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Highlights, IPL 2018, Match 47: Buttler's unbeaten 94 helps Rajasthan Royals crush Mumbai Indians at Wankhede

Opener Jos Buttler played another magnificent knock of unbeaten 94 to power Rajasthan Royals to an emphatic win against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium in the match no. 47 of IPL 2018.

Reported by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: May 14, 2018 0:14 IST ]
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IPL 2018 HIGHLIGHTS, MI vs RR

INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE (IPL) 2018 MATCH 47, MUMBAI INDIANS vs RAJASTHAN ROYALS: Coverage of the match no. 47 of Indian Premier League 2018 between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. A power-packed display from Rajasthan Royals has led them to a thumping victory. No matter how many adjectives do you use, you won't find an apt term to praise Jos Buttler. He played sensible cricket, picked his spots to perfection and kept on finding the boundaries when needed. A perfect example of how a chase needs to be paced. 5 consecutive fifties in a row tells you the story of his dominance. On a hard and true surface, the Mumbai Indians bowlers more or less failed to hit their mark. The Pandya brothers were good with the ball but didn't find enough support on the day. The cameo from Samson at the fag end was also instrumental in putting a full stop to Mumbai's chances. A disappointing loss for them while the visitors are going from strength-to-strength. (CRICKET STREAMING - MI vs RR) (SCORECARD) (IPL Full Coverage)

HIGHLIGHTS, MUMBAI INDIANS vs RAJASTHAN ROYALS, IPL 2018, MATCH 47 FROM MUMBAI

23.35 IST: 

23.33 IST: SIX! That's it, Buttler completes the formalities! He took responsibility from the word go and got his side home. Back of a length ball, Buttler makes room and heaves it over long on for a maximum. Big smiles in the Rajasthan camp. RAJASTHAN WIN BY 7 WICKETS WITH TWO OVERS TO SPARE! Rajasthan Royals (171/3) beat Mumbai Indians (168/6) by 7 wickets at Wankhede Stadium. Buttler 94*, Hardik 2/52

23.32 IST: OUT! A consolation prize for the hosts! Slower ball at 106 clicks well outside off, Samson throws his bat at it. Doesn't get it off the middle of the bat. The ball flies towards deep cover. Chahar (sub) in the deep takes it comfortably. Rajasthan Royals 165/3 in 17.5 overs vs Mumbai Indians (168/6)

23.31 IST: SIX! Two in a row! Samson wants to finish off in this over. Similar delivery, sits up nicely. Sanju murders it over the fielder at cow corner. Only 4 more needed. IPL Live Score - RR 165/2 in 17.3 overs

23.30 IST: SIX! Hit with disdain! Short ball at a slower pace, Samson is confident at the crease. Swings his bat to pull it over mid-wicket. The ball goes 20 rows into the stands RR 159/2 in 17.2 overs

23.28 IST: FOUR! Clean as a whistle! Slower ball in the slot for Buttler. He clears his front leg and tonks it down the ground. Seems to have just bounced in front of the ropes and then went over. The replays confirm the same.  IPL Live Score - RR 153/2 in 17 overs

McClenaghan is back on.

23.21 IST: Strategic break taken. The game has almost slipped away from the home side. Only a miracle can bring them back into the contest. On the other hand, Rajasthan will be aiming to chase this as quickly as possible to lift their run-up.

23.20 IST: FOUR! Stand and deliver! A loopy ball on middle, Samson backs away a touch and lofts it cleanly over mid on for a boundary. Rajasthan are doing it in a jiffy here.  IPL Live Score - RR 142/2 in 15.4 overs

23.18 IST: FOUR! There is still space for finesse in this dynamic format of the game! Drifting in towards middle and leg, Samson moves inside the line and paddle sweeps it through the vacant fine leg region to find the fence.  IPL Live Score RR 136/2 in 15.1 overs

Markande returns. Can he do something magical?

