Sanju Samson
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RR vs MI Head to Head Records: Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) H2H Record Against Mumbai Indians (MI)- IPL 2021 Match 51. Rajasthan Royals will take on Mumbai Indians in the 51st match of IPL 2021 on Tuesday. Despite winning five games each in the tournament, both sides are still in contention of making the playoffs. However, another defeat from here for either side could make things really difficult for them.

Mumbai Indians have had a forgettable season so far. They have to win both the remaining matches with a big margin to book a playoff berth. Their recent form isn’t too great. They are coming into this game on the back of a morale-shattering defeat at the hands of the Delhi Capitals. Once again, the batting unit failed to hit the straps as they could only manage to score 129 runs in the first innings.

RR vs MI Head to Head Records: Rajasthan Royals' (RR) H2H Record Against Mumbai Indians (MI)- IPL 2021 Match 51
Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma. (Credits: Twitter)

Both the openers departed early, which was followed by another poor show from the middle order. Suryakumar Yadav played some pleasant drives and looked solid during his 26-ball 33. His return to form is a good sign for the side. However, the likes of Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya really need to dish out better performances.

The bowling department is doing alright. They fought hard in the second innings and also took vital wickets at regular intervals. However, one knew that they had scored 20-30 runs less in the first innings. Delhi Capitals chased down the score in 19.1 overs.

Facing them are Rajasthan Royals, who would be confident of winning their second consecutive game on Tuesday. They registered a seven-wicket victory in the last game against table toppers, Chennai Super Kings. Rajasthan Royals exhibited a brilliant display of batting against the table toppers.

In pursuit of a 189-run target, Rajasthan Royals made a blistering start. Ewin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal took on the bowlers right from the onset and added 70 runs inside the first six overs.

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rajasthan Royals
Yashasvi Jaiswal (Image Credit: Twitter)

Ewin Lewis scored a short little 27-run cameo off 12 balls but Yashasvi Jaiswal went on to score the maiden half-century of his IPL career. The southpaw hit 6 fours and 3 sixes en-route to his 50 off 21 balls. The entertainment didn’t stop even after he departed.

Playing his first game in the UAE leg of the tournament, Shivam Dube struck boundaries all around the park. He hit some gigantic sixes during his 64-run unbeaten knock off 42 balls. His knock helped the team chase down the total in just 17.3 overs.

Earlier, RR bowlers were clobbered for sixes all across the park as CSK posted a formidable 189-run total. Rahul Tewatia picked three wickets but other than that, there wasn’t any notable contribution from any other bowler.

RR vs MI Head to Head Records: Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) H2H Record Against Mumbai Indians (MI)- IPL 2021 Match 51

Jasprit Bumrah
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Teams’ Head-to-Head Records

Stats Matches MI Won RR Won Tied No Result
Overall 26 13 12 0 0
In IPL 26 13 12 0 0
At Sharjah Cricket Stadium
In the last 5 matches 5 2 3 0 0
IPL 2021 1 1 0 0 0

Successful Head-to-Head Records in 1st Batting vs 2nd Batting

Innings MI Won RR Won
1st batting 8 2
2nd batting 5 10

Teams’ and Players’ Records in Head-to-Head Battles

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Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals (Image Credit: Twitter)

(Teams’ Stats)

Stats MI (vs RR) RR (vs MI)
Highest total 212/6 (20 overs) at Mumbai (Brabourne Stadium) on 13th March 2010 208/7 (20 overs) at Mumbai (Brabourne Stadium) on 13th March 2010
Lowest completed total 92 (18.2 overs) at Jaipur on 17th April 2013 103 (16.2 overs) at Mumbai on 7th May 2008
Largest victory (by runs) 57 runs at Abu Dhabi on 6th October 2020 87 runs at Jaipur on 17th April 2013
Largest victory (by wickets) 10 wickets at Jaipur on 20th May 2012 10 wickets at Mumbai on 20th May 2011

(Top players’ stats)

Stats MI (vs RR) RR (vs MI)
Highest individual score 95* by Corey Anderson at Mumbai on 25th May 2014 107* by Ben Stokes at Abu Dhabi on 25th October 2020
Best bowling figures 4/20 by Jasprit Bumrah at Abu Dhabi on 6th October 2020 4/14 by Sohail Tanvir at Jaipur on 26th May 2008
Most runs scored 371 runs by Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard 527 runs by Sanju Samson
Most wickets 15 wickets Kieron Pollard 13 wickets by Shane Watson