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MI Vs RR, IPL 2024, Match 14: Riyan Parag Hits Winning Runs, Rajasthan Royals Win By 6 Wickets - As It Happened

Rajasthan Royals invited Mumbai Indians to bat first on a tricky pitch at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Trent Boult struck twice in his first over and once again in his next over to put Mumbai Indians on the back foot from where they never recovered. Yuzvendra Chahal bowled an economical spell in the middle overs and took three wickets to restrict MI to 125/9 in 20 overs. Riyan Parag continued his good run with the bat and finished the game with 27 balls to spare as RR beat MI by six wickets. Catch the highlights of the MI Vs RR, match no. 14 of the IPL 2024, here

Rajasthan Royals' Riyan Parang plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2024 match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai. AP Photo/ Rafiq Maqbool

Mumbai Indians Vs Rajasthan Royals, Highlights, IPL 2024, Match 14

Here are the highlights of the Indian Premier League 2024 match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals. The iconic Wankhede Stadium was set to host an exciting game of cricket where Hardik Pandya's MI went down for the third time in a row as Sanju Samson's RR won the match by six wickets. Riyan Parag hit a dashing half-century in a successful run-chase. Akash Madhwal was the only positive thing for MI in today's game. Trent Boult, Nandre Burger and Yuzvendra Chahal helped Rajasthan Royals dominate the match from the first over. Catch the highlights of the MI Vs RR, match no. 14 of the IPL 2024, here. (Scorecard | Streaming)

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Pitch Report

The pitch number 7 is being used for today's match. There is a lot of grass on it and it looks like a batting paradise. The square boundaries are 63 metres and 65 metres whereas the straight boundary is 74 metres. The dimensions are short and a high-scoring game is expected.

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Toss Update

Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and have opted to field

Playing XIs:

Mumbai Indians: Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma, Naman Dhir, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya(c), Tim David, Gerald Coetzee, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal, Jasprit Bumrah, Kwena Maphaka

Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w/c), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Nandre Burger, Yuzvendra Chahal

Substitutes:

Rajasthan Royals: Rovman Powell, Tanush Kotian, Kuldeep Sen, Shubham Dubey, Abid Mushtaq

Mumbai Indians: Dewald Brevis, Nuwan Thushara, Romario Shepherd, Nehal Wadhera, Shams Mulani

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Boult Gets Two In 1st Over!

Trent Boult came to bowl the first over for Rajasthan Royals and removed the Indian captain Rohit Sharma on the fifth delivery. Naman Dhir also got dismissed on the very next delivery. Double-blow for Mumbai Indians in the first over. Just one run and two wickets. Good start for the Royals.

MI - 1/2 (1)

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MI Four Down!

Trent Boult has taken three wickets - all golden ducks. Nandre Burger dismissed the opener Ishan Kishan to make Mumbai four down. MI Captain Hardik Pandya comes to the crease.

MI - 20/4 (4)

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Chahal Gets Pandya!

Hardik Pandya was looking good and stitching a partnership with Tilak Varma when Yuzvendra Chahal came to bowl his second over and got rid of him. He conceded just two runs from the over.

MI - 77/5 (10)

Chahal Removes Varma, MI Seven Down

Yuzvendra Chahal delivered another economical over and dismissed the set batter Tilak Varma to make Mumbai Indians seven down. Tim David is their only hope now.

MI - 97/7 (14)

Target Set For RR

Tim David couldn't do much and finally holed out to Trent Boult on Nandre Burger's delivery. Akash Madhwal and Jasprit Bumrah remained unbeaten and helped Mumbai Indians crawl down to 125 runs in 20 overs. Now, Rajasthan Royals need 126 runs to win the game in 120 balls.

MI - 125/9 (20)

Innings Break!

Brief Score: MI - 125/9 (20)

Hardik Pandya - 34 (21), Tilak Varma - 32 (29) | Yuzvendra Chahal: (4-0-11-3)

1st IPL Wicket For Maphaka!

Kwena Maphaka came to bowl the first over for Mumbai Indians and Yashasvi Jaiswal hit back-to-back fours before he dismissed him of the last delivery.

RR - 10/1 (1)

Madhwal Strikes Again!

Akash Madhwal first bowled Sanju Samson in the first over then got rid of Jos Buttler in his next over. Ravichandran Ashwin and Riyan Parag are at the crease.

RR - 50/3 (7)

Only Three Runs From 12th Over!

Piyush Chawla came to bowl his second over in the 12th over and conceded just three runs from that. Ashwin and Parag continued to block the balls and punish only bad deliveries. RR still need 39 runs in 48 balls.

RR - 87/3 (12)

Parag Slams 50, Hits Winning Runs!

Riyan Parag changed gears in the last couple of overs and completely changed the game for Rajasthan Royals. He slammed Gerald Coetzee for two sixes and a four to win the game by 6 wickets.

RR - 127/4 (15.3)

RR Win By 6 Wickets!

Gerald Coetzee came to bowl when 16 runs were needed in four overs and Riyan Parag saw an opportunity to complete his fifty and seal the game for Rajasthan Royals. That last ball which went for a boundary over the keeper's head was at 157.4 kph and nobody noticed that. That was the fastest delivery of this season. RR have won their third game and MI have lost their third match of the season. MI at the bottom of the points table.

Hardik Pandya | MI Captain

Yes, a tough night, we didn't start the way we wanted to start. I wanted to counter, we were in a decent position to get us around 150-160, but my wicket allowed them to get back more into the game, I needed to do a lot more. It's okay, we didn't expect such a surface, but you can't always have it as a batter, it's nice at times for the bowlers to have a say. It's all about doing the right things, (correct) results happen at times, at some other times it doesn't. As a group, we believe we can do a lot better, but we need to be a bit more disciplined and show a lot more courage.

Sanju Samson | RR Captain

I think the toss was the game changer. The wicket was too sticky to start off, and the experience of Boult and Burger helped us. He's playing since 10-15 years, and that is what we expected with the new ball. Didn't expect 4-5 wickets to fall, but we knew our bowlers would do well. We know we have big individuals in our team, but where we stand out is everyone recognises their role, does it and moves on. The likes of Ash and Chahal realised we had a good powerplay, and they kept it tight without really looking for wickets. (On Chahal) I think he was really fired up for this IPL, and he's been doing well for the past 2-3 years for us.

Trent Boult | POTM (RR)

(On first over wickets) Never a certainity in this format, but happy to fill my role and take wickets with the new ball. We won the toss, did what we spoke about, got a couple of wickets and put the pressure on the batters. (On Rohit Sharma wicket) I've played against him a lot, and it is just about doing something different against him. Doesn't always work this way, but happy when it does. Nandre has been a great find, wears his heart on his chest like a lot of SA bowlers do. Sandy has been doing well, although he missed out today. Ash and Chahal always chip in as well. Good to be part of this bowling unit.

That's all from our side!

Rajasthan Royals have beaten Mumbai Indians by six wickets at their home venue to claim their third victory of the season. MI have lost all three matches so far. We will join you all tomorrow. That's all from our side. Goodnight!

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