23.15 IST: SIX! The game is slipping away from Mumbai! Buttler is the tormentor-in-chief. Another short ball, bread and butter stuff for Jos as he dumps it over deep square leg for a biggie. IPL Live Score RR 130/2 in 14.4 overs

23.14 IST: FOUR! Picks his spot nicely! Short ball, sits up nicely for Buttler. He stands tall and pulls it hard over mid-wicket.

23.10 IST: FOUR! Buttler's mind is functioning like a computer at the moment! Reads the slower ball to perfection and lifts it over mid-on for a boundary. He is easing the pressure for his side. RR 115/2 in 13.4 overs

23.09 IST: SIX! Bang! He is in the zone. Length ball around off, it's in the arc. Buttler with a steady head heaves it over long on for a maximum.  IPL Live Score RR 111/2 in 13.3 overs

Sanju Samson comes out to bat.

23.07 IST: OUT! Hardik played a vital cameo with the bat and provides a crucial breakthrough with the ball! Bowls a fuller length ball well outside off, perhaps an off-pace delivery. Rahane lines it up and decides to give it the full bat swing. However, the bat turns in his hands and he gets no timing on that. The ball flies towards long off. Suryakumar Yadav comes in a bit but slips. He holds his nerves and does well to pouch it safely. Rajasthan Royals 104/2 in 13.1 overs vs Mumbai Indians (168/6)

23.04 IST: FOUR! The wicket-keeper batsman is flowing at the moment. Picks the length up quickly and times his strike well through covers. The fielder in the deep hares to his right, dives but fails to stop it.  IPL Live Score RR 104/1 in 12.4 overs

Mitchell McClenaghan returns for a bowl.

23.02 IST: 

23.01 IST: FOUR! FIFTY! Jos Buttler slams 6th half-century of his IPL career. Buttler continues to dominate! His fifth fifty on the trot, equals Sehwag's record. He is the most vital cog in the wheel if Rajasthan are to gun down this total. Backs away to the length delivery and smacks it through cover-point to pick up a boundary. The chase is well and truly on. Rajasthan Royals 99/1 in 12 overs vs Mumbai Indians (168/6)

22.57 IST: FOUR! Luck favours Rahane! A very difficult chance goes down. Just, just out of reach from the outstretched hand of Bumrah. Pandya sees Rahane moving around in his crease and bowls a slower short ball wide outside off. Rahane goes through with his ramp. Bumrah at short third man is interested. Moves to his right, tries to take it, gets a hand on it as well but the ball bursts through.  IPL Live Score - MI 92/1 in 11.3 overs

Hardik Pandya comes back for a bowl.

22.53 IST: Not Out! No, it is missing the stumps! Mumbai lose the review. Coming in with the arm, Rahane kneels and goes for the big sweep but misses to get pinged on the front pad. Up go the hosts but the umpire doesn't oblige. Seems to be just sliding down leg. Sharma talks with his teammates and takes the DRS. Time for the replays, The Hawk Eye rolls in and the ball is going down.

22.51 IST: Review time! Looks like Rahane is safe but Rohit Sharma after a long conversation with his teammates finally decides to challenge the decision.

22.49 IST: SIX! Take that, Markande! Jos the boss is in the house. Fullish delivery on middle, Buttler clears his front leg and dismisses the ball from his presence. It is going, going and gone. Way back into the stands, that's mammoth.  IPL Live Score - MI 83/1 in 10 overs

22.45 IST: Stumping chance missed? That's an absolute peach! Makes use of the crease and gives this one a lot of revs. Buttler goes for a tentative push but is beaten all ends up by the sharp away turn. Kishan fails to collect it properly. The replays show that Jos didn't lift his back leg. 5 runs from the over. IPL Live Score - MI 71/1 in 9 overs

Krunal Pandya is back on.

