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OUR FULL COVERAGE ON IPL 7» ALSO SEE: IPL 7 POINTS TABLE» | IPL 7 RESULTS» ============================================================== Rajasthan Royals InningsOver 20 || Score 153/834 runs needed off 6 balls.
Bhatia is the new man in for RR. Bumrah to bowl the last over of the match. Three singles came off the first three balls. Off the fourth came a boundary from Bhatia's bat. Meanwhile, RR crossed the mark of 150 runs. Single came from the last two balls. So, MI beat RR by 25 runs in a lopsided affair. ===================================================Over 19 || Score 145/852 runs needed off 12 balls.
Santokie to bowl the penultimate over of the match. First ball, Faulkner launched the bowler for a six over long off. In the next delivery came a boundary towards extra covers. Single off the next. 11 runs conceded in the first three balls. Off the next came another six, this time from the bat of Hodge, over long on. Hodge Out at deep!
Hodge walked down the ground to clear the long on fence but Rohit Sharma took a sharp catch at deep. 18 runs came from the over. BJ Hodge c Sharma b Santokie 40 (30b) ===================================================Over 18 || Score 127/763 runs needed off 18 balls.
Bumrah is back into the attack. It's a good opportunity for the young seamer to learn – how to bowl in the death overs. Off the fifth ball, Hodge clobbered the bowler over long on for a maximum. 11 runs came from the over. ===================================================Over 17 || Score 116/777 runs needed off 24 balls.
Santokie to bowl the over. Both the batsmen are still not looking for big shots as they are dealing in singles and doubles. Off the last ball, Faulkner slapped the bowler towards long on for a six -- a flat six. 14 runs came from the over. ===================================================Over 16 || Score 102/783 runs needed off 30 balls.
Ojha has been brought back into the attack. Four singles came off the first four balls. It's almost impossible now for RR to seal the match from here. Two singles came off the last two balls as well. Meanwhile, RR crossed the mark of hundred runs. ===================================================Over 15 || Score 96/7
Gopal is set to bowl is final over. Two singles came off the first two balls. In the third ball, Hodge slapped the leggie for a six over cow corner. 12 runs came from the over. ===================================================Over 14 || Score 84/7
Bhajji to bowl his final over. Can he give MI another wicket or two in this over? Three runs came from the first four balls. Single off the next. Last ball, another dot. So the offie ended up with impressive figures of 4-0-13-2. ===================================================Over 13 || Score 80/7
Gopal to bowl his third over. Brad Hodge and James Faulkner are in the middle for RR. Another tight over by the leg spinner as he conceded mere five runs in it. ==============================================================Over 12 || Score 75/7
Bhajji with his third over. The offie has bowled beautifully so far in the match. Off the fifth ball, Nair clear the short third man fielder to get a boundary. Nair Out!
Nair chipped the ball straight over the bowlers head, but it went to high in the air and gave the long off fielder enough time to cover the ground and took a good catch. Nair's fabulous knock came to end. KK Nair c Santokie b Harbhajan Singh 48 (24b) ==============================================================Over 11 || Score 70/6
Gopal to continue. Binny Out!
Binny came down the track to clear the long on boundary but the leggie smarty bowler a wide delivery and wicket-keeper Tare did a smart work behind the wickets by dislodging the stumps within a flash. One run came from the over. STR Binny st Tare b Gopal 2 (10b) ==============================================================Over 10 || Score 69/5
Harbhajan to continue. Stuart Binny is the new man in. First four balls were dot by the offie. Single off the last two balls. Tight over by Bhajji. ==============================================================Over 9 || Score 68/5
Shreyas Gopal has the been given the ball for the first time in the match. Ankit Sharma is the new man in for RR. Ankit Out!
Ankit played a slog sweep to clear the mid-wicket fence but failed to connect it well and eventually gave a simple catch at deep. Seven runs came from the over. Ankit Sharma c Rayudu b Gopal 4 (3b) ==============================================================Over 8 || Score 61/4
Harbhajan Singh has been introduced into the attack. Second ball was wide down the leg side. Cooper Out!
The batsmen went to clear the long on boundary but Pollard took a sensational catch at the deep. Best catch so far of the season or may be in the history of the tournament. KK Cooper c Pollard b Harbhajan Singh 5 (8b) ==============================================================Over 7 || Score 58/3
Ojha to bowl his third over. Three runs came from the first four balls. Off the fifth, Nair slogged the bowler over mid-wicket fence for a maximum. Double came off the last ball as 11 runs conceded in the over. Meanwhile, RR crossed the mark of fifty runs. ==============================================================Over 6 || Score 47/3
Santokie is back in action. Samson Out!
