IPL 2020 RR vs MI: Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) by 8 wickets in the 45th match of the 13th season of IPL. The Royals reached number six in the points table. The Royals’ hopes for the play-offs remain intact. At the same time, despite the defeat, Mumbai remains on top. Stokes scored his second century in IPL.
In the match played in Abu Dhabi, Mumbai won the toss and gave a target of 196 runs while batting first. In response, Rajasthan won the match by losing 2 wickets in 18.2 overs and scored 196 runs.
Stokes-Samson played carefully while chasing the target as Rajasthan did not start well. Mumbai pacer James Pattinson gave the team the first 2 initial shocks. He bowled captain Steve Smith for 11 and got Uthappa (13) caught by Kieron Pollard. Opener Ben Stokes held one end. He scored an unbeaten inning of 107 runs off 60 balls. Stokes led RR to won the match and made the second wicket unbeaten 152-run partnership with Sanju Samson.
Sanju Samson – Most Sixes in IPL 2020
Samson hits the highest 23 sixes in the season, with Sanju Samson scoring 54 runs off 31 balls. During this, he hit 3 sixes and 4 fours. With this, Samson became the highest player to hit 23 sixes in a season. He is followed by Nicholas Pooran, who hits 22 sixes.
Pandya’s 20 Balls Fifty
Hardik Pandya hit a fifty in just 20 deliveries. He scored an unbeaten inning of 60 runs in 21 balls. Hardik scored 26 runs in the last over of the innings with the help of 3 sixes and 2 fours. Kartik Tyagi did this over. Earlier, Hardik had scored 25 runs in the 17th overs with 4 sixes. This was Ankit Rajput’s last over of his spell.
Apart from Hardik for Mumbai, Suryakumar Yadav scored 40, Ishaan Kishan 37 and Saurabh Tiwari scored 34 runs. Shreyas Gopal and Jofra Archer took 2–2 wickets each for Rajasthan. Kartik Tyagi got 1 wicket.
Ishaan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav made an 83-run partnership for the second wicket. Mumbai opener Quinton de Kock was dismissed by Jofra Archer for 6 runs off 4 balls. Gopal gave Mumbai two setbacks in one over. He got Suryakumar caught out by Stokes. Then Kieron Pollard was bowled (6).
Man of The Match
Ben Stokes is adjudged the Man of the Match for his Tremendous knock of 107* off 60 deliveries with the help of 14 fours and 3 sixes at a strike rate of 178.33.
Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson(WK), Jos Buttler, Steven Smith(C), Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi
Quinton de Kock(WK), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard(C), Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Changes in Playing 11
Kieron Pollard captained Mumbai in place of Unfit Rohit Sharma in the second consecutive match. A change was made to the team. James Pattinson replaced Nathan Coulter-Nile. At the same time, there was no change in the playing eleven of Rajasthan.