IPL 2022: Post Match Analysis: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals

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Mumbai Indians have finally managed to clinch a win in their 9th game of the season.

They easily beat the Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets in yesterday’s clash.

Birthday boy Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl first at Navi Mumbai.

It was once again Jos Buttler who paved the way for Rajasthan Royals by smashing 67 off 52 balls.

But the middle-order for RR did not stand up to the occasion and were blown away by the bowling attack of Mumbai.

R Ashwin then pumped things up a bit for Rajasthan by playing a short cameo of 21 from 9 balls.

Rajasthan Royals ultimately ended up with just 158/6 on the board.

Mumbai Indians needed 159 runs to win their first-ever game of the season.

Rohit Sharma was out quickly for 2 runs.

Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma laid the foundation for Mumbai Indians’ win and Daniel Sams finished things off with a single six hit in the last over off Kuldeep Sen.

Player of the Match

Suryakumar Yadav for his 51 (39)

Post Match Reactions

Sanju Samson, Rajasthan Royals skipper said that the team should have scored more runs as there was always the appearance of dew in the second innings. Mentioned that all 4 venues are playing differently at different times. Ended by saying that batting was a bit tough on the pitch as it was a two-paced wicket.

Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians captain said that they will gladly take this win. Mentioned that his bowlers did their jobs pretty well and kept applying constant pressure on Rajasthan Royals’ batters. Added that this was the team that they played with at the start of the tournament but after tinkering around with a few other combinations, they kept losing matches. Mentioned that had they won the crucial phases in their previous games, they would have won those games as well. Ended by saying that Hrithik Shokeen and Kumar Kartikeya are both very talented and brave bowlers and know what they are doing.

Next Match

Rajasthan Royals will next play Kolkata Knight Riders on the 2nd of May at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Mumbai Indians will next be facing Gujarat Titans on the 6th of May at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.

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