RR vs MI Highlights: Table-toppers Rajasthan continues their charge for qualifications, Mumbai stutters again

RR vs MI Highlights: Table-toppers Rajasthan continues their charge for qualifications, Mumbai stutters again

Rajasthan Royals have now won seven of their eight IPL 2024 games so far and has all but sealed their deal for qualifications. Mumbai Indians, meanwhile, have a lot to catchup as they have clinched just three of their eight games thus far

RR vs MI highlights: The Royals reigned supreme at Jaipur, crushing MI by 9 wickets to maintain their IPL 2024 charge. Yashasvi Jaiswal was unstoppable, smashing an unbeaten century (104* off 60 balls) and dismantling the MI attack. Early dismissals by Trent Boult and Sandeep Sharma had crippled Mumbai’s batting, who could only manage 179.

Chasing, Jaiswal and Jos Buttler tore into the bowling before Piyush Chawla got the breakthrough. Jaiswal continued his blitz, securing a comfortable win and his second IPL ton. Sandeep Sharma’s wily five-wicket haul earned him the Player of the Match award. This dominant display by RR is a stark warning to their competitors.

Yuzvendra Chahal goes 200-strong, marks a huge record

Yuzvendra Chahal’s bowling figures against MI might not have been eye-catching (1/48), but his solitary wicket held immense significance. He dismissed Mohammad Nabi, etching his name in IPL history as the first bowler to reach the incredible milestone of 200 wickets. This achievement marks a remarkable journey for Chahal, solidifying his position as a true legend of the IPL. The wily leg-spinner looked to the sky and thanked God after bagging his historic scalp.

Sandeep Sharma wreaks havoc, registers the best figures in IPL 2024 so far

Sandeep Sharma’s return to form was a sight to behold for RR fans. After recovering from injury, he ripped through the MI batting lineup with exceptional bowling. His figures of 5/18 in just four overs were not only the best performance in IPL 2024 so far, but also his career-best in T20 cricket. The experienced pacer thrived in the Jaipur conditions, dismissing key batsmen like Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, and Gerald Coetzee. His spell effectively dismantled the Mumbai batting order, paving the way for a comfortable RR victory.

Match No. 100 for Hardik Pandya

It was a bittersweet night for Hardik Pandya. Though his team fell short of victory, it was a momentous occasion for the skipper himself. The match marked Pandya’s 100th appearance for the MI, a franchise he’s been instrumental for since his IPL debut in 2015.

This milestone was celebrated in style as Pandya was commemorated with a special jersey with the number 100 during the presentation before the second innings. He’s been a key player in their four IPL title victories, solidifying his place as a MI superstar.

Jaiswal storms with a splendid IPL hundred to seal the deal for RR

Yashasvi Jaiswal silenced his doubters with a magnificent innings against MI. Prior to this match, his IPL 2024 campaign had been underwhelming. However, in Jaipur, he transformed into an unstoppable force, hammering the MI bowlers to all corners of the ground. Jaiswal’s knock was a masterclass in clean hitting, as he struck the ball at a staggering rate of 173.3. His brutal assault yielded a magnificent century, studded with 9 boundaries and a whopping 7 sixes. This knock will serve as a much-needed confidence booster for Jaiswal, hopefully propelling him towards a successful remainder of the IPL season.


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