IPL 2018 Score RR vs MI Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat against Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. While the visitors line up remains unchanged, hosts Rajasthan have brought in Dhawal Kulkarni and Jofra Archer for Stuart Binny and Ben Laughlin.
Jofra Archer, Royals’ USD 1.125 million acquisition, makes his IPL debut in place of Ben Laughlin, adding raw pace to their bowling attack and giving them an extra lower-order hitting option. Archer missed all of the PSL and the first five games of the IPL with a side strain.
Mumbai were unchanged, with Ishan Kishan, who was hit near the eye by a throw from Hardik Pandya in their previous game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, fit to take the field again.
Here are RR vs MI Cricket Score:
11:46 pm: What just happened? Krishnappa Gowtham has brought back the team into the match.
11:31 pm: Boom-boom Bumrah! in the house guys.
11:40 pm: I think the trouble with RR is that they didn’t do a good job at the auction. Despite having a talented wicket-keeper in Samson, they threw money on 2 overseas wicket-keepers. Could have had more balance in the team. — Buttler and Samson are poles apart, btw, but yeah, the Klaasen buy didn’t make sense to me. They could’ve gone for Ronchi or someone else to replace Smith.
11:20 pm: Rajasthan Royals require another 50 runs with 7 wickets and 30 balls remaining.
11:15 pm: HH Pandya to Stokes, OUT, yorker on leg stump! Stokes shuffled across to the off side to try and clip it off his toes, but misses. Tried to take advantage of short fine-leg being inside the circle, but Hardik went wicket-to-wicket.
11:09 pm: The running between the wickets by these 2 reminds me of MSD and VK!! Brilliant stuff.
10:59 pm: 20 balls since last boundary … RRR almost reached 10 …now they have to keep peddle on accelerator..”
10:55 pm: Rajasthan Royals require another 98 runs with 8 wickets and 60 balls remaining.
10:50 pm: an’t get enough of Samson. Striking at 160 without a single aerial shot. Very contrasting compared to his innings against RCB where he scored around 65 runs without a four. Samson is all class.
10:40 pm: A perfect situation for Stokes to show why he is the most expensive player in the IPL!
10:17 pm: Rajasthan Royals require another 147 runs with 9 wickets and 17.0 overs remaining.
9:52 pm: Mumbai’s break up
Powerplay: 43 for 1 at 7.17
Middle overs: 92 for 1 at 10.22
Death: 33 for 5 at 6.60
9:49 pm: What a comeback from Rajasthan Royals. The last 35 balls: only 37 runs for six wickets. The hosts have the momentum at the break for certain. Take nothing away from Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav though, without whom, Mumbai would’ve really struggled tonight.
9:46 pm: I think Jofra has been the missing piece in RR’s puzzle. Trust me he is going to put them in the winning track!
9:43 pm: That’s some collapse like a house of cards. MI will kick themselves for not making 200+ from a good start.
9:35 pm: Mumbai Indians know how to select uncapped players. As many as four in the playing XI and all of them have delivered at various stages in the tournament. And it’s not just this season, but even when they blooded in the likes of Rayudu, Hardik and Bumrah. Brilliant scouting.
9:05 pm: I think if Ishan gets out Krunal Pandya should come in next and if Yadav gets out it should be Rohit…just to keep the left – right combination going….anyone else thinks the same way?
8:59 pm: Is SK Yadav the most successful Indian IPL player who is yet to play an international?
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8:41 pm: Stat: Shreyas Gopal has a smart economy rate of 4.69, the best among all bowlers who have bowled 8+ overs.
Against leg-spinners, Kishan has SR of 225.00 (36 off 16) and Suryakumar Yadav 81.8 (9 off 11) in this IPL
8:30 pm: I wonder how franchise feels when their most expensive bowler goes for 11 runs an over.
8:20 pm: MI feel if they don’t lose wickets early on in the innings, they have the fire power in their batting line-up to compensate in the latter part of the innings!
8:17 pm: In the first 10-15 matches, this IPL had the highest average runs in the first over and chasing teams won almost all of them. For the last few matches, the trends have reversed with minimal runs in the first over and teams batting first have started to win.
8:12 pm: Looking at the nature of the pitch, this is the first time I have made bowlers my power players.
8:06 pm: Kulkarni to Lewis, OUT, a golden duck for Lewis this time! It’s an overpitched half-volley outside off and Lewis wants to flay that through cover. It’s the right stroke and the right plan, but downright awful execution. His feet are rooted to the crease, he doesn’t account for the little bit of inswing, despite watching it from the other end. A thick inside edge clatters into the stumps.
8:01 pm: Mumbai have gone against the chasing trend, partly because this is not exactly a complete batting paradise. It did hold up in the match between Royals and KKR earlier this season. Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis, suspect their tempo won’t change. Suryakumar is coming off a golden duck, he’ll face Dhawal.
7:56 pm: WATCH|
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7:48 pm: Mumbai Indians elect to bat.
Rohit Sharma: “It’s a good pitch, so putting runs on the board is nice. It’s a big ground, since we’ve been playing in smaller ground, we can defend a big target. Not worried about Pollard’s form. He hasn’t got enough overs to bat, but he’s the kind of guy who’s always up for the challenge. In the past few years, he’s had to bat only a few overs, he understands that and the team understands that. We back his ability.” No changes.
Rahane: “Happy to bowl first. The pitch gets better as the game goes on. We were disappointed over our last two games. Mumbai Indians are a quality team. Jofra Archer and Kulkarni are in. No Laughlin or Binny.
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane(c), Heinrich Klaasen, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman