Tim David smashed three consecutive sixes against Jason Holder as Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals by six wickets in a high-scoring thriller. With 17 needed in the final over, David wrapped up the gigantic 213 chase with three balls to spare. David returned unbeaten on 45 off 14 deliveries and constructed a crucial 62-run stand with Tilak Varma (29* off 21) to guide Mumbai home. Earlier, Suryakumar Yadav scored 55(29) to set the platform for David and Varma to explode. During RR’s batting, Yashasvi Jaiswal scored his maiden IPL ton and drove Rajasthan to 212/7 in 20 overs after opting to bat. He scored 124(62) before losing his wicket in the final over. His innings featured 16 boundaries and eight maximums. Read the match report of the MI vs RR clash and share your thoughts in the comments.
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MI vs RR: IPL 2023 Match Report
Jaiswal & Buttler got off to a blistering start for Rajasthan
Jaiswal & Buttler started Rajasthan’s inning after winning the toss and decided to bat first. Yashasvi started with a banger of a six as RR scored 8 runs off the first over. He went again and smashed another six in the next over. Jaiswal looked sharp and dangerous right from the beginning. Buttler also joined the party with a couple of boundaries. Rajasthan accumulated 65 runs in the powerplay. Jaiswal smashed a six to end the powerplay in style.
Mi took wickets at regular intervals but Jaiswal carried on alone
Piyush Chawla came back into the 8th over and got rid of Jos Buttler for 18 runs. Buttler started well but failed to contribute much to the team. Sanju Samson started with boundaries but once again failed to construct an inning from scratch and his struggle continues as a batter. Arshad Khan did the job for Mumbai and dismissed Samson. Piyush Chawla came to bowl his third over as Jaiswal hit him for a four to bring up his half-century. The opener took 32 deliveries to complete the milestone. Piyush Chawla then sent Padikkal home for just 2 runs in the same over.
Yashasvi Jaiswal hit Riley Meredith, for consecutive fours as 10 runs came in the next over. Piyush Chawla came in the next over to bowl his last over of the spell. It wasYashasvi Jaiswal, who won the battle. The opener hit the spinner for a six and a four as 13 runs come off the over. Rajasthan accumulated 16 runs in the 14th over and they looked in control. Jofra Archer dismissed Holder for 11 runs and once again RR fell under pressure. Arshad Khan joined the attack and was welcomed by Hetmyer with a six. However, the bowler responded strongly and removed the batter in the next ball. Hetmyer went for the big hit but found Suryakumar Yadav at mid-wicket after scoring 8 runs.
Jaiswal scored his first century of IPL despite getting help from the others and took RR to a mammoth total
Rajasthan Royals continued to lose wickets at regular intervals as Dhruv Jurel fell for 2(3). He tried to clear the fence against Meredith but found Tilak Varma at deep. Meredith missed his length and bowled a full toss, which was flicked for a boundary towards the backward square leg region. He then charged down the ground and hit the pacer for a boundary, which also helped him complete a much-deserved century. He took only 53 balls to reach the milestone. Jaiswal continued his carnage and ended the over with another boundary. He hit Jofra Archer for consecutive sixes as Rajasthan reached 196 runs after the end of 19 overs. Jaiswal fought alone right from the start and remained not out till 19 overs.
Arshad Khan struck as Yashasvi Jaiswal fell for 124(62). The bowler bowled a waist-height full-toss and it was caught by the bowler as Rajasthan straightaway decided for a review. TV replay confirmed that the ball was passing above the stumps but the TV official directed the umpire to stick to his decision. Jaiswal departed after fighting like a lone wolf. He scored 124 runs in just 62 deliveries with a strike rate of 200 which includes 16 fours and 8 sixes. RR put up 212 runs after the end of the 20 overs.
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MI vs RR: IPL 2023 Match Report
Mumbai got off to a good start despite losing an early wicket
Rohit Sharma lost his wicket early after scoring only 3 runs as Sandeep Sharma got the better of him in the 2nd over. After losing the early wicket, Ishan Kishan & Cameron Green paired up to shift the momentum. Green who is in brilliant form, started with three boundaries in the third over which was bowled by Trent Boult. Ishan Kishan welcomed Sandeep Sharma with a boundary in the sixth over as Mumbai scored 58 runs in the powerplay.
Yuzvendra Chahal joined the attack and Cameron Green dispatched a flighted delivery by the spinner for a monstrous six. Ishan Kishan then ended the over with a four as Mumbai Indians moved to 75/1 in 8 overs. Ashwin provided Rajasthan Royals with a much-needed breakthrough. He offered flight and width as Ishan Kishan went for the big shot. However, his shot found Trent Boult square of the wicket, who took a simple catch. Ishan Kishan fell for 28(23) after adding a 62 runs partnership with Green. Jason Holder came into the attack and Suryakumar Yadav hit the all-rounder for a hattrick of fours. MI reached 98/2 after 10 overs.
Mumbai controlled the chase with Sky and Tilak on the pitch
Ashwin struck in consecutive overs as Cameron Green hit it straight toward Trent Boult at mid-wicket, who collected a simple catch. Green fells for 44(26) and two set players departed. Ashwin shifted the momentum in 2 overs. Kuldeep Sen, who was introduced as Impact Substitute in place of Dhruv Jurel, got ripped apart by Suryakumar Yadav in his first over. The batter hit the pacer for a six and then three consecutive fours in the 13th over. MI scored 17 runs in the next over of Chahal and it was a great sign for Mumbai as Surya Kumar Yadav slowly coming back to his peak.
MI vs RR: Tim David finished off in style
Trent Boult got rid of Surya Kumar Yadav for 55 runs in the 16th over and Tim David came in to help Tilak Varma on the crease. Jason Holder is hit for a four by Tilak Varma and Tim David too whacks him for a six as MI reached 170/4 in 17 overs. Mumbai Indians need 43 runs in 18 balls. Boult comes to bowl his final over and Tilak Varma welcomes him with a boundary and Tim David closes his over with another. Mumbai scored 15 runs in the 19th over and it almost secured their chase. Although Mumbai still needed 17 runs in the final over, Jason Holder was the bowler to bowl who has been ripped apart by the batters in his previous 3 overs.
Cameron Green smoked 3 consecutive sixes and completed the chase with three balls to spare. He scored 45 runs in just 14 deliveries with 5 sixes and 2 fours. Tilak Varma also remained not out after scoring 28 runs. Ashwin was the only bowler for Rajasthan who didn’t give runs cheaply and also scalped two crucial wickets. Mumbai climbed to the 7th position of the table after winning the MI vs RR clash.