Stats, Facts & Team for Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals — TFG Fantasy Sports

Ross Houston
April 14, 2019

Royal Challenger Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli's 67 off 53 balls played a vital role in his team's first win in season 12 of the IPL. They started the onslaught in the third over amassing 18 runs with the South African hitting a six and four off Krishnappa Gowtham.

Jos Buttler scored a blistering 89 of 43 deliveries. Chasing a total of 198, openers Quinton de Kock and debutante Siddhesh Lad were dismissed after getting starts and there was not much contribution from other batsmen.

But before Mumbai Indians could pull off another heist, Shreyas Gopal took the Royals home with three balls remaining.

Jos Buttler's 89 from 43 balls helped Rajasthan Royals to a four-wicket victory over his former side Mumbai Indians in Saturday's IPL match at Wankhede Stadium.

Due to injury, Rohit missed out to break the record of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batsman Suresh Raina (134), who leads the list of maximum consecutive matches for a particular franchise.

But things slowed down after both Rohit - 47 off 32 balls - and de Kock departed.

Kieron Pollard drove Mumbai Indians in Rohit's nonappearance and they won that match against KXIP by 3 wickets at the Wankhede on Wednesday.

The Royals were looking set to chase down the total easily before they lost Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Liam Livingstone and Steve Smith inside 4 runs to get reduced to 174 for 6 from 170 for 2. Rahane was caught by Suryakumar Yadav at deep mid-wicket off Krunal Pandya for a 21-ball 37 but his dismissal did not deter Buttler who went on a rampage in the middle overs. In all, Buttler struck 8 fours and 7 towering sixes, which included that assault on Joseph, who had just secured the best figures in VIVO IPL history two games ago.

Rohit Sharma returned at the top of the Mumbai Indians batting order, and began to express himself with an array of drives through the cover and point region.

Mumbai Indians clinched a last-ball victory against Kings XI Punjab. Chasing the ball in the penultimate over of a thrilling game, the 22-year-old tumbled badly outside the fence while preventing a boundary at long off, hurting his shoulder in the process.

Hardik Pandya's 28-run cameo at the death propelled Mumbai to 187 but it wasn't enough in the end as Rohit's 100th match as captain for Mumbai Indians ended on a gloomy note.

Mumbai is a very balanced team.

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