IPL 2021: Match 24 – MI vs RR: Stats Review – Rohit Sharma’s records gallery, Jos Buttler’s strike rate and more stats
This is the first time since May 2014 where Mumbai Indians defeated Rajasthan Royals while chasing a target.
Updated - Apr 29, 2021 7:51 pm
Mumbai Indians overcome their middle-order woes in the middle of the season, to seal a dominating win against Rajasthan Royals. Mumbai put an end to their rare two-match losing streak with a dominating win against Rajasthan, who were the only team that could dominate MI in the last three seasons of IPL. Rajasthan had equal contributions from their top-four with Jos Buttler, Yashaswi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, and Shivam Dube all crossing 30.
Despite losing their skipper Rohit Sharma early, Mumbai Indians had Quinton de Kock who comfortably steered the chase by scoring his first fifty in 11 innings. Mumbai Indians successfully chased 172 runs in 18.3 overs, with 7 wickets remaining – exactly the same which Chennai Super Kings did to Sunrisers Hyderabad yesterday.
Here’s a look at the stats produced from the MI vs RR IPL clash
6 – Rohit Sharma becomes the sixth player and the fifth Indian to complete 500 runs against Rajasthan Royals in IPL. Other players are AB de Villiers, Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, and Dinesh Karthik.
294 – Runs scored by Jos Buttler in his last four innings against Mumbai Indians, at a remarkable strike rate of 170.93 and average of 98.
2014 – This is the first time since May 2014 where Mumbai Indians defeated Rajasthan Royals while chasing a target.
2011 – This is the first time since April 2011 where Mumbai Indians won while chasing at Delhi. Since then, they lost 5 chases without winning any.
9 – This is the ninth fifty-plus score for Quinton de Kock since 2019 IPL, which is the most of any Mumbai Indians player. The second highest is 7 fifty-plus scores by Suryakumar Yadav.
12 – With this win, Mumbai Indians now have 12 wins and 12 losses against Rajasthan Royals in IPL, which means that they now have at least 50% winning rate against all active teams in the IPL.
2008 – The last time Rajasthan Royals lost an IPL match at Delhi by 6 or more wickets, was during their first-ever IPL match, against Delhi Capitals in 2008.
14 – Lowest score for Rohit Sharma this IPL season, and Chris Morris becomes the first bowler to dismiss Rohit for under 30 runs this season. It is also the first time Morris dismissed Rohit in IPL since 2013.
7 – Mumbai Indians now won each of their last 7 matches while batting second in IPL.