IPL 2020, MI vs RR highlights: Stokes century helps RR win by 8 wickets

Ben Stokes hits second IPL century. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI
In Match 45 of the Indian Premier league 2020 (IPL 2020), Ben Stokes' spectacular hundred overshadowed Hardik Pandya's six-hitting spree as Rajasthan Royals spiced up the IPL play-offs race with an emphatic eight-wicket win over Mumbai Indians at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

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Stokes, who plundered 14 fours and three sixes in his unbeaten 60-ball 107, found an able ally in Sanju Samson (54 not out off 31) as their unbroken 152-run partnership allowed Royals to make short work of the 196-run target. They cantered to victory in 18.2 overs.

Mumbai had put up an imposing 195 for five courtesy a 21-ball 60 Hardik Pandya, who smashed seven sixes and two fours. It was the fourth loss for Mumbai , who remain in comfortable position at the top of the standings.

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The comprehensive win over defending champions not only kept Royals alive in the tournament, it also eliminated Chennai Super Kings from the competition.

The night belonged to Stokes, who tore into the Mumbai attack after RR lost opener Robin Uthappa (13) and Steve Smith (11) early. The southpaw was back to his very best, having struggled with his timing in the earlier games.

Samson joined Stokes, who had collected four boundaries off Trent Boult in the third over.

The Englishman then went on offensive against Krunal Pandya, collecting two fours before a boundary and six against Rahul Chahar with Royals racing to 75 for two after eight overs.

Stokes and Samson played shots at will with RR collecting 18 and 19 runs off the 13th and 14th over bowled by James Pattinson and Chahar.

Stokes completed his 100 in 59 balls, with a thumping six over deep mid-wicket and fittingly finished the match with a boundary.

Earlier, Mumbai suffered a mini-collapse in the middle-overs and but late hitting from Hardik and Saurabh Tiwary (34 of 25) enabled the defending champions to amass 74 runs in the last four overs.

Tiwary and Hardik shared a 64-run stand for the fifth wicket.

Tiwary was brutal against Archer (2-31) in the 17th over, smashing two fours and a maximum while Hardik hammered four sixes off Ankit Rajpoot (0-60) in the 18th over, which went for 27 runs.

Hardik launched into Kartik Tyagi (1-45) in the final over, hitting him for three sixes and two fours. His blitzkrieg can prove to be the difference in the game.

After Mumbai lost opener Quinton De Kock (6) early, Ishan Kishan (37 off 36 balls) and Suryakumar Yadav (40 off 26) rallied the innings with their 83-run second-wicket stand.

Kishan and Surya again tore into pacer Rajpoot, smashing a six each as Mumbai raced to 59 for one after six overs.

Surya went on the offensive against Shreyas Gopal, collecting two boundaries in the ninth over.

But Rajasthan pulled things back by dismissing Kishan, Surya and Kieron Pollard (6) in quick succession as Mumbai slipped to 101 for four.

Kishan perished courtesy a one-handed blinder from Archer at third-man, off Tyagi, and then Gopal removed Surya and Pollard in the 13th over.

While Surya gave a sitter to Ben Stokes, Pollard was undone by a googly, which uprooted his stumps. 

IPL 2020: MI vs RR full scorecard

 

 

 

MI vs RR playing 11

Mumbai Indians has made one change in its playing 11 as James Pattinson replaced Nathan Coulter-Nile. Rajasthan Royals has not made any changes in its playing 11.

MI playing 11: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson(w), Jos Buttler, Steven Smith(c), Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi.

RR playing 11: Quinton de Kock(w), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard(c), Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.

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RR live score after 18.2 Overs: 196-2

Rajasthan Royals: 196-2 ; Ben Stokes (107), Sanju Samson (54)

James Pattinson [3.0-0-30-2] is back into the attack

Ball 2: Stokes punches towards deep extra cover for FOUR and wins the match for RR and keep their team in IPL 2020 playoffs hunt

Ball 1: Stokes wallopes towards deep mid wicket for SIX and completes his MAIDEN IPL CENTURY.

RR live score after 18 Overs: 186-2

Over Summary:  1 0 1 1 1 0  ; Rajasthan Royals: 186-2 ; Ben Stokes (97), Sanju Samson (54)

Boult comes into the attack...

Ball 6: Samson fails to put bat on ball. DOT
 
Ball 5: Stokes pulls towards deep fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 4: Samson glances towards short fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 3: Stokes collects a single towards long-on.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Samson collects a single.

RR live score after 17 Overs: 182-2

Over Summary:  2 2 1 1 0 4  ; Rajasthan Royals: 182-2 ; Ben Stokes (95), Sanju Samson (52)

Bumrah continues...

Ball 6: Stokes gets a thick outside edge over keeper for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Stokes leaves the bumper to keeper for no run.
 
Ball 4: Samson cuts towards deep point for a single.
 
Ball 3: Stokes pulls the back of length delivery towards deep backward square leg for a single. 
 
Ball 2: Stokes taps towards third man for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 1: Stokes clips towards deep fine leg for a couple of runs.

RR live score after 16 Overs: 172-2

Over Summary:  2 2 4 2 4 1  ; Rajasthan Royals: 172-2 ; Ben Stokes (86), Sanju Samson (51)

Trent Boult [2.0-0-21-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Stokes tucks towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 5: Stokes glances the yorker on the pads towards fine leg boundary for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Stokes collects a couple of runs towards mid-on.
 
Ball 3: Stokes gets a thick outside edge towards third man for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Stokes collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: Stokes hits just over extra cover for a couple of runs.

RR live score after 15 Overs: 157-2

Over Summary:  L1 1 1 4 4 2  ; Rajasthan Royals: 157-2 ; Ben Stokes (71), Sanju Samson (51)

Jasprit Bumrah [2.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Samson tcks towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: Samson glances the yorker length delivery towards deep fine leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 4:  Samson hits towards deep fine leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Stokes smashes towards deep point for a single.
 
Ball 2: Samson pulls the short delivery, along the ground, towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 1: One leg byes taken.

RR live score after 14 Overs: 144-2

Over Summary:  L1 1 6 1 4 6  ; Rajasthan Royals: 144-2 ; Ben Stokes (70), Sanju Samson (40)

Rahul Chahar continues...

Ball 6: Samson dances down the track and wallopes down the ground for SIX.
 
Ball 5: Samson cuts between backward point and short third man for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Stokes smashes towards cow corner for a single.
 
Ball 3: Stokes dances down the track and smashes down the ground for SIX.
 
Ball 2: Samson hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 1: One leg byes for Rajasthan.

RR live score after 13 Overs: 125-2

Over Summary:  4 2 0 1 6 Wd 4  ; Rajasthan Royals: 125-2 ; Ben Stokes (63), Sanju Samson (29)

James Pattinson [2.0-0-12-2] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Samson guides through short third man for FOUR. 

Ball 6: WIDE
 
Ball 5: WHAT A SHOT !!!!!! Samson tonks over long-off for SIX.
 
Ball 4: Stokes collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Stokes collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: Stokes smashes FOUR.

RR live score after 12 Overs: 107-2

Over Summary:  0 1 1 0 1 0  ; Rajasthan Royals: 107-2 ; Ben Stokes (56), Sanju Samson (19)

Rahul Chahar [1.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Stokes collects a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Samson collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Stokes collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

RR live score after 11 Overs: 104-2

Over Summary: 0 Wd 1 1 1 0 L1  ; Rajasthan Royals: 104-2 ; Ben Stokes (54), Sanju Samson (18)

Jasprit Bumrah [1.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Stokes collects a leg byes for Rajasthan. 
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Samson collects a single towards deep mid-wicket.
 
Ball 3: Stokes collects a single for a single towards cover.

Ball 2: Samson tucks towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 2: WIDE
 
Ball 1: DOT

RR live score after 10 Overs: 99-2; Stokes hits FIFTY

Over Summary: 1 0 B1 1 4 4 ; Rajasthan Royals: 99-2 ; Ben Stokes (53), Sanju Samson (16)

Krunal Pandya [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Stokes smashes towards square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: A low full toss and Stokes smashes straight down the ground for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Samson collects a single.
 
Ball 3: One byes taken.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Samson collects a single.

RR live score after 9 Overs: 88-2

Over Summary: 6 2 1 0 Wd 1 Wd 1 ; Rajasthan Royals: 88-2 ; Ben Stokes (45), Sanju Samson (14)

Pollard continues...

