67 runs. At the same time, Riley Meredith and Hrithik Shokeen took 2-2 wickets for Mumbai.

Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma's poor form continues. Once again he could not play a big innings. In the match, he was dismissed by Ashwin after scoring 2 runs in 5 balls. Today was Hitman's birthday, so all the fans thought that today Rohit's bat will speak, but it did not happen. Not a single half-century has come off Rohit's bat this season.

Ishaan could not even play a big innings

At the same time, Rohit's strongman Ishan Kishan got a good start, but he too could not play a big innings. 26 runs came off 18 balls from Kishan's bat. During this he hit 4 fours and 1 six. His strike rate was 144.44.

Butler's 14th half-century

In the match, Jos Buttler completed the 14th half-century of his IPL career in 48 balls, playing a simple innings. In the match, 67 runs came off 52 balls from Jose's bat. Butler hit 4 sixes and 5 fours in his innings. His strike rate was 128.84. Buttler hit four sixes in an over off Hrithik Shokeen.

Padikkal's bat didn't work

RR's first wicket fell in the form of Devdutt Padikkal. He returned to the pavilion after scoring 15 runs in 15 balls off Hrithik Shokeen. His catch was caught by Kieron Pollard at long off. Padikkal and Butler added 26 runs for the first wicket.

In the 7th over, Samson hit 2 sixes in 3 balls in Hrithik's over. He looked in fine form, but lost his wicket in the second ball of the 8th over. Kumar Karthikeya, playing his first match in the IPL, dismissed Sanju.

RR's score in the power play was 40/1.

Hrithik Shokeen took his first wicket in IPL by dismissing Padikkal.

Playing XI of both the teams

The Rajasthan team did not make any changes in the playing 11. At the same time, there were 2 changes in the Mumbai team. Kumar Karthikeya Singh in place of Jaydev Unadkat and Dewald Brevis in place of Tim David.

RR: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Darryl Mitchell, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Pranand Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen.

MI: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Tim David, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Kieron Pollard, Hrithik Shokeen, Daniel Sams, Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Karthikeya, Riley Meredith.

Mumbai is bearing the brunt of the mistakes made in the auction

Nothing has been better for Mumbai this time. The team management was defeated in the selection of players during the auction. Like water on Ishan Kishan, MI was too heavy to spend money. Fast bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah seem helpless without any partner. Even if Bumrah bowls well from one end, the batsmen easily get runs from the other end.

If Mumbai is to register their first win of the season, the big players will have to live up to their name. Till now, only the proverb of 'Naam Bade and Darshan Chhote' seems to have come true.