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Highlights, Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2018: K Gowtham guides RR to 3-wicket win

Get highlights of Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs (MI) Mumbai Indians, Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur here. The Royals won by three wickets and two balls to spare

cricket Updated: Apr 22, 2018 23:59 IST
Sandip Sikdar
Sandip Sikdar
Hindustan Times
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K Gowtham guided Rajasthan Royals to a thrilling win in the Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL 2018) over Mumbai Indians at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Sunday. Get highlights of Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs (MI) Mumbai Indians, Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur here.(BCCI)

K Gowtham guided the Rajasthan Royals to a thrilling three-wicket victory over the Mumbai Indians in an exciting Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 game at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Sunday night. Mumbai Indians won the toss and score 167/7 with opener Suryakumar Yadav top-scoring with 72 while Ishan Kishan made a commendable 58. IPL debutant Jofra Archer was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3/23 in his four overs. In reply, the Royals started steadily but lost their way until K Gowtham played a beautiful cameo of 33 not out to guide the Royals to their third win.Sanju Samson top-scored with 52 while all-rounder Ben Stokes played an important knock of 40. Get highlights of Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs (MI) Mumbai Indians, Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur here (SCORECARD | LIVE STREAMING INFO)

23:59 hrs IST: Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Thanks for joining in

23:55 hrs IST: What a thriller this game was! What a fantastic game of cricket

23:50 hrs IST: Four and then a six! K Gowtham has rescued the Royals by three wickets and two balls to spare! What a thrilling win!

23:46 hrs IST: Archer is out! He departs for 8 and Hardik Pandya picks up his second wicket

23:44 hrs IST: K Gowtham is turning it around for the Royals, who need just 10 off the last 6 balls

23:41 hrs IST: Jofra Archer and K Gowtham need to do some big hitting if Royals are to win this match

23:39 hrs IST: Six and four by K Gowtham! Royals need 28 off 12

23:36 hrs IST: And that is another! Klaasen departs for a golden duck! The Royals are crumbling here. They are 126/6 in 17.2 overs

23:33 hrs IST: Jofra Archer defends and it is not a hat-trick

23:32 hrs IST: 2 in 2 for Jasprit Bumrah! He clean bowls Jos Buttler for 6!

23:30 hrs IST: Royals need 43 off 22 with six wickets in hand

23:28 hrs IST: OUT! Sanju Samson has holed it out to deep mid-wicket for 52! Big wicket for the Mumbai Indians

23:25 hrs IST: Two runs and ninth fifty for Sanju Samson, second this 2018 IPL. He is the leading run-getter for Royals this season so far. He could guide them to yet another victory. Not many big hits but simple ones and twos

23:22 hrs IST: 50 runs needed off the last 5 overs, exactly 10 per over. Samson and Jos Buttler at the crease

23:19 hrs IST: Sanju Samson is again the leading run-scorer of IPL 2018m, overtaking Virat Kohli

23:16 hrs IST: Bowled! Change in script! Ben Stokes is bowled round his legs for 40 by Hardik Pandya

23:15 hrs IST: 58 more needed off 36 deliveries and Stokes and Samson are heading for their half-centuries

23:12 hrs IST: Stokes slaps the delivery and hard. It goes for four at the extra cover boundary

23:10 hrs IST: The Royals have crossed the 100-run mark

23:08 hrs IST: Was opting to bat a bad decision at the toss by Rohit Sharma?

