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Highlights, IPL 2018, Match 21: Rajasthan Royals beat Mumbai Indians by 3 wickets in thriller

Krishnappa Gowtham played a blazing knock of unbeaten 33 off just 11 balls to take hosts Rajasthan Royals over the line against Mumbai Indians in a thrilling encounter at Sawai Mansingh stadium in Jaipur.

Reported by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: April 23, 2018 0:16 IST ]
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Krishnappa Gowtham of Royals in action against Mumbai Indians

IPL 2018, RR vs MI Highlights 

INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE (IPL) SCORE 2018 MATCH 21, RAJASTHAN ROYALS vs MUMBAI INDIANS: What a terrific chase from Rajasthan! A late cameo to ensure his side get back to winning ways. After losing a couple of wickets, Stokes and Samson came together and tried getting their side closer by making a 72-run stand. Stokes missed out on his fifty but the latter got there. When these were going, the match looked it their grasp.

But some blitz from Gowtham towards the end ensured that Rajasthan get two vital points. Mumbai Indians started their defence pretty well. They got two early wickets and put the pressure right on Rajasthan. It was in the middle when they lost shape a bit. But it was Bumrah's 17th over when all thought that Mumbai would get passed the line. But Gowtham had other plans and played a gem of an innings. A fourth loss for Mumbai in five games. Tough times ahead. (CRICKET STREAMING - RR vs MI) (SCORECARD)


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23.48 IST SIX! Rajasthan Royals (168/7) beat Mumbai Indians (167/7) by 3 wickets in Jaipur. Samson 52, Hardik 2/19

23.47 IST: FOUR! That will do! How smart act is that under pressure? Gowtham sees that the third man is up so what he does is, waits back, crouches a touch and with an angled blade he ramps it over the man there. A boundary results. RR 162/7 in 19.2 overs

Jaydev Unadkat is the new man in but importantly for Rajasthan, it's Gowtham on strike.

23.45 IST: OUT! Swing, top edge, taken! Hardik Pandya does it all by himself. He digs in a short ball, it keeps climbing on Archer who has no option but to go after it. It takes the top edge and Pandya himself runs to his right and takes it. Rajasthan Royals 158/7 in 19.1 overs vs Mumbai Indians (167/7)

23.42 IST: FOUR! Bangs it short again, Gowtham tries to pull it doesn't get it off the middle and the ball races to the square leg region. 10 needed of the last over! Whose your money on? RR 154/6 in 18.4 overs

23.39 IST: FOUR! Length ball outside off, Jofra stays back and cuts it to the backward point region for a boundary. This chase is still alive. 24 more runs needed of 11 balls. RR 144/6 in 18.1 overs

23.38 IST: FOUR! Edged and away. Rajasthan all of a sudden have come back in this, 15 from the over. Very full, angled away outside off, Krishnappa goes hard at it. Gets a thick edge which evades Kishan's dive and races away to the fence. 28 needed off 12 balls. RR 140/6 in 18 overs

23.37 IST: SIX! That's gone the distance. Gowtham has packed a punch, says Ian Bishop on air. Holds back to a slower back of a length delivery and clubs it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie all the way. RR 136/6 in 17.5 overs

23.34 IST: OUT! Mustafizur removes Klaasenfor 0. Golden duck for Klaasen, he's the 4th man tonight to be in that unwanted list. All of a sudden the wheels have come off for Rajasthan. Mumbai are back in it. Rahman with a clever delivery, it's the cutter angling away at good pace. Klaasen without any feet movement looks to run it down but instead edges one behind. Kishan behind dives forward and takes it as the ball was dipping in front. Rajasthan Royals 125/6 in 17.1 overs vs Mumbai Indians (167/7) in Jaipur.

23.32 IST: Jofra Archer to face the hat-trick ball.

23.31 IST: OUT! Bumrah removes Buttler for 6. Two-in-two for Bumrah! And both the set batsman are back in the hut. Great death bowling from Jasprit, showing all his skills. Comes over the wicket and lands it full around off. The ball nips back and goes through the gate of Buttler who tried to work it to the leg side. Mumbai are all pumped up! Rajasthan Royals 125/5 in 16.3 overs vs Mumbai Indians (167/7) in Jaipur.

