Rajasthan Royals survived a late implosion to beat Mumbai Indians by 4 wickets and three balls to spare at the IPL match at the Wankhede in Mumbai on Saturday. Jos Buttler was the star of the show with the bat. The Royals opener plundered 89 runs off 43 balls, picking out an Alzarri Joseph over for special attention. Following Buttler's dismissal, RR lost a few wickets in quick succession and the match sprang back to life in the last three overs. However, Rohit Sharma threw the ball to Hardik Pandya in the 20th over despite Jason Behrendorff and Joseph having one over each up their sleeves. Shreyas Gopal finally hit the winning runs with three balls to spare. Put into bat first, Mumbai Indians had scored 187/5 in their 20 overs. Rohit Sharma (47) and Quinton de Kock (81) were the main run-getters. Hardik Pandya (28*) also came up with a valuable cameo at the end. Openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock got the home team off to a rollicking start and it looked as if they would cross 200. However, Jofra Archer (3/39) took some important wickets to peg the scoring rate back. Shreyas Gopal (0/21) also put pressure on the home team with his tidy bowling. (SCORECARD)
IPL 2019 Highlights Between Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, straight from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
- 19:32 (IST)Apr 13, 2019
Top class fielding from Alzarri JosephWhat a stop on the boundary line from Alzarri Joseph! It's all happening here. Gopal hit that well, but that is top quality fielding from Alzarri Joseph to cut off that boundary. May have got himself injured in the process as well. Mumbai Indians physios are on the ground. RR need 11 runs off 9 balls.
- 19:25 (IST)Apr 13, 2019