Hello and welcome to sports stars LIVE coverage of the IPL 2022 match between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians from DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Saturday.
FROM! Mitchell appears to drive this long ball across the infield, but he eventually cuts it to Rohit Sharma for cover. Daryl Mitchell c Rohit Sharma v Daniel Sams 17 (20b 1×4 0x6).
RR 91/2 in 14 overs: Kartikeya bowls out. Just two runs from the first three balls. Buttler continues to struggle to find his timing. Buttler tries to pull this short away from the last ball and gets an inside edge.
RR 87/2 in 13 overs: Sams returns with the ball. Been-stump Yorker and Buttler negotiate with for just one. Go down and call wide. Slow and short, sits in the field, and Mitchell flutters at it for a single square leg. Two more hits follow as Sams continues to take the pace of the ball. Sams goes full on the pads and Buttler clips it to end the over with a single.
RR 81/2 in 12 overs: Kartikeya in his third over. Keeps the batters sharp with his variations. Just two runs from the first five balls. Another single to end the over as Kartikeya tosses it wide to Buttler, who drags it to long-on.
RR 78/2 in 11 overs: Meredith replaces Pollard with the ball. Mitchell starts with a single. Buttler heads to the square for a couple. Buttler wants to pull again, but is too early and gets an inner rim on his thigh. Another dot as Buttler misses the shot after shuffling to the outside of the stump. He is now on 30 of 31 balls. He goes for the scoop again, but this goes down and an extra run for RR. Buttler seems to cut off from the outside, but only manages a bottom edge that goes to the keeper on the bounce. Buttler scrambles behind the run for a single and saves the strike.
RR 73/2 in 10 overs: FOUR! Kartikeya continues and goes wide from the outside. Mitchell sweeps it behind the point for a boundary. Good comeback from the debutant, as Buttler and Mitchell push him around for five hits, putting it nine runs from the over.
RR 64/2 in 9 overs: FOUR! Short and wide by new bowler Pollard and Buttler slashes the back point for a boundary. Single next ball at long-on. Full in the middle and out and tossed by Mitchell for another bee long on. Only eight runs from the over despite the first ball being four. Pollard does well to slow the pace and keep it wide outside the strike arc.
RR 56/2 in 8 overs: Debutant Kartikeya with the ball. FROM! He hits the second ball from the over. A halftracker and Samson can’t clear the point boundary and give an easy one to Tim David in the deep end. Sanju Samson c Tim David v Kartikeya 16 (7b 0x4 2×6). Mitchell starts with a paddle swing for a couple. Three dots to end the over.
RR 53/1 in 7 overs: Two dot balls to start Hrithik’s second over as Buttler misses the reverse sweep on both occasions. Buttler misses the flick and collects a leg-bye on leg-side. SIX! Imperious by Samson. Get out and gracefully loft this over the long rope. SIX! Samson again and this time sweeps it over the deep mid-wicket line.
RR 40/1 in 6 overs: Simson accompanies this short one to third man for a single. Wide next ball as Meredith wanders down the leg side. Buttler appears to drive through the off and finds an inside rim and the ball trickles down to the center. Dirty blow! Buttler grabs one on his helmet as he gets a top edge on the pull. The physio is on his way for a routine checkup for a concussion, and Buttler points to his temple. That would have upset him. Buttler stabs the latter to the square leg for a single and continues to punch.
RR 37/1 in 5 overs: Hrithik Shokeen replaces Sams. FROM! Second ball gone. Padikkal gets out, goes up in the air and goes far away. Devdutt Padikkal c Kieron Pollard b Hrithik Shokeen 15 (15b 3×4 0x6). Samson is number three. Samson defends his first ball before driving the next through covers for three runs. FOUR! Buttler hacks over the line and gets an inside edge that runs away to the fine leg line. FOUR! Low full toss and chased by Buttler through the off for another boundary.
RR 26/0 in 4 overs: Buttler led off with three runs with a sweetly timed push through the offside line. Short ball into Padikkal and he puts it away on the leg side for a single and it is also a no-ball for overshoot. Buttler gives an easy catch midway through the freestyle and it’s a point ball. Searing Yorker and Buttler struggle to negotiate it. Loud appeal from Bumrah but rejected and Rohit does not review.
RR 19/0 in 3 overs: Vicious bouncer from Sams to Padikkal first pitch. FOUR! Good response from Padikkal as he gets on top of the bounce to knock this good length ball out between center and cover. FOUR! Another one as Padikkal this time steps out and drags from the outside and knocks him back and past the bowler. FOUR! Dropped and another border. Padikkal cut this in the air behind point and Tim David let it go through his hands and to the boundary rope. Two dots to end the over; the latter was a bouncer.
RR 7/0 in 2 overs: Bumrah from the other side. The outside is completely knocked out and he moves in sharply to beat the inside of Buttler. Angling around the middle and out and Buttler defends it back. Full back outside and Buttler drives straight to cover for another dotball. Three in a row. FOUR! Drawn short and behind a deep square leg for a border. Sams misjudged it in the deep end, coming in just a little too much for the ball to sail just above him. It seemed like a maximum, but repetition confirmed that the ball had just landed before it could fully hit the pillow. Two dots to end the over.
RR 3/0 in 1 about: Jos Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal are out to open the innings. Daniel Sams has the new ball. Full on the pads and Buttler tucks it away for a single square leg. Full and wide on the outside, Padikkal drives through point and cover for one more. Thrown short and Buttler pulls to the fine leg for the third basehit in the over. Full on center and out and Padikkal pushes it straight to center for a punt ball. Beaten! Angling in Padikkal and then the ball goes straight to beat the outer edge of Padikkal. Another punt to end the over.
MI VS RR PLAY XI
Mumbai Indians Play XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Hrithik Shokeen, Daniel Sams, Kumar Kartikeya Singh, Riley Meredith, Jasprit Bumrah.
Rajasthan Royals play XI: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c) (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Daryl Mitchell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Sen, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal.
TOSS: Mumbai Indians win the toss and choose to bowl. Kumar Kartikeya Singh makes his IPL debut today, replacing Jaydev Unadkat. Tim David is up for Dewald Brevis. Rajasthan Royals is unchanged.
MI VS RR MOST RUNS & WICKETS
|2||Ajinkya Rahane||MI, RR||409|
|2||Dhawal Kulkarni||MI, RR||17|
Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians – two teams of different fortunes – will take on Saturday in an Indian Premier League group match at DY Patil Stadium.
While five-time champions Mumbai is out of the play-off race with eight losses from as many matches, Rajasthan Royals has a three-match winning streak and is aiming to storm the top four.
And with Royals celebrating the life and contributions of its sole IPL winning captain Shane Warne, who passed away in Thailand last montha win in this match would be a perfect tribute to the Australian legend.
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For the Royals, much will depend on Jos Buttler, captain Sanju Samson and Shimron Hetmyer. Buttler has hammered into the tournament for three centuries so far. Sanju and Hetmyer have also played their part and with Riyan Parag rediscovering his touch, the Royals will be in for a confident fate. The bowling department is looking well oiled with spin duo R. Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal pulling the strings. Chahal – with 18 scalps – leads the highest wicket-takers card, and pacesetters Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna have also made an impact.
The Mumbai Indians, meanwhile, have failed in every department. Captain Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan have had a hard time, and while Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma and Dewald Brewis have had their moments, they haven’t been enough. Bowling has also been a concern as Jasprit Bumrah has received little support from Jaydev Unadkat or Daniel Sams, forcing management to bring in veteran Dhawal Kulkarni.
WHERE AND WHEN WILL MI VS RR IPL 2022 WATCH LIVE?
|The Indian Premier League 2022 match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals will be broadcast LIVE on the Star Sports Network Bee 19:30 IST on Saturday 30 April† The match will also be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar†|