IPL 2019, RR vs MI Match at Jaipur - Highlights: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 21, 2019, 7:19 AM IST

Match 36, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur 20 April, 2019

Toss won by Rajasthan Royals (decided to bowl)

Rajasthan Royals beat Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets

Man of the Match: Steven Smith


Hemang Badani, Former India Cricketer 19:43(IST)

Royals have won 4 out 4 against Mumbai, so some issue certainly for MI to look at. Steve Smith palyed brilliantly,given the captaincy today and he handled it really well. Some players get better with captaincy, Smith certainly one of those.


That's it then, Smith remains unbeaten and gets a leg bye away for a boundary to pick 4 runs. Royals win this one rather convincingly in the end and complete yet another double over the Mumbai Indians! Smith certainly the hero with an unbeaten 59 off 48 balls


Royals are happy to do it in singles here, Rohit can probably bring in an extra fielder inside the ring here to increase the pressure on these two batsmen. Just 4 needed from the final over here


WICKET! Two first ball ducks for Ashton Turner here, superb delivery this from Bumrah as it comes back in and wraps Turner on the pads. He was looking to play it towards the leg-side but has to walk back here. Still life left for MI?


WICKET! That's the end of Parag's brilliant innings, he deserved a half-century there but has to walk back after being run out. Looks to steal a couple there but a brilliant throw from Ben Cutting in the deep. On one bounce to Pandya who then dislodges the bail. Prayag departs for 43 off 29 balls.


50! Sensational innings this from Steve Smith as he completes his half-century. He has shown great intent today and come out fighting. Looks like a man with a point to proove after being dropped for the previous game. Royals are 145/3 after 17 overs here


Parag really bossing the chase here, he has made Steve Smith's job way easier here. Batting on 41 off 27 balls at the moment, he is making the game look really easy for Royals. 25 needed from final 4 overs


Chahar now travels the distance as Prayag dispatches the short ball with total control for a maximum. Royals absolutely cruising at this stage, they are right now 128/3 after 15 overs


Young Prayag going after Hardik Pandya, first a ramp shot which goes away for a boundary and then he gets an outside edge which goes flying away for a boundary. Rajasthan Royals are 118/3 after 14 overs. Mumbai need a wicket here


Jasprit Bumrah comes back into the attack here, Rajasthan are more than happy to deal in 1s against the quality pacer. He concedes just 5 runs in that over. Bumrah will bowl 2 of the 7 overs here..54 needed from 42 balls here


Steve Smith really seems to be playing with great intent here, he looks like he wants to end on the winning side here. He's also guiding young Prayag. The game in Royals favour at the moment, they need 59 from final 8 overs here

Hemang Badani, Former India Cricketer 18:54(IST)

Royals have played the powerplay beautifully, its important for them to keep knocking it around and then go after the pacers when they come in later in the innings.Stokes' shot-selection really poor on this track where the ball is staying a bit low. Shouldn't have looked to play that with a horizontal bat.


Markande leaking runs from the other end, he is bowling a bit too short on this pitch and young Prayag also hitting him for a boundary. Captain Rohit Sharma won't really be happy with that .


WICKET! Chahar gets two in one over. Stokes departs for a duck here as he looks to cut one that's just too close to him. Beautifully bowled by Chahar, Stokes gets the inside edge straight onto his stumps there. Royals are 77/3 after 8 overs here


WICKET! Chahar gets another wicket,Samson again giving his wicket away when he was looking so good. Chahar gives the ball some air and Samson looks to go straight but gets height rather than the distance. Pollard comes underneath that and takes a good catch. He departs for 35 and Royals are 76/2


SIX! Steve Smith showing his class there, comes down the track and just clips it over long on for a maximum. Fantastic shot by the skipper here and Royals looking really good here


This is a quickfire start here from the Rajasthan Royals here, the plan certainly seems to be to go after the bowling early in the piece here.  Samson certainly being the aggressor at this stage


WICKET! Rahul Chahar strikes in his first over here, Rahane comes down the track and looks to hit through the covers but that was in the air, brilliantly taken by Suryakumar Yadav at covers. After two boundaries, Rahane has to walk back. Royals are 39/1


Lasith Malinga comes into the attack straight away here,just 1 over for Pandya then with the new ball. Seven runs in the over and Mumbai Indians lose their review also early in the over. They go for DRS against Rahane on a LBW call but the ball was going way over the stumps. Royals are 31/0 after 3 overs


Sanju Samson really stroking the ball well here, he seems to be in great form and important for him to not throw it away. Krunal Pandya concedes 15 runs in his first over as he concedes three boundaries there. Royals are 24/0 here


Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson start really solidly in chase here, two back-to-back boundaries for Sanju Samson here and Royals are 9/0 after the 1st over here, Again, Hardik Pandya taking the new ball for Mumbai!

