Mumbai, April 30: A disciplined bowling performance followed by a strenuous batting effort helped the Mumbai Indians beat the Rajasthan Royals by five wickets in match no. IPL 2022 #44 at Dr DY Patil Stadium, here on Saturday.
It was Mumbai’s first victory in their ninth game of the current IPL 2022 season. On the other hand, Rajasthan is second with six wins from nine matches.
Earlier, the Mumbai Indians restricted the Rajasthan Royals to 158/6 in 20 overs despite a penalty of fifty from Jos Buttler (67 of 52) after winning the toss and opting to bowl first.
Apart from Buttler, Ravichandran Ashwin (21 for 9) was the main contributor with the bat for Rajasthan. The likes of Devdutt Padikkal (15), Sanju Samson (16) and Daryl Mitchell (17) got off to good starts but failed to turn them into big innings.
Riley Meredith (2/24), Hrithik Shokeen (2/47), Daniel Sams (1/32), Kumar Kartikeya (1/19) were the winners from Mumbai.
In response, Suryakumar Yadav hit fifty (51 for 39), while Tilak Varma (35 for 30), Ishan Kishan (26 for 18) and Tim David also made valuable contributions with the bat as Mumbai chased the goal in 19.2 overs. . with five wickets in hand.
Ravichandran Ashwin (1/21), Yuzvendra Chahal (1/33), Trent Boult (1/26), Prasidh Krishna (1/29) and Kuldeep Sen (1/29) each picked one wicket for Rajasthan.
Short scores: Rajasthan Royals 158/6 in 20 overs (Jos Buttler 67, Ravichandran Ashwin 21; Riley Meredith 2/24) lost to Mumbai Indians 161-5 in 19.2 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 51, Tilak Varma 35; Ravichandran Ashwin 1/21 ) for 5 windows