Santokie bowled a slower one and Samson went for a big hit over covers, but failed to read the slower one, and end up giving a simple catch to Rayudu. Disappointing batting display by Samson. Kevon Cooper is the new batsman walked into the middle to join Nair. Six runs came from the over. SV Samson c Rayudu b Santokie 2 (5b) ==============================================================Over 5 || Score 41/2
Ojha to bowl his second over. Watson Out!
Watson tried to hit bowler over long on but got the top edge of his bat and, Rayudu took a simple catch inside the circle. Three runs came from the over. Sanju Samson is the new man in. SR Watson c Rayudu b Ojha 5 (6b) ==============================================================Over 4 || Score 38/1
Kieron Pollard has the ball in hand. First two balls were dot by the medium pacer. Off the next came a boundary from Rohit's bat, towards point region. Off the last ball, Nair smashed the bowler for a six over long on. 11 runs came from the over. ==============================================================Over 3 || Score 27/1
Pragyan Ojha has been introduced into the attack as the first change bowler. Chand Out!
Chand tried to clear the long on fence but found a fielder at deep. Skipper, Shane Watson is the new man in. Off the last two balls, Nair collected two boundaries. Ten runs came from the over. UBT Chand c Hussey b Ojha 2 (9b) ==============================================================Over 2 || Score 17/0
Krishmar Santokie is sharing the new ball with Bumrah. Off the fourth ball, Karun slapped the bowler for a six over cover point region. Off the last ball, Karun collected another boundary towards the same area – cover point. Expensive over by the West Indian as he conceded 13 from it. ==============================================================Over 1 || Score 4/0
Unmukt Chand and Karun Nair are opening the innings for RR, whereas, Jasprit Bumrah is opening the bowling proceedings for MI. Tight over first up by the young seamer as he conceded mere four runs in it. ==============================================================Mumbai Indians InningsOver 20 || Score 178/3
Faulkner is set to bowl the final over of the innings. Single off the first ball. Off the next, Rohit launched the bowler for a maximum over deep mid-wicket. In the third ball, Rohit again smacked the bowler over long off for a six. Fourth ball was a dot ball. Off the fifth, Rohit placed the bowler straight towards long on for a boundary. Last ball, no run and Rohit got run out.
So MI managed to put up a formidable total of 178 runs in front of RR. RG Sharma run out 40 (19b) ===================================================Over 19 || Score 162/2
Kulkarni to bowl the penultimate over of the innings. Single came from the first ball. Off the third ball, Rohit pulled the bowler for a six over square leg fence. The medium pacer conceded 12 runs in the over. ===================================================Over 18 || Score 150/2
Faulkner to bowl the over. Two runs came off the first ball from the bat of Pollard. Then came a single off the third ball. Off the fifth ball, Rohit got a lucky boundary off the top edge towards third man. 8 runs came from the over. Meanwhile, MI touched the mark of 150 runs. ===================================================Over 17 || Score 142/2
Kevon Cooper is set to bowl his third over. Single came off the first ball. Fourth ball, full toss, and Rohit smacked the ball out of the park towards cover region. 8 runs came from the over. ===================================================Over 16 || Score 134/2
Bhatia is back t bowl his final over. Rohit Sharma and Pollard are in the middle for MI. Samson missed a simple chance to run out Pollard.
Off the fourth ball, Pollard launched Bhatia for a maximum over long on. Off the last Rohit played a paddle sweep to collect his first boundary towards fine leg. 12 runs came from the over. ===================================================Over 15 || Score 122/2
From here on MI should put up a total around 180 or more. Ankit to bowl his last over. Simmons Out!
Off the third ball, Simmons tried to launch the bowler for a six over long-off but failed to clear the fence and Copper took a high catch in the end. Kieron Pollard is the new man in. Double Blow!
Off the last ball, Hussey slogged the bowler towards mid-wicket, but found a fielder at deep. Three runs came from the over. MEK Hussey c Cooper b Ankit Sharma 56 (39b) LMP Simmons c Cooper b Ankit Sharma 62 (51b) ===================================================Over 14 || Score 119/0
Cooper is back. Off the first ball, Simmoms launched the bowler for a six over long off fence. RR are still looking for their first breakthrough. RR bowlers are clueless at the moment. 12 runs came from the over. ===================================================Over 13 || Score 107/0
Bhatia to bowl his third over. Off the second ball, Simmons slapped the bowler for a six over long on and with that Simmons completed his fifty in style.
