Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

JC Buttler
JC Buttler
94(53) 9x4 - 5x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 20 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
0 2 7 1 16 14 37 17
E Lewis
60(42) 4x4 - 4x6
Control %65%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 7 5 8 2 21 10 7

Best performances - Bowlers

JC Archer
O4
M0
R16
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
BA Stokes
BA Stokes
O4
M0
R26
W2
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Commentator: Andrew Miller

END OF OVER:
18 | 18 Runs 1 Wkt | RR: 171/3 | RR: 9.50

  • Jos Buttler94 (53b)
  • Ben Stokes0 (0b)
  • Hardik Pandya4-0-52-2
  • Mitchell McClenaghan4-0-28-0

So, that's it from the Wankhede. It's been a remarkable night from a player in remarkable form. Til next time, whenever that may be, goodnight!

The Man of the Match, no surprises, is Jos Buttler, who's so keen to talk he's forgotten his cheque! "I'm really enjoying it, found some good form, it's a do-or-die situation and I'm full of confidence so want to keep it going."

"I've spent a lot of time batting in the middle order so if I can bat through the first six overs I can tie the two together."

"Nice to come back here, I enjoyed my time at Mumbai and it properly helped to know the conditions. I'm in a good head-space and looking forward to the next game."

11.45pm Here's Rahane: "Our discussion before the match was get used to these conditions because they are completely different. Two games to go and I want our boys to stand up."

But don't forget, there's plenty to come in other sports. Barcelona travel to Levante in their penultimate La Liga game, looking to go unbeaten through the season. A little later, the NBA playoffs kick off with the Cavs taking on the Celtics. You can head over to ESPN.in to watch all the action live.

11.40pm So, what is there left to say about that? Buttler has moved up to open the innings and has torn up the IPL with some eye-popping displays of power, and have leapfrogged MI with this victory, they've got two more matches in which to make a serious push for the play-offs. On this evidence, who'd bet against them?

Ganesh: "Oh these Brits and their love for royal, they flourish under royal's don't they! Hail queen elizabeth :-)" Well quite, and there's a Royal Wedding next weekend too! Auspicious much? It's clearly written in the stars for RR!

Rohit Sharma "We should have got 15-20 more, but I don't want to be too harsh, we have played some good cricket. Innings like this can happen, we just have to keep our heads up."

"Jos Buttler has been in great form, he didn't give us any chances, but we bowled very well. We need to see how we can come back in the next two games."

Fittingly, Stokes his England team-mate was out there at the finish, but he was as much of a bystander as the Mumbai fielders. What an innings, what a run of form!

The other notable aspect of that win is that CSK are through... yet again. Every time they've been involved since the debut season in 2008, they've been there at the bitter end...

17.6
6
HH Pandya to Buttler, SIX runs, finished in style! Stunning feat of beast-mode batting, clobbered violently into the midwicket stands, and the Royals have stolen a critical march on Mumbai in the battle for the play-offs...

So, Jos to finish it off? With all this consistency, Buttler has made a rapid climb up the Smart Stats table. His 498 runs before this game have been worth 69 more considering match context, which puts him at number 4 for this season. Should only go higher up after this knock.

17.5
W
HH Pandya to Samson, OUT, an inside-out slap over the off side, but he hasn't got enough on this, and holes out to deep point! Comfortably snaffled by the sub Chahar

SV Samson c sub (RD Chahar) b HH Pandya 26 (14b 2x4 2x6) SR: 185.71

17.4
0
HH Pandya to Samson, no run, through to the keeper this time, but it's a dot ball too late
17.3
6
HH Pandya to Samson, SIX runs, Samson has no interest in landmarks, he just wants a quick finish! Powered over cow corner, and this one is utterly cooked!
17.2
6
HH Pandya to Samson, SIX runs, slower ball, too short, and Samson responds with arguably the most massive spank of the night! High and mighty into the floodlights and 20 rows back!

Aishwarya Nair: "Miller, What is the probability of Butler getting a hundred ? Hopefully enough runs would be left for him ." Well, it's two blows, so fairly high, if you put it like that!

17.1
0
HH Pandya to Samson, no run, fully forward, driven into the covers

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st9DJM ShortJC Buttler
2nd95AM RahaneJC Buttler
3rd61JC ButtlerSV Samson
4th6JC ButtlerBA Stokes