23.30 IST: Heinrich Klaasen comes in to bat.

23.29 IST: Samson holes out after doing all the hard work. Bumrah bowls a slow ball around off, Samson hits this with all his might but gets more height than distance. The ball goes towards deep mid-wicket where Hardik Pandya takes a good catch. The dangerous Sanju Samson falls and Rajasthan now need 43 more runs.

23.27 IST: FIFTY! Sanju Samson hits 9th IPL half-century. Krunal Pandya to Sanju Samson, Slower through the air on off, Samson plays it really well. He plays it with soft hands towards long off for a couple. Smart batting by the youngster. Rajasthan Royals 120/3 in 15.1 overs vs Mumbai Indians (167/7) in Jaipur.

23.17 IST: Jos Buttler is the new man in.

23.16 IST: OUT! Hardik Pandya removes Stokes for 40. Hardik gets a wicket off his very first ball. What a start to the over. Poor shot selection from Ben has cost his downfall. Low full toss on leg, Stokes shuffles across and looks to help this to the leg side, misses the ball completely and the ball goes on the hit the bottom of leg stump. Hardik gives him a weird send off and Stokes has to depart well after playing well. They now need 58 runs in 35 balls.Rajasthan Royals 110/3 in 14.1 overs vs Mumbai Indians (167/7) in Jaipur.

23.05 IST: FOUR! Down the track again and smacks this over covers for a boundary. Very well played.

23.00 IST: FOUR! Full ball outside off, Ben charges for it, gets low and carves this through covers for a boundary. This partnership is now worth 48 runs.86/2 in 11 overs.

22.53 IST: Hardik Pandya to Sanju Samson, 1 run. The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total. RR 69/2 in 9.5 overs.

22.35 IST: FOUR! Powerfully swept! Googly, quicker through the air, landed full outside off, Stokes kneels down on one knee and nails the sweep between mid-wicket and long on for a boundary.

22.33 IST: FOUR! Beautifully done! Guides this to the third man region where there is no fielder. The ball races away to the fence.

22.31 IST: Ben Stokes strides out next to bat.

22.30 IST: OUT! McClenaghan removes Rahane for 14. Soft dismissal! Mumbai get their second wicket and Mitchell has his first. McClenaghan rolls his fingers on this and lands it around off, Rahane deep in his crease looks to pull it. Gets it off the toe-end of the bat to mid-wicket. Krunal jumps a little to poach this. The Rajasthan skipper will be unhappy with this. Rajasthan Royals 38/2 in 5.4 overs vs Mumbai Indians (167/7) in Jaipur.

22.24 IST: FOUR! This time it is in the gap and no mistake from Samson. Length ball on off, Sanju drives it superbly through covers for a boundary.

22.21 IST: FOUR! Sanju drives through the covers and it was a classic shot. RR 25/1 in 3.3 overs

22.16 IST: FOUR! Sanju Samson opens his account with a four outside edge. With no slip present, it sails for a boundary. An educated edge! Tossed up ball outside off, Samson goes to drive it but gets an healthy edge to the third man region.  RR 18/1 in 2.4 overs

22.13 IST: OUT!  Krunal Pandya removes Rahul Tripathi for 9. The bowling change has brought Mumbai their first wicket. Loopy ball on middle and leg, Tripathi plays a nothing shot. Ends up chipping it straight to Suryakumar at mid on. A simple catch to Yadav who makes no mistake. Another opening pair for Rajasthan does not work.  RR 14/1 in 2.2 overs

22.08 IST: Brilliant over by Jasprit Bumrah. Full-length balls and Tripathi was on the defence. Concedes just 4 of it. RR 13/0 in 2 overs

22.06 IST: Decent over by McClenaghan with just 9 of it. RR 9/0 in 1 over

22.04 IST: FOUR! Second ball of the over and Tripathi sends it for a boundary. Short to fine leg and add four runs to the board. RR 5/0 in 0.2 overs

22.00 IST: Rahul Tripathi and Ajinkya Rahane open for the hosts. Mitchell McClenaghan delivers the first over. Here we go. 168 needed to win.

