Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    10.4 tries to pull this short one but skews it in the air off the top part of the bat. Unadkat at long leg moves forward and takes a superb low catch. Around shin height 87/1
    13.2 good length, a bit of width, Lewis opens up and slaps but slices it in the air and Sanju Samson moves to his right and snaffles it at deep point 108/3
    10.5 and now Unadkat grabs a chest-height catch. Rohit is out first ball, and Mumbai are losing some ground. Rohit flays a pull to this short ball but it goes straight to long leg. That was travelling and Unadkat reverse-cups and falls over as he completes the catch. That's a brilliant piece of fielding 87/2
    14.2 shortish, it's slower at 113.1kmph, and that gets in the way of Kishan's timing. Skews it off a bit ofa top-edge and Samson judges a catch to perfection at deep midwicket. Moves slightly back and grabs it reverse-cupped with the floodlights in his line of vision 119/4
    19.5 Samson pulls off a blinder. He is a wicketkeeper but he tears across to his right in the outfield and plucks a diving catch at deep midwicket. He tumbles onto the ground but still holds his balance and hangs onto the ball. Full and drifting into the pads, Samson picks it up and shovels a catch. That it was a catch was down to Samson's brilliance 166/6
    16.5 Gowtham nearly drops it. He hangs onto the catch on the rebound. After playing out two dots, Krunal goes for an almighty leg-side swing. He doesn't have the pace to work with. This is the offcutter from Unadkat, bounces from a length outside off, Krunal wants to drag it from there. But he can only skew a catch to long-on, where Gowtham nearly made a mess of it 131/5
    not out
    not out
    9 (lb 2, w 7)
    168/6 (20 Overs, RR: 8.4)
    Fall of wickets: 1-87 (Suryakumar Yadav, 10.4 ov), 2-87 (Rohit Sharma, 10.5 ov), 3-108 (Evin Lewis, 13.2 ov), 4-119 (Ishan Kishan, 14.2 ov), 5-131 (Krunal Pandya, 16.5 ov), 6-166 (Hardik Pandya, 19.5 ov)
    K Gowtham2023011.5053120
    DS Kulkarni4043110.7587100
    JC Archer401624.00140030
    BA Stokes402626.50112110
    S Gopal2021010.5020200
    JD Unadkat403719.2583210

Match Notes

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

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