Defending champions Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals by 57 runs at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi yesterday night.
Earlier Mumbai Indians won the toss and opted to bat first. Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma gave a decent start but they couldn't convert their starts into big knocks and at 88/3 the match was balanced. Suryakumar Yadav was rock solid at his end and brought up his 8th IPL fifty and along with Hardik Pandya added 76 runs for the fifth wicket and Mumbai finished on 193/4. Suryakumar Yadav played 79* runs knock while Hardik contributed with 30* runs.
In reply, Rajasthan Royals had a very poor start and lost Yashasvi Jaiswal, Steven Smith, and Sanju Samson in the first three overs. Jos Buttler kept playing his shots and in no time brought up his first fifty of this IPL season. He had no support from the other end so he had to play his shots and eventually got out for 70 runs off 44 balls. In the end, Jofra Archer too played a few shots but those weren't enough and in the 19th over Royals bowled out for 136 runs.
For Mumbai Indians, Jasprit Bumrah took 4 wickets while Trent Boult and James Pattinson took 2 wickets each.
All the major stats and facts from the 20th match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi :
1 - This is Mumbai Indians' first win over Rajasthan Royals since IPL 2015. They had lost all four matches they played from 2016 to 2019.
3 - Jos Buttler has scored half-centuries in each of his last 3 innings against Mumbai Indians in IPL.
Jos Buttler last three innings against MI in IPL -
70 (44) at Abu Dhabi, 2020
89 (43) at Mumbai, 2019
94* (53) at Mumbai, 2018
4/20 - Bowling figures of 4/20 are the best bowling figures for Jasprit Bumrah in the Indian Premier League. The first time he took a 4-wicket haul in an IPL match.
Best bowling figures for Jasprit Bumrah in IPL -
4/20 vs RR at Abu Dhabi, 2020
3/7 vs KKR at Bangalore, 2017
3/13 vs DC at Visakhapatnam, 2016
30 - Mumbai Indians' pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult and James Pattinson have taken 30 wickets in 6 matches between them in this IPL season so far. Bumrah has 11, Boult has 10 and Pattinson has 9 wickets to his name.
79* - Runs score is the highest individual score for Surykumar Yadav in the Indian Premier League.
Highest scores for Surykumar Yadav in IPL -
79* vs RR at Abu Dhabi, 2020
72 vs RR at Jaipur, 2018
71* vs CSK at Chennai, 2019
6000 - Jos Buttler when on 50, completed 6000 runs in T20 cricket. He has scored 6020 runs at 30.87 in 238 T20 matches with 42 fifties.