Meanwhile, MI crossed the mark of hundred runs. Excellent start by the MI's openers, and they are still in the middle. 11 runs came from the over. ==============================================================Over 12 || Score 96/0
Ankit is back into the attack. Off the second ball, Hussey slogged the bowler over mid-wicket for a six. In the next ball Hussey took a single to complete his fifty
, his first half-century of the season. Ten ruins came from the over. ==============================================================Over 11 || Score 86/0
Faulkner is back. Off the first ball, Hussey smacked the bowler out of the park towards cow corner. Fifth ball was a wide. Ten runs came from the over. ==============================================================Over 10 || Score 76/0
Bhatia with his second over. Four singles came from the first four balls. From the last two balls came two more singles. So a decent over by Bhatia as he conceded mere six runs in it, all came in singles. ==============================================================Over 9 || Score 70/0
Kulkarni has been brought back into the attack. Both the batsmen are well set now. They are playing sensible cricket in the middle. Dealing in singles and doubles but still not missing any opportunity to score boundaries on loose balls. Six runs came from the over. ==============================================================Over 8 || Score 64/0
Rajat Bhatia has been introduced into the attack. Can he gave RR their first breakthrough of the match? From the first over he has started mixing up his deliveries. Off the fifth ball, Hussey placed the ball in gap towards point region to collect a boundary. Ten runs came from the first over of the medium pacer. ==============================================================Over 7 || Score 54/0
Stuart Binny is set to bowl his first over. Second ball was a loose delivery and Simmons dispatched it towards backward point for a boundary. Off the last ball Hussey collected his second boundary of the match. Good over for MI as 12 runs came from it. Meanwhile, MI crosses the mark of fifty runs. ==============================================================Over 6 || Score 42/0
Kevon Cooper is being introduced into the attack. Single came from the first ball. Off the second ball Simmons played a cracking cover drive to collect his fifth boundary of the innings. MI got a good start, now they have to convert in into a big one. Eight runs came from the over. ==============================================================Over 5 || Score 34/0
First bowling change as James Faulkner has been given the ball. Off the first ball, Hussey walked down the ground and placed the ball towards cover region for an elegant boundary. Fourth ball was again short and wide, asking to be hit, and Simmons collected his third boundary towards point region. Off the fifth came another boundary from the bat of Simmons, this time towards covers. 13 runs came from the over. ==============================================================Over 4 || Score 21/0
Kulkarni with his second over. First ball was short and wide, Simmons cut it towards point region to get a boundary. Fifth ball was wide down the leg side. Seven runs came from the over. ==============================================================Over 3 || Score 14/0
Ankit to continue. Ball in not coming well on to the bat. Another good over by the left arm spinner as he gave mere six runs. ==============================================================Over 2 || Score 8/0
Dhawal Kulkarni is sharing the new ball with Ankit. Last ball was a slower one but quite short, which was dispatched by Simmons towards fine leg for a boundary. Four runs came from the over. ==============================================================Over 1 || Score 4/0
Lendl Simmons and Michael Hussey are in the middle to open the innings for MI, whereas, Ankit Sharma has the new ball in hand. Tight over first up by the spinner as he conceded mere four runs. ==============================================================Toss:
Rohit Sharma has won the toss and elected to bat first. RR have done quite a few changes in their squad. Unmukt Chand, Brad Hodge, Ankit Sharma, and Shane Watson have replaced Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith, Pravin Tambe and Ben Cutting, respectively. Whereas, In MI, Krishmar Santokie in for Lasith Malinga and Shreyas Gopal (T20 debut) has replaced CM Gautam.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians will look to spoil Rajasthan`s chances of a top four finish when the two sides clash in an IPL match, starting within few minutes from now.
The two sides meet eachother for the first time in this year`s IPL.Lying second from bottom in the points, Mumbai have won just three of their 10 matches and have hardly looked or played like the defending champions.
Rajasthan, on the other hand, are sitting pretty on third in the table after notching up seven wins in their 11 matches. They inaugural champions have been performing as per the expectations with some little-known players as usual contributing massively to their success.
Rohit Sharma will look to carry the form from his last match against KKR. Mumbai also have Corey Anderson and need the big signing player to come good. The loss of Zaheer Khan to injury and Lasith Malinga for international commitment may see Praveen Kumar in the mix of things.
Rajasthan will look to consolidate on their third position and Aussie trio of James Faulkner, Steve Smith and skipper Shane Watson will look to deliver the goods against a side who has nothing to lose.
First Published: Monday, May 19, 2014, 20:11