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Mumbai fell apart in front of Bolt's powerplay bowling: Now lost on home ground too, Rajasthan won the third consecutive match; Parag's Fifty

Mumbai fell apart in front of Bolt's powerplay bowling: Now lost on home ground too, Rajasthan won the third consecutive match;  Parag's Fifty

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Rajasthan Royals won their third consecutive match in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The team now defeated 5-time champion Mumbai Indians at their home ground Wankhede Stadium. On the other hand, this is Mumbai's third consecutive defeat in the 17th season.

On Monday, Rajasthan won the toss and chose to bowl first. Mumbai scored 125 runs at the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs. Trent Boult from Rajasthan took 3 wickets in the powerplay itself, for this performance he also received the Player of the Match award. Yuzvendra Chahal also got 3 wickets.

Rajasthan achieved the target of 126 runs in 15.3 overs. At one time the team had lost 3 wickets for 48 runs but Riyan Parag took charge of the innings. He scored 54 runs and gave the team an easy victory by 6 wickets. Akash Madhwal took 3 wickets from Mumbai.

Under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya, Mumbai Indians lost their third consecutive match.

Under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya, Mumbai Indians lost their third consecutive match.

turning points

  • Bolt's bowling: Rajasthan's Trent Boult pushed Mumbai on the backfoot by taking 2 wickets in the very first over. He sent 3 players to the pavilion on zero and did not give Mumbai a chance to recover. The effect of this was that Mumbai lost 4 wickets at the score of 20 runs.
  • Hardik's wicket: Mumbai captain Hardik Pandya had a chance to silence the critics by playing a big innings. He also made a fifty partnership with Tilak but was out after playing an irresponsible shot against Chahal. After his wicket, Mumbai's batsmen could not score runs quickly and the team disintegrated. Hardik scored 34 runs.
  • Chahal's intelligent bowling: Yuzvendra Chahal from Rajasthan also bowled intelligently in the middle overs. He bowled continuously to the set Tilak Verma outside the off stump and took his wicket. It was Chahal who sent Hardik and Tilak to the pavilion, he also dismissed Gerald Cooties.
  • Not setting attacking field: Mumbai captain Hardik could not set an attacking field in front of the small target of 126 runs. He gave Rajasthan's batsmen a chance to settle down by giving easy singles. For this reason, despite taking 3 wickets early, the team could not take the match till the end and they had to face defeat after 27 balls.
  • Parag's batting: Riyan Parag took charge of Rajasthan after 3 wickets fell early. He first made a partnership of 40 runs with Ashwin and then 39 runs with Shubham Dubey and led the team to victory. Parag scored 54 runs on 39 balls.

Match report…

Mumbai fell apart in the powerplay itself
After losing the toss and opting to bat first, Mumbai had a bad start. Trent Boult sent Rohit Sharma and Naman Dheer to the pavilion in the very first over. Both could not even open an account. In the third over, Boult also got Dewald Brevis caught out on zero. All three players were out on the first ball each.

Three players were out in the powerplay when Ishan Kishan also walked out in the fourth over. He was caught behind by Nandre Berger and Mumbai's score was reduced to 20/4.

Hardik-Tilak took over
After the fall of early wickets, captain Hardik Pandya and Tilak Verma took charge of the team. Both of them took the team beyond 50 runs but Hardik was out after scoring 34 runs in the 10th over. With this wicket, his 54-run partnership with Tilak was broken.

As soon as Hardik was out, Piyush Chawla was out after scoring 3 runs, Gerald Cooties 4, Tilak Verma 32 and Tim David was out after scoring 17 runs. In the end, Jasprit Bumrah scored 8 runs and Akash Madhwal scored 4 runs and saved the team from being all out. Mumbai scored 125 runs at the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs.

Trent Boult took 3 wickets from Rajasthan. Apart from him, Yuzvendra Chahal also took 3 wickets in the middle overs. Nandre Berger got 2 wickets, while Avesh Khan took one wicket.

Rajasthan also had a bad start
In the target of 126 runs, Rajasthan Royals also lost a wicket in the first over. Yashasvi Jaiswal became the victim of Quena Mafaka after scoring 10 runs. After him, Sanju Samson was bowled by Akash Madhwal after scoring only 12 runs. At the end of the powerplay, the team scored 46 runs at the loss of 2 wickets.

Even after the powerplay, Madhwal shocked Rajasthan and sent Jos Buttler to the pavilion. Butler could score only 13 runs. Rajasthan lost 3 wickets here at the score of 48 runs.

Ashwin-Parag took over
Riyan Parag took charge of Rajasthan along with Ravichandran Ashwin after 3 wickets fell at the score of 48 runs. Both of them took the team's score close to 100 runs. Ashwin was batting on the score of 16 runs, when Madhwal also sent him to the pavilion. In this way, Rajasthan got its fourth blow at 88 runs.

Parag then took the innings with Shubham Dubey, who came to bat for the first time in IPL. Dubey scored only 8 runs but Parag completed his fifty. He ended the match against Gerald Cooties by hitting 2 sixes and a four in the 16th over. The team achieved the target in 15.3 overs at the loss of 4 wickets.

Parag snatches orange cap from Kohli
Riyan Parag, who played match-winning innings for Rajasthan, has been out only once in the tournament so far. He has scored 181 runs in 3 matches and with this he also got the Orange Cap. Which remains with the player who scores the most runs in the IPL season. Parag left RCB's Virat Kohli behind in this matter. Virat also has 181 runs but due to better average the cap went to Parag.

Chahal reached second place among top wicket takers
Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal took 3 wickets against Mumbai, taking his tally to 6 in the tournament. At present, he is at second place in the record of top wicket taker, ahead of him is Mustafizur Rahman of Chennai Super Kings. Who has 7 wickets in his name in 3 matches and currently he also has the Purple Cap. The Purple Cap is given to the player who takes the most wickets in the IPL season.

Rajasthan remains on top of the points table
Rajasthan Royals are on top after the end of 14 league matches in IPL. The team has won 3 out of 3 matches and currently has 6 points. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians are at the last position after 3 losses in 3 matches. The team currently does not have any points. In the tournament, a match will be played between Lucknow and Bengaluru today in Bengaluru. Lucknow is at sixth and Bengaluru at number 9 in the points table.

Playing-11 of both the teams
Mumbai Indians: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan (wk), Naman Dheer, Tilak Verma, Tim David, Akash Madhwal, Piyush Chawla, Gerald Coetzee, Kwena Mafaka and Jasprit Bumrah.
Impact Player: Dewald Brewis.

Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper & captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Ryan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Nandre Berger and Avesh Khan.
Impact Player: Shubham Dubey.

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