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IPL 2019 RR vs MI highlights: Rajasthan Royals beat Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets

Steve Smith Led The Side From The Front And Helped His Side Register A 5 Wicket Win.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Siddharth Vishwanathan | Updated on: 20 Apr 2019, 07:48:30 PM
Quinton de Kock blasted 65 and there were some cameos from Hardik Pandya and Ben Cutting helped Mumbai Indians reach 161/5 against Rajasthan Royals. Get live cricket score and updates here. (Image credit: Twitter)

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Steve Smith led the side from the front and helped his side register a 5 wicket win. (SCORECARD)

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19:42 hrs IST: FOUR! Stuart Binny finishes off in style. Rajasthan Royals win. 

19:40 hrs IST: So 4 needed off the last over now!

19:32 hrs IST: WICKET: Another golden duck for Asthon Turner. 9 runs needed off 11 balls! 

19:28 hrs IST: WICKET: A well-made 43 by Riyan Parag comes to an end. Gets run out. Royals are complicating this chase. 

19:22 hrs IST: Steve Smith smashes yet another IPL fifty. It has been a captain's knock. Royals should close this game early. Just 17 more needed in three overs. 

19:08 hrs IST: Both Steve Smith and Riyan has been able to take Royals close to the target. Mumbai, on the other hand, need something special to stay in the game. After 14 overs, it's 

18:58 hrs IST: 100 up for Rajasthan Royals!

18:53 hrs IST: In the first leg of the second innings, Rajasthan Royals score 90 runs for the loss of three wickets. With Steve Smith still at the crease, Royals will fancy their chances to win two-in-two against Mumbai Indians this season. 

18:45 hrs IST: WICKET: Knocked him over. Ben Stokes gets an inside edge and on to the stumps. Two wickets in the same over. 

18:42 hrs IST: WICKET: To put this wicket in simpler terms, Sanju Samson did what was not needed at this stage. Royals had smashed two sixes in the last over, and could have easily ticked the ball in Rahul Chahar's over. However, Sanju didn't read the ball and went after it. Couldn't clear long off fielder. Departs for 35. After 8 overs, it's 7.5 overs, it's 77/2. 

18:34 hrs IST: The powerplay belongs to Rajasthan Royals and captain is leading from the front. Struck two boundaries in Malinga's over. After 6 overs, it's 60/1.

18:22 hrs IST: WICKET: Rahul Chahar tossed the ball up, and Rahane tried to charge on the flighted delivery. However, the ball went straight into the hands of Suryakumar Yadav, who was at cover region. Departs for 12. 

18:15 hrs IST: Rajasthan Royals is off to a blistering start. Ajinkya Rahane was joined by a new opener Sanju Samson, and he didn't disappoint at all. In this partnership, Samson has been the aggressor. Rahane, on the other hand, is struggling to get some runs under his belt. After 3 overs, it's 31/0.

17:59 hrs IST: Ben Cutting launches Jofra Archer into the stands at deep midwicket and Mumbai Indians have reached 161/5 against Rajasthan Royals. This is a big task for the hosts.

17:52 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya is trapped LBW by Jofra Archer with a searing yorker and this could benefit Rajasthan Royals. Out goes Hardik, in comes Krunal Pandya.

17:48 hrs IST: Jofra Archer drops his third six and Pandya responds by hammering a six straight down the ground off Unadkat who continues to leak runs.

17:37 hrs IST: Jofra Archer drops a sitter off Kieron Pollard and the batsman responds with a big six over deep midwicket. However, Pollard falls the next ball but Ben Cutting finds a boundary.

17:30 hrs IST: Jofra Archer concedes very little and Mumbai Indians have reached 114/3. Pandya and Pollard will be aiming to get Mumbai Indians back on track but Rajasthan Royals have fought well.

17:22 hrs IST: Quinton de Kock falls for 65 as he miscues a googly from Gopal to be caught at long on. The legspinner ends his spell with a brilliant 4-0-21-2.

17:16 hrs IST: That is the wicket Rajasthan Royals wanted. Sow and short from Stuart Binny, Suryakumar Yadav top-edges the pull shot and is caught at deep backward square leg.

17:06 hrs IST: Quinton de Kock launches Jaydev Unadkat for a big six straight down the ground. It is his second six and Mumbai Indians are setting a great platform to reach a wonderful score.

16:57 hrs IST: Fifty for Quinton de Kock and his brilliant knock continues his magnificent run in IPL 2019. Fantastic stuff from the opener and Mumbai Indians are in a great position.

16:45 hrs IST: The partnership between De Kock and Suryakumar Yadav is 50 runs. The South African opener continues his great form while Suryakumar is looking in great touch.

16:35 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians end the powerplay with 46 runs in six overs. This is a decnet start but the pitch is not too conducive for stroke-making. 

16:24 hrs IST: 4,4,4,6. Quinton de Kock is in sublime form and Dhawl Kulkarni concedes 19 runs in his second over. Much needed boost for Mumbai Indians after the fall of Rohit Sharma.

16:20 hrs IST: In the air but safe! Quinton de Kock dances down the track and mistimes the lofted shot to long on but Jofra Archer runs in and the ball falls just in front. De Kock utilises the opportunity well and cracks Dhawal Kulkarni for two boundaries in the fourth over.

16:18 hrs IST: Superb bowling from Gopal. Tossed up and given a bit more loop, Rohit dances down the track but he is beaten by the dip and he chips it back to the bowler. Great start this for Rajasthan Royals.

16:15 hrs IST: Another good over from Rajasthan Royals as Dhawal Kulkarni bowls in the right areas and channels. Shreyas Gopal in and he gets the big wicket of Rohit Sharma.

16:09 hrs IST: Great over from Stuart Binny as he concedes just three runs in the first over. There is some swing but the pitch is sluggish as Rohit Sharma struggles for timing.

15:42 hrs IST: Rajasthan Royals have chosen to bowl against Mumbai Indians. Steve Smith will lead the side and Ben Stokes is back. Jos Buttler misses out while Rahul Tripathi is out. Mayank Markande in for Mumbai Indians. Here are the playing XIs.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Rahul Chahar, Mayank Markande, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah

Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson(w), Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith(c), Ben Stokes, Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni

15:20 hrs IST: The situation is dire for Rajasthan Royals. They have won only two out of eight games and are in seventh spot. They need to win all their games. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians need to win at least two games in order to seal a spot in the playoffs. They are in good form heading into this clash.

15:12 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the match between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians from the Sawai Mansingh stadium in Jaipur. First, the big news. Ajinkya Rahane has been replaced as captain and Steve Smith will lead the Rajasthan Royals. This is a big move considering that a loss today could effectively kill off Rajasthan Royals' chance of entering the playoffs.

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First Published : 20 Apr 2019, 02:30:50 PM