Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 16 Runs 1 Wkt | MI: 187/5 | RR: 9.35

  • Hardik Pandya28 (11b)
  • Krunal Pandya0 (0b)
  • Jaydev Unadkat4-0-36-1
  • Jofra Archer4-0-39-3

5.45pm Archer: The ball comes on, so did not give the batsmen pace. I'm just doing the best for my team. IPL is really intense and every batter can hurt you. On these pitches, you just need to keep going. I just tried to bowl a bouncer and I was myself surprised with that [bouncer] to Dhoni.

Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma teed off in the Powerplay, then there was a brief lull in the middle. Shreyas Gopal, the legspinner, continued his fine form and ended with 4-0-21-0. Jofra Archer was excellent in the end overs once again, but Pandya's blows hoisted Mumbai Indians to 187. Is that enough? Alex will be back shortly to launch the chase. Cheers

19.6
0
Unadkat to HH Pandya, no run, Unadkat closes it out with an off-stump yorker, squirted back to Unadkat

Annesha from the Wankhede: Heading into this game, Royals had the worst death-overs economy this season, conceding 11.5 runs per and for a meagre 1.6 wickets - the least among all teams. The visitors' end-overs performance with the ball today ain't going to help them better the complexion of that stat.

19.5
6
Unadkat to HH Pandya, SIX runs, 110.4ks slower offcutter outside off, Pandya sat back waiting for this. He this unleashes the smoothest of swings and launches the ball over Buttler at long-on. Bam. Right off the meat of the bat
19.5
1w
Unadkat to HH Pandya, 1 wide, quick bouncer outside off, Pandya leaps, swishes and misses. The ball whizzes over the helmet. Pandya looks at the square-leg umpire. Wide called and rightly so because the ball had sailed over the batsman's head
19.5
1w
Unadkat to HH Pandya, 1 wide, off-side wide. Unadkat is rattled and has lost his line
19.4
4
Unadkat to HH Pandya, FOUR runs, slower short ball outside off, Pandya goes deep in the crease and pummels a pull between deep midwicket and wide long-on. Muscled away by Pandya
19.3
0
Unadkat to HH Pandya, no run, full-toss angling across off, left alone, that was just inside the tramline
19.2
W
Unadkat to Ishan Kishan, OUT, full-toss outside off, and Unadkat gets away with it. Kishan aims to clear long-off, but picks out Buttler there. Slices it in the air and Buttler helps himself to a simpler catch

Ishan Kishan c Buttler b Unadkat 5 (5m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

Ashish: "HP has really developed this lower hand shot. It's a helicopter of his own kind. Good strategy to counter low full tosses snd Yorkers!"

19.1
4
Unadkat to Ishan Kishan, FOUR runs, full and outside off, can't bowl there Unadkat, muscled away through the leg side and Kishan pings the midwicket boundary

END OF OVER:
19 | 13 Runs 1 Wkt | MI: 171/4 | RR: 9.00

  • Hardik Pandya18 (7b)
  • Ishan Kishan1 (1b)
  • Jofra Archer4-0-39-3
  • Dhawal Kulkarni4-0-38-1
18.6
6
Archer to HH Pandya, SIX runs, Pandya has helicoptered Archer over the midwicket boundary. Seam-up ball: full and just outside off. Pandya picks it up and whips it with a flourish over the fence. Oh man, those wrists!
18.5
1
Archer to Ishan Kishan, 1 run, slower short ball outside off, drags a pull to deep midwicket

and no one except Archer has been consistent economy wise. Without Archer that bowling unit definitely does not scream world class and they really should have done a better job at the auction"

Kishan

18.4
1
Archer to HH Pandya, 1 run, shortish and outside off, short-armed away to deep midwicket
18.3
W
Archer to de Kock, OUT, Buttler tears in from long-off and pulls off a screaming catch. He has hushed the Saturday crowd at the Wankhede. de Kock backs away again, Archer chases him with a short, slower offcutter. Archer asks de Kock to manufacture all the pace. He can't clear long-off. Buttler runs in, dives forward, and snaffles it like a boss

Q de Kock c Buttler b Archer 81 (87m 52b 6x4 4x6) SR: 155.76

18.2
4
Archer to de Kock, FOUR runs, de Kock jumps outside leg, makes swinging room, Archer pushes a slower ball outside off. de Kock reaches out and dispatches it through the covers
18.1
1
Archer to HH Pandya, 1 run, hurled full and outside off, laced past the bowler to long-off

END OF OVER:
18 | 13 Runs | MI: 158/3 | RR: 8.77

  • Quinton de Kock77 (50b)
  • Hardik Pandya10 (4b)
  • Dhawal Kulkarni4-0-38-1
  • Jofra Archer3-0-26-2
17.6
2
Kulkarni to de Kock, 2 runs, Archer gingerly moves in from short fine leg but misjudges it. He dives belatedly but this mistimed paddle-sweep from de Kock lands in front of him
17.5
2
Kulkarni to de Kock, 2 runs, full-toss on off, stabbed away to the covers. De Kock steals an extra runs thanks to an overthrow
17.4
0
Kulkarni to de Kock, no run, mighty full and on off, stabbed back to Kulkarni. He stretches out his right hand and collects the ball
17.3
1
Kulkarni to HH Pandya, 1 run, really full and outside off, shovelled with the bottom hand to long-on
17.2
6
Kulkarni to HH Pandya, SIX runs, pitched up and outside off, slower one at 107.5ks, Pandya manufactures his own pace. He shuffles across and smites this offcutter over midwicket for six
17.1
2
Kulkarni to HH Pandya, 2 runs, full on middle and leg, shuffles across and whips with the wrists to deep square

END OF OVER:
17 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | MI: 145/3 | RR: 8.52

  • Hardik Pandya1 (1b)
  • Quinton de Kock73 (47b)
  • Jofra Archer3-0-26-2
  • Jaydev Unadkat3-0-20-0
16.6
1
Archer to HH Pandya, 1 run, slower short ball outside off, Pandya drags a single to wide long-on and retains the strike
16.5
1
Archer to de Kock, 1 run, slower offcutter, back of a length and outside off, cut away to backward point
16.4
4
Archer to de Kock, FOUR runs, full-toss on middle, de Kock opens up his hips and slugs it away behind square on the leg side for four

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

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