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Mumbai Indians 193/4 (20 ov)
Rajasthan Royals 136/10 (18.1 ov)
Mumbai Indians won by 57 runs.
Player of the match: Suryakumar Yadav
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Mumbai Indians have completed a clinical victory here. Rajasthan Royals never looked like in the game at any point of time during the match. MI had an explosive start to their innings. RR looked like crawling back into the game by picking up a couple of quick wickets in the middle, but a brilliant innings by Suryakumar Yadav which was well supported by Hardik Pandya ensured that MI had a good score on the board. A target of 194 runs was always above-par. It would have taken some chasing on such a big ground and with bit of assistance for the pacers on the pitch. 

The chasing team needed to have a good start to the innings and it is the exact opposite of an ideal start that we saw during the chase. RR lost 3 wickets in the first three overs. Whenever a team loses more than a couple of wickets in the powerplay, seldom do they go on to win the match. Jos Buttler tried his best, but did not get a lot of support. And the MI pacers were too good for the lower half to handle.

The Rajasthan batsmen must look back at the kind of shots they have played. They haven’t really got going once they have travelled from Sharjah. With 2 wins from 5 games, things are getting tough for them. Mumbai, on the other hand, are going from strength to strength. They have been just powering the opposition in the last three games. MI will try to keep this momentum going.
Suryakumar Yadav is the Man-of-the-Match!
SKY feels that he has been finding ways to get out in the earlier games and felt that a big innings was just around the corner. He is happy that it came in a winning course, which is utmost satisfying. SKY had played the role of a finished at KKR, but has batted at the top for MI. He is happy with this added responsibility. The management has given him the freedom to express himself and has asked him to try and bat as long as possible. When asked the improvement in his off-side game, SKY revealed that he has put in a lot of effort in that area during the lockdown and it is bearing fruits now.
The winning captain Rohit Sharma confirms that there is assistance in the pitch for the seamers. The ball was nipping at the beginning and has continued to do so till the end. He says that the team has worked a lot on fielding. The batting and bowling might go wrong on a particular day, but fielding is controllable. And the MI skipper is happy that it has come good. Rohit says that he and the management have given a lot of confidence to the players in the dressing room. There are a lot of match-winners in the squad and it is good to see them winning games. And on the special innings from Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit says that it was always coming. It was all about shot selection for SKY, and today he played a brilliant innings. MI wanted him to bat till the end and that made a difference.
Steve Smith looks back at the innings and admits that losing wickets early in the innings hasn't helped them. It is the third loss in a row for them, and they haven't had partnerships going on early in the innings in all the three matches. But the skipper thinks that it isn't time to press the panic button yet. It is all about implementing the plans and he hopes for a quick turnaround.

More importantly, the RR skipper revealed that Ben Stokes will be available to play from 10th October!
The Royals had a tough start to the chase, losing 3 wickets in the first three overs. And that included two of their main three batsmen. Steve Smith and Sanju Samson will look back at their shots and think if it were the right shots at that situation. Jos Buttler played a good hand of 70 runs from 44 balls, but that was pretty much it for the Royals. Jofra Archer swung his bat in the latter part of the chase and scored 24 from 11 balls.

Jasprit Bumrah was exceptional with the ball in hand. He finished with the figures of 4/20 from his 4 overs. Trent Boult picked up 2 wickets at the start of the innings which broke the back of the RR batting line-up. Pattinson was also good with the ball, picking up the crucial wicket of Jos Buttler in the middle to ensure that RR has no chance of coming back into the chase.

The two brilliant catches were also game-changers. Sanju Samson was dismissed off a back-peddling, diving catch by the substitute fielder Anukul Roy, and Kieron Pollard once again worked his magic at the boundary to dismiss Jos Buttler.
Mumbai Indians beats Rajasthan Royals by 57 runs!
18.1 James Pattinson to Ankit Rajpoot, OUT! THAT IS THAT! Back of a length delivery on off stump. Rajpoot backs away and looks to flay it over the off side but only ends up slicing it straight into the hands of the fielder at extra cover! RR's wretched record away from Sharjah continues!
Two fast bowlers are in the middle with the bat to try and play out the last couple of overs.

James Pattinson has the ball.
Over: 18 | Summary: 1 1 4 2 4 W Bowler: Jasprit Bumrah Score: 136/9
17.6 Jasprit Bumrah to Jofra Archer, OUT! BUMRAH HAS FOUR! Low full toss on middle and leg and Archer looks to deposit that one into the stands over long on. However, he gets it off the higher part of the bat, meaning that he does not generate power and offers a regulation catch to Pollard at long on
17.5 Jasprit Bumrah to Jofra Archer, FOUR! Short delivery outside off stump. Archer waits on it and then swats it towards wide long on for yet another boundary! Once again it is hit in the wide long-on area and Pollard has no chance reaching it.
17.4 Jasprit Bumrah to Jofra Archer, banged into the track at the batsman on middle stump. Archer takes his eyes off the ball and swats it away to deep mid wicket for a couple. Did well to play it along the ground in the end.
17.3 Jasprit Bumrah to Jofra Archer, FOUR! Low full toss on middle and leg and Archer thumps that one to the right of long on to fetch himself another boundary! It was placed sufficiently away from Kieron Pollard at long-on. He is ensuring the NRR does not take a hit!
17.2 Jasprit Bumrah to Ankit Rajpoot, OH WELL WELL! Stump height full toss on off stump and Rajpoot does pretty well to get a thin outside edge on it. De Kock too gets a palm on it and keeps the batsman to one. Lucky that it did not roll on to the helmet behind the keeper, that would have been five runs.
17.1 Jasprit Bumrah to Jofra Archer, full delivery on off stump. Archer gives himself a bit of room and powers it down the ground to long off for another run
Nine runs came from that over. Archer will try and score whatever he can to lessen the losing margin. 

Jasprit Bumrah will continue. He has the figures of 3/8 with a good chance of finishing with a five-wicket haul.
Over: 17 | Summary: 0 6 1 0 1 1 Bowler: Trent Boult Score: 124/8
16.6 Trent Boult to Jofra Archer, full delivery on leg stump. Archer looks to turn that one away into the leg side but gets a leading edge that rolls away to deep point instead
16.5 Trent Boult to Ankit Rajpoot, length delivery on off stump. Rajpoot again backs away and slices it past backward point for another single
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