This was really unbelievable match to say the least. The game which Rajasthan Royals should never ever had lost after posting 189 on the board even if it was a 20 over innings for the Mumbai Indians. It all came down to the last bowl the 14.3 mark was so important for everyone that emotions were on the high, when one team thought they lost when actually they have won and others thought they have won when they have actually lost. MI win was mathematically correct, but logically it was not. But that is the way this game is ruled. RR in the end should be blamed for this because after having a good run for the most of the season they made some strange changes in the team which were not required at that point of time. They lost the momentum and lost matches in their last leg of the campaign.

IPL 7 | Match 56 | MI Vs RR

 Corey Anderson smacked RR bowlers all around the park

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Toss: MI and elected to field first

Playing XIs

RR: Shane Watson, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Brad Hodge, James Faulkner, Kevon Cooper, Ajinkya Rahane, Abhishek Nayar, Ankit Sharma, Praveen Tambe, Dhawal Kulkarni

MI: Lendle Simmons, Michael Hussey, Corey Anderson, Kieron Pollard, Rohit Sharma, Ambaty Rayudu, Aditya Tare, Harbhajan Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Pragyan Ojha, Jasprit Bumrah

Mini Score Card:

RR 189/4 (20) Run rate: 9.45

Sanju Samson 74 (47) | Jasprit Bumrah 1/30 (4)

Karun Nair 50 (27) | Pragyan Ojha 0/31 (4)

MI 195/5 (14.4) Run rate: 13.29

Corey Anderson 95* (44) | Kevon Cooper 2/38 (4)

Ambaty Rayudu 30 (10)

Result: MI won by 5 wickets

Points: MI 2 (Total: 12) | RR 0 (Total: 12)

Man of the match: Corey Anderson (MI)

Umpires: K Srinath | Rod Tucker | S Ravi (3rd) | Rohan Pandit (Reserve)

Match Referee: Andy Pycroft

How they played the game:

Powerplay: RR 35 runs, 1 wicket | MI 71 runs, 3 wickets

First 50 runs: RR 53 balls | MI 23 balls

50-100 runs: RR 23 balls | MI 29 balls

100-150 runs: RR 29 balls | MI 17 balls

EXTRAS: MI 5 (2 LB, 3 Wd) | RR 7 (3 LB, 4 Wd)

Best Partnership

RR: 2nd wicket – 100 runs off 57 balls between Nair 50 (27) and Samson 49 (30)

MI: 5th wicket – 81 runs off 31 balls between Anderson 49* (21) and Rayudu 30 (10)

Fours and SIXES

RR 17 Fours – 7 each by Samson and Nair, 2 by Hodge, 1 by Watson | 9 SIXES – 3 each by Samson and Faulkner, 2 by Nair, 1 by Hodge

MI 19 Fours – 9 by Anderson, 5 by Rayudu, 3 by Simmons, 1 each by Hussey and Sharma | 12 SIXES – 6 by Anderson, 2 by Hussey, 1 each by Pollard, Sharma, Rayudu and Tare

In the PIC: Corey Anderson smacked RR bowlers all around the park

Picture Courtesy: ESPN – Cricinfo 


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