Indian Premier League, 66th match: Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals at Mumbai, May 20, 2011
Rajasthan Royals won by 10 wickets (with 41 balls remaining)
20 May 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Chavan to Sharma, no run, driven into the covers, Chavan getting some turn


Chavan to Sharma, no run, tries to cut away this time, still not able to get proper contact


Chavan to Sharma, 2 runs, gets it away this time, driven to deep extra cover where Botha has work to do again, he puts in the slide and cuts off a certain boundary


Chavan to Sharma, no run, just a touch short of a length and off the back foot, into the covers


Chavan to Sharma, 1 run, still pushing it around, this time through the inner ring, to deep extra cover

Mumbai Indians 20/2   RG Sharma 3* (5b)

Watson to Sharma, no run, short and a bit of width outside off, Rohit plays a nothing shot, flashing and hanging his bat out


Watson to Sharma, 1 run, on target, decent length and Sharma is on the drive, he gets a thick edge down to third man


Watson to Sharma, no run, nipping back in, Shrama gets behind the line and defends


Watson to Sharma, FOUR, and a boundary comes finally. Picked up and dispatched over mid-wicket. Sharma did that with such ease and it was only just short of going all the way, bounced a touch inside.

Mumbai Indians 26/2   RG Sharma 8* (9b 1x4)

Chavan to Sharma, FOUR, short and pulled. Nice positioning from Rohit who rocks on the backfoot and sends that wide of mid on


Chavan to Sharma, no run, cut to point, no run there, and ends a very good four overs from Chavan, who will may think himself very unlucky today

Mumbai Indians 31/2   RG Sharma 12* (11b 2x4)

Trivedi to Sharma, no run, here's the legcutter, slapped into the covers


Trivedi to Sharma, 1 run, this one is a little short and its pulled with some power to deep mid wicket, great shot for one

Mumbai Indians 33/2   RG Sharma 13* (13b 2x4)

Warne to Sharma, 2 runs, quicker one and Sharma gets his bat down in time to dig the ball out to mid-wicket, he comes back quickly and gets the two


Warne to Sharma, 2 runs, tossed up, Sharma counters the spin by coming forward and clips to that same mid-wicket area for two more


Warne to Sharma, 1 run, turned to short fine leg, SRT to face again


Warne to Sharma, FOUR, tossed up again and Sharma is up for it, drives through the covers and ends and expensive over for Warney. Time Out time.

Mumbai Indians 51/2   RG Sharma 22* (17b 3x4)

Botha to Sharma, 1 run, turned to mid-wicket, its a scramble again, but the two are committed


Botha to Sharma, 1 run, nudged through the covers

Mumbai Indians 55/2   RG Sharma 24* (19b 3x4)

Warne to Sharma, 1 run, Sharma has the dancing shoes on, comes down the track and hits the ball with the turn, drives to long off

Mumbai Indians 56/2   RG Sharma 25* (20b 3x4)

Singh to Sharma, 1 run, but not facing, Sharma plays that down to fine leg to put the big West Indian on strike

Mumbai Indians 66/3   RG Sharma 26* (21b 3x4)

Botha to Sharma, no run, turned to mid-wicket by Sharma, Botha tossing it up nicely


Botha to Sharma, 1 wide, down the leg side and that's called wide


Botha to Sharma, 1 run, swept to deep backward square leg


Botha to Sharma, no run, Sharma continues to work the ball on the on side, turns it to mid-wicket but that area is protected


Botha to Sharma, no run, fuller delivery on off stump and driven to extra cover


Botha to Sharma, 1 run, full again, driven to long on this time

Mumbai Indians 70/3   RG Sharma 28* (26b 3x4)

Singh to Sharma, FOUR, well, Amit Singh, if you are going to open a door, Sharma is going to walk through it. Too much width outside off and Sharma takes full advantage, drived through point and its an easy four


Singh to Sharma, 2 runs, goes down the track and lofts that over long off, hasnt got enough on it and it doesnt reach the boundary, but its a good shot on the charge


Singh to Sharma, SIX, now Singh drops it short and Sharma loves it. He pulls with such style, uses the wrists well and sends that miles. That's a biggie


Singh to Sharma, 1 run, he has learnt his lesson about bowling short, pitches this one up and Sharma cant get under it properly, smacks it to long on, only for one

Mumbai Indians 83/3   RG Sharma 41* (30b 4x4 1x6)

Botha to Sharma, 1 run, goes straight on and pushed to mid on


Botha to Sharma, 1 run, Down on one knee, swept down to long on, Sharma going for the shots now


Botha to Sharma, FOUR, very nice from Shrama, gives himself some room and hits against the turn, its a bit short and he carves it on the off side, great timing takes it to the boundary t


Botha to Sharma, 1 run, gets a big stride in and a leading edge into the covers, Warne doesn't pick up cleanly and Sharma calls for the run, he wants to keep strike

Mumbai Indians 94/3   RG Sharma 48* (34b 5x4 1x6)

Warne to Sharma, 1 run, turns away from Sharma who cuts square of the wicket


Warne to Sharma, 1 run, that's 50 for Rohit Sharma, and an innings of great maturity. Plays that out past point to bring up the half-century


Warne to Sharma, no run, comes down the wicket and gets an under edge onto the on side


Warne to Sharma, 1 run, swept to deep mid-wicket, on one knee, it's a good over from Warne, who is pushing the brakes on the MI innings himself

Mumbai Indians 99/3   RG Sharma 51* (38b 5x4 1x6)

Menaria to Sharma, 1 run, 100 comes up with a casual shot to sweeper cover

Mumbai Indians 100/3   RG Sharma 52* (39b 5x4 1x6)

Watson to Sharma, 2 runs, short ball and Sharma brings out the upper cut. It's a good looking shot but Trivedi is better and he slides across to cut off two


Watson to Sharma, 2 wides, too far down the leg side, Sharma thought of the pull but it was too far for him to reach


Watson to Sharma, 1 run, smart from Watto, he can see Sharma backing away and he keeps it full and outside off to Sharma has to reach for it and he is just able to get it to point

Mumbai Indians 118/3   RG Sharma 55* (41b 5x4 1x6)

Botha to Sharma, 1 run, full from Botha and Sharma doesn't get hold of it, drives in the air to long off


Botha to Sharma, no run, stifled appeal from Botha, that was the offspinner and turning down the leg side, Sharma misses the sweep and is caught on the pads


Botha to Sharma, no run, well bowled, full and straight and Sharma has to dig it out of the blockhole


Botha to Sharma, 1 run, full on legstump and played to fine leg, Sharma would have wanted more from that ball

Mumbai Indians 121/4   RG Sharma 57* (45b 5x4 1x6)

Warne to Sharma, 1 run, dropped And he won't get a wicket with the first ball. Sharma gets under it and slog sweeps very high in the air. Menaria at long on was watching the ball all the way and didn't even get fingers to it.


Warne to Sharma, OUT, now he gets one and how wily is that? Warne tosses it up and it turns away, Sharma has come miles down the track as he looks to hit that over the Warne's head. He loses his bat in the process of trying and misses the ball, it's an easy stumping in the end. Warne has engineered this one for sure.

RG Sharma st †Shah b Warne 58 (47b 5x4 1x6) SR: 123.40

Mumbai Indians 131/5   RG Sharma 58 (47b 5x4 1x6)





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