A disciplined bowling efficiency helped Mumbai Indians prohibit Rajasthan Royals to 158/6 regardless of a hard-fought fifty from Jos Buttler (67 off 52) in match No 44 of IPL 2022 on the Dr DY Patil Stadium, right here on Saturday.
Other than Buttler, Ravichandran Ashwin (21 off 9) was the principle contributor with the bat for Rajasthan. The likes of Devdutt Padikkal (15), Sanju Samson (16) and Daryl Mitchell (17) received good begins however didn’t convert them to huge innings.
Put into bat first, openers Dedvdutt Padikkal and Jos Buttler gave Rajasthan a gradual begin regardless of getting lifelines by Mumbai fielders. It was Daniel Sams, who dropped Buttler within the 2nd over of the innings bowled by Jasprit Bumrah after which Tim David dropped a easy catch of Padikkal within the very subsequent over.
Younger spinner Hirthik Shokeen lastly dismissed Padikkal (15) within the fifth over to offer the primary breakthrough for Mumbai Indians. Skipper Sanju Samson, who got here to bat subsequent, scored a quickfire 16 in simply 7 balls with two sixes however he as soon as once more failed to hold his innings longer and received out to debutant Kumar Kartikeya, leaving Rajasthan at 54-2 after 7.2 overs.
Regardless of dropping his batting companions on the different finish, Buttler tried to up the ante however he wasn’t in a position to do it as a result of disciplined bowling by Mumbai and slowness of the pitch. The fixed strain from the MI bowlers dried the boundaries throughout the center section and finally introduced the wicket of Daryl Mitchell within the very first ball of the fifteenth over bowled by Sams. �
Quickly, Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma took a punt and handed the spinner Shoukeen the sixteenth over. Buttler smashed the teenager for 4 again to again sixes, missed the fifth ball and finally fell on the final supply whereas making an attempt to hit one other six.
Ashwin got here in and performed a positive cameo which offered the enhance to RR’s innings earlier than getting out. Nonetheless, Daniel Sams bowled an unimaginable closing over to Shimron Hetmyer, conceding simply 3 runs and restricted Rajasthan to 158/6 in 20 overs.
Riley Meredith (2/24), Hrithik Shokeen (2/47), Daniel Sams (1/32), Kumar Kartikeya (1/19) have been the wicket-takers for Mumbai.
Temporary scores: Rajasthan Royals 158/6 in 20 overs (Jos Buttler 67, Ravichandran Ashwin 21; Riley Meredith 2/24) vs Mumbai Indians