21.57 IST: Rajasthan then struck back by removing the two set batsmen early. The platform was laid for the batsmen who came in but they found run scoring very difficult. Shreyas Gopal who has been very impressive in the tournament so far was taken to the cleaners. Jofra Archer though was outstanding on his debut as he finished with figures of 4-0-22-3 and ensured Mumbai are well within the reach. He was well supported by the other pace bowlers. Now 168 is what Rajasthan need. The wicket is good and they will surely back themselves to chase this down. Join us for the second innings in a short while.

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21.47 IST: Pollard drags his flick off the inside edge down to fine leg and scampers across for a double. RAJASTHAN RESTRICT MUMBAI TO 167/7!

21.45 IST: FOUR! Poor from Gowthan. Fuller delivery and on the pads, Kieron whips it along the ground towards long on. Krishnappa moves across to his right, slides to stop but fails to do so. MI 166/7 in 19.4 overs 

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21.40 IST: OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Two-in-two and three in the over. Another brilliant yorker from Archer. McClenaghan fails to keep it out as he is late to bring his bat down in time and it hits timber. Third batsmen in this innings to bag a golden duck and Archer will be on a hat-trick. Mumbai Indians 158/7 in 18.5 overs vs Rajasthan Royals

21.39 IST: OUT! A corker of a yorker. Second in the over for Archer and the perfect reply after being smashed to the boundary. Right on the toes. Pandya tries to jam it out but misses. The ball hits him on the pads and the deflects onto the stumps.  Mumbai Indians 159/6 in 18.4 overs vs Rajasthan Royals

21.37 IST: FOUR! BLUDGEONED! What a shot to play on his first ball. This is full and right in slot. Pandya moves his right leg away and smashes it straight back past the bowler. The umpire had to duck for safety and it races away into the fence. MI 158/5 in 18.3 overs

Hardik Pandya strides out to the middle.

21.35 IST: OUT! Maiden T20 IPL wicket for Jofra Archer. It is the slower one which gets him his first. It is pitched on middle. Pandya flicks it towards deep mid-wicket. He has not connected that well and it goes into the hands off Klaasen who takes an easy catch.  Mumbai Indians 154/5 in 18.1 overs vs Rajasthan Royals

21.32 IST: SIX! Pollard decides to go big and when he connects no ground is big enough. This is on a length around off. Pollard tonks it over the long off fence for a biggie. MI 152/4 in 17.3 overs

21.31 IST: FOUR! A much-needed boundary! This one is short and outside off, Pandya guides it past the diving point fielder and the ball races away. A good start to the over, they need to make it count now. MI 145/4 in 17.1 overs

Krunal Pandya is the next man in.

21.23 IST: OUT! Rohit Sharma is RUN OUT! The man who played a brilliant innings in the last game is out for the first ball. Unadkat lands it on a length around off, Sharma taps it towards covers. He calls for a run. Pollard at first hesitates which causes confusion between the two. They finally go for it. Rahane extra covers comes running towards the ball, picks it up and underarms a throw which hits the stumps at the non-striker's end. Outstanding from Rahane and he is pumped up. Two wickets in this over and Rajasthan are trying to fight back here. Mumbai Indians 136/4 in 15.4 overs vs Rajasthan Royals

Rohit Sharma is the next man in.

21.21 IST: OUT! That has gone high up in the air... Buttler calls for it, settles himself under it and takes it. The slower ball does the trick for Unadkat. It is on middle, Yadav does not pick it and swings way to early. He only gets a top edge which goes high up in the air towards square leg. The ball has gone so high that it came down with snow on it. Buttler goes towards it and takes a very good catch. He made that skier look really easy. So a good passage of play here for the home side. They now have both the set batsmen back in the hut as Yadav's brilliant innings comes to an end. Can Rajasthan build from here? Mumbai Indians 135/3 in 15.2 overs vs Rajasthan Royals

Kieron Pollard is the next man in.