22.40 IST: FOUR! He holds his shape really well and absolutely mauls this one! Gets a tossed up ball in his arc. Makes a bit of room and whacks it straight down the ground for a one-bounce boundary. Ominous signs for the opposition.  IPL Live Score - MI 63/1 in 7.2 overs

22.36 IST: Strategic break signalled. The game is even-stevens at the moment. Rajasthan have done well to keep the scoreboard ticking and have kept wickets in hand as well. Mumbai will aim to pick up quick wickets to pressurize the opposition. The visitors need 111 from 78. Meanwhile, Mayank Markande to roll his arm over now.

22.35 IST: FOUR! Tries the slower ball but gets it all awry! It turns out to be a low full toss outside off, Buttler whacks it straight down the ground for a rocketing boundary. IPL Live Score - MI 58/1 in 7 overs

Bumrah is back on.

22.29 IST: FOUR! That has been blasted by Buttler straight down the ground on Hardik's delivery. Fifty up for Royals as well. Off-pace ball on a length outside off, Buttler reads it well and hammers it over mid off to find the fence.  RR 51/1 in 5.4 overs

22.25 IST: SIX! And here comes the maximum. Blast's Krunal's delivery. A little misjudgment from Hardik at the boundary! That could have been converted into a catch. Tossed up around off, Buttler sweeps it over square leg. Pandya in the deep comes a touch ahead but realizes that he has to go back. He is late and the ball sails over the fence. RR 44/1 in 4.4 overs

22.24 IST: FOUR! On the backfoot Buttler lofts this one over the covers. RR 38/1 in 4.3 overs

22.23 IST: 

22.21 IST: FOUR! Through the gaps to third man and runs away for a boundary. Those beautiful wrists come into play! Picks the length up quickly, moves inside the line and clips it nonchalantly through fine leg to pick up another boundary. RR 32/1 in 3.4 overs

22.19 IST: FOUR! Royals score a boundary after two overs and Rahane starts off on McClenaghan's delivery. RR 27/1 in 3.1 overs

22.18 IST: Five runs of Krunal Pandya's over. Rotating the strike as Buttler and Ajinkya play cautiously. RR 23/1 in 3 overs

22.15 IST: 

22.14 IST: Five runs of McClenaghan's over. Good lengths and keeps Buttler and Rahane on the defensive foot. RR 18/1 in 2 overs

22.09 IST: FOUR! Ajinkya Rahane comes on to bat and drives the shot through the covers. Nice way to get off the mark! Fullish ball outside off, Rahane leans into it and strokes it through covers to pick up a boundary. End of an eventful over. RR 13/1 in 1 over

22.08 IST: OUT! Rajasthan lose their first wicket and Short has been removed by Bumrah. Brilliant bowling from him and he gets rid of the dangerous southpaw. Goes wide of the crease and bowls a good length ball on middle. The away movement squares Short up who fishes at it and gets a thick outside edge. Kishan moves to his left and takes a fine diving catch. RR 9/1 in 0.5 overs

22.04 IST: A wide by Bumrah and skips past the keeper to race towards the boundary line. A give away by the bowler. Loses his radar this time and slips this one way down the leg side. Kishan fails to stop it with a dive and the ball races to the boundary. 9 runs already and only one legal ball has been bowled. RR 9/0 in 0.1 overs

22.04 IST: FOUR! Rajasthan Royals start their chase with a boundary. Really unfortunate to have not got a wicket on that one. Delivers a low full toss on middle, tailing in prodigiously. Short does well to get some bat on it. Inside edges it past the leg stump to find the fine leg fence. RR 4/0 in 0.1 overs

22.03 IST: We are back for the chase. D'Arcy Short and Jos Buttler to open the batting for Rajasthan. Jasprit Bumrah to begin the proceedings with the ball. 

21.58 IST: Rajasthan have pulled things back quite sharply after the 87-run opening stand between Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis. Mumbai were going great guns and both the batsmen were looking in terrific rhythm. Rajasthan were in danger of conceding over 200 at that stage but the double strike from Archer in the 11th over got them back in the game.

