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IPL 2018 Cricket Score MI vs RR: Rajasthan Royals wins the match by 7 wickets, Surviving another day

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IPL 2018, MI vs RR:  Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals sort of entered a qualifying match today as the winner will receive another shit for playoffs and for the loser things would become next to impossible. Surviving another day Rajasthan took the match from Mumbai by 7 wickets.

Match Summary 

Invited to Bat first by Rajasthan, Mumbai Indians started off good but just after half the innings, their wickets started falling like a house of cards. None of their big ticket players could work their magic and Mumbai was limited to 168/6.

Rajasthan sort of had the opposite scenario on the crease, after losing a wicket in the first over itself, they held steady. Their main man Jos Butler played an effortless not out inning of 94 runs in 53 balls. Taking the team towards victory in the 18th over itself.

IPL 2018 Cricket Score MI vs RR

Rajasthan Royals won by 7 wickets

Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to field
MI – 168/6, RR – 171/3
Inning 2

Over 18: 171/3, Rajasthan Royals won by 7 wickets. Hardik Pandya serves the over. Samson hits two six’s leaving just 4 runs to cover and then gives his wicket Caught by (sub)Rahul Chahar. Buttler finishes the job with a Six. 18 runs from the over. Jos Buttler 88(52), Ben Stokes 0(0)

Over 17: 153/2, Rajasthan Royals need 16 runs in 18 balls. 9 runs in the over. Samson saves an otherwise dull over with a boundary on the last ball. Mitchell McClenaghan returns to the attack. Jos Buttler 88(52), Sanju Samson 14(9)

Over 16: 144/2, Rajasthan Royals need 25 runs in 24 balls. 12 runs in the over including two boundaries by Samson.   Markande could not rein in the men at the field. Jos Buttler 82(48), Sanju Samson 13(7)

Over 15: 132/2, Rajasthan Royals need 37 runs in 30 balls. Butler hits a boundary and six taking 14 runs in the over. Jasprit Bumrah returns to the attack. Jos Buttler 80(46), Sanju Samson 3(3)

Over 14: 118/2, oh-oh! trouble for RR as Rahane is Caught by Suryakumar Yadav as Hardik Pandya strikes. Sanju Samson comes to the crease. Buttler doesn’t let the loss affect the run rate as he squeezes a six and a boundary consecutively. 14 runs from the over. Jos Buttler 68(42), Sanju Samson 1(1)

Over 13: 104/1, 5 runs from the over including a boundary. Mitchell McClenaghan returns to the attack.  Ajinkya Rahane 37(35), Jos Buttler 55(38)

Over 12: 99/1, A boundary each by the men at the crease brings in 13 runs from the over. Hardik Pandya returns to the attack.  Ajinkya Rahane 36(32), Jos Buttler 51(35)

Over 11: 86/1, just 3 runs from the over as Krunal Pandya returns to the attack.  Ajinkya Rahane 30(29), Jos Buttler 44(32)

Over 10: 83/1,12 runs from the over including a huge 6 by Buttler. Markande returns to the attack.  Ajinkya Rahane 28(25), Jos Buttler 43(30)

Over 9: 71/1, Just 5 runs from the over as Krunal Pandya serves the over.  Ajinkya Rahane 27(24), Jos Buttler 32(25)

Over 8: 66/1Markande comes into the attack and let lose 8 runs, including a boundary by Buttler. 7 runs from the over. Ajinkya Rahane 25(22), Jos Buttler 29(21)

Over 7: 58/1, another boundary by Buttler on the last ball disturbing an otherwise tidy over by Jasprit Bumrah. 7 runs from the over. Ajinkya Rahane 23(20), Jos Buttler 23(17)

Over 6: 44/1, Buttler smacks a boundary as 7 runs come from the over. Hardik Pandya comes into the attack. Ajinkya Rahane 18(15), Jos Buttler 21(16)

Over 5: 44/1, Buttler smacks a boundary and six consecutively making 11 runs from the over. Krunal Pandya returns to the attack. Ajinkya Rahane 18(14), Jos Buttler 14(11)

Over 4: 33/1, Rahane starts the over with a boundary and another one on the 4th ball. 10 runs from the over as Mitchell McClenaghan returns to the attack. Ajinkya Rahane 17(12), Jos Buttler 4(7)

Over 3: 23/1, 5 runs from the over as Krunal Pandya comes into the attack. Ajinkya Rahane 8(7), Jos Buttler 4(6)

Over 2: 18/1, 5 runs from the over as Mitchell McClenaghan comes into the attack. Ajinkya Rahane 5(4), Jos Buttler 2(3)

Over 1: 13/1, The over started off well for RR as D Arcy smacked two boundaries, but did not end well as he is  Caught by Ishan Kishan.Ajinkya Rahane comes to the crease and strikes a boundary. D Arcy Short and Buttler are at the crease. Bumrah opens the attack. Ajinkya Rahane 4(1), Jos Buttler 0(0)

