IPL 2020: RR vs MI - Preview, Post Match Reviews & Discussions

Match 45: Rajasthan Royals will be facing league leaders Mumbai Indians.

The league leaders have lost only one match in its last 5 matches while the Royals team has been on the losing side of 3 out of the last 5 games.

MI have a total of 13 points from 10 matches while RR have 8 points from 11 matches. Steve Smith-led Rajasthan Royals are on the 2nd last spot of the points table.

Playing XI

Rajasthan Royals: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith ©, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma©, Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah


Unreal hitting by Hardik in the end. 79 runs come off the last five overs, and 19th from Jofra went for only 3. Converted good effort from MI to Great!

Usual story for RR as other pacers than Jofra not doing well. Tewatiya was only saving Grace for RR today!

Now let’s see how RR


Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson star as RR beat MI by 8 wickets!

Royals, What a comeback!

Hardik Pandya scored an unbeaten 60 from 21 balls as MI posted a gigantic 195/5 on the board. After electing to bat first, Mumbai lost Quinton de Kock in the first over. But steady knock from Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Saurabh Tiwary laid the perfect platform for Hardik Pandya to explode in the final phase.

Ben Stokes (107*), opening the RR innings in the chase, gave momentum to RR from the first over itself. He added a 100+ partnership with Sanju Samson (54*) to take the chase within eminently manageable proportions in the middle overs. RR finally win by 8 wickets with 10 balls to spare.