21.51 IST: 

21.49 IST: Fullish delivery around middle, Cutting slogs it towards wide long on and hares back for the second. MUMBAI FINISH ON 168/6!   Mumbai Indians post 168/6 in 20 overs against Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium. Lewis 60, Archer 2/16, Stokes 2/26

21.48 IST: OUT! That's a spectacular catch from Samson! Take a bow, young man. Shortish delivery, Pandya pulls it hard towards deep mid-wicket. Samson moves to his right, dives full length and takes a one-handed stunner. A handy contribution from Pandya this. Mumbai Indians 166/6 in 19.5 overs vs Rajasthan Royals

21.46 IST: FOUR! Cheeky shot from Hardik! He expects a slower bumper from Stokes and accordingly reacts. He gets inside the line of the delvivery and scoops. The ball hits the upper half of the bat and rolls past the keeper who tries to stop that with a full length drive but fails.  IPL Live Score - MI 166/5 in 19.3 overs

21.45 IST: SIX! Nailed it! Stokes starts the final over with a friendly slower ball right under the bat of Cutting and the Aussie smokes it over long on for a biggie. MI 161/5 in 19.1 overs

Ben Stokes to bowl the final over.

21.41 IST: SIX! Smoked it! Hardik is delivering some lusty blows. Mumbai go past 150! Low full toss from Unadkat and Hardik clubs it over covers for half a dozen. IPL Live Score - MI 153/5 in 18.3 overs

21.39 IST: FOUR! Low full toss outside off from Unadkat, Hardik gets under it and carves it over the man at backward point. The ball speeds away to the boundary. MI 146/5 in 18.2 overs

21.38 IST: SIX! Hammered by Hardik! He gets a full pitched delivery in the slot and he mauls it over the sightscreen for a six. IPL Live Score - MI 142/5 in 18.1 overs

Ben Cutting is the next man in.

21.32 IST: OUT! Gowtham nearly makes a mess off an opportunity but he holds his nerves and grabs it on the second attempt! Krunal departs with contributing much with the bat! Slower ball on a length, angling in, the batsman goes for the heave off the back foot. He lifts it high towards long on where the fielder pouches it safely. Mumbai are losing their way a little after the departure of Lewis. Mumbai Indians 131/5 in 16.5 overs vs Rajasthan Royals

Jaydev Unadkat comes for a new spell.

Strategic Break!

21.25 IST: Good length delivery on off from Archer, Krunal backs away and hits it straight to Stokes at mid off. 5 runs from the over.  IPL Live Score - MI 128/4 in 16 overs

Krunal Pandya walks out to bat.

21.17 IST: OUT! 50th T20 wicket for Ben Stokes! Gone, Rajasthan have got another important wicket! Kishan looks clear the mid-wicket boundary with a pull shot but he ends up hitting it high in the air. Samson in the deep settles under the high ball and judges it to perfection. Still 34 balls to go and Mumbai need to push on the accelerator if they have go past 200. Mumbai Indians 119/4 in 14.2 overs vs Rajasthan Royals

21.16 IST: FOUR! Cheeky from Hardik, that is pretty cleverly done! He gets a shortish delivery outside off and smartly upper cuts it to the third man fence. MI 119/3 in 14 overs

21.15 IST: Watch: MS Dhoni intimidates Ravindra Jadeja during CSK's clash against SRH in Pune

21.12 IST: FOUR! Smoked by Kishan! Good length ball on the stumps and Kishan muscles it flat-batted to the mid wicket boundary.  IPL Live Score - MI 114/3 in 13.4 overs

Hardik Pandya is the new man in.

21.10 IST: OUT! Taken in the deep! Good running catch from Samson near the ropes, Rajasthan have got the important breakthrough! Dhawal Kulkarni bowls a shortish delivery outside off and Lewis slaps it flat to deep point. The fielder runs across to his right quickly and takes a safe catch. End of a good knock from the West Indian.  Mumbai Indians 108/3 in 13.2 overs vs Rajasthan Royals

21.08 IST: SIX! Bang goes Lewis! He gets a short of a length on the stumps and Lewis hoicks it over the long on fence for half a dozen.  MI 108/2 in 13.1 overs

21.07 IST: Brilliant over from Stokes, just four runs from it. IPL Live Score - MI 102/2 in 13 overs

Ben Stokes comes back for a new spell.