Hemang Badani, Former India Cricketer 17:56(IST)

Mumbai have struggled against the Royals recently,they haven't won since last year and also the first game at Wankhede. 160 just might be enough, it will depend on how the first six overs go for the Royals.


SIX! Big Ben ends it in style, he struggled a bit for his timing there but gets the final one from the middle of the bat and deposits it over square leg for a maximum. Mumbai cross 160 to end at 161/5 here. Certainly a competitive score on this sluggish surface.


WICKET! Archer might not be able to catch him but then he finally gets him. Leg before wicket on the first ball of the 19th over. Certainly saves some damage to his team. Pandya deaprts for 23 off 15 balls. Mumbai are 152/5


DROPPED! Third one goes down, Jofra Archer yet again! Unbelievable this, another simple chance as Pandya hits this in the air and Archer comes underneath that one but again gets hard hands on it and the ball pops out.


Eight runs from the first two balls as Unadkat bowls two wide deliveries to Hardik Pandya. This looks like the over which will go for a few


Another fantastic over by Jofra Archer here, he concedes just 5 runs in the over. Looks like its Hardik Pandya who will have to do bulk of the hitting here. Four dot balls in that over and Mumbai are currently 133/4


WICKET! Unadkat is delighted and rightly so, he takes the matter into his own hands there and bowls full. Might have moved a little and it beats Pollard's bat swing to clatter into the off-stump. Pollard departs for 10 and Mumbai are 124/4


DROPPED! Jofra Archer yet again and this one was simpler, its the big one too. Hardik Pandya gets one from the toe end of the bat and it goes straight to Archer at deep mid-wicket. He seems to have misjudged that one and drops it. Unadkat isn't pleased.


Kieron Pollard has come out to join Hardik Pandya here, both the players have been in superb form and Royals death bowling has been abysmal except for Archer. This could certainly mean fireworks here!


IPL 2019, RR vs MI Match at Jaipur - Highlights: As it Happened

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Follow all the live cricket score and latest updates from the game between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians at Jaipur:WICKET! That's the end of Parag's brilliant innings, he deserved a half-century there but has to walk back after being run out. Looks to steal a couple there but a brilliant throw from Ben Cutting in the deep. On one bounce to Pandya who then dislodges the bail. Prayag departs for 43 off 29 balls.

Latest update: Hours before the match against Mumbai Indians in Jaipur, Rajasthan Royals has sacked Ajinkya Rahane as captain and replaced him with Steve Smith. The Australian will lead the Royals till he departs to join the national team to prepare for the World Cup.

Rajasthan Royals will be looking to get their IPL campaign back on track against in-form Mumbai Indians on Saturday.

But they will be looking to complete the double over Rohit Sharma’s men after registering a four-wicket win – one of their only two victories in the tournament so far.

Mumbai meanwhile will be eyeing revenge and come into the game after back-to-back victories which have pushed them to the second spot.

They are a team firing on all cylinders, with openers Quinton de Kock and Rohit laying the platform and middle-order led by Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard providing strong finishes. Bowling also looks to be finding rhythm at the right time with Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar among wickets.

They defeated Delhi Capitals convincingly in their last match to leapfrog them to second position.

Royals meanwhile are second from the bottom and are desperate for a win. Only Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer and leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal have performed consistently for the men from Jaipur. The team has struggled at home, losing three of the four matches with only victory coming against bottom-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Skipper Ajinkya Rahane has looked out of sorts and even demoted himself to the middle-order in the previous game without much success. Steve Smith and Ben Stokes to haven’t hit the heights expected from them. Sanju Samson has shown glimpses of his talent but has been plagued by inconsistency after his ton against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

With English players leaving soon, the pressure is high on Royals to add up some more points to their tally. They might include Varun Aaron with the Indian pace department continuously letting the team down in crunch situations.

Players to watch out for

Jos Buttler – Jos Buttler has been the man in form for Royals and his start at the top will be important if the team is to have any chance of competing against strong Mumbai Indians. The England wicket-keeper tends to perform well against his former employees and played a key role in his team’s victory at the Wankhede Stadium.

Rahul Chahar – Chahar picked up three wickets against Delhi Capitals and the spinner has looked good for Mumbai in the season. He will be looking to perform in front of his home crowd in Rajasthan and his knowledge of the surface will come in handy against the Royals, who have struggled against spin.

Team News

RR – Royals might look at making changes to give chances to the likes of Mahipal Lomror and Aryaman Birla. Varun Aaron might also be included.

MI – Ben Cutting might be replaced by Jason Behrendorff. Ishan Kishan might also be included in the playing XI.


Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S. Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror, Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S. Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Shubham Rajane, Manan Vohra, Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (capt), Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Rahul Chahar, Ben Cutting, Pankaj Jaiswal, Ishan Kishan, Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McClenaghan, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Behrendorff, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Salam, Anmolpreet Singh, Barinder Sran, Aditya Tare, Suryakumar Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Quinton de Kock.

Team Rankings

1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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