07 October 2020 02:31
Hello and welcome to Sportstar's coverage of Match 20 of IPL 2020 between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. He hits Bumrah's short ball for another boundary before holing out to Pollard. Short ball to Archer and he nails it to the deep mid-wicket for a six. He bowls it short and Curran smacks it into the hands of the deep mid-wicket fielder, Hardik. Another slow and short delivery, Buttler pulls it to the mid-wicket boundary for a four.
Buttler cuts a short delivery to the offside for a two and follows it up with a single. Lomror holes out to a brilliant catch by substitute Anukul Roy. Tom Curran joins Jos Buttler, who goes big over deep mid-wicket after the wicket delivery. Angled away from Buttler, who uses the pace of the ball to guide it behind the short third man fielder for a four. Boult goes wide and short to Buttler, who slashes it between point and cover for a four. Smith looks to dispatch a good length to the leg side and ends up inside edging to de Kock, who takes a stunning low catch to his left.
Suryakumar moves across his stumps again and pulls it behind short fine leg for a four to end the over. Archer with a 131 kmph good length delivery which Hardik just swats it past the fielder at mid-off for a four. Archer finishes the over with a slower delivery which Suryakumar moves over to the offside to pull it over the short fine leg fielder for a four. Another short ball to end the over and the southpaw could only hold out a catch to the mid wicket fielder, Gopal. Back-to-back boundaries from Suryakumar; he plays a sweep to the leg side to a good length leg break before he rocks back on the back foot to loft a short delivery over covers for a four. Kishan goes for a big swipe first ball and ends up miscuing it high into the hands of Sanju Samson at covers. Shreyas gives the ball some air but misses his line and Suryakumar with a superb inside out lofted cover drive which runs to the boundary. He bowls it short and with pace at de Kock, who ends up top edging high into the hands of Buttler. He steps across his stumps and ramps a slower ball over the head of the short fine leg fielder for another four. Shreyas bowls it wide and short, Rohit punches it down the ground to the long off fielder for a single. Rohit goes chasing after a wide delivery but fails to get bat on ball. Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler (w), Steve Smith, (c), Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi TOSS: Rohit Sharma wins toss, Mumbai Indians to bat first vs Rajasthan Royals. Still, in no way will Mumbai Indians will take Rajasthan Royals lightly when the teams square off on Tuesday night. One of their matches during the 2009 IPL season in South Africa was abandoned without a ball bowled. Rajasthan Royals has dominated this tie in the recent past, winning four of the five encounters against Mumbai Indians. Rajasthan Royals defeated Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Batting first, Mumbai put up 161/5 after 20 overs, with Quinton de Kock scoring 65 off 47 balls. Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Capt.), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Anmolpreet Singh, Digvijay Deshmukh, Dhawal Kulkarni,Chris Lynn, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, James Pattinson, Prince Balwant Rai, Anukul Roy, Sherfane Rutherford, Aditya Tare, Saurabh Tiwary, Jayant Yadav. Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia, Robin Uthappa, Jofra Archer, Riyan Parag, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, David Miller, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra, Andrew Tye, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Akash Singh Mumbai Indians allrounder Hardik Pandya had a scary moment during the Indian Premier League 2020 encounter against Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi when he was nearly hit on the helmet in Jofra Archer's over. Archer's delivery was clocked at 152kph, and with that speed, it was even hard for Jos Buttler behind the stumps to get hold of it, and the ball sailed away to the boundary ropes to give four byes runs to MI. What: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2020, Match 20 Probable XI: 1 Rohit Sharma (Captain), 2 Quinton de Kock (Wicketkeeper), 3 Suryakumar Yadav, 4 Ishan Kishan, 5 Hardik Pandya, 6 Kieron Pollard, 7 Krunal Pandya, 8 James Pattinson, 9 Rahul Chahar, 10 Trent Boult, 11 Jasprit Bumrah Probable XI: 1 Steve Smith, 2 Jos Buttler, 3 Sanju Samson, 4 Manan Vohra/Robin Uthappa, 5 Mahipal Lomror, 6 Ankit Rajpoot, 7 Rahul Tewatia, 8 Jofra Archer, 9 Tom Curran, 10 Shreyas Gopal, 11 Jaydev Unadkat/Varun Aaron - Kieron Pollard needs to score 82 to get to 3000 runs in the IPL Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, Abu Dhabi Our XI: Jos Buttler, Quinton de Kock, Steven Smith, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Jofra Archer, Rahul Tewatia, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult Since 2019, Smith has scored 15.27% of the Royals' runs. With the bat, given the Royals' worry when it comes to death bowling this season, Pollard should capitalise and get quick runs in the slog overs again.