IPL 2020 Highlights, RR vs MI Today's Match at Abu Dhabi: As it Happened

IPL 2020 Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians, Latest Updates IPL 2020 Score - IPL 2020 score: RR 196-2 in 18.2 overs, win by 8 wickets. RAJASTHAN WIN, BEN STOKES SCORES CENTURY. Ben Stokes smashes his second IPL ton! A stunning knock in just 59 balls. Gets there smacking James Pattinson for a huge six. And then finishes the match next ball with a boundary! What a win, this.

Mumbai vs Rajasthan (T20)

CONCLUDED

MUM vs RAJ Cricket Scorecard (T20)

Match 45 T20, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 25 October, 2020

Mumbai

195/5

(20.0) RR 9.75

Mumbai Kieron Pollard (C)
Rajasthan beat Mumbai by 8 wickets
Rajasthan Steven Smith (C)

Rajasthan

196/2

(18.2) RR 10.69

Highlights

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23:21 (IST)

No points for guessing, Ben Stokes is the Man of the Match.

23:07 (IST)

Ben Stokes the opener - nobody gonna doubt that anymore

23:04 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 196-2 in 18.2 overs, win by 8 wickets. RAJASTHAN WIN, BEN STOKES SCORES CENTURY. Ben Stokes smashes his second IPL ton! A stunning knock in just 59 balls. Gets there smacking James Pattinson for a huge six. And then finishes the match next ball with a boundary! What a win, this.

22:57 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 182-2 in 17 overs, chasing 196. Ben Stokes into the 90s, not even Bumrah is spared. He finishes a spell: 4-0-38-0. RR a few hits away from a special win.

22:50 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 172-2 in 16 overs, chasing 196. Just a run a ball needed as 15 come off that over from Boult. RR are making this look so easy!

22:45 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 157-2 in 15 overs, chasing 196. Sanju Samson completes his half-century, and RR need only 39 from 30. A terrific knock this in a perfect partnership with Stokes.

22:40 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 144-2 in 14 overs, chasing 196. A 19-run over, as Rahul Chahar is taken to the cleaners. A six each for Stokes and Samson in that over. RR bossing the chase.

22:35 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 125-2 in 13 overs, chasing 196. Momentum back with RR as Pattinson concedes 18 in that over. Samson begins to attack, with a straight six and then a four down the ground.

22:28 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 107-2 in 12 overs, chasing 196. Only 3 runs from that over, Rahul Chahar makes a good comeback. RR need some big overs now.

22:24 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 104-2 in 11 overs, chasing 196. Just fiv runs from that over, off Jasprit Bumrah. A sort of momentum breaker, that.

22:21 (IST)

First fifty for RR for Stokes

22:19 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 99-2 in 10 overs, chasing 196. FIFTY for Ben Stokes with a couple of boundaries off Krunal Pandya. The boundaries continue to flow, and RR are well in control of the run rate.

22:15 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 88-2 in 9 overs, chasing 196. Pollard completes his second over, concedes a six to Samson. Bowls a few wides too, and RR are on top.

22:07 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 75-2 in 8 overs, chasing 196. Ben Stokes in the mood! He gets his first six of the tournament, smacking Rahul Chahar across mid wicket. Also plays the reverse sweep for four. He's giving RR all the momentum. Time out.

22:02 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 60-2 in 7 overs, chasing 196. A good over from Kieron Pollard, just 5 runs from it as he takes pace off the deliveries. Samson looking to settle in.

21:57 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 55-2 in 6 overs, chasing 196. Catch dropped. A very, very tough one for Hardik Pandya. Stokes miscued a slog to cow corner, Hardik ran across and dived but couldn't get there. Krunal the bowler.

21:52 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 44-2 in 4.4 overs, chasing 196. WICKET - Smith b Pattinson. Aussie gets Aussie, Smith looks to punch through covers and gets an inside edge to the stumps. Big wicket, that!

21:47 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 41-1 in 4 overs, chasing 196. Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack but the runs continue to flow. Smith hits a four and a six, and RR are doing this well.

21:42 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 29-1 in 3 overs, chasing 196. That's why Ben Stokes is opening. He's taking Trent Boult on, and he's doing a good job of it. 16 from the over as RR regain momentum.

21:36 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 13-1 in 1.5 overs, chasing 196. WICKET - Robin Uthappa looks to hit over mid on but finds the fielder. He was looking in good touch until then but has miscued it to the fielder.

21:32 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score: RR 5-0 in 1 over, chasing 196. Trent Boult bowls a good first over to Robin Uthappa and Ben Stokes. Yes, it's Stokes opening again ahead of Buttler.