21.04 IST: 

21.03 IST: SIX! FIFTY! Evin Lewis hits 2nd half-century of his IPL career. Lewis goes down the track and lofts a full toss cleanly over the long on fence.  Mumbai Indians 98/2 in 12 overs vs Rajasthan Royals

20.58 IST: 

Ishan Kishan walks out to bat to face the hat-trick ball.

20.57 IST: OUT! Gone! First ball duck for the Mumbai skipper and Jofra is now on a hat-trick. He bowls another heavy ball into the batsman, who goes for the pull and hits it seriously well. Rohit though neither manages to keep it down nor does he hits it over the ropes. Smashes it straight to Unadkat flat at fine leg. Mumbai have two quick wickets and this is the chance for Rajasthan to make a some more inroads and boss the game. IPL Live Score - Mumbai Indians 87/2 in 10.5 overs vs Rajasthan Royals

Rohit Sharma is the next man in.

20.56 IST: OUT! In the air...and taken in the deep! Jofra finally gets rewarded, he has been bowling really well all night! Short of a length ball and the batsman goes for the heave across the line. He hits it well up in the air and doesn't get enough power behind it. Unadkat in the deep stations himself under it, maybe he misjudges it a little and ends up taking it inches above the ground. Rajasthan get the opening they needed. Mumbai Indians 87/1 in 10.4 overs vs Rajasthan Royals

20.53 IST: 

20.51 IST: FOUR! Cracking cover drive from Suryakumar Yadav! Fullish delivery from Unadkat and the batsman drills it to the left of Stokes at mid-off. IPL Live Score MI 84/0 in 9.3 overs

20.47 IST: 

20.45 IST: SIX! Back-to-back sixes and Lewis is starting to cut loose! Sees a loopy delivery and jumps down the track in no time. Lifts it cleanly over the long off boundary. MI 74/0 in 8.2 overs

20.44 IST: SIX! And it seems they just heard me! Lewis straightaway goes after the leg-spinner. He sits on one knee and slogs it over the square leg boundary for a six.  IPL Live Score MI 68/0 in 8.1 overs

20.40 IST: FOUR! Clean strike from Suryakumar! Full pitched delivery from Unadkat and the batsman gets right under it. Lofts it cleanly over extra cover. Most runs in the season for the uncapped Indian player, just goes past Paul Valthaty with the boundary. MI 60/0 in 7.3 overs

Jaydev Unadkat comes into the attack.

20.37 IST: Good over from Gopal, just 4 singles from it. In the air...lands well short of the man at long on! Surya steps out to that one and plays a chip shot. Luckily, he didn't get enough power on it or else he would have lobbed straight into the hands of the fielder.  IPL Live Score MI 55/0 in 7 overs

Strategic break! Shreyas Gopal gets the ball, can he break the opening stand and provide Rajasthan with a breakthrough?

20.31 IST: FOUR! Up and over! Lewis chips it over extra cover and the ball speeds away to the fence. Brings up the 50-run opening stand in style. End of a good Powerplay for Mumbai. MI 51/0 in 6 overs

20.28 IST: FOUR! Super shot from Lewis, he has nailed that one! Good length ball outside off, Slaps it hard through point for a boundary.  IPL Live Score MI 45/0 in 5.3 overs

20.22 IST: FOUR! Flashes and flashes really hard! Shortish delivery from Stokes cramping Lewis for room. The West Indian goes through with the shot. He gets a thick edge which flies well wide of the keeper and races to the third man fence. IPL Live Score MI 38/0 in 4.1 overs

Ben Stokes comes into the attack.

