Player of the Match
Player of the Match
129dThe Report by Peter Della Penna

Buttler fifty sets up sloppy Royals win

The result ended Mumbai's three-match winning streak while Royals notched just their second win of the season

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JC Buttler
JC Buttler
89(43) 8x4 - 7x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 24 runs
  • 0x4 - 4x6
8 5 12 4 14 7 30 9
Q de Kock
Q de Kock
81(52) 6x4 - 4x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 20 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
2 9 3 9 18 23 5 12

Best performances - Bowlers

KH Pandya
O4
M0
R34
W3
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JC Archer
O4
M0
R39
W3
Eco9.75
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

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.

19.3
4
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
19.2
0
HH Pandya to Gopal, no run, banged in short on middle, backs away. Swings again and misses
19.1
2
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

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

  • Shreyas Gopal7 (4b)
  • Krishnappa Gowtham0 (1b)
  • Jasprit Bumrah4-0-23-2
  • Krunal Pandya4-0-34-3
18.6
1
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
18.5
4
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
18.4
0
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

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