Ball 6: Samson collects a single.

Ball 6: WIDE

Ball 5: Stokes collects a single.
 
Ball 5: WIDE
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Samson collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Samson collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: Samson plays an inside out shot towards extra cover for SIX.

RR live score after 8 Overs: 75-2

Over Summary: Wd 6 4 1 1 1 1 ; Rajasthan Royals: 75-2 ; Ben Stokes (44), Sanju Samson (4)

Rahul Chahar, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Samson collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Stokes collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Samson collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Stokes collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Stokes smashes FOUR.

ball 1: Stokes wallopes towards cow corner for SIX.
 
Ball 1: WIDE

RR live score after 7 Overs: 60-2

Over Summary: 1 0 1 1 Wd 1 0 ; Rajasthan Royals: 60-2 ; Ben Stokes (32), Sanju Samson (2)
 
Kieron Pollard, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT

Ball 5: Stokes collects a single.
 
Ball 5: WIDE
 
Ball 4: Samson collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Stokes collects a single towards sweeper cover.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Samson collects a single.

RR live score after 6 Overs: 55-2

Over Summary: 2 0 0 0 4 4 ; Rajasthan Royals: 55-2 ; Ben Stokes (30), Sanju Samson (0)

Krunal Pandya, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Stokes smashes FOUR again.
 
Ball 5: Stokes smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Stokes collects a couple of runs/

RR live score after 5 Overs: 45-2; Smith departs

Over Summary: 2 1 0 W 0 Wd 0 ; Rajasthan Royals: 45-2 ; Ben Stokes (20), Sanju Samson (0)

James Pattinson [1.0-0-8-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT

Ball 6: WIDE
 
Ball 5: Sanju Samson, right handed bat, comes to the crease and leaves the bumper to the keeper. 
 
Ball 4: Pattinson castled Smith. Smith b Pattinson 11(8) [4s-1 6s-1]
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Stokes collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Stokes collects a couple of runs.

RR live score after 4 Overs: 41-1

Over Summary: 4 0 1 1 6 0 ; Rajasthan Royals: 41-1 ; Ben Stokes (17), Steve Smith (11)

Jasprit Bumrah, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Smith smashes SIX.
 
Ball 4: Stokes collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Smith collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Smith smashes FOUR.

RR live score after 3 Overs: 29-1; Stokes on fire

Over Summary: 0 4 0 4 4 4 ; Rajasthan Royals: 29-1 ; Ben Stokes (16), Steve Smith (0)

Boult continues....

Ball 6: Three consecutive boundaries.
 
Ball 5: Boult smashes FOUR
 
Ball 4: Boult smashes FOUR straight down the ground.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Stokes towards mid-wicket for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: DOT

RR live score after 2 Overs: 13-1; Uthappa departs

Over Summary: 4 0 0 4 W 0 ; Rajasthan Royals: 13-1 ; Ben Stokes (0), Steve Smith (0)

James Pattinson, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Steven Smith, right handed bat, comes to the crease and defends.
 
Ball 5: Uthappa departs. Uthappa c Pollard b Pattinson 13(11) [4s-2]
 
Ball 4: Uthappa smashes FOUR again.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Uthappa smashes FOUR

RR live score after 1 Over: 5-0

Over Summary: 2 2 0 0 0 1 ; Rajasthan Royals: 5-0 ; Robin Uthappa (5), Ben Stokes (0)

Uthappa and Stokes at the crease. Uthappa on strike. Boult opens the attack
 
Ball 6: Uthappa collects a single from in front of mid-on.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Uthappa taps towards backward point and a misfield helps him to collect a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: Uthappa gets a thick inside edge towards square leg for a couple of runs.

MI live score after 20 Overs: 195-5; Hardik hits FIFTY

Over Summary: 1 6 4 4 6 6 ; Mumbai Indians: 195-5 ; Hardik Pandya (60), Krunal Pandya (3)

Kartik Tyagi [3.0-0-18-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Hardik smashes straight down the ground for SIX.
 
Ball 5: Hardik wallopes towards extra cover for SIX.
 
Ball 4: A full delivery and Hardik smashes towards extra cover again for FOUR. Mockery of death bowling on display, no planning only bowling in the hitting zone,
 
Ball 3: ;Hardik smashes towards extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Hardik rocks on backfoot and smashes towards square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 1: Krunal hits towards long-on for a single.

