20th Match (N), Abu Dhabi, Oct 6 2020, Indian Premier League
(18.1/20 ov, target 194)
Mum Indians won by 57 runs
Player Of The Match
Mumbai Indians
RR Innings
Full commentary

10:06pm And we close our coverage tonight with that. Thanks for joining and see you tomorrow!

S Yadav: [The head injury] Feeling much better now. I felt it was coming in this game. The last few games I was just finding ways to get out. I believed in myself and just tried to bat till the end. I think the added responsibility they've given me right now - not pressure, they've just told me to express myself. This lockdown helped me with some of my shots. Most importantly the thing that satisfies me is the team winning. Because I knew three wickets down I needed to bat till the end.

Suryakumar Yadav is the Man of the Match.

R Sharma: We strive to play with power. We've got quality in this squad. We'e given confidence to each on of them because we know they're very talented. The conditions are quite helpful [for our fast bowlers]. We were not sure how the pitches were going to be, whether it'd be helpful for our pace battery. But it was nipping around and it's good to have guys who can exploit those conditions. The fielding was brilliant, it's something we take pride in. We've worked hard on it after coming here. I'm glad that we can pull of those magnificent catches. It was coming [for SKY]. I spoke to him today before the match. He was batting really well all these games. It was all about shotmaking - today his shortmaking was perfect. All the innovative shots at the end came in handy.

T Boult: I think the whole pack is working together. I think we have a pretty clear game plan. It's a good wicket, but the way we've managed to take wickets [has been good]. You're always challenged with quality players, intimidating you a bit. But I think I'd love to see the ball swing around a little more at the top. Hasn't been a huge feature of this tournament.

S Smith: I think losing wickets early doesn't help. We haven't been able to get a good start in the last three games. Outside of Jos and Jofra at the end, we've got work to do. Stokes is not out till the 10th. He's not too far away. Hopefully we can get a few wins and get some momentum before he comes in. I don't think we need to panic too much. It's just about implementing our plans and playing good cricket for longer. Hasn't been a good last three games. Need to turn it around and get some momentum.

AmericanCricket: "If there was one word to describe Mumbai right now, its "clinical." They've got everything down - bowling, batting, and as we saw today, sensational fielding too. "

Prakashn: "MI is haunting the chances of teams with devastating wins, Earlier, KXIP, KKR, and today RR. Huge margins and NRR going for toss. Can't wait for DC vs MI."

Rohan: "I know they've played one more game than everyone else, but MI currently has 4 of the top 8 wicket takers and 2 of the top 5 run scores in the tournament. Combine that with their solid finishers, this is easily the most balanced team in the IPL. Veteran presence also gives them an edge over DC and makes them clear favorites to win their 4th(?) title."

Mickey: "When your strike bowler is second highest scoring batsman, you don't deserve a place in playoff!"

9:44pm Mumbai Indians go top of the table. They were briefly in trouble tonight in the middle overs of their batting innings, but since that recovery, Rajasthan have had absolutely no chance in this game. No changes to their fortunes, and not even any changes to how the batting has failed - they lost three wickets inside the first seven overs yet again. Third consecutive game. And with a batting line up set up the way it is, they're rarely going to win. Steven Smith and Sanju Samson in particular will be thinking about their shot selections. Suryakumar Yadav did the setting up, and then Mumbai's fast bowlers delivered early on to flatten the chase. Eight wickets between their three fast bowlers. Stuff of dreams.

Pattinson to Rajpoot, OUT
taken at extra cover. Short of a length, just outside off, looks to slash that into the off side and it comes off the high part of the bat and floats up for Rohit who leaps and holds on easily
AS Rajpoot c Sharma b Pattinson 2 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00
end of over 1812 runs • 1 wicket
RR: 136/9CRR: 7.55 • RRR: 29.00 • Need 58 runs from 12b
Ankit Rajpoot2 (4)
Jasprit Bumrah4-0-20-4
Trent Boult4-0-26-2
Bumrah to Archer, OUT
straight to Pollard at long-on. Low full toss at the stumps, mistimes the slog, Pollard takes it without having to move. Best figures of the season for a bowler. It's also his first four-for in T20s
JC Archer c Pollard b Bumrah 24 (11b 3x4 1x6) SR: 218.18

Ramesh: "Did anyone notice efforts of QDK behind the wickets today. Some excellent stops and catches."

Bumrah to Archer, FOUR runs
swatted wide of long-on again! Short ball at off, drags it with a pull right off the middle
Bumrah to Archer, 2 runs
bouncer at off stump, takes his eyes off that and swats it to deep midwicket's right

Abhi: "@HarryFD, yes I think 'death bowlers' is a sarcastic phrase - they kill their side."

Bumrah to Archer, FOUR runs
low full toss on leg stump, stands tall and whips that to long-on's right
Bumrah to Rajpoot, 1 run
full toss headed for the top of off. Backs away and looks to punch that through the off side. Outside edge stopped on the half-volley by QDK, to his right
Bumrah to Archer, 1 run
full at off stump, drives firmly to long-off
end of over 179 runs
RR: 124/8CRR: 7.29 • RRR: 23.33 • Need 70 runs from 18b
Jofra Archer13 (6)
Ankit Rajpoot1 (3)
Trent Boult4-0-26-2
Jasprit Bumrah3-0-8-3

HarryFD: "It's funny how all the overseas quicks doing well this year are for the most part test style bowlers, Boult, Pattinson, Cummins, Rabada Nortje doing better than T Curran, Jordan and Cottrell who you'd think were more white ball specialists. Although the difference maybe is more a pace thing, apart from S Curran the vast majority of successful bowlers can touch 140+. "

Boult to Archer, 1 run
full on leg stump, looks for the flick, gets a leading edge towards sweeper cover

back over the wicket

Boult to Rajpoot, 1 run
good length outside off, sliced to sweeper's left

Goes around the wicket

Boult to Rajpoot, no run
full on off stump, patted out to mid-off on the front foot