23:06 hrs IST: The Royals need 71 off 47. This looks easy for them

23:04 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians under pressure. 2 wides in this over by Krunal Pandya

23:03 hrs IST: Six and then a four from the willow of Ben Stokes

23:01 hrs IST: Rajasthan Royals are 86/2 in 11 overs

22:59 hrs IST: Good field placement by Rohit Sharma. While he has cut down on the boundaries, his bowlers are not being able to pick up wickets

22:57 hrs IST: Yes the run rate is going up for the Royals but the advantage is that they have eight wickets in hand and two solid batsmen in the form of Samson and Stokes at the crease

22:54 hrs IST: Exactly 100 runs needed off 62 deliveries

22:50 hrs IST: Not much to speak about. The boundaries have dried up but the 1s and 2s are coming

22:45 hrs IST The Rajasthan Royals are slowly and steadily progressing towards their target. Not too many risks

22:40 hrs IST: Rajasthan Royals need 114 off 76 with eight wickets in hand

22:35 hrs IST: Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson at the crease. Royals’ chase depends a lot on these two batsmen

22:31 hrs IST: Rahane is out for 14! Big wicket for the Mumbai Indians

22:29 hrs IST: Rahane and Samson are both batting on 14 not out

22:21 hrs IST: After five overs, the Royals are 36/1 with Sanju Samson and Ajinkya Rahane at the crease

22:15 hrs IST: Krunal Pandya strikes for Mumbai Indians as Rahul Tripathi gifts his wicket! RR 14/1 after 2.2 overs

22:11 hrs IST: Jasprit Bumrah operating from the other end and the batsmen are finding it difficult to read his length. This will be an interesting passage of play with Rahane at the crease. RR 12/0

22:06 hrs IST: Rahul Tripathi gets the first boundary of his innings as Rajasthan Royals are off to a good start in the first over. RR 9/0

21:57 hrs IST: We await the hosts to come out and bat now

21:55 hrs IST: Superb performance by Archer too. Those three wickets turned the momentum of the game in favour of the Royals

21:53 hrs IST: Brilliant comeback by the home team. In the last 35 balls, Mumbai Indians scored only 37 runs for six wickets

21:50 hrs IST: Okay that is it. Mumbai Indians have scored 167/7 in their 20 overs

21:46 hrs IST: Last over coming up, MI are 159/7

21:45 hrs IST: On a hat-trick but no Archer will settle for that. 3/23 from his four overs, Mr Archer. What a performance in his debut match for the man from Barbados. Quite a talent

21:43 hrs IST: Jofra Archer is on a role! Three wickets in one over! Krunal Pandya, then brother Hardik Pandya (7) is bowled and now Mitchell McClenaghan is also bowled for a golden duck!

21:40 hrs IST: OUT! Maiden IPL wicket for Archer as he removes Krunal Pandya for 7

21:37 hrs IST: 13 runs off that Jaydev Unadkat over. Pollard and Krunal Pandya have just two more overs left. MI 154/4 after 18 overs

21:35 hrs IST:On IPL debut, Jofra Archer can touch 148 kph, bowls slower balls at 104 kph, gets some late swing in, quite a prospect is the West Indies bowling all-rounder. No wonder he was bought for Rs.7.2 crore

21:33 hrs IST: No boundaries for quite some time now. RR have applied the brakes

21:30 hrs IST: The Rajasthan Royals have fought back when they saw their chance. Following the wicket of Kishan they immediately put the breaks on Mumbai Indians, who have now lost four wickets in total

21:27 hrs IST: And Rohit Sharma is run out for 0! Big blow for Mumbai Indians

21:25 hrs IST: Pollard and captain Rohit Sharma at the crease for the visitors

21:24 hrs IST: And now Suryakumar Yadav departs for 72 off 47 balls. Very strong innings from the right hander

21:20 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians are 135/2 after 15 overs. A total in excess of 180?

