MI vs RR, IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan to stay in qualification race

Mumbai Indians won the toss and choose to field first, Ishan and Neesham comes in. Rajasthan also made 2 changes, Shreyas Gopal and Kuldip Yadav comes in.

Rajasthan Royals started with attacking cricket but Coulter-Nile strikes and gets Jaiswal (12). The deadly combination of James Neesham (3 for 12), Coulter-Nile (4 for 14), and Bumrah (2 for 12) hammered Rajasthan. For RR, Lewis (24) was the highest scorer followed by Miller (15). Mumbai Indians restricted Rajasthan Royals for just 90 runs, they lost wickets throughout the innings.

In response, Mumbai Indians came to finish the game as early as possible to improve their net run rate. Rohit made quick 24 runs before he gets out attempting a big shot. Rohit’s dismissal does not affect Ishan. He scored fifty off just 25 balls, he is back in form, good news for Mumbai Indians and India. Ishan finished the game with six and helped MI to win by 8 wickets before 10 overs mark.

Disappointment for RR as an only miracle can help them to qualify now. Mumbai Indians have moved to fifth position and they have one game left against SRH. Their chances of qualification have increased a lot, a win with a huge margin and they will be through to playoffs.

Nathan Coulter-Nile gets the player of the match award for his amazing spell of 4 wickets for just 14 runs.

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