IPL 2020: Cricket fraternity reacts to Mumbai Indians’ thumping 57-run win over Rajasthan Royals

MI bowled out RR for 136 after posting 193 on the board.

MI outplayed RR in all departments | IANSMumbai Indians (MI) faced Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 20th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday (October 6).

Opting to bat first, the defending champions piled up 193/4 in 20 overs on the back of Suryakumar Yadav’s unbeaten 79 off 47 balls (11 fours and 2 sixes). Hardik Pandya (30* off 19 balls) and skipper Rohit Sharma (35 off 23 balls) also made valuable contributions with the bat.

Shreyas Gopal was the stand-out bowler for Royals, claiming 2 wickets by conceding 28 runs in his four overs.

Defending the total, MI bundled out RR for 136 in 18.1 overs, with the pace troika of Jasprit Bumrah (4-20), Trent Boult (2-26) and James Pattinson (2-19) doing the bulk of the damage.

It was a listless batting performance from Rajasthan as none of the batsmen except for Jos Buttler (70 off 44 balls) managed to cross the 30-run mark.

Cricket experts took to Twitter and lauded Mumbai Indians’ dominant showing over the Royals in all departments.

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By Salman Anjum - 06 Oct, 2020

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