Player of the Match
Player of the Match

7.38pm How did this even come down to the last over after Jos Buttler clattered 89 off 43 balls, including six boundaries in a row. From 147 for 1, Royals tumbled to 174 for 6, and were left needing six off the last over bowled by Hardik Pandya. Gopal nearly holed out off the first ball, missed the second, but connected well with the third to give Royals their second victory of the season. That's all we have for you from this match. Do join us for the second double-header of the day: Kings XI v RCB. This is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Alex Malcolm, Venkat Raghav, and P Ranjith

Rahane: It feels good to win, but not really happy the way we played. That one over changed the game. 30 ball 30, we should have won it easily. There was a bit of nervousness, but we backed Gopal and KG to do it for us. We have to win almost every game now. We were in a similar situation last year too. We need to play fearless cricket, and I personally enjoy playing at the Wankhede.

Jos Buttler, Player of the Match: Great place to come out and play cricket. The last couple of overs were tricky and we desperately needed it. I'm playing the best cricket I've played over a prolonged period of time. I was disappointed to get out when I did. When you give quality teams a little bit of sniff, they get back into the game. I'm nervous without any gloves on, but nice to have a runaround. We will take a lot of confidence from this win.

HH Pandya to Gopal, FOUR runs, full and outside off, Gopal backs away, manufactures swinging room and scythes it up and over mid-off. He wins it for the Royals
HH Pandya to Gopal, no run, banged in short on middle, backs away. Swings again and misses
HH Pandya to Gopal, 2 runs, Mid-off runs back, dives, but this skier eludes him. Fuller on off, Gopal swings for the hills, slices it in the end and gets away

Royals need six off six balls with four wickets in hand. Hardik Pandya to bowl it

19 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | RR: 182/6 (6 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.57, RRR: 6.00)

  • S Gopal7 (4b)
  • K Gowtham0 (1b)
  • JJ Bumrah4-0-23-2
  • KH Pandya4-0-34-3
Bumrah to Gopal, 1 run, edged and dropped by Kishan to his right. Sharp chance. Gopal makes room again, this is much fuller and swerving away. Draws a healthy outside edge, but Kishan can't cling on
Bumrah to Gopal, FOUR runs, 144.8ks short and outside off, the extra pace of Bumrah works against him. Gopal manufactures some swinging room and scythes it away fine of deep third man for a crucial four
Bumrah to Gopal, no run, short and bursts in from wide of the crease, Gopal backs away. Wafts and does not make contact. Was there a tickle on that? Nope
Bumrah to Gopal, 2 runs, back of a length and outside off, punched on the up straight of Joseph at mid-off. Joseph chases hard and slides at the edge of the boundary. He jams his right shoulder into the turf and writhes in pain. The Mumbai team doctor is out to tend to Joseph
Bumrah to Gowtham, 1 leg bye, 141ks yorker from wide of the crease, Gowtham falls over. This yorker is just too good for him. But, this seems to be heading down the leg side. Not given, Rohit challenges the on-field not-out decision.


Bumrah to Smith, OUT, Has Smith nicked off? The finger goes up and Smith walks off. Bumrah ventures wide of the crease, angles a length ball into Smith and then gets it to straighten away. Smith has a flat-footed waft and feathers it behind to Kishan

SPD Smith c Ishan Kishan b Bumrah 12 (27m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

18 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | RR: 174/5 (14 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.66, RRR: 7.00)

  • SPD Smith12 (14b)
  • KH Pandya4-0-34-3
  • JJ Bumrah3-0-16-1
KH Pandya to Livingstone, OUT, Oh dear, the Royals continue to tumble. Drifts in on middle, full and straight. Livingstone drops down to one knee. He goes for an almighty slog-sweep like Tripathi had done earlier this over. He can't touch it. And Krunal rattles the stumps. Six runs and three wickets off the last two overs

LS Livingstone b KH Pandya 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

KH Pandya to Smith, 1 run, slower and spinning away outside off, chipped down to long-off
KH Pandya to Livingstone, 1 run, chopped from off stump to short third man
KH Pandya to Smith, 1 run, flatter and shorter outside off, hauled away to wide long-on off the back foot
KH Pandya to Smith, no run, dropped short and wide, cut off the back foot but can't get it past point

Livingstone on IPL debut

KH Pandya to Tripathi, OUT, tossed outside off, Tripathi holes out to deep midwicket. He drags a slog-sweep against the turn and across the line. Caught Hardik Pandya bowled Krunal Pandya. What're you doing, Rajasthan Royals?

RA Tripathi c HH Pandya b KH Pandya 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

17 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | RR: 171/3 (17 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 10.05, RRR: 5.66)

  • RA Tripathi1 (1b)
  • SPD Smith10 (11b)
  • JJ Bumrah3-0-16-1
  • KH Pandya3-0-31-1

What an over from Bumrah. Just three runs and the wicket of Samson to go with it

Bumrah to Tripathi, 1 run, on a length and around off, dabbed to third man

Tripathi. A slip in place

Bumrah to Samson, OUT, full and straight at 142.1ks, Samson shuffles a fair away across off, plays across the line, and wears it on the front pad in line with middle and leg. Samson has been given out lbw, he chats to Smith and calls for a review. The tracker returns umpire's call on leg stump and Samson has to go

SV Samson lbw b Bumrah 31 (48m 26b 2x4 1x6) SR: 119.23

Bumrah to Smith, 1 run, dug in short on middle, Smith hastily pulls the ball to deep square leg

Balkrishna : "Alzarri Joseph from taking six wickets on debut to conceding six boundaries to Jos Buttler in one over... 6 4 4 4 4 6"

Bumrah to Smith, no run, short and skidding into the body of Smith. He pulls, misses, and cops a glancing blow on the mid-riff

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

1st60AM RahaneJC Buttler
2nd87JC ButtlerSV Samson
3rd23SPD SmithSV Samson
4th1SPD SmithRA Tripathi
5th3SPD SmithLS Livingstone
6th0SPD SmithS Gopal
7th14S GopalK Gowtham