IPL 2020: In the 20th fixture of IPL 2020, the Mumbai Indians (MI) took down Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 57-runs on Tuesday (6 October), in Abu Dhabi. The match observed Suryakumar Yadav’s score his eighth IPL fifty, yet, it was Jasprit Bumrah who took the limelight while registering his best figures in the series history.
Mumbai Indians won the toss and Rohit Sharma chose to bat first. While Sharma and fellow opener Quinton de Kock gave a reasonable start, their association was taken down with Quinton losing his wicket at 23. Suryakumar Yadav’s splendid undefeated innings of 79 off 47 balls and Hardik Pandya’s 30 (not out) in 19 deliveries constructed a perilous total of 193 at the sacrifice of four wickets.
IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals had insufficient gleam from their batting line-up. Except for Jos Buttler’s 70 runs from 44 deliveries, none of them proceeded well with the bat. Safeguarding their total, Mumbai Indians’ bowlers gave the Royals a very hard time at the crease with no time to settle in. Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult’s phenomenal spell with the bowl packed up the Royals for 136 in 18.1 overs.
Bumrah was the star of the fixture with figures of 4 for 20, he registered his best figures in IPL history. He dismissed Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith early in the innings. He scalped three more wickets in his second spell by discharged Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, and Jofra Archer. Bumrah took on his first-ever four-wicket haul in the IPL.
IPL 2020: Known for his bulls-eye accuracy and Yorker performance, Bumrah was persistent with his bowling spell by not permitting the Royals batsmen to settle in or get under the ball.
The Rajasthan Royals were convicted to a third consecutive defeat after two wins from their two opening matches. They anticipate the availability of Brit all-rounder Ben Stokes as soon as his period of quarantine in the UAE is over.
IPL 2020: The win against the Rajasthan Royals helped the defending champions Mumbai Indians move up to the top of the IPL points table overtaking the Delhi Capitals. The Mumbai Indians, post their four-day break, will face Delhi capitals on Sunday (October 11) while RR takes DC on Friday (9 October.)