IPL Highlights, RR vs MI IPL Highlights: Smith Guides Rajasthan Royals To 5-Wicket Win Over Mumbai Indians
IPL 2019, Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians Highlights: Steve Smith, captaining for the first time this season, led RR to their third win.
Steve Smith, captaining Rajasthan Royals (RR) for the first time this Indian Premier League (IPL) season, scored an unbeaten 48-ball 59 to guide his team to a 5-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur in the first of two IPL matches being played on Saturday. Sanju Samson (35 off 19 balls) gave the chasing team a good start in Jos Buttler's absence. Smith, however, got the most able support from 17-year-old Riyan Parag (43 off 29 balls), as the duo put on a partnership to almost see RR home. Rahul Chahar (3/29) made some early breakthroughs to give early setbacks to the home team, but it was not enough for Mumbai Indians. MI had posted a total of 161/5 in their 20 overs against Rajasthan Royals. Winning the toss, Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith opted to field first. Quinton de Kock (65 off 47 balls) gave the visitors' innings impetus early on. He combined with Suryakumar Yadav for a 97-run partnership. Shreyas Gopal (2/21) and Stuart Binny (1/19) got breakthroughs for the home team, while Jofra Archer (1/22) was brilliant in the death overs. Rajasthan Royals are facing a race against time to climb out of the bottom two in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Points Table. (SCORECARD)
Match 36, Indian Premier League, 2019, Apr 20, 2019
IPL 2019 Highlights Between Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians, straight from Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur
- 19:43 (IST)Thank you for joining usSteve Smith's return to form and Rahul Chahar's continuing wizardry were the two main features of this match, not to mention a very promising knock by 17-year-old Riyan Parag from Assam. Rajasthan Royals have registered their third victory this season. Their hopes of turning their season around gets a push after this result. For Mumbai Indians, this was a chance lost to go top of the table.
- 19:28 (IST)Is that a run out?Out of nowhere, Parag is run out. The batsmen went for a double when there probably wasn't one in the offering. Disaster for the young man. Responded to Smith's call and has to lose his wicket just short of what would have been a historical landmark. RR lose their fourth wicket. Need 15 runs off 14 balls.
- 19:18 (IST)RR need 25 runs off the last 4 oversWe head into the last Timeout of the day, with the game all but done and dusted. Surely there's no way back for Mumbai Indians into this one. Steve Smith and Riyan Parag look well set to see Rajasthan home. What will Bumrah have to say about all this though? Will there be a twist in the tail?
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