IPL: Mumbai Indians defeat Rajasthan Royals by 57 runs
MUMBAI [Maha Media]: In Indian Premier League Cricket, Mumbai Indians (MI) rode on pacer Jasprit Bumrah's four-wicket haul and Suryakumar Yadav's blistering unbeaten 79 to thrash Rajasthan Royals by 57 runs in the 20th match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi last night.
Yadav, who faced 47 deliveries, smashed 11 boundaries and two sixes during the course of his innings. He was named Player of the Match. For Rajasthan Royals Tyagi and Archer picked one wicket each while Gopal scalped two.
The win also helped Mumbai Indians reclaim the top-spot on the points-table with eight points from six matches while RR slipped to the seventh place with four from five games.
Bumrah's match-winning figures of 4/20 were also his best ever in the history of the Indian Premier league. Apart from him, James Pattinson (2/19) and Trent Boult (2/26) scalped couple of wickets each to restrict RR to a sub-par total of 136 all out in 18.1 overs.
Chasing the target, RR was off to the worst possible start as they lost four of their top-order batsmen -- Yashasvi Jaiswal (0), Steven Smith (6), Sanju Samson (0), and Mahipal Lomror (11) -- with just 42 runs on board in 8.1 overs.
Opener Jos Buttler (70) tried his best to keep his side in the hunt with some lusty blows but lacked support from other RR batters.Along with Tom Curran (15), Buttler tried his best to avoid a batting collapse as they shared a 56-run partnership for the fifth wicket.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians after winning the toss and batting first, had scored 193 for four wickets in 20 overs.
Today, Kolkata Knight Riders will face Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi.