Rajasthan Royals once again emerges victorious against Mumbai Indians and this time they dominated with the bad and showed that they have a strong batting lineup.
batting first, Mumbai did well thanks to Pollard and Anderson. With 50 and more scored from both players and specially Pollard raging a small storm on Royals’s bowlers, Mumbai got past 160+ score with the loss of only 5 wickets. Other than these two players, none of the players even got past 20 mark which is again a bad news for them. Pollard got to his 70 in only 34 balls. Binny took 1 wicket in his 2 overs by giving away only 8 runs.
Things did not go for Mumbai as they planned. Royals batters showed their form in this match. Rahane got to 46 and Smith did the rest on his own. He was devastating and played almost all the shots perfectly. With his 79 from 53 balls, it didn’t take much to reach that target. He took the match away from the hands of Mumbai and lead the team to victory. Royals got to there with 5 balls remaining in hand. Vinay Kumar got 1 wicket by giving only 13 runs in his 3 overs.
Match of – Rajasthan Royals VS Mumbai Indians
Type – IPL 8 2015
Mumbai Indians – 164/5
Rajasthan Royals – 165/3
Result – Rajasthan Royals won the match by 7 wickets with 5 balls remaining