MI live score after 19 Overs: 168-5; Saurabh departs

Over Summary: W 1 0 1 0 1 ; Mumbai Indians: 168-5 ; Hardik Pandya (34), Krunal Pandya (2)

Jofra Archer continues...

Ball 6: A slow delivery and Krunal nudges towards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 5: Krunal to upper cut the bumper but misses, DOT. 
 
Ball 4: Hardik collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Krunal Pandya, left handed bat, comes to the crease and squeezes towards cover for a single.
 
Ball 1: Saurabh holed up to long-on, GONE. Saurabh Tiwary c Stokes b Jofra Archer 34(25) [4s-4 6s-1]

MI live score after 18 Overs: 165-4

Over Summary: Wd 6 1 1 6 6 6 ; Mumbai Indians: 165-4 ; Saurabh Tiwary (33), Hardik Pandya (34)

Ankit Rajpoot [3.0-0-33-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: A display of bowling that should not be done against Hardik, a juicy full toss and Hardik smashes towards square leg for SIX
 
Ball 5: A juicy full toss and Hardik smashes towards fine leg for SIX.
 
Ball 4: Hardik unleashes helicopter shot to smash the yorker length delivery towards long-off for SIX.
 
Ball 3: Saurabh collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Hardik digs out towards sweeper cover for a single.

Ball 1: A juicy full toss and Hardik wallopes towards long-on for SIX.
 
Ball 1: WIDE

MI live score after 17 Overs: 138-4

Over Summary: 1 4 1 1 4 6 ; Mumbai Indians: 138-4 ; Saurabh Tiwary (33), Hardik Pandya (8)

Jofra Archer [2.0-0-11-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: A short delivery and Saurabh hoicks towards deep fine leg for SIX.
 
Ball 5: Saurabh smashes straight down the ground for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Hardik hits towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 3: Saurabh collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Saurabh gets a thick inside edge to short fine leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Hardik collects a single towards point region.

MI live score after 16 Overs: 121-4

Over Summary: 1 1 1 0 1 1 ; Mumbai Indians: 121-4 ; Saurabh Tiwary (18), Hardik Pandya (6)

Kartik Tyagi [2.0-0-13-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Hardik smashes towards deep mid-wicket and Tewatoa drops a tough chance. A single taken. 
 
Ball 5: Saurabh hoicks towards deep fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Hardik collects a single towards deep mid-wicket.
 
Ball 2: Saurabh collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Hardik collects a single.

MI live score after 15 Overs: 116-4

Over Summary: 4 1 1 1 0 1 ; Mumbai Indians: 116-4 ; Saurabh Tiwary (16), Hardik Pandya (3)

Shreyas Gopal continues...

Ball 6: Hardik collects a single
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Saurabh collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Hardik collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Saurabh collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Saurabh smashes FOUR.
 

MI live score after 14 Overs: 108-4

Over Summary: 1 1 0 4 0 1 ; Mumbai Indians: 108-4 ; Saurabh Tiwary (10), Hardik Pandya (1)

Rahul Tewatia continues...

Ball 6: Saurabh collects a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Saurabh smashes FOUR towards deep extra cover.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Hardik collects a single.
 
Ball 1:  Saurabh collects a single.

Hardik Pandya, right handed bat, comes to the crease

MI live score after 13 Overs: 101-4

Over Summary: 1 W 0 6 0 W ; Mumbai Indians: 101-4 ; Saurabh Tiwary (3)

Shreyas Gopal [2.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Gopal cleans up Pollard by a googly. Pollard b Shreyas Gopal 6(4) [6s-1]
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Pollard smashes SIX towards long-off as Stokes makes a hercules effort to catch.
 
Ball 3: Kieron Pollard, right handed bat, comes to the crease and defends.
 
Ball 2: Suryakumar holed up to long-off in search of quick runs.  Suryakumar Yadav c Stokes b Shreyas Gopal 40(26) [4s-4 6s-1]
 
Ball 1: Saurabh Tiwary collects a single.

MI live score after 12 Overs: 94-2

Over Summary: 0 0 1 1 0 1 ; Mumbai Indians: 94-2 ; Suryakumar Yadav (40), Saurabh Tiwary (3)

Rahul Tewatia continues....

