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By Dhiraj | Apr 13, 2019 07:48 PM

After winning the toss, the Rajasthan Royals elected to field first on a brilliant batting pitch.

RR win a thriller against MI

The Mumbai Indians batting first had a great start with the bat getting a 96 runs partnership as both De Kock and Rohit Sharma were taking on the bowlers. Once Rohit Sharma got out for 47, the scoring rate slowed down a bit with Suryakumar Yadav got out and Pollard used up a few balls. De Kock fell for a well made 81 but Hardik Pandya finished off the innings well for the Mumbai Indians scoring 28 off just 11 balls to take the team to a total of 187.

In return, the Royals started off with a flyer with Rahane taking on the bowlers. He fell right after the power play as Buttler shifted gears after that. Buttler hit 7 sixes and 8 fours including 28 of Alzaari Joseph's over and fell for a magnificent 89 of 43 balls. After this Samson fell in the 5th ball of the 17th over when the score was 170. That started a massive collapse. From 170/2, they got to 174/6 losing 4 wickets for just 4 runs!!!
Krunal Pandya and Bumrah got them back into the game picking up those wickets. Shreyas Gopal got an edge away for a boundary in the 5h ball of the 19th over which helped them and it came to 6 needed off the last over with Hardik to bowl. Gopal just took 3 balls to get the runs and pulled off a victory.

It was a match that the RR should have won easily, but a major collapse took it to the last over as they just managed to scrape through.