IPL Highlights, RR vs MI IPL Highlights: Smith Guides Rajasthan Royals To 5-Wicket Win Over Mumbai Indians

Updated:4/20/2019 8:03:34 PM IST

IPL 2019, Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians Highlights: Steve Smith, captaining for the first time this season, led RR to their third win.

IPL Highlights, RR vs MI IPL Highlights: Smith Guides Rajasthan Royals To 5-Wicket Win Over Mumbai Indians
RR vs MI IPL Score: With this result, Rajasthan Royals have beaten Mumbai Indians twice this season © BCCI/IPL

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)

IPL 2019 Highlights Between Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians, straight from Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur

  • 19:43 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Steve 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.
  • 19:40 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
  • 19:38 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    End of the match. What an anti-climactic end to the match. RR win with 5 balls to spare. 
  • 19:37 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
  • 19:37 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Five singles in that Bumrah over. RR need 4 runs off the last over.
  • 19:34 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Direct hit again! Smith just in! What a gamechanging moment this could have been! Smith survives. Rajasthan's hopes survive.
  • 19:33 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Binny takes a single off his first ball, gets Smith on strike. Exactly what Turner needed to do.
  • 19:32 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Bumraaaaah! Can he provide a twist in the tail? Big wicket! Rajasthan lose their fifth. Need 9 runs off 11 balls. Smith is still out there, but he is at the non-striker's end.
  • 19:29 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Smith makes amends for that call. Slashes for four. Ashton Turner his new partner. RR need 9 runs to win in the last 2 overs.
  • 19:28 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    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.
  • 19:25 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
  • 19:24 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    First match as captain this season, and Steve Smith has responded with a captain's knock. Riyan Parag is also nearing his fifty. He would be the youngest in IPL history to score a 50 if he does. End of the 17th over. RR need 17 runs in the last three overs.
  • 19:20 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Elegant from Steve Smith. Precision timing and placement again. Required rate drops below 6 for the first time.
  • 19:18 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
  • 19:18 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    We 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?
  • 19:16 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Moved his feet out of the way and crunched over covers. 27 runs needed off 25 balls.
  • 19:14 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Four of the last five overs will probably be bowled by Malinga and Bumrah. One of the Pandya brothers can be expected to bowl the other remaining over.
  • 19:12 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    This partnership between Smith and Riyan Parag is taking the game away from Mumbai Indians. End of the 15th over. RR need 34 in the last 5 overs.
  • 19:11 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Rahul Chahar bowling his last over. Riyan Parag smashes him for a maximum in the long on area. That seems to be his favorite hitting area.
  • 19:09 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Rajasthan Royals have imploded at the end to lose matches they should have won already this season. Vital for them that Steve Smith sees this chase through to the end.
  • 19:08 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Edged for four this time past short third man. RR 118/4 after 14 overs.
  • 19:07 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Innovative! Walks across his stumps and helped on its way behind the keeper by the youngster. Welcome runs.
  • 19:03 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Boundaries have dried up. No fours hit in the last 16 balls. RR need 54 in 42 balls.
  • 19:00 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
  • 18:59 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Just four runs from Hardik Pandya's over. Smith and Riyan Parag decide to be circumspect. They don't want to lose any more wickets here of course. 
  • 18:56 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
  • 18:52 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Slog sweep comes out against Krunal Pandya. One drop and into the fence.
  • 18:51 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Smith and Riyan decide to not take any chances against Chahar. RR 90/3 after 10 overs. 
  • 18:48 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Riyan Parag hits Markande for four. Two boundaries and one single off that Markande over. RR 86/3 after 9 overs.
  • 18:47 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Smith manages to bring some joy to the home fans in the middle of this Chahar show. Moves on to 30. Needs support from his partners from this point on if Rajasthan are to make a match out of this.
  • 18:46 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Suddenly, Rajasthan Royals find themselves in crisis. A giant Rahul Chahar-sized crisis.
  • 18:44 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Rahul Chahar! Remember the name! What a ball! Stokes had no idea about that. RR lose their third. Chahar the man with all three wickets.
  • 18:42 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Rahul Chahar with the breakthrough again! This leg spinner continues doing the trick for Mumbai. Pollard takes the catch. RR 76/2 after 7.2 overs.
  • 18:40 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Markande going for 15 runs in his first over. RR 75/1 after 7 overs.
  • 18:38 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Smith the captain enjoying his innings today. Steps out of his crease and smashes Markande for a  maximum.
  • 18:38 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Will Markande turn out to be the trick up MI's sleeve?
  • 18:34 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    12 runs off that Malinga over.
  • 18:34 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Timing and placement! Everything was perfect with that shot. Smith hits Malinga for four again. 
  • 18:33 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Smith's first four of the day. Malinga the bowler.
  • 18:32 (IST)Apr 20, 2019
    Smith decides to bowl Malinga in the last powerplay over. Importantly, this also probably means the Malinga-Bumrah combine will have 5 overs left at the death.
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