21:14 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score MI 195-5: SIX, FOUR, FOUR, SIX, SIX! Pandya ends the final over by punishing poor Tyagi. Brings up his half-century in 20 balls. What a knock! 60 off 21 balls, that is a strike-rate of nearly 300! 

21:08 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score MI 168-5: Archer starts the penultimate over by getting rid of Tiwary as he holes out to Stokes in the deep. It's a good over to finish the spell, goes for just 3.

21:02 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score MI 165-4: SIX, SIX, SIX, SIX! Pandya goes for a shot over long-on off Rajpoot - who's had a torrid time today - and clears the boundary. He then hits another one, this time over long-off. He follows that with a pull that clears fine leg. He then ends the over with a maximum over deep square leg. WHAT. AN. OVER! 

20:57 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score MI 138-4: FOUR, FOUR, SIX! Tiwary gets a lucky boundary, inside edging an Archer yorker past fine leg and to the ropes. He then hits one down the ground that races away. He then ends the over with a pull shot that travels the distance. Exactly the over MI needed! 

20:54 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score MI 121-4: Tyagi's third over is a decent one that goes for just 5 runs. RR have applied the squeeze quite nicely in the later stage of the innings. 

20:45 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score MI 116-4: Tewatia finishes his spell with another tidy over that goes for just 7. Gopal then ends his quota of overs with an over that goes for just 8. RR are still in this game.

20:37 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score MI 101-4: SIX, OUT! Pollard, the new man in, clears the long-off boundary for a six and is then clean bowled by Gopal on the very next ball. This is excellent bowling.

20:33 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score MI 95-3: OUT! Suryakumar goes for a lofted shot over long-off off Gopal but only manages to pick out Stokes in that position. Suddenly the innings is falling apart.

20:31 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score MI 94-2: Tewatia comes on to bowl his third over and it is a good one, going for just the 3 runs. RR will want more wickets though. Interesting to see when Smith brings in Archer.

IPL 2020 Highlights, RR vs MI Today's Match at Abu Dhabi: As it Happened

IPL 2020 Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians, Latest Updates IPL 2020 Live Score - IPL 2020 live score: RR 196-2 in 18.2 overs, win by 8 wickets. RAJASTHAN WIN, BEN STOKES SCORES CENTURY. Ben Stokes smashes his second IPL ton! A stunning knock in just 59 balls. Gets there smacking James Pattinson for a huge six. And then finishes the match next ball with a boundary! What a win, this.

Preview

One team that's aiming to finish in the top 2. One team that depends on mathematical probabilities for their play-offs hopes, which are all but over. Mumbai Indians the former, Rajasthan Royals the latter. The two sides will meet on Sunday evening in Abu Dhabi.

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The two teams had already clashed once in the same venue earlier in the tournament, and unsurprisingly, Mumbai won easily. Unless RR lift their game drastically, an encore will be a high possibility on Sunday as well.

Mumbai have won 7 off their 10 games, while Rajasthan have won 4 of their 11. Mumbai are coming off a thumping victory over Chennai Super Kings, while Rajasthan are coming off a thumping defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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Mumbai Indians

A team on a roll that has players for all conditions, situations and even emergencies. One such emergency requirement was Rohit Sharma missing out the game against CSK due to a hamstring injury, but he was hardly missed - as a captain or batsman. Kieron Pollard took charge as leader and CSK were kept to 114 for 9. Ishan Kishan was promoted as opener and he smacked a half-century as MI won by 10 wickets.

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Given their form and position in table, it's likely that MI will not risk Rohit for this game as well. In fact, it's unlikely that they'll make any change unless they want to rest a pacer for workload issues. Will it be Trent Boult, who was in great rhythm against CSK picking up 4 for 18? Might not. Or Jasprit Bumrah, who is having a resurgence after a modest start to the tournament? MI might take that route after sealing a top-two spot.

MI's batting depth was not required against CSK. They might hope for more batting time for the Pandyas and Pollards.

Predicted XI: Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Rajasthan Royals

RR seemed to have given themselves a big chance after defeating CSK comfortably, but all the hopes were dashed when they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad in their next game. They're still in contention, but for that to happen, they have to win all their games first. Starting with MI.

RR have to sort out their batting order. Will Ben Stokes continue to open? He has been struggling for momentum at the top but RR have persisted with him while pushing Jos Buttler down the order. Buttler made a half-century against MI in the previous clash, and should ideally be back at the top. Will it happen? The likes of Sanju Samson and Steve Smith have not set the tournament on fire, which has hurt them too.

RR's bowling is thin barring Jofra Archer. The lack of options came to the fore in the SRH game, where they struggled despite Archer giving them two early wickets. A stiff job awaits them against a power-packed MI batting line up.

Predicted XI: Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi

WHAT: IPL 2020, Match 45

WHEN: October 22, 7:30PM IST

WHERE: Abu Dhabi

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