Rajasthan Royals (RR) mentor, Shane Warne has congratulated his team members for the emphatic win over defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) to be in the race of the playoffs.
Meanwhile, Royals have gelled well at the right moment as the tournament approaches its business end. In the do-or-die clash, they dominated the game to win the match by seven wickets against the reigning champions.
Batting first, Mumbai posted a moderate 168 runs after a brilliant opening stand. Suryakumar Yadav (38) and Evin Lewis (60) added 87 runs for the first wicket.
However, some brilliant bowling by the Royals in the middle-overs contained the free flow of runs. A late cameo from Hardik Pandya (36) ensured they cross the 150-run mark.
Meanwhile, in reply, Jos Buttler single-handedly won the game for the visitors. He remained unbeaten on 94 off just 53 balls including nine fours and five sixes to see his team through.
Skipper Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson also provided good support to the Royals as they reached the target with 12 balls to spare.
Post the match, Warne took to social media to congratulate his boys. He also admitted that the team has picked up at the right moment.
“Awesome win from the
@rajasthanroyals over the Mumbai Indians tonight. The boys are starting to peak at the right time,” Warner wrote on Twitter.
Shane Warne to extend his stay
Warne, who was to leave India on Monday (May 13) has extended his stay for the clash against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). He also revealed that the owners have cancelled the flight ticket until Tuesday.
“The owners have just cancelled my flight so I have 1 more game on Tuesday against KKR,” the tweet added.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan have two more games in hand and are well in line for the playoffs for the ongoing edition. They will have win both their remaining games to stay in contention for qualifications.
Here is the tweet:
Awesome win from the @rajasthanroyals over the Mumbai Indians tonight. The boys are starting to peak at the right time and the owners have just cancelled my flight so I have 1 more game on Tuesday against KKR !!!!!!!
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) May 13, 2018