20.20 IST: FOUR! Repeat of the previous shot from the batsman but this time he hits it much straighter as if he is asking Archer try to stop that too? MI 34/0 in 4 overs

20.19 IST: FOUR! Good shot, he keeps his composure on this one and elegantly hits it through mid-wicket. Length ball on the pads and he punches it sweetly through the gap for a boundary.  IPL Score MI 30/0 in 3.4 overs

20.15 IST: 

20.10 IST: DROPPED, Poor from Binny! Oh dear, Archer has worked really hard for this wicket but his teammate lets his down! Lewis backs away and looks to break the shackles. Hits it high in the night sky, the ball goes high but Binny never looked comfortable and eventually, ends up shelling it. Three runs taken. IPL Live Score MI 24/0 in 2.4 overs

Jofra Archer gets the ball.

20.05 IST: FOUR! That is rubbing salt to the wounds of Kulkarni! Width on offer and the batsman pounces on it. Slaps it through the covers for a boundary.  IPL Live Score MI 18/0 in 1.2 overs

Dhawal Kulkarni comes from the other end.

20.04 IST: FOUR! What a start for the hosts. Expensive start from Gowtham. Mumbai have got off to a flier, 14 runs from the opening over. Uses his feet and plays a cover drive. In the gap and it races away to the fence.  IPL Live Score MI 14/0 in 1 over

20.02 IST: FOUR! Suryakumar is playing the mind of the bowler, to this delivery, he sits back and square drives it between two men on the off side. MI 8/0 in 0.4 overs

20.01 IST: FOUR! And now Suryakumar uses the feet, just third ball into the game and he has thwacked it over the infield. The ball races away to the long off fence. Great strike to open the account.  IPL Live Score MI 4/0 in 0.3 overs

19.57 IST: We are all set to go! The umpires are out and they are followed by the Mumbai opening pair of Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis. For Kolkata, Krishnappa Gowtham will open the attack with the new ball.

19.52 IST: 

19.45 IST: India Tv - Mumbai Indians Playing XI against Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium

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Mumbai Indians Playing XI against Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium

19.41 IST: India Tv - Rajasthan Royals Playing XI against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium

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Rajasthan Royals Playing XI against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium

19.38 IST: Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai skipper, feels there wasn't much dew is the last few games played here. He wants his team to focus what needs to be done as a bowling group and need not worry about the dew factor. He adds they have done well together as a group, someone or the other has stood up and done the job which they didn't do earlier. Informs they are going in with the same side which played the last game.

19.35 IST: Ajinkya Rahane, the Rajasthan skipper, say it is a do-or-die game for both the teams. Adds this is a big ground and the dew comes later in the evening which usually makes an impact. He feels playing good cricket for the entire 40 overs is very important, though Powerplays will be crucial. Informs about changes, D'Arcy Short comes in for Ish Sodhi who is not feeling well. Dhawal Kulkarni and Shreyas Gopal get a game too.

19.32 IST: 

19.30 IST: TOSS - Rajasthan Royals win toss, opt to bowl against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium

19.25 IST: In the first match of Super Sunday - Ambati Rayudu smashes his maiden IPL hundred - 

19.00 IST: 

18.56 IST: Chance for the 'Big Ben' to show his calibre at Wankhede - 

18.51 IST: Message on Mother's day from the 'Man of the moment' for Royals - 

 

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Brief Preview: Having notched up three straight wins after a string of losses, Mumbai Indians would be looking to defeat Rajasthan Royals and inch closer to a playoffs berth when the two sides face each other in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. It has been a dramatic turnaround for the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians after a string of losses early in the tournament. The two back-to-back wins against Kolkata Knight Riders, especially their massive 102 run win in Kolkata have boosted the confidence of the defending champs.

Courtesy that win, MI are on the fourth spot with 10 points from 11 games.  Rajasthan Royals are also on same 10 points from 11 matches and both sides know they would be playing a do-or-die match tomorrow. The losing side tomorrow will be virtually out of the reckoning for a playoffs berth. (Read Full Match Preview)

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