IPL 2018 MI vs RR: Mumbai manages to post 168/6 against Rajasthan
Mumbai: Despite getting a flamboyant start after being put in to bat first, Mumbai Indians (MI) could only post 168/6 against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.
Evin Lewis played a magnificent inning of 60 runs off 42 balls with 4 fours and 4 sixes, while his opening partner Suryakumar Yadav scored 38 runs off 31 balls with 7 boundaries. The duo added 87 runs for the first wicket in 10.4 overs.
MI Skipper Rohit Sharma continued his inconsistency with the willow getting out for a golden duck. Ishan Kishan scored 12 runs off 11 balls with one boundary while Krunal Pandya added 3 runs off 7 balls.
Hardik Pandya played the perfect cameo to raise his team's total. He scored 36 runs off 21 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes. Ben Cutting also contributed 10 runs off 7 balls with a six.
Jofra Archer was once again wonderful. He conceded only 16 runs in his four overs and also picked up two important wickets. Ben Stokes also bowled a fine spell of four overs giving away only 26 runs and managing two scalps.
Dhawal Kulkarni, though went for 43 runs, but got the all important wicket of Lewis. Jaydev Unadkat also gave away 37 runs in his four overs and bagged a wicket.
MI will have to put up a great show with the ball to restrict an upbeat RR side from chasing down a modest 169-run target.