Mumbai Indians (MI) thrashed Rajasthan Royals (RR) in a one-sided contest to maintain their hopes alive for the playoffs race.
Chasing a paltry goal of 91, Mumbai began nicely, with captain Rohit Sharma taking the lead. The proper-handed batter scored a quickfire 22 off 13 deliveries with the assistance of three boundaries, together with two sixes.
Rohit added 23 runs for the opening wicket with Ishan Kishan earlier than RR star Chetan Sakariya despatched him again to the dugout. However Ishan stayed until the top and propelled MI to a dominating eight wicket victory. The left-handed batter discovered his kind again and scored an excellent unbeaten 50 off simply 25 deliveries, together with 5 fours and three sixes.
Earlier, the Royals misplaced each the openers, Evin Lewis (24) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (12), at 41/2 in 5.3 overs. However what adopted subsequent was fully out of the field because the 2008 IPL winners witnessed the worst collapse as the entire staff might solely handle to submit 90/9 on the board of their allotted 20 overs.
Other than the opening duo, solely David Miller (15) and Rahul Tewatia (12) might rating in double figures. The likes of Sanju Samson (3), Shivam Dube (3), Glenn Phillips (4) all failed even to cross the mark of 5 runs.
Nathan Coulter-Nile was the choose of the bowler for the defending champions. The Aussie pacer bagged a four-wicket haul for simply 14 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
Other than Coulter-Nile, James Neesham additionally shined with the ball. The New Zealander took three wickets whereas conceding solely 12 runs in 4 overs. Frontline pacer Jasprit Bumrah picked up two scalps for 14 runs.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 5, 2021
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 5, 2021
WE WIN 💙💙💙💙💙💙
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) October 5, 2021
Rohit Sharma on this match turns into the primary Indian to succeed in 400 sixes in T20 cricket.
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) October 5, 2021
MI win by 8 wickets.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) October 5, 2021
Coulter Nile & Jimmy Neesham win it for Mumbai #IPL2021
— Sushant Mehta (@SushantNMehta) October 5, 2021
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) October 5, 2021
Nathan Coulter-Nile has at all times been a terrific bowler in restricted overs cricket however these accidents haven’t allowed him to dwell as much as his potential.#IPL2021
— Yash Lahoti (@YvLahoti) October 5, 2021
Neesham and Ishan Kishan have been impressed picks by #MI for tonight’s match
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) October 5, 2021
Rajasthan Royals aren’t excellent, however I’m a bit anxious concerning the WC, when the IPL is not performed and Neesham is taking 4-0-12-3 bowling cutters on a pitch with inconsistent bounce. I do know predicting circumstances is a fools errand, however I feel all of us need issues to enhance.
— Ben Jones (@benjonescricket) October 5, 2021
Mumbai Indians strikes to fifth within the factors desk with -0.048 NRR.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 5, 2021