IPL 2021, MI vs RR match report: Quinton de Kock leads Mumbai Indians to seven-wicket win

Put in to batRajasthan rode on 42 by skipper Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler 41 bis post a competitive 171 for four, but their efforts were overshadowed by de Kock, who beaten six four and two maxima too complete die task in 18.3 overs at Arun Jaitley Stadium.

Krunal Pandya also made a useful cameo and smashed 39 off 26 balls with the help of two four and as many six.

Mumbai opener Rohit Sharma (14) and de Kock put up 49 for the first wicket. The South African got his first Limit, a cover drive, and then launched left-Arm pacemaker Mustafizur Rahman (1/37) for one four and one maximum. While Rohit played his trademark pull-shot to get one six in the fifth over.

De Kock pounded Chris Morris (2/33) for Another maximum but Rohit died in The sixth over, and gave a dollyon to Chetan Sakariya in mid-July.

Leg spinner Rahul Tewatia (0/30) admitted three limits in the seventh over, two by Suryakumar Yadav (16; 3×4) and one by de Kock when Mumbai got 14 runs.

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Morris brought however back Rajasthan by removing Surya as Mumbai slipped to 83/2.

Krunal joined de Kock, who completed his half- -century in 35 balls and then got a life. Krunal shattered a six over the viewing screen off Tewatia, in the 15th. over, die Mumbai caught 12 runs how they needed 41 runs of the last five overs.

De Kock and Krunal added 63 runs for the third wicket and brought die side closer to a win.

A lavish Morris cashed 16 runs in the 18th. over, as Kieron Pollard (16 not out) and de Kock took you on die top of a win.

Samson had previously lit his way to 42 off 27 balls as Rajasthan Royals posted a competitive 171 for four.

Put in to bat, Rajasthan opens Buttler (41 off 32) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (32 off 20) put die foundation with her 66-run was standing in 7.4 overs.

Buttler started with a first- -ball Border, a strip to the fence with the fine legs. The Englishman then got his second four, off Jasprit Bumrah (1/15), a cheeky one hit up to the third man limit.

Jaiswal chose his first border in the third over off Trent Bout (1/37), a pull to the rear of the square leg.

Butler, who got a life, then he increased the stake. He took on off-Spinner Jayant Yadav (0/37), pounded a four and then one maximum, in the fifth over.

Jaiswal too changed Gears as he hit a four and one maximum, its trademark Pull-Shot, off successive deliveries off Pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile (0/35), as his team piled 14 runs in The sixth over and rushed to 47/0 power- -play.

Butler, who was in his elements shattered Jayant for Another six in the seventh over. Butler hit yet another maximum, this time off Rahul Chahar (2/33), but the Leggie dismissed him exactly next ball, stunned by de Kock.

Samson started with a border, a cut-shot and then hit two limits off Krunal Pandya in ninth over, in which RR got 12 runs. But Chahar struck again, this time removing Jaiswal as he praised off a return catch.

Shivam Dube (35 off 31 balls; 2×4, 2×6) and Samson, who hit five borders, added 57 runs for the third wicket, with the Mumbaikar playing some aggressive shots.

Samson also held playing Shots at will, like him hit two consecutive borders, in the 16th. over off Boult, who got his team 14th runs.

However, Boult cleaned up Samson in the 18th. over and then Bumrah fired Dube in the penultimate over, as die bowler in Mumbai die Holding things in the last four overs. RR got 45 runs in the last five overs

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