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IPL 2018, RR vs MI Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals lock horns with Mumbai Indians

IPL 2018 RR vs MI 2

IPL 2018, RR vs MI Live Cricket Score: After a horrible start Mumbai Indians, finally won their last match. Rajasthan Royals broke their momentum today at Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur. In a nail-biting match, RR won by 3 wickets. 

Match Summary

MI won the toss and opted to bat first. The team was doing fine until the death overs where they lost 5 wickets in 5 overs and their progress was hindered to 167/7. Caribbean paceman Jofra Archer (3/22) was impressive on his IPL debut, troubling the Mumbai batsmen with good pace.

Rajasthan was on the same trajectory in the Death over as three wickets were knocked off on the same score of 125. Then Gowtham stepped in and changed the outlook. With 33 runs from 11 balls Gowtham took his team to their second win.


IPL 2018, RR vs MI Live Cricket Score

Rajasthan Royals wins by 3 wickets

Mumbai Indians opt to bat

MI – 167/7, RR 168/7

Innings 2:

Over 20: 168/7Rajasthan Royals wins by 3 wickets and two balls to spare. Hardik Pandya is given the important responsibility, he starts with a wicket – Archer Caught & Bowled. But Gowtham manages a boundary on the second ball, leaving just 6 runs to achieve. He hits a massive 6, bringing in the victory for his team. Krishnappa Gowtham 33(11), Jaydev Unadkat 0(0)

Over 19: 158/6Rajasthan Royals need 10 runs in 6 balls. RR returns in the game with 18 runs from the over. Bumrah is called upon to do damage control but he lets loose three boundaries one by Archer and two by Gowtham. Jofra Archer 8(8), Krishnappa Gowtham 23(8)

Over 18: 125/6Rajasthan Royals need 28 runs in 12 balls. Mustafizur Rahman continues the attack with the first ball of this over as the third wicket comes down on the same score but gives 15 runs in the end. Klaasen is Caught by Ishan Kishan. Krishnappa Gowtham comes to the crease and hits a consecutive six and 4 on the last two balls. Jofra Archer 1(5), Krishnappa Gowtham 13(4)

Over 17: 125/5, Sad news for RR as Bumrah dismisses two consecutive wickets including their hope Samson 52(39), Caught by Hardik Pandya. Butter is bowled. Heinrich Klaasen and Jofa Archer come to the crease. Rajasthan Royals need 43 runs in 18 balls. With just 1 run from the over and two new batsmen, things look tuff for RR. Heinrich Klaasen 0(0),  Jofra Archer 0(3)

Over 16: 124/3, Rajasthan Royals need 44 runs in 24 balls. 50 comes up for Samson off 36 balls. Kartik Pandya returns to attack and gives just 6 runs building the pressure. Sanju Samson 52(38), Jos Buttler 5(6)

Over 15: 118/3Hardik Pandya strikes and bowled stokes on the first ball.RR manages 8 runs including a boundary by Samson. Jos Buttler comes to the crease. Sanju Samson 48(35), Jos Buttler 3(3)

Over 14: 110/2, In this over RR grossed 9 runs including a boundary by stokes. Mustafizur Rahman returns with a tidy over. Sanju Samson 43(33), Ben Stokes 40(26)

Over 13: 101/2, 100 comes up for RR as 5 runs are added from the over. Jasprit Bumrah returns with a tidy over. Sanju Samson 42(31), Ben Stokes 32(22)

Over 12: 96/2, Rajasthan Royals need 72 runs in 48 balls. Hardik Pandya returns and gives away 10 runs including 2 wides. Sanju Samson 39(28), Ben Stokes 30919)

Over 11: 86/2, Rajasthan Royals need 82 runs in 54 balls. McClenaghan delivers an expensive over with 16 runs as Stokes hits consecutive 6 and a 4. Sanju Samson 32(24), Ben Stokes 29(17)

Over 10: 70/2, With 7 runs in the over, RR is lagging behind. Hardik Pandya comes into the attack. Sanju Samson 29(22), Ben Stokes 16(13)

Over 9: 63/2,  RR makes 5 runs in the over. Markande returns with a tidy over. Sanju Samson 26(19), Ben Stokes 13(10)

Over 8: 58/2,  RR makes 5 runs in the over. Mustafizur Rahman returns to the attack. Sanju Samson 24(15), Ben Stokes 10(8)

Over 7: 53/2,  RR makes 10 runs in the over including a boundary by stokes. Mayank Markande comes into the attack. Sanju Samson 21(12), Ben Stokes 8(5)

Over 6: 47/2, McClenaghan returns to the attack and picks up the Captain’s wicket, Caught by Krunal Pandya. Ben Stokes comes to the crease. Samson sends the last ball to the boundary as RR makes 7 runs in the over. Sanju Samson 18(10), Ben Stokes 1(1)

Over 5: 36/1, In this over RR makes 9 Runs. Krunal Pandya returns to the attack. Rahane finally shows some aggression with a boundary. Rahane 12(13), Sanju Samson 14(9)

Over 4: 27/1, In this over RR minces 6 Runs including a boundary by Samson. Mustafizur Rahman comes into the attack. Rahane 5(9), Sanju Samson 12(7)

Over 3: 21/1Krunal Pandya brings trouble for RR as Tripathi 9(8) is dismissed, Caught by Suryakumar Yadav. Sanju Samson comes to the crease and sweeps the ball for 4. Despite the loss, RR managed 8 runs. Rahane 4(7), Sanju Samson 7(3)

Over 2: 14/0, RR makes 4 runs. Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack. R Tripathi 8(6),  Rahane 4(2)