21:18 hrs IST: Kieron Pollard comes in to bat for Mumbai Indians. Big hitting time

21:15 hrs IST: OUT! Ishan Kishan finally departs for 58. Well played young man. Very good innings. Partnership of 129 runs comes to an end

21:12 hrs IST: With both Suryakumar and Ishan Kishan targeting Shreyas Gopal, Rajasthan Royals’ most economical bowler so far in the season, Ajinkya Rahane’s side are really lacking bowling depth with Unadkat also struggling

21:09 hrs IST: After 13 overs, Mumbai Indians are 121/1. This partnership is now running at 120 runs

21:05 hrs IST: Ishan Kishan, who was looking quite jittery at the start, has also brought up his half-century, his second in the Indian Premier League

21:03 hrs IST: After 12 overs, Mumbai Indians are 112/1. This is the time for them to accelerate

21:00 hrs IST: At 61, this is Suryakumar Yadav’s highest score in IPL

20:56 hrs IST: Yadav and Kishan also bring up their 100-run partnership! Impressive

20:54 hrs IST: 100 runs come up for Mumbai Indians

20:51 hrs IST: Dropped! K Gowtham drops Yadav, a simple catch at long on. Now misfield by RR. Things not going well for Rajasthan Royals

20:48 hrs IST: Half-century for Suryakumar Yadav, his third in IPL and second this season. Superb performance from the opener

20:42 hrs IST: After 9 overs, Mumbai Indians are 75/1. This is looking good for the visiting team now after that slow start

20:36 hrs IST: Suryakumar Yadav has taken charge of the situation and could be heading for a half-century

20:33 hrs IST: Leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal comes into the attack for the hosts

20:29 hrs IST: End of powerplay, Mumbai Indians are 43/1

20:27 hrs IST: Two sixes and a boundary, 18 runs in total off that Dhawal Kulkarni over

20:25 hrs IST: After five overs, Mumbai Indians are 35/1. They are slowly building their innings

20:22 hrs IST: SIX! Finally Kishan is coming into his own

20:20 hrs IST: Over 145 kmph consistently in Jofra Archer’s first over. Quickest delivery 148 kmph. Deceptively quick is the 23-year-old

20:18 hrs IST: Kishan has scored just 2 runs off nine balls

20:14 hrs IST: After three overs, Mumbai Indians are 11/1

20:11 hrs IST: Ishan Kishan has come out but he almost got out!

20:07 hrs IST: MI are 1/1 after 1 over

20:04 hrs IST: Bowled! Mumbai Indians have lost Evin Lewis right at the start and that too for a golden duck. Dhawal Kulkarni has delivered!

20:00 hrs IST: Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis open for Mumbai Indians while Dhawa Kulkarni has the ball in his hand

19:55 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians retain their winning XI but the Royals have brought in two changes - Dhawal Kulkarni comes in for Stuart Binny while Jofra Archer replaces Ben Laughlin

19:50 hrs IST: And here is the playing XI for the home team, Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Heinrich Klaasen, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat

19:45 hrs IST: Here is the Mumbai Indians playing XI: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (captain), Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman

19:40 hrs IST: Meanwhile the Chennai Super Kings have defeated the Sunrisers Hyderabad by four runs in a thriller

19:36 hrs IST: Unusual decision at the toss, this. Usually captains opt to bowl

19:30 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians have won the toss and opted to bat!

19:25 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, won their first game after three consecutive losses and would want to continue their momentum

19:20 hrs IST: The Royals have now lost two games on the trot and will be eyeing a victory tonight at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur

19:15 hrs IST: While Rajasthan Royals are sixth in the table with two wins and three losses, Mumbai Indians are seventh with one win but three losses

19:10 hrs IST: Both teams being in the lower half of the table, will be looking to earn victories which can significantly boost them in this tournament

19:05 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the IPL 2018 match between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians

Rajasthan Royals’ bowling, consisting of the most expensive buy (Ben Stokes) and the most expensive Indian (Jaydev Unadkat), has failed to live up to expectations so far. Spinners Shreyas Gopal and K Gowtham have not been backed up by pacers.

On the other hand, Mumbai Indians’ bowling is solid with the likes of young leg-spinner Mayank Markande bowling brilliantly. Krunal Pandya adds depth to the attack comprising Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell McClenaghan and Mustafizur Rahman. The game against Rajasthan Royals gives the perennial slow-starters of IPL a chance to sustain their winning momentum.

First Published: Apr 22, 2018 18:25 IST