IPL 2019: Rajasthan Royals beat Mumbai Indians by four wickets

Carrie Guzman
April 14, 2019

Put into bat, Mumbai Indians rode on an aggressive 81 by South African Quinton De Kock to post an imposing 187/5, but Buttler's 43-ball knock studded with eight fours and seven sixes set the tone before Royals survived a scare to finish the game in 19.3 overs.

Rohit Sharma is only one six away from hitting 100 for the Mumbai Indians.

All-Rounder: It's a no-brainer keeping in mind the smashing all-round abilities of Hardik Pandya in mind, no individual will even dare to drop him from his/her fantasy XI. RR's batting line-up, including skipper Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith and Jos Buttler will need to pull up their socks to confront the Mumbai bowlers at the Wankhede Stadium.

IPL 12 Match 27 MI vs RR at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai: Bumrah starts off the penultimate over by getting Smith caught behind for 12, with Rajasthan suddenly finding two new batsmen at the crease.

Earlier, Mumbai Indians were bolstered by the return of their regular captain Rohit Sharma, who, along with Quinton de Kock, got their team off to a flier adding 96 for the opening wicket, before Rohit for a well-made 47 from 22 balls.

Rajasthan Royals pacers Jaydev Unadkat and Dhawal Kulkarni along with Shreyas Gopal and leggie Riyan Parag would have to deliver for their skipper if they have to stay alive and make it to the Playoffs. One can also live stream the MI vs RR 2019 IPL match on Hotstar app and Tatasky app. The game will start at 4.00 p.m. IST. Rahane, in fact, outscored Jos Buttler before his dismissal, after he survived an LBW call with the use of DRS. The four of them are the backbones of the Royals' batting. None of the batsmen could score a big innings with Ben Stokes emerging as the top-scorer with 28 runs.

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Jofra Archer earlier took 3-39 to restrict Mumbai Indians to 187-5.

In the game against Punjab where Mumbai were chasing a mammoth 198 for victory, Pollard smashed a 31-ball 83 to ensure another victory for the three-time champions. Tasked with bowling at the death, Bumrah was a catalyst in the Royals collapse towards the end of the innings as RR invoked memories of Delhi Capitals from a few days ago.

Mumbai Indians clinched a last-ball victory against Kings XI Punjab. A thrilling final over and the @rajasthanroyals clinch this game.

By playing against the Rajasthan Royals in today's game, Mumbai Indians became the first team in the Twenty20 format to feature in 200 matches.

Mumbai is a very balanced team.

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