The home team Rajasthan Royals (RR) secured a crucial victory on Saturday (20th April) evening when they beat the visiting side Mumbai Indians (MI) by five wickets (with five balls to spare) at Sawai Mansingh Stadium (Jaipur).
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On his captaincy return, Steven Smith (RR) won the toss and decided to field first. In the first innings, MI was restricted to 161/5 (20 overs). Later, the host side successfully chased down that target in 19.1 overs after losing five wickets.
Brief Scores: MI – 161/5 in 20 overs (Quinton de Kock 65, Suryakumar Yadav 34; Shreyas Gopal 2/21)
RR – 162/5 in 19.1 overs (Steven Smith 59*, Riyan Parag 43; Rahul Chahar 3/29)
Result – RR won by 5 wickets
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) This victory was RR’s fourth successive victory against MI. In their T20 contest, it is the first time when a team claimed four consecutive victories against the other side. On 1st May 2015, MI claimed their last victory against RR, and that was at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai).
ii) This victory was also the fourth straight victory for RR against MI at Sawai Mansingh Stadium (Jaipur). The Mumbai franchise claimed their last victory against the Rajasthan franchise at this venue on 20th May 2012.
i) The left-handed opening batsman Quinton de Kock scored 65 runs in this match. It is the third highest individual score by an MI left-handed batsman against RR.
|Corey Anderson||95*||Mumbai||25th May 2014|
|Quinton de Kock||81||Mumbai||13th April 2019|
|Quinton de Kock||65||Jaipur||20th April 2019|
ii) The leg-spinner Rahul Chahar had the bowling figures of 4-0-29-3. As an MI spinner, it is the third-best bowling figures against the Rajasthan franchise. The former MI off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is the top two record holders in this list (4/32 at Delhi on 6th October 2013 & 3/23 at Kolkata on 24th May 2013).
i) The left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat has the most expensive bowling figures as a RR bowler against MI at Sawai Mansingh Stadium (Jaipur) when he delivered the bowling figures of 4-0-46-1 on Saturday afternoon. Also, it is the most expensive bowling figures by a left-arm bowler for RR at Sawai Mansingh Stadium (Jaipur).