Ball 6: Saurabh collects a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Suryakumar collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Saurabh collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

MI live score after 11 Overs: 91-2; Ishan Kishan departs

Over Summary: 1 0 0 W 0 1 ; Mumbai Indians: 91-2 ; Suryakumar Yadav (39), Saurabh Tiwary (1)

Kartik Tyagi [1.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Saurabh collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Saurabh Tiwary, left handed bat, comes to the crease and gets beaten outside off.
 
Ball 4: Ishan Kishan cuts towards third man and Jofra Archer takes a one-handed blinder at boundary line. GONE. Ishan Kishan c Jofra Archer b Kartik Tyagi 37(36) [4s-4 6s-1]
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Suryakumar Yadav collects a single.

MI live score after 10 Overs: 89-1

Over Summary: 2 1 1 1 1 4 ; Mumbai Indians: 89-1 ; Ishan Kishan (37), Suryakumar Yadav (38)

Rahul Tewatia continues...

Ball 6: Ishan Kishan smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Suryakumar collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Ishan Kishan collects a single towards mid-wicket.
 
Ball 3: Suryakumar Yadav collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Ishan Kishan collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Ishan Kishan collects a couple of runs.

MI live score after 9 Overs: 79-1

Over Summary: 1 1 4 1 1 4 ; Mumbai Indians: 79-1 ; Ishan Kishan (29), Suryakumar Yadav (36)

Shreyas Gopal continues...

Ball 6: Suryakumar smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Ishan Kishan collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Suryakumar collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Suryakumar smashes FOUR towards backward point.
 
Ball 2: Ishan Kishan collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Suryakumar collects a single.

MI live score after 8 Overs: 67-1

Over Summary: 2 2 0 0 0 1 ; Mumbai Indians: 67-1 ; Ishan Kishan (27), Suryakumar Yadav (26)

Rahul Tewatia, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Suryakumar collects a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Another couple of runs for Suryakumar.
 
Ball 1: Suryakumar collects a couple of runs.

MI live score after 7 Overs: 62-1

Over Summary:  0 1 0 0 1 1  ; Mumbai Indians: 62-1 ; Ishan Kishan (27), Suryakumar Yadav (21)

Shreyas Gopal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Suryakumar collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Ishan Kishan collects a single towards long-off. 
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Suryakumar collects a single.
 
Ball 1:  DOT

MI live score after 6 Overs: 59-1

Over Summary:  1 6 1 0 6 0  ; Mumbai Indians: 59-1 ; Ishan Kishan (26), Suryakumar Yadav (19)

Ankit Rajpoot continues....

Ball 6: Ishan Kishan taps towards point for no run.
 
Ball 5: A back of length delivery and Ishan Kishan hoicks towards deep backward square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Suryakumar collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Suryakumar Yadav plays a shory arm jab towards deep backward square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 1: Ishan Kishan clips towards square leg for a single.

MI live score after 5 Overs: 45-1

Over Summary:  1 1 0 1 4 4  ; Mumbai Indians: 45-1 ; Ishan Kishan (19), Suryakumar Yadav (12)

Kartik Tyagi, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Suryakumar flicks towards deep backward square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Suryakumar gets an inside edge to deep fine leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Ishan Kishan collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT.
 
Ball 2: Suryakumar dabs towards third man for a single.
 
Ball 1: Ishan Kishan drags towards deep square leg for a single.

MI live score after 4 Overs: 34-1

Over Summary:  L4 1 Wd Wd 1 4 0 1  ; Mumbai Indians: 34-1 ; Ishan Kishan (17), Suryakumar Yadav (3)

Ankit Rajpoot continues...

Ball 6: A single for Ishan Kishan
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Ishan Kishan guides through short third man for FOUR.

Ball 3: Suryakumar collects a single.

Ball 3: WIDE
 
Ball 3: WIDE
 
Ball 2:  Ishan Kishan collects a single.
 
Ball 1:Ishan Kishan collects a 4 leg byes.

MI live score after 3 Overs: 21-1

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 1 0   ; Mumbai Indians: 21-1 ; Ishan Kishan (11), Suryakumar Yadav (2)

Jofra Archer continues...

