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Cricket Highlights, 29 Apr: IPL 2021 (Match 24 & Match 25)

The 24th match of the IPL 2021 between Mumbai Indians & Rajasthan Royals, and the 25th match of the IPL 2021 between Delhi Capitals & Kolkata Knight Riders took place yesterday. Let’s have a look at the article to know about the exciting moments of the game.

IPL 2021 Match 24 (Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals)

Big favourites Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals by 6 wickets in the first match of the day’s game of IPL on Thursday.

After losing the toss and batting first, Rajasthan openers Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal got off to a good start. At the end of 7 overs, they scored 58 runs without losing any wicket. Buttler (41) and Jaiswal (32) later returned to the dressing room but the pace of scoring did not slow down. In the end, Rajasthan scored 171 runs losing 4 wickets courtesy of Shivam Dube (35) and captain Sanju Samson’s innings of 42 off 27 balls.

Coming down to bat for 172, Mumbai lost one wicket to score 49 at the end of six overs of the power play. But Quinton de Kock’s unbeaten 70 runs off 50 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes, and Krunal Pandya’s 39 runs off 26 balls helped Mumbai reach the target with 7 wickets and 9 balls to spare. Mustafiz was the most expensive bowler for Rajasthan on the day, taking 1 wicket with giving away 37 runs in 3.3 overs.

Mumbai Indians are fourth in the points table with 6 points from 3 wins playing  6 matches. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals are in the seventh position of the points table with only 4 points playing 6 matches.


Rajasthan Royals – 171/4 (20.0)

Mumbai Indians – 172/3 (18.3)

Result – Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets

Player of the Match – Quinton de Kock

IPL 2021 Match 25 (Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders)

Kolkata Knight Riders lost by last year’s runner-up Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Thursday. Shakib-less Kolkata Knight Riders lost to Rishabh Pant’s team by 8 wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

After losing the toss, KKR batted first and scored 154 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs. Caribbean all-rounder Andre Russell played an unbeaten knock of 45 off 27 balls. Besides, opener Shubman Gill scored 43 runs. Captain Morgan and Sunil Narine could not open the book of scoring. Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav took two wickets each for Delhi. Shakib Al Hasan was left out of the XI like the previous 3 matches.

The Delhi batsmen started to bat hard, coming down to chase the target of 155 runs. Prithvi Shaw scored 24 runs with 6 fours in the first over. Prithvi played a devastating inning of 82 runs playing 41 balls in 11 fours and 3 sixes. Another opener Shikhar Dhawan scored 46 off 47 balls. Delhi reached the target in 16.3 overs. KKR’s Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins took 3 wickets on the night.

At the end of their 7th match, Delhi Capitals are second in the points table with 10 points from 5 wins. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders are in fifth place on the points table with only 4 points playing 7 matches.



Kolkata Knight Riders – 154/6 (20.0)

Delhi Capitals – 156/3 (16.3)

Result – Delhi Capitals won by 7 wickets

Player of the Match – Prithvi Shaw


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