21.14 IST: OUT! Finally, Rajasthan get the breakthrough they so desperately needed. Kulkarni provides it as he bags his second. Kishan tries to cheeky by playing a paddle scoop. Kulkarni sees him move across the stumps and he bowls a low full toss wide outside off. Kishan still goes ahead with the shot and it goes up in the air. Buttler settles under it and takes a dolly. The 129-run stand comes to an end and Kishan walks back after playing an excellent knock. He along with his partner has laid the foundation for the batters to come in. Mumbai Indians 130/2 in 14.2 overs vs Rajasthan Royals

21.09 IST: FOUR! Poor by Shreyas Gopal! That should have been stopped! Kishan walks across and tries to paddle. He ended up glancing it towards short fine leg. The ball bounces in front of Gopal and goes through for a boundary. MI 127/1 in 13.3 overs

21.04 IST: Second strategic break signalled! 

21.03 IST: FIFTY! Ishan Kishan hits second IPL half-century. He gets a low full toss on middle. He drives it towards mid on for a run. He raises his bat to acknowledge the applause from the crown. A very good innings by the youngster. Mumbai Indians 121/1 in 12.5 overs vs Rajasthan Royals

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21.00 IST: FOUR! Archer provides a gift off his first ball. A full toss on off, Kishan lofts it over mid off and it goes for a one bounce boundary. Once again a boundary to begin the over. MI 116/1 in 12.1 overs

20.57 IST: FOUR! Pierced the gap to perfection! This is outside off, Yadav waits for the ball to come to him and he guides it late through backward point. Once it beats the fielders inside the ring there is no stopping it. MI 110/1 in 11.4 overs

20.53 IST: 100-run stand up between the two! This is pulled towards long on. The batsmen complete a run. The fielder there has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. There is nobody backing up and they steal an overthrow. MI 101/1 in 10.4 overs

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20.51 IST:  FOUR! Just not learning here are the Rajasthan bowlers. This one is bowled on the pads. Yadav loves it there, bread and butter stuff for him. He flicks it through backward square leg and the ball races away. MI 97/1 in 10.2 overs

20.48 IST: SIX! Another huge over! 18 from it. Kishan uses his feet and gets to the pitch of the ball. He lofts it over the man at deep mid-wicket for the second biggie off the over. MI 93/1 in 10 overs

20.46 IST: FIFTY! WOW! Brings his fifty up in style. His third in the Indian Premier League. Gopal finally tosses this one up on off, Yadav goes inside out and he clears the cover boundary for half a dozen. Excellent innings from the opener, he needs to continue though. Mumbai Indians 86/1 in 9.3 overs vs Rajasthan Royals

20.45 IST: FOUR! Another drag down and Gopal has been made to pay. It was the wrong 'un. Kishan reads it early, goes back deep inside his crease and pulls it through backward square leg. MI 79/1 in 9.1 overs

20.41 IST: SIX! Helps it on its way! Once again Stokes angles it on the body of the batsman. Kishan rocks back, lifts his front leg off the ground and pulls it. It seems to have gone all the way but the umpire goes upstairs to check. Replays confirm it has carried over the ropes. MI 70/1 in 8.2 overs

Ben Stokes is into the attack.

20.37 IST: Strategic break has been signalled! Mumbai have recovered really well after the early wicket they lost. These two have now stitched a stand of above 50 and now have decided to put the foot down. Rajasthan on the other hand, need wickets or they will be staring down at a big first innings score.

20.35 IST: FOUR! This one is another drag down on middle. Yadav rocks back and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep runs to his left, dives but is not able to stop the ball. MI 60/1 in 7.3 overs

Shreyas Gopal is into the attack.  

20.32 IST: FOUR! This time he connects with the sweep shot! Gowtham bowls it on a similar length and this time he attacks the stumps. Yadav goes down on one knee and sweeps it through backward square leg for a boundary. This ball spoils what was a good over till now. MI 52/1 in 7 overs

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20.29 IST: Length again on middle from Unadkat, this one shapes back in a touch. Kishan gets it off the inner half towards mid on for a run. So just a single from the last ball of the Powerplay. A good comeback by Unadkat after being hit for a boundary from the first ball. Mumbai are 43 for 1 after six overs. 

20.24 IST: FOUR! This one is short and outside off, once again the wrong line with third man up. Ishan cuts it through point and the ball races away. MI 39/1 in 5.1 overs

Jaydev Unadkat is into the attack.