Ball 6: Suryakumar plays a solid defensive shot.
 
Ball 5: Ishan Kishan steers towards third man for a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Ishan Kishan hops on and defends back to bowler.

MI live score after 2 Overs: 20-1

Over Summary:  0 Wd 4 0 0 4 1   ; Mumbai Indians: 20-1 ; Ishan Kishan (10), Suryakumar Yadav (2)

Ankit Rajpoot, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Ishan Kishan nudges towards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 5: Ishan Kishan smashes towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Kishan defends on from the crease.

Ball 2: Ishan Kishan gets an inside edge though wicket keeper for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: WIDE down the leg side.
 
Ball 1: DOT

MI live score after 1 Over: 10-1

Over Summary:  1 0 0 6 W Wd 2   ; Mumbai Indians: 10-1 ; Ishan Kishan (1), Suryakumar Yadav (2)

Ishan Kishan and de Kock are at the crease. Ishan Kishan is on strike. Jofra Archer will open the attack

Ball 6: Suryakumar works towards deep backward square leg for a couple of runs.

Ball 6: WIDE down the leg side

Suryakumar Yadav, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 5: de Kock chops on the stumps, BOWLED. de Kock b Jofra Archer 6(4) [6s-1]
 
Ball 4: A good length delivery, de Kock wallopes towards mid-wicket for a GIGANTIC SIX.
 
Ball 3: de kock tucks towards mid-off for no run. 
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Ishan Kishan edges through second slip for FOUR.

WATCH: RR vs MI toss result

RR playing 11

Rajasthan Royals: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson(w), Jos Buttler, Steven Smith(c), Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi

MI playing 11

Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock(w), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard(c), Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

MI playing 11: One change

James Pattinson replaces Nathan Coulter-Nile

IPL 2020: Top 5 bowlers

POS PLAYER Mat Inns Ov Runs Wkts BBI Avg Econ SR 4w 5w
1 Kagiso Rabada 11 11 43.4 334 23 4 for 24 14.52 7.64 11.39 1 0
2 Jasprit Bumrah 10 10 40 293 17 4 for 20 17.23 7.32 14.11 1 0
3 Mohammad Shami 11 11 42.4 360 17 3 for 15 21.17 8.43 15.05 0 0
4 Yuzvendra Chahal 11 11 42 296 16 3 for 18 18.5 7.04 15.75 0 0
5 Trent Boult 10 10 39.2 317 16 3 for 18 19.81 8.05 14.75 1 0

IPL 2020: Top 5 batsmen

POS PLAYER Mat Inns NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
1 KL Rahul 11 11 2 567 132* 63 425 133.41 1 5 48 20
2 Shikhar Dhawan 11 11 3 471 106* 58.87 318 148.11 2 2 52 10
3 Virat Kohli 11 11 4 415 90* 59.28 332 125 0 3 21 10
4 Faf du Plessis 12 12 2 401 87* 40.1 285 140.7 0 4 38 12
5 Mayank Agarwal 10 10 0 398 106 39.8 256 155.46 1 2 39 15

Longest six hit in IPL 2020

POS PLAYER Distance (m)
1 Nicholas Pooran 106
2 Jofra Archer 105
3 Nicholas Pooran 105
4 Sanju Samson 102
5 MS Dhoni 102
6 Shane Watson 101
7 Aaron Finch 100
8 Nicholas Pooran 100
9 Shreyas Iyer 99
10 Chris Gayle 99

MI vs RR playing 11 prediction

Rajasthan Royals: Robin Uthappa, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith (capt), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi


Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock (wk), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard (capt), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Here's what Shane Warne said about the RR's performance

Warner, though, rued his batsmen's "complacence" after they collapsed from a highly advantageous position in a chase of 127 in their game against Kings XI Punjab on Saturday.
 
"I would like to think that the team will do that, definitely," Warner said.
 
"We've got three challenging games coming up, one here and two in Sharjah. If you want to win the tournament, you've got to beat the top three teams and that's what we face in our next assignment."

How the Abu Dhabi pitch may play?

There's a bit of assistance for the pacers early on on a two-paced wicket, with spin getting almost no assistance in the day game played here between DC and KKR.

Mumbai Indians record at Abu Dhabi

The average first-innings total at Abu Dhabi is 147 in 10 innings, but Mumbai Indians' average score at Sheikh Zayed Stadium is 185 in four. 

