Suryakumar Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah dismantle Rajasthan Royals
Suryakumar Yadav's blistering 79 and Bumrah's four-for pushed Mumbai to top of the table
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.
Ramesh: "Did anyone notice efforts of QDK behind the wickets today. Some excellent stops and catches."
Abhi: "@HarryFD, yes I think 'death bowlers' is a sarcastic phrase - they kill their side."
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+. "
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Prasad: "Its still early, but looks like DC and MI are looking like the frontrunners that everyone expected them to be, with the middle of the table very crowded and every team having a chance to get in on one of the two remaining spots."
Dhaval : "Can't see a strong team like RR fade away after such a good start to the tournament. They need a quick turnaround from next match which I hope Sir Ben Stokes will bring around if he's available. Want to see RR in the playoffs."