Mumbai Indians hadn’t got the good start in this season, they won just two games. Same story belongs to Rajasthan Royals also. They will meet for their sixth match at new venue, Delhi.
Recent form :
Mumbai Indians : L L W
Rajasthan Royals : W L L
“We are going to field first. The pitch looks alright, better than Chennai. Looking to chase the total. We want to play fearless cricket, hopefully the guys take the responsibility. Ishan Kishan is missing out and Nathan Coulter Nile is in. You got to pick your best XI and find the right balance as well. I think looking at the conditions and opposition we have picked our best XI.” Captain Rohit Sharma opted
“We would have like to bowl as well. We can see some grass, but I think it’s good for batting and bowling. We need to bat better. We play every game in a different perspective. Captaincy is getting better and better, first game was tough. Really enjoying this role.” Sanju Samson added
Mumbai Indians bowlers were really economical before 5th over. But Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler accelerated and accelerated well. They scored 27 runs in last two overs of powerplay. Rajasthan Royals managed to score 47 runs in powerplay overs.
Rahul Chahar got the rid of Jos Buttler. Jos Buttler stepped forward to hit big six, Rahul Chahar trapped him with a brilliant leg spin delivery. He depart after smashing 41 runs. Yashasvi Jaiswal followed him as he thrown wicket to Chahar after hitting a six on last ball.
Rahul Chahar ended his spell with two wickets. He conceded 33 runs and removed two openers of Rajasthan Royals. Rahul Chahar took 11 wickets in this season so far. Third highest for this season.
Trent Boult uprooted the stump of Sanju Samson as well as Bumrah bowled an another economical spell. He conceded just 15 runs and grabbed the wicket of Shivam Dube who was looking dangerous. Rajasthan Royals managed to score 171 runs in first inning.
Mumbai Indians lost the wicket if their captain on the last ball of powerplay. Rohit Sharma departs after scoring 11 runs. MI scored 49 runs in powerplay overs. Quinton de Kock back in the form after failing last few matches.
After the big wicket of Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton de Kock and Krunal Pandya managed very well to keep MI in domination. They scored 63 runs in partnership, it was an important partnership in this chase.
Quinton de Kock played an important cameo. He was unbeaten in this chase with 70 runs. He was taken 50 balls for that including 6 fours and 2 sixes. Krunal Pandya and Kieron Pollard helped him to chase down the target.