Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, Indian Premier League 2020 Match 45: In Pics
MI win toss against RR
Defending champions Mumbai Indians won the toss and opted to bat first against Steve Smith-led Rajasthan Royals in the second clash between the two sides in the ongoing 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
In the previous encounter between the two sides this season, Suryakumar Yadav’s unbeaten 79 and Jasprit Bumrah’s four-wicket haul guided Mumbai Indians to a 57-run victory over the Rajasthan franchise.
MI are currently occupying the top spot in the IPL 2020 standings with seven victories from 10 matches. Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, are languishing down at the seventh spot in the eight-team table with four wins from 11 games.(Image Credits: Twitter/@IPL)
Mumbai Indians- Playing XI
Mumbai Indians have made just one change in their Playing XI for their second clash against Rajasthan Royals of the IPL 2020. Nathan Coulter-Nile is out, while James Pattinson has returned.
Regular skipper Rohit Sharma is still recovering from a hamstring injury and, therefore, he is out of the clash against Rajasthan Royals as well. Kieron Pollard will continue to lead the side in Rohit's absence.
Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, James Pattinson and Trent Boult are the four overseas players in the MI Playing XI for the tie. (Image Credits: Twitter/@mipaltan)
Rajasthan Royals - Playing XI
Jofra Archer removes Quinton de Kock
MI end Powerplay at 59/1
MI reach 89/1 at halfway mark
MI post 195/5 against RR
RR end Powerplay at 55/2
James Pattinson struck twice to reduce Rajasthan Royals to 55 for two at the end of Powerplay.
While Robin Uthappa departed cheaply for 13 after being taken at mid-on by Mumbai Indians stand-in skipper Kieron Pollard on the fifth ball of the second over by James Pattinson, RR skipper Steve Smith fell for 11 runs after being clean bowled by Pattinson on the fourth ball of the fifth over. (Image Credits: Twitter/@IPL)
Ben Stokes hits fifty
Sanju Samson slaps half-centurt
RR crush MI by 8 wickets
Ben Stokes not only hammered his maiden century of the season but also stitched a massive 152-run partnership with Sanju Samson (54) for the third wicket to help the Rajasthan franchise cross the 196-run target inside just 18.2 overs and clinch an eight-wicket against Mumbai Indians.
En route to his unbeaten knock of 107 runs off just 60 balls, the England batsman also smashed 14 boundaries and three maximums.(Image Credits: Twitter/@IPL)