Kushal Kumar Jha
IPL 2020 MI vs RR: Suryakumar Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah shines as MI beat RR by 57 runs
In the 20th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, Mumbai Indians (MI) beat Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 57 runs at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Suryakumar Yadav impresses everyone, as his brilliant knock of undefeated 79 runs off 47 balls allowed MI to set a high target of 194 runs for the RR to chase. Jasprit Bumrah destroyed RR tonight with his magical spell, where he grabbed 4 crucial wickets while also being incredibly economical. Joss Buttler remained the solo performing batsman for the RR with his explosive knock of 70 runs off 44 balls. With tonight's massive win, Mumbai Indians now stand at the top of the points table after dethroning Delhi Capitals.
Skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat first. Mumbai Indians were given a decent by the opening duo of Quinton de Kock and Skipper himself. While Quinton de Kock made 23 runs off 15 balls, Rohit Sharma played an average innings of 35 runs off 23 balls. After the fall of the wicket of Quinton, Tonight's superstar Suryakumar Yadav came to the crease and played his highest ever IPL innings of 79 runs off 47 balls aided by 11 fours and 2 sixes. While the Yadav remained undefeated tonight, the next two batsmen Ishan Kishan and Krunal Pandya, lost their wickets in the early. Ishan Kishan remained unsuccessful tonight as he lost his wicket without making a single run. Whereas, Krunal Pandya played a very slow innings of 12 runs off 17 balls. Hardik Pandya joined the Yadav with his quick 30 runs undefeated. Together, they were able to give a high target of 194 runs for the RR to chase. Shreyas Gopal remained the most effective bowler for the RR as he grabbed 2 wickets in his spell of 4 overs.
Rajasthan Royals had a very bad start tonight. Except for Joss Buttler's brilliant knock, none of their batsmen were able to make decent runs tonight. Yashasvi Jaiswal lost his wicket without making any runs. His opening partner Joss Buttler however, played explosive innings of 70 runs off 44 balls aided by 4 fours and 5 sixes. Skipper Steven Smith, who joined Buttler after the fall of the wicket of Jaiswal, failed to impress as he made just 6 runs tonight. Sanju Samson, who had a great season so far, shocked everyone with him going out for a duck tonight. The next 2 batsmen Mahipal Lomror and Tom Curran, also remained unsuccessful in saving the sinking ship of RR, while Lomror made just 11 runs, Curran could only make 15 runs tonight. Mumbai Indians' bowlers dominated the batting line-up of Rajasthan Royals tonight. Rajasthan Royals lost all their wickets at 136 runs tonight in the 19th over itself. Jasprit Bumrah remained the most economical yet effective bowler of the lot for the MI as he took 4 wickets at an economy rate of 5.00.
Rajasthan Royals had a decent start in the 13th edition of the IPL, but right now, they are in a dangerous position with 7th rank in the points table just above Kings XI Punjab.