Result
20th Match (N), Abu Dhabi, Oct 6 2020, Indian Premier League
193/4
(18.1/20 ov, target 194)
136
Mum Indians won by 57 runs
Player Of The Match
Mumbai Indians
2:19
1m
• Deivarayan Muthu

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

Match centre 
Scorer: Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Varun Shetty
Scorecard summary
Mumbai Indians193/4(20 overs)
Rajasthan Royals136(18.1 overs)

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.

18.1
w
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 from 12b
Ankit Rajpoot2 (4)
Jasprit Bumrah4-0-20-4
Trent Boult4-0-26-2
17.6
w
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."

17.5
4
Bumrah to Archer, FOUR runs
swatted wide of long-on again! Short ball at off, drags it with a pull right off the middle
17.4
2
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."

17.3
4
Bumrah to Archer, FOUR runs
low full toss on leg stump, stands tall and whips that to long-on's right
17.2
1
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
17.1
1
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 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+. "

16.6
1
Boult to Archer, 1 run
full on leg stump, looks for the flick, gets a leading edge towards sweeper cover

back over the wicket

16.5
1
Boult to Rajpoot, 1 run
good length outside off, sliced to sweeper's left

Goes around the wicket

16.4
Boult to Rajpoot, no run
full on off stump, patted out to mid-off on the front foot
16.3
1
Boult to Archer, 1 run
full on off stump, squeezed down to long-off
16.2
6
Boult to Archer, SIX runs
just over deep midwicket. Slower short ball and a nice swinging height for Jofra on the pull
16.1
Boult to Archer, no run
yorker outside off, beaten on the slash
end of over 162 runs • 2 wicket
RR: 115/8CRR: 7.18 • RRR: 19.75 • Need 79 from 24b
Ankit Rajpoot0 (1)
Jofra Archer5 (2)
Jasprit Bumrah3-0-8-3
Kieron Pollard2-0-24-1
15.6
Bumrah to Rajpoot, no run
yorker at leg stump, stabbed out to mid-on

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."

15.5
w
Bumrah to Gopal, OUT
taken behind. That rose up at Gopal, and then it rose up at QDK too. Some fire in that delivery. Short of a length, just outside off. Looks to stab it down to third man and gets the outside edge. QDK is...let's say woken up by that one, to his right
S Gopal c †de Kock b Bumrah 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
15.4
1
Bumrah to Archer, 1 run
yorker at off stump, pushed to sweeper cover

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."

15.3
1
Bumrah to Gopal, 1 run
short and just outside off, runs it to third man's right
15.2
w
Bumrah to Tewatia, OUT
nails another yorker and that's deflected onto the stumps off his back leg. Got the front leg out of the way and tried to whip it leg side, but that was too good for him
R Tewatia b Bumrah 5 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33
Best performances - batsmen
SA Yadav
79 runs (47)
11 fours
2 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
cover drive
16 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
211686160210
JC Buttler
70 runs (44)
4 fours
5 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
pull
24 runs
1 fours
3 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
JJ Bumrah
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
4
Eco
5.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
JL Pattinson
O
3.1
M
0
R
19
W
2
Eco
6.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossMumbai Indians , elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2020
Player Of The Match
Suryakumar Yadav
Season2020/21
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50- 21.20
Match days06 October 2020 - night match (20-over match)
Twenty20 debut
Kartik Tyagi
Umpires
Virender Sharma
Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
Chris Gaffaney
Reserve Umpire
Ulhas Gandhe
Match Referee
Shakti Singh
PointsMumbai Indians 2, Rajasthan Royals 0