Inning 1

Over 20: 168/6, RR needs 169 runs to win. Ben Stokes serves the last over. Cutting starts with a six and Pandya sweeps a boundary and then his wicket. Pandya caught by Samson. Ben Cutting 2(4), Duminy 0(0)

Over 19: 155/5, Stepping up to the occasion Hardik starts the over with a six and a 4 consecutively. Jaydev Unadkat gifts a wide and than Hardik thumps another six. 19 runs come from the over. Hardik Pandya 32(18), Ben Cutting 2(4)

Over 18: 136/5, 4 runs from the over as Jofra Archer returns to the crease. Hardik Pandya 15(13), Ben Cutting 1(3)

Over 17: 132/5, More troubles for MI as as Krunal is caught by Gowtham. A good over by Jaydev Unadkat as just 4 runs come from it. Ben Cutting comes to the crease. Hardik Pandya 13(10), Ben Cutting 0(0)

Over 16: 128/4, 5 runs from the over as Jofra Archer returns to the attack. Hardik Pandya 9(7), Krunal Pandya 3(4)

Over 15: 123/4,And another one bites the dust as Ishan 12(11) is caught by Samson. This time Ben Stokes strikes and gives just 4 runs. Krunal Pandya comes to the crease. Hardik Pandya 6(4), Krunal Pandya 1(1)

Over 14: 119/3, MI losing it hold over the match. Lewis sends the first ball of Dhawal Kulkarni over for a six and gave his wicket on the next ball. Lewis 60(42) is caught by Samson. 17 runs come from the over. Hardik Pandya comes to the crease. Kishan and Hardik smacks a boundary each to recover from the loss.  Ishan Kishan 12(9), Hardik Pandya 4(1)

Over 13: 102/2, 4 runs from the over as Ben Stokes returns to the attack. Evin Lewis 54(40), Ishan Kishan 5(6)

Over 12: 98/2, 9 runs from the over, Lewis strikes a 6 on the last ball completing his fifty and disturbs the otherwise tidy over by Krishnappa Gowtham. Evin Lewis 52(37), Ishan Kishan 3(3)

Over 11: 89/2, Oops! Jofra Archer strikes and how! he knocks two wickets. Yadav 38(31) and Rohit (Golden Duck) both caught by Unadkat consecutively. 3 runs from the over. Ishan Kishan comes to the crease. Evin Lewis 45(33), Ishan Kishan 2(1)

Over 10: 86/0, 7 runs from the over as  Jaydev Unadkat returns to the attack. Yadav backlift another boundary. Evin Lewis 45(30), Suryakumar Yadav 38(30)

Over 9: 79/0, Lewis starts the Shreyas Iyer over with two consecutive 6’s. 17 runs from the over. Evin Lewis 43(26), Suryakumar Yadav 33(28)

Over 8: 62/0, 7 runs from the over as Jaydev Unadkat comes into the attack. Yadav sweeps a boundary. Evin Lewis 27(21), Suryakumar Yadav 32(27)

Over 7: 55/0, 4 runs from the over as Shreyas Gopal comes into the attack.  Evin Lewis 25(19), Suryakumar Yadav 27(23)

Over 6: 51/0, 11 runs from the over as Dhawal Kulkarni returns to the attack. Lewis minces two boundaries. Evin Lewis 23(17), Suryakumar Yadav 25(19)

Over 5: 40/0, Lewis welcomes Ben Stokes with a boundary. 6 runs from the over Evin Lewis 9(9), Suryakumar Yadav 22(15)

Over 4: 34/0,  9 runs from including two boundaries by Yadav. Dhawal Kulkarni returns to the attack. Evin Lewis 9(9), Suryakumar Yadav 22(15)

Over 3: 25/0,  5 runs from Jofra Archer over including 2 wides.  Evin Lewis 8(7), Suryakumar Yadav 14(11)

Over 2: 20/0, Yadav minces another boundary as 6 runs come from the over. Dhawal Kulkarni comes into the attack. Evin Lewis 5(3), Suryakumar Yadav 14(9)

Over 1: 14/0, MI starts with three boundaries, 2 by Yadav and one by lewis. Suryakumar Yadav and Lewis are at the crease. Gowtham opens the attack. Evin Lewis 4(1), Suryakumar Yadav 9(5)

 

Mumbai Indian Playing XI

Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Krunal Pandya, Jean-Paul Duminy, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah

Rajathan Royals Playing XI

D’Arcy Short in for Ish Sodhi, who’s not well. Shreyas Gopal and Dhawal Kulkarni come in.

Jos Buttler(w), D Arcy Short, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni

 

 

 

 

 

 

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