Over 1: 10/0, RR starts well as Tripathi sends the first ball he faced across the boundary. Rahane and R Tripathi are at the crease. McClenaghan opens the attack. R Tripathi 7(4),  Rahane 1(2)

Innings 1:

Over 20: 167/7,  RR need 168 runs to win. Ben Stokes bowls the last over of the inning giving 9 runs to MI. Kieron Pollard 21(20), Mayank Markande 0(1)

Over 19: 159/7, The newbie Jofra Archer, proves very – harmful to MI as he dismisses three wickets. Krunal Pandya, Caught by Klassen on the first ball itself. Brother Hardik Pandya starts his inning with a boundary and gets bowled on the next ball.  McClenaghan is also bowled on the next ball. With just 5 runs form the over. Mayank Markande comes to the crease. Kieron Pollard 14(13), Mayank Markande 0(1)

Over 18: 141/4, In this over Mi makes a sort of comeback with 13 runs. Jaydev Unadkat gives an expensive over this time around as Pandya hits a boundary and Pollard slips a 6. Kieron Pollard 13(12), Krunal Pandya 7(5)

Over 17: 141/4, Jofra Archer serves a tidy over by giving just 4 runs. Kieron Pollard 6(9), Krunal Pandya 1(2)

Over 16: 137/4, Adding to the massive blow to MI two wickets are gone in this over with just 2 runs. Suryakumar Yadav 72(45) departs as he is caught by Buttler. Rohit Sharma comes and is run out on the first ball. Krunal Pandya comes to the crease. Jaydev Unadkat bowls a rocker of an over. Kieron Pollard 3(4), Krunal Pandya 0(1)

Over 15: 135/2D Kulkarni returns for his last over and knocks Kishan off as he is Caught by Buttler giving just 6 runs in this over including 2 wides. Kieron Pollard comes on the crease. Suryakumar Yadav 72(45), Kieron Pollard 1(2)

Over 14: 129/1, In this over MI makes 8 runs including a boundary by Ishan. Jaydev Unadkat returns to the attack. Ishan Kishan 58(41) Suryakumar Yadav 69(42).

Over 13: 121/1, In this over MI makes 9 runs. Jofra Archer returns to the attack and Ishan welcomes him with a boundary. Ishan Kishan 50(35) Suryakumar Yadav 69(42).

Over 12: 112/1, In this over MI makes 8 runs.  Gowtham returns to the attack. Ishan Kishan 44(32) Suryakumar Yadav 66(39).

Over 11: 104/1, A 100 comes up MI including a 101(61) partnership. Ben Stokes let lose 11 runs including a boundary by Yadav. Ishan Kishan 42(30) Suryakumar Yadav 60(35).

Over 10: 93/1, A good over for MI as 18 runs came out of it and Yadav completed his 50 off 29 balls. Shreyas Gopal is treated with a boundary and a 6 by Kishan and another 6 by Yadav. Ishan Kishan 40(29) Suryakumar Yadav 51(30).

Over 9: 75/1, In this over MI 11 runs. Ben Stokes lets loose a six (Kishan). Ishan Kishan 29(25) Suryakumar Yadav 44(28).

Over 8: 64/1, Shreyas Gopal comes into the attack, including a wide he gives MI 12 runs this over. Ishan Kishan 21(21) Suryakumar Yadav 41(26).

Over 7: 52/1, MI garners 9 runs in this over. Krishnappa Gowtham returns to the attack and lets loose a boundary(Yadav) in the last ball. Ishan Kishan 17(18) Suryakumar Yadav 34(23).

Over 6: 43/1, MI garners 8 runs in this over as Jaydev Unadkat comes into the attack. Yadav hits a boundary on the first ball. Ishan Kishan 15(16) Suryakumar Yadav 27(19).

Over 5: 36/1D Kulkarni serves a very expensive over with 18 runs. Two 6’s and 4 by Yadav and Kishan respectively.Ishan Kishan 13(13) Suryakumar Yadav 21(16).

Over 4: 17/1, In this over MI makes just 6 runs. Jofra Archer balls his first ever over of IPL, a fine one at that. Ishan Kishan 2(9) Suryakumar Yadav 14(14).

Over 3: 11/1, MI starting to gear up as 7 runs come from this over.  D Kulkarni returns and Yadav welcomes him with a six. comes into the attack. Ishan Kishan 1(5) Suryakumar Yadav 10(10).

Over 2: 4/1, Slow start for MI as garner just 3 runs from this over.  Krishnappa Gowtham comes into the attack. Ishan Kishan 1(3) Suryakumar Yadav 3(8).

Over 1: 1/1D Kulkarni opens the attack and takes the first wicket of the inning with just 1 run. Suryakumar Yadav and Lewis initially came to the crease. Lewis is Bowled and Ishan Kishan comes to the crease. Ishan Kishan 0(2) Suryakumar Yadav 1(3).

Match Preview

MI major batting weapon – Rohit Sharma along with Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Hardik and Krunal Pandya could do some major harm to the opponent’s bowlers.

SRH’s bowlers are likely to be confident as they withstood the firepower of the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in the last match. Although the belligerent century by Shane Watson in their last match has shaken them.

MI’s bowling post rotates between Jasprit Bumrah, M J Mclenaghan, Hardik, Mustafizur Rehaman, M Markande, and Krunal. The team is known to make comebacks more often than not, will this match be another comeback or setback.

RR Playing XI 

Two changes Rajasthan, Dhawal Kulkarni in for Stuart Binny and Jofra Archer in place of Ben Laughlin.

Ajinkya Rahane(c), Heinrich Klaasen, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat

MI Probable XI

Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman