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Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, 24th Match Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, 24th Match 07 Friday May 2021 104845000000 Mumbai Indians won by 7 wkts Cricinfo Commentary updated on 07 Friday May 2021 104845000000 RR - 171/4 (20) MI - 172/3 (18.3) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 07 Friday May 2021 104845000000 CRR:  9.30 Player of the Match Quinton de Kock Scorecard Refresh Commentary Relieving win for the Mumbai Indians as they snap a two-match losing streak with this victory. They'll want to make this a habit at this ground and if the pitches remain like they are at the moment, they could be hard to stop. RR need to rethink a bit, especially in the batting order. Today was a classic case with Miller facing just four deliveries while Morris and Tewatia didn't face a ball. That's horrendous usage of resources. They certainly have a lot of things to ponder about. Meanwhile, we're running out of time as the second game isn't far away. So do switch tabs and enjoy the action. Ta ta! Quinton de Kock | Player of the Match : To be totally honest, this is a much better wicket in general than Chennai (bright smile). But no this did skid on a little bit better, had to play the situation. That is all I had to do. The coach and Rohit did ask us to come out and be positive today. That's what we did and we came out on top. (On what he enjoyed most in his innings) Just getting to the team to the end. Haven't done it often, but when I do it I thoroughly enjoy it. I just came out and tried to be positive. That's what the coach said and I said please sign me up I want to be positive. I have played enough to understand how to go about it. I just had to rethink what I have done in the past and do it again here. Rohit Sharma, Winning captain : Absolutely brilliant, we needed this win badly after a couple of losses, we did pretty much everything right, from ball one, very clinical towards the end as well. This is something that was required, we took the responsibility, good to see a complete team effort. We were positive about coming to Delhi, knew this was a good pitch, not like Chennai (laughs), we have  played a lot of games and we do understand the conditions here. A good pitch, small boundaries, you always back yourself to do well , but having said that the bowlers did the job for us, came back pretty well in the death overs, giving 50 odd runs with 7 wickets in hand was a great effort. Playing the conditions well is important, we didn't adapt well in Chennai, but we knew once that leg ended, we were going to play on good pitches. We didn't adapt to those conditions well, but these conditions allowed our batters to come out and play the game they knew well. We have had a lot of discussions, we play in a certain manner and we want to adapt to that. It allows them to be fearless, a few guys can anchor the innings and play around the hitters. It's important to have different characters in the team and that's what we have got. Our bowling pleased me a lot, it's easy to lose confidence when the opposition are doing well, but we stuck to our plans, very happy for Quinny, we know how dangerous he can be at the top of the order, good that he finished off the game. Not to forget, Krunal Pandya's knock was crucial as well. Sanju Samson - Surely, a few runs short, maybe around 20-25 runs short. We were going on nicely (with the bat), but didn't finish well. The bowlers have been doing their job well, but as batsmen, we need to get them a good score to defend. It was a good wicket, the ball was coming on nicely and they (MI) batted really well, as a team, we will need to score more runs as a batting  group. Trust yourself, play positive and fearless cricket - that's all one should do.  19:05 Local Time, 13:35 GMT, 19:05 IST: Change in conditions has brought the change in luck for the defending champions. 172 was always going to be under-par on a pitch that was quite good for batting. And once Mumbai got off to a strong start through de Kock, they were always ahead in the run chase. Krunal also played a lovely hand and his partnership with de Kock erased any little hopes that RR might have had when they got rid of Suryakumar. The pair batted beautifully on an easing surface and RR's bowlers just couldn't curb the run flow. To be honest, they needed at least 180 on this deck if not more to stand a chance. Tells you how badly Samson's men batted at the death and how brilliant MI were with their slog-overs bowling. The game was probably decided there itself. de Kock played the anchor role to perfection and batted through to hold one end up, allowing the others to flourish. 18.3 Mustafizur to Pollard, FOUR , Pollard seals the win in style! No fine leg in place and Mustafizur was drifted onto the pads, easy pickings for the batsman and Pollard glances it away fine down the leg-side to complete the formalities 18.2 Mustafizur to de Kock, 1 run, full toss and de Kock can't get hold of it properly, slugged to deep mid-wicket 18.1 Mustafizur to de Kock, FOUR , up and over! Mustafizur goes full and it's in the slot for de Kock who lofts cleanly over extra cover. Field is up on that side and wide long-off can't get across in time. Was the slower ball but the length was wrong. Just a blow away now, MI MI: 163-3 after 18 overs 17.6 Chris Morris to de Kock, 1 run, slower ball outside off, dabbed away towards point and de Kock will retain strike 17.5 Chris Morris to Pollard, 1 run, short of a length outside off, steered away down to third man 17.4 Chris Morris to Pollard, no run, slower and shorter outside off, chopped to cover Amidst all that fun, we forgot that Pollard needed to have the mandatory concussion check. It's being done. 17.3 Chris Morris to Pollard, leg byes, FOUR , hilarious from Pollard as he waves the ball to reach the fence! Oh this man I tell you, love him or hate him but he is some character on the field. This is a short ball, Pollard ducked early and got struck on the helmet. It trickles away towards the fine leg region and eventually to the ropes 17.2 Chris Morris to Pollard, FOUR , more runs! He wants to finish this in a hurry. Morris doesn't miss the yorker by much but that's enough for Pollard as this low full toss is drop-kicked through mid-wicket 17.1 Chris Morris to Pollard, SIX , extraordinary blow! This shot is a reflection of the fact that MI are loving this pitch here. Pollard stands tall to this good length ball and lofts through the line over extra cover. On the up and easily over the ropes. Such audacity and nonchalance like only Pollard can MI: 147-3 after 17 overs 16.6 Mustafizur to Pollard, 1 run, quite full and straight, driven firmly down the ground to long-on 16.5 Mustafizur to Pollard, no run, dug in short around off, Pollard was walking down the track initially and then decided to evade the bumper. Good awareness from Samson as he has a shy at the striker's end but the West Indian was back in easily Kieron Pollard, right handed bat, comes to the crease 16.4 Mustafizur to Krunal Pandya, out Bowled!! Cleaned up! Krunal is livid with himself as he makes the long walk back to the dugout. Wasn't a threatening delivery from Mustafizur at all, was in the slot for the drive and Krunal probably went too hard on the drive. Got a thick inside edge that cannoned into the sticks. Elation among the RR players but you'd think that this wicket has come a tad too late in the game. Absolute gem of a knock from Krunal though. Krunal Pandya b Mustafizur 39(26) [4s-2 6s-2] Mustafizur to Krunal Pandya, THATS OUT!! Bowled!! Load More Commentary

Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, 24th Match

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Mumbai Indians won by 7 wkts

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 07 Friday May 2021 104845000000

RR - 171/4 (20)
MI - 172/3 (18.3)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 07 Friday May 2021 104845000000
CRR:  9.30

Player of the Match

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Relieving win for the Mumbai Indians as they snap a two-match losing streak with this victory. They'll want to make this a habit at this ground and if the pitches remain like they are at the moment, they could be hard to stop. RR need to rethink a bit, especially in the batting order. Today was a classic case with Miller facing just four deliveries while Morris and Tewatia didn't face a ball. That's horrendous usage of resources. They certainly have a lot of things to ponder about. Meanwhile, we're running out of time as the second game isn't far away. So do switch tabs and enjoy the action. Ta ta!

Quinton de Kock | Player of the Match: To be totally honest, this is a much better wicket in general than Chennai (bright smile). But no this did skid on a little bit better, had to play the situation. That is all I had to do. The coach and Rohit did ask us to come out and be positive today. That's what we did and we came out on top. (On what he enjoyed most in his innings) Just getting to the team to the end. Haven't done it often, but when I do it I thoroughly enjoy it. I just came out and tried to be positive. That's what the coach said and I said please sign me up I want to be positive. I have played enough to understand how to go about it. I just had to rethink what I have done in the past and do it again here.

Rohit Sharma, Winning captain: Absolutely brilliant, we needed this win badly after a couple of losses, we did pretty much everything right, from ball one, very clinical towards the end as well. This is something that was required, we took the responsibility, good to see a complete team effort. We were positive about coming to Delhi, knew this was a good pitch, not like Chennai (laughs), we have  played a lot of games and we do understand the conditions here. A good pitch, small boundaries, you always back yourself to do well , but having said that the bowlers did the job for us, came back pretty well in the death overs, giving 50 odd runs with 7 wickets in hand was a great effort. Playing the conditions well is important, we didn't adapt well in Chennai, but we knew once that leg ended, we were going to play on good pitches. We didn't adapt to those conditions well, but these conditions allowed our batters to come out and play the game they knew well. We have had a lot of discussions, we play in a certain manner and we want to adapt to that. It allows them to be fearless, a few guys can anchor the innings and play around the hitters. It's important to have different characters in the team and that's what we have got. Our bowling pleased me a lot, it's easy to lose confidence when the opposition are doing well, but we stuck to our plans, very happy for Quinny, we know how dangerous he can be at the top of the order, good that he finished off the game. Not to forget, Krunal Pandya's knock was crucial as well.

