IPL 2021: Match 24, MI vs RR – Mumbai Indians Player Ratings
The five-time champions won the game with nine balls to spare and also ceased their two-match losing streak.
Updated - Apr 29, 2021 7:36 pm
Mumbai Indians (MI), after two defeats on the trot, have made amends in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The team, captained by Rohit Sharma, beat the Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals (RR) by seven wickets at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.
After electing to field first, MI restricted their opponents to an under-par 171 for the loss of four wickets in 20 overs. On the back of 40s from Jos Buttler and Samson coupled with 30s from Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shivam Dube, RR got to the respectable score.
In the run-chase, the Mumbai-based team got off to a steady start, scoring 49 runs in the powerplay. In the end, they tracked the target down with nine balls to spare. The win kept the team at fourth even as the Royals kept languishing at the seventh position.
Here are the MI Player Ratings for the MI vs RR match:
Rohit Sharma- 6/10
Rohit Sharma started his knock with a massive six, but he never really got going. After a 17-ball 14, he perished to Chris Morris. But in terms of captaincy, the Nagpur-born made judicious use of his resources.
Quinton de Kock- 9/10
Quinton de Kock played with a lot of maturity and played until the very end. The southpaw went on to score an unbeaten 70 off 50 balls at a strike rate of 140. His knock was laced with six fours and a couple of sixes.
Suryakumar Yadav- 4.5/10
Suryakumar Yadav started his knock in a blistering fashion, hitting three glorious fours. But against the run of play, Morris accounted for his wicket in the 10th over. Yadav holed out to Jos Buttler at mid-wicket.
Krunal Pandya- 7.5/10
Krunal Pandya batted at number four and the move to promote him worked wonders for MI. In 26 balls, the left-hander scored 39 runs with two fours and as many sixes. With the ball, he gave 12 runs in the only over he bowled.
Kieron Pollard- 6/10
Kieron Pollard came into bat when the Mumbai team needed 26 runs off 20 balls. The right-hander came out firing and stayed unbeaten on an eight-ball 16 with the help of two fours and one massive six.
Hardik Pandya- N/A
Nathan Coulter-Nile- 4.5/10
Nathan Coulter-Nile played his first game of the ongoing edition and had to return without a wicket. In four overs, he gave away 35 runs at an economy rate of 8.75. He also managed to bowl eight dot balls.
Jayant Yadav- 1.5/10
Jayant Yadav had an off day with the ball. He turned out to be the most expensive bowler for MI on the day. In his three overs, the off-spinner went for 37 runs and was hit for one four and three sixes.
Rahul Chahar- 8/10
Rahul Chahar bowled with a lot of accuracy, though he gave 33 runs in his four overs at an economy rate of 8.25. He got the wickets of both the RR openers- Jos Buttler and the left-hander Yashasvi Jaiswal.
Jasprit Bumrah- 9.5/10
Jasprit Bumrah was on top of his game with the ball in hand. Though he only got the wicket of Shivam Dube, he never allowed the Royals’ batters to get away. In four overs, he gave only 15 runs with as many as 12 dots.
Trent Boult- 6.5/10
Trent Boult was a tad expensive as he gave away 37 runs in his quota of four overs. But he got the prized wicket of Sanju Samson at a stage when the RR batters were looking to up the ante in the death overs.