In pic: When Hardik met Unadkat

Jaydev Unadkat of Rajasthan Royals and Hardik Pandya of Mumbai Indians before the start of the match 45 of season 13 of the Dream 11 Indian Premier League (IPL) between the Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on the 25th October 2020. Photo by: Sportzpics for BCCI


Top 10 batsmen in IPL 2020

POS PLAYER Mat Inns NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
1 KL Rahul 11 11 2 567 132* 63 425 133.41 1 5 48 20
2 Shikhar Dhawan 11 11 3 471 106* 58.87 318 148.11 2 2 52 10
3 Mayank Agarwal 10 10 0 398 106 39.8 256 155.46 1 2 39 15
4 Shreyas Iyer 11 11 1 382 88* 38.2 293 130.37 0 2 29 13
5 Faf du Plessis 11 11 2 376 87* 41.77 272 138.23 0 4 36 10
6 David Warner 11 11 1 370 60 37 290 127.58 0 2 31 10
7 Quinton de Kock 10 10 2 368 78* 46 257 143.19 0 4 34 16
8 Virat Kohli 10 10 4 365 90* 60.83 289 126.29 0 2 20 9
9 Jonny Bairstow 11 11 0 345 97 31.36 272 126.83 0 3 31 13
10 Nicholas Pooran 11 11 3 327 77 40.87 189 173.01 0 2 23 22
 

IPL 2020: Most number of Fours

POS PLAYER Mat Inns NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
1 Shikhar Dhawan 11 11 3 471 106* 58.87 318 148.11 2 2 52 10
2 KL Rahul 11 11 2 567 132* 63 425 133.41 1 5 48 20
3 Mayank Agarwal 10 10 0 398 106 39.8 256 155.46 1 2 39 15
4 Faf du Plessis 11 11 2 376 87* 41.77 272 138.23 0 4 36 10
5 Quinton de Kock 10 10 2 368 78* 46 257 143.19 0 4 34 16
6 Suryakumar Yadav 10 9 1 243 79* 30.37 164 148.17 0 2 34 4
7 Nitish Rana 11 11 0 265 81 24.09 191 138.74 0 2 33 8
8 Shane Watson 10 10 1 285 83* 31.66 228 125 0 2 32 12
9 David Warner 11 11 1 370 60 37 290 127.58 0 2 31 10
10 Jonny Bairstow 11 11 0 345 97 31.36 272 126.83 0 3 31 13
 

RR squad for IPL 2020

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Andrew Tye, Kartik Tyagi, Steven Smith (c), Ankit Rajpoot, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Riyan Parag, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shashank Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Robin Uthappa, Aniruddha Joshi, Jofra Archer.


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MI squad for IPL 2020

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Pattison, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prince Balwant Rai, Quinton De Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult.

IPL 2020, Match 45: MI vs RR preview

Skipper Rohit Sharma's fitness would be a concern for defending champions Mumbai Indians as they aim to continue their dominant run, while a depleted Rajasthan Royals would hope to stay afloat when the two teams clash in an IPL match here on Sunday.
 
Mumbai roared back to form by crushing Chennai Super Kings by 10 wickets on Friday after their Super Over loss to the Kings XI Punjab. RR, on the other hand, lost to the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets in their last game.
 
Table-toppers MI are on course to make it to the play-offs but the game is crucial for Rajasthan, who are languishing at seventh place and a loss would mean a step closer to elimination.
 
Questions remain on whether Rohit, who suffered a hamstring injury and missed the game against CSK, will be available on Sunday for MI.
 
But Rohit's absence was hardly felt on Friday as the young Ishan Kishan (261 runs) launched into CSK bowlers with gusto.
 
So did Quinton De Kock (368 runs), continuing his sublime run. In the event of Rohit missing out on Sunday as well, the two will open again.
 
Mumbai's middle-order has also been among runs -- be it Suryakumar Yadav (243 runs), Hardik Pandya (164 runs), swashbuckling West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard (208 runs) or Krunal Pandya (82 runs).
 
With their big-hitting ability, the Pandya brothers and Pollard are a threat to any opposition.
 
MI bowlers are also wreaking havoc, especially New Zealand left-arm pacer Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah, who are lethal upfront and in the death.

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