Sanju Samson - Surely, a few runs short, maybe around 20-25 runs short. We were going on nicely (with the bat), but didn't finish well. The bowlers have been doing their job well, but as batsmen, we need to get them a good score to defend. It was a good wicket, the ball was coming on nicely and they (MI) batted really well, as a team, we will need to score more runs as a batting  group. Trust yourself, play positive and fearless cricket - that's all one should do. 

19:05 Local Time, 13:35 GMT, 19:05 IST: Change in conditions has brought the change in luck for the defending champions. 172 was always going to be under-par on a pitch that was quite good for batting. And once Mumbai got off to a strong start through de Kock, they were always ahead in the run chase. Krunal also played a lovely hand and his partnership with de Kock erased any little hopes that RR might have had when they got rid of Suryakumar. The pair batted beautifully on an easing surface and RR's bowlers just couldn't curb the run flow. To be honest, they needed at least 180 on this deck if not more to stand a chance. Tells you how badly Samson's men batted at the death and how brilliant MI were with their slog-overs bowling. The game was probably decided there itself. de Kock played the anchor role to perfection and batted through to hold one end up, allowing the others to flourish.

18.3 Mustafizur to Pollard, FOUR, Pollard seals the win in style! No fine leg in place and Mustafizur was drifted onto the pads, easy pickings for the batsman and Pollard glances it away fine down the leg-side to complete the formalities

18.2 Mustafizur to de Kock, 1 run, full toss and de Kock can't get hold of it properly, slugged to deep mid-wicket

18.1 Mustafizur to de Kock, FOUR, up and over! Mustafizur goes full and it's in the slot for de Kock who lofts cleanly over extra cover. Field is up on that side and wide long-off can't get across in time. Was the slower ball but the length was wrong. Just a blow away now, MI

MI: 163-3 after 18 overs

17.6 Chris Morris to de Kock, 1 run, slower ball outside off, dabbed away towards point and de Kock will retain strike

17.5 Chris Morris to Pollard, 1 run, short of a length outside off, steered away down to third man

17.4 Chris Morris to Pollard, no run, slower and shorter outside off, chopped to cover

Amidst all that fun, we forgot that Pollard needed to have the mandatory concussion check. It's being done.

17.3 Chris Morris to Pollard, leg byes, FOUR, hilarious from Pollard as he waves the ball to reach the fence! Oh this man I tell you, love him or hate him but he is some character on the field. This is a short ball, Pollard ducked early and got struck on the helmet. It trickles away towards the fine leg region and eventually to the ropes

17.2 Chris Morris to Pollard, FOUR, more runs! He wants to finish this in a hurry. Morris doesn't miss the yorker by much but that's enough for Pollard as this low full toss is drop-kicked through mid-wicket

17.1 Chris Morris to Pollard, SIX, extraordinary blow! This shot is a reflection of the fact that MI are loving this pitch here. Pollard stands tall to this good length ball and lofts through the line over extra cover. On the up and easily over the ropes. Such audacity and nonchalance like only Pollard can

MI: 147-3 after 17 overs

16.6 Mustafizur to Pollard, 1 run, quite full and straight, driven firmly down the ground to long-on

16.5 Mustafizur to Pollard, no run, dug in short around off, Pollard was walking down the track initially and then decided to evade the bumper. Good awareness from Samson as he has a shy at the striker's end but the West Indian was back in easily

Kieron Pollard, right handed bat, comes to the crease

16.4 Mustafizur to Krunal Pandya, out Bowled!! Cleaned up! Krunal is livid with himself as he makes the long walk back to the dugout. Wasn't a threatening delivery from Mustafizur at all, was in the slot for the drive and Krunal probably went too hard on the drive. Got a thick inside edge that cannoned into the sticks. Elation among the RR players but you'd think that this wicket has come a tad too late in the game. Absolute gem of a knock from Krunal though. Krunal Pandya b Mustafizur 39(26) [4s-2 6s-2]

Mustafizur to Krunal Pandya, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!