Mumbai Indians have made one hell of a comeback by hammering Rajasthan as they went on to finish the chase in 50 balls with 8 wickets to spare. Initially, MI invited Royals to bat first on a tough Sharjah pitch. RR despite a great start in the powerplay totally faltered as the match progressed and ended up posting a very low total of 90/9 at end of 20 overs. Rajasthan batters had no answer for the terrific spell from Nathan Coulter-Nile and Jimmy Neesham, thus wickets started to fell like pack of cards.
Mumbai made two changes in their Playing XI (brought Jimmy Neesham and Ishan Kishan for Krunal Pandya and Quinton de Kock respectively) which worked very well in their favour as Ishan Kishan made a quick-fire fifty despite playing a maiden over while Neesham bowled an extraordinary spell for the side. Mumbai would now be hoping that this Royals side will manage to beat the Knight Riders for them to enter playoffs easily.
Numbers and Stats from RR vs MI game:
70 - Mumbai Indians won this game with 70 balls to spare against the Royals side. MI also have become the only side to chase a target inside 10 overs twice in the IPL history.
Largest margin of victories in IPL (by balls left):
MI - 87 balls against KKR in 2008
KTK - 76 balls against RR in 2011
PBKS - 73 balls against DC in 2017
RCB - 71 balls against PBKS in 2018
MI - 70 balls against RR in 2021
90/9 - Rajasthan Royals posted a total of 90/9 after batting first in the match against Mumbai Indians, which is one of the lowest totals.
Lowest total in IPL after batting full 20 overs:
KKR - 84/8 vs RCB, 2020
RR - 90/9 vs MI, 2021
PBKS - 92/8 vs CSK, 2009
4/14 - Nathan Coulter-Nile has recorded bowling figure of 4/14 in the game against RR.
Best bowling figure for MI in IPL:
Alzarri Joseph -6/12 vs SRH (2019)
Lasith Malinga - 5/13 vs DC (2011)
Harbhajan Singh - 5/18 vs CSK (2011)
Munaf Patel - 5/21 vs PBKS (2011)
Jasprit Bumrah - 4/14 vs DC (2020)
Nathan Coulter-Nile - 4/14 vs RR (2021)
5 - Ishan Kishan smashed his fifth fifty-plus score in IPL in UAE.
Most 50+ scores for MI in IPL in UAE:
Ishan Kishan - 5
Quinton de Kock - 5
Rohit Sharma / Suryakumar Yadav - 4
1 - Chetan Sakariya became the first RR bowler to bowl a maiden over in IPL 2021.
134 - Jasprit Bumrah has bowled most dot balls (134) in IPL 2021 so far.
10 - Ishan Kishan became tenth batter to complete 1000 runs for the Mumbai Indians.