20.23 IST: FOUR! 18 runs from the over! A very expensive one from Kulkarni. This one is short and outside off, once again the wrong line with third man up. Ishan cuts it through point and the ball races away. MI 35/1 in 5 overs

20.22 IST: SIX! Excellent use of the wrists there. This one is on the pads, wrong line by Kulkarni. Yadav is very strong off his pads as he non-chalantly flicks it over the square leg fence for a maximum. Second for the over, Mumbai now looking to get a move on. MI 30/1 in 4.4 overs

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20.20 IST: SIX! Enough, says Kishan! He has had enough sighters as this time he shimmies down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and sends it sailing over the long on fence. MI 23/1 in 4.2 overs

20.18 IST: FOUR! Almost a similar shot to the one he played on the last ball but this time he connects. Walks across the stumps and gets a ball on his pad. He flicks it through the backward square leg and the ball races away. MI 17/1 in 4 overs

20.15 IST: Good start from the hosts - 

Jofra Archer is into the attack.

20.09 IST: SIX! TOP SHOT! Stand and deliver! This was slightly full and on middle by Dhawal. Yadav stands tall and lofts it over the long on fence for the first biggie off the game. A much-needed one for Mumbai, this should break the shackles now. MI 10/1 in 2.1 overs

20.08 IST: Once again Gowtham darts it on middle, Yadav goes back and pushes it to mid on for a single. He will keep strike. Another tight over, a good start by Rajasthan. MI 4/1 in 2 overs

20.04 IST: 

Krishnappa Gowtham to bowl from the other end.

Ishan Kishan is the next batsman. He copped a blow just below his eyes in the last game. He has recovered and has come out to bat at no. 3.

20.02 IST: OUT! DRAGGED ON! Dhawal Kulkarni strikes! An excellent start for him. Not to forget he was dropped for the last game and he has made a comeback immediately on return. This one is full and outside off. It shapes back in a touch. Lewis needs no sighters as he goes for a booming drive. The ball though takes the inside edge and ricochets onto the stumps. An early wicket and it is the big one of Lewis. He bags a golden duck. Mumbai Indians 1/1 in 0.4 overs vs Rajasthan Royals

19.59 IST: Dhawal Kulkarni will open the bowling for the home side.  He has a slip in place. He generally relies on seam movement. Will he get some? Let us find out as he runs into bowl...

19.57 IST: We are all set for the action to begin. The Rajasthan players and the umpires make their way out to the middle. Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis will open the innings for Mumbai.

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19.42 IST: India Tv - Mumbai Indians Playing XI against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur

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Mumbai Indians Playing XI against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur

19.40 IST: Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane (C), Heinrich Klaasen, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (C), Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman

19.38 IST: Ajinkya Rahane wanted to bowl first anyway and feels that the pitch will get better as the game progresses. Adds that they want to keep the defeats behind and start afresh. Informs about a couple of changes for Rajasthan - Stuart Binny and Ben Laughlin make way for Dhawan Kulkarni and Jofra Archer (on debut).

19.35 IST: Rohit Sharma says that the pitch looks good and putting runs on the board is always nice. Feels it's a big ground and defending will be easy. Goes on to add that Kieron Pollard has been a crucial part of their team and they are backing him in spite of his poor form. Informs that they are going unchanged.

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19.32 IST: TOSS - Mumbai Indians win toss, opt to bat against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur

19.15 IST: Jofra Archer has just received his cap. He replaced Ben Laughlin in the Rajasthan Royals team. 

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18.56 IST: Some advice from the expert's corner - 


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Brief Preview: Having finally found the winning touch, Mumbai Indians will look to continue in a similar vein when they lock horns with beleaguered hosts Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at Sawai Mansingh stadium in Jaipur. Two-time champions Mumbai Indians were off to a horrible start this season, suffering three successive losses before skipper Rohit Sharma came to the team's rescue with a blazing 94 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The 46-run drubbing of RCB has raised the morale of the players, and Mumbai Indians are seeking a similar outing against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday. Sharma was the reason behind the team breaking the run of losses and he is again going to be a key man for Mumbai Indians. West Indian Evin Lewis played his part with the bat, scoring 65, and then there are the likes of Kieron Pollard and the Pandya brothers - Hardik and Krunal. (Read Full Match Preview)

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