April 20, 2024
MI vs RR
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MI vs RR IPL Live Score 2024 Update: Mumbai Indians faced off against Rajasthan Royals in a thrilling encounter. A commendable opening spell by Jasprit Bumrah and the young talent Kwena Maphaka set the tone for Mumbai Indians, but it was not enough to defend their modest target of 126. Despite a valiant effort from Aakash Madhwal, Riyan Parag’s exceptional batting performance secured victory for Rajasthan Royals, with six wickets in hand and 27 balls to spare.

Maphaka marked his IPL debut with a breakthrough, dismissing Yashasvi Jaiswal in the very first over. Bumrah kept the pressure on the opposition, though he remained wicketless during the powerplay. However, Madhwal’s crucial strikes, including the dismissals of Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler, kept Mumbai Indians in contention. Despite Madhwal’s efforts, Parag’s resilient innings dashed any hopes of a miraculous comeback for MI.

Earlier in the match, Mumbai Indians struggled against the onslaught of Trent Boult and Yuzvendra Chahal, managing only 125/9 in their allotted overs. Boult and Nandre Burger wreaked havoc in the powerplay, leaving Mumbai reeling. Captain Hardik Pandya and Tilak Varma attempted to stage a recovery, but their efforts fell short against Rajasthan’s disciplined bowling attack.

The atmosphere at the Wankhede Stadium was tense, with vocal disapproval directed towards Pandya as Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bowl first. Boult’s early strikes, dismissing Rohit Sharma, Naman Dhir, and Dewald Brevis for golden ducks, added to Mumbai’s woes.

Pandya provided a glimmer of hope with a quickfire 34 off 21 balls, but it was Varma who partnered effectively with him, contributing 34 off 21 himself. However, Chahal’s pivotal wickets in the death overs halted Mumbai’s momentum. Tim David struggled to accelerate the innings, managing only 17 off 24 balls before falling victim to Chahal’s guile.

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