The 51st match of the IPL 2021 between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians rolled on the field yesterday. Continue reading the article to know about the exciting happenings of the game.
IPL 2021 – Match 51 (Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians)
In the 51st match of IPL 2021, Mumbai Indians have secured a huge victory of 8 wickets with 70 balls in hand against Rajasthan Royals at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. After losing the toss and opting to bat first, RR was able to score 90 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in the allotted 20 overs due to the great bowling of the bowlers of the Indians.
Evin Lewis top-scored with 24 off 19 balls for RR. David Miller also scored 15 runs and Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rahul Tewatia both played an innings of 12 runs. Besides, no other batsman could make the double-digit score for RR. For the Indians, Nathan Coulter-Nile scalped the utmost number of 4 wickets for 14 runs in 4 overs. Besides, James Neesham took 3 wickets and Jasprit Bumrah took 2 wickets each.
Chasing an easy target of 91 runs, the Indians lost 2 wickets and reached the victory port in 8.2 overs. In 5 fours and 3 sixes, Ishan Kishan played a devastating inning of unbeaten 50 off 25 balls for the team. Besides, Rohit Sharma scored 22 off 13 balls and Suryakumar Yadav scored 13 off 8 balls. Mustafizur Rahman and Chetan Sakariya took 1 wicket each for RR.
After winning this match, the Indians have risen to the 5th position in the points table with 6 wins in 13 matches. At the same time, the defending champions are still there to compete in the playoffs race. On the other hand, with 5 wins in 13 matches, RR is now in the 7th position in the points table.
Rajasthan Royals – 90/9 (20.0)
Mumbai Indians – 94/2 (8.2)
Result – Mumbai Indians won by 8 wickets
Player of the match – Nathan Coulter-Nile
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