Mumbai Indians (MI) beat Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 6 wickets in game number 42 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 and 1000th match in tournament history at Wanhede Stadium, Mumbai on Sunday.
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Suryakumar Yadav had 55 runs from just 29 balls and was assisted by Camroon Green, who hit a 26-ball 44 and Tim David’s unbeaten 14-ball 45, in their highest home chase.
Sandeep Sharma gave the Royals a perfect start when he cleared Rohit (3), who turned 36 on Sunday, but the pair of Kishan and Green led the recovery, taking the hosts to 58/1 on the power play.
Green added 62 runs for the second wicket with Kishan, who perished for a 23-ball 28 against Ravichandran Ashwin (4-0-27-2).
As MI needed a Suryakumar special, the hitter hit an incredible six against Ashwin on a nice leg off the first ball he faced, and quickly left the blocks with three fours against Holder as MI reached 98 for 2 halfway through.
But Ashwin struck again to catch Green in the middle of the deep wicket for a 44 from 26 balls.
With the spinning duo of Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal not allowing MI to keep up with the pace demanded, Suryakumar trained his weapons on the RR Kuldeep Sen impact sub, hitting the seamer for three fours and a six to collect 18 runs on four balls.
Explosive rounds from Suryakumar, however, ended a stellar field effort from Sandeep. The batter tried to lift a short ball outside of Boult on a thin short leg, but Sandeep continued to run ahead with his eyes fixed on the ball, diving forward to complete a spectacular catch.
With 17 needed for the final beaten by Jason Holder, David hammered three straight sixes from the first three deliveries to end the game as MI reached 214 for 4 in 19.3 overs to hand captain Rohit Sharma a birthday present .
David broke a total of five sixes and two fours on his 45 pitch shot on just 14 balls. He added 62 runs from just 23 balls for the unbeaten fifth wicket with Varma to turn the tide on the Royals.
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Earlier, Yashasvi Jaiswal beat the highest score by an uncapped Indian batter in the IPL, a stunning 124 from 62 balls that took Rajasthan Royals to a whopping 212/7 against Mumbai Indians.
In the 1000th IPL match, Jaiswal shone brightest as he blended soundness of technique and the power of conventional and innovative shots while using the crease well to hit 16 fours and eight sixes at a strike rate of 200 in an innings where the next best score was only 18.
He made 41 carries on 23 balls in the power play and amassed 44 carries on 25 balls in the middle, before hitting 39 carries on 14 balls in the deathmatch in a scintillating show of batting.
Jaiswal continued where he left in Jaipur, hanging Cameron Green and Jofra Archer for six years. On the other end, Archer beat Jos Buttler for pace and movement, before slicing a drive through offside for four.
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Jaiswal ripped Riley Meredith for four bounds in the fifth over – a loft over the middle was followed by a drive through coverage, a swipe behind the point and a ground slam. After the power play, Mumbai had success when it missed Piyush Chawla’s loft for a long time.
Sanju Samson started with a scintillating six sent high for long off Chawla before recovering a good length ball from Kumar Kartikeya Singh on a thin leg for four. But his promising run came to an end when he obediently slipped through the middle of Arshad Khan’s deep wicket.
Jaiswal walked to his fifty on 32 balls in the 11th with a drive on a full throw from Chawla. But two balls later, the leg-spinning veteran bounced back as he casted Devdutt Padikkal with a wide shot to the outside edge and crashed into the stumps.
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A cut from Meredith for four was followed by staying low to pick up a short thin leg on the 12th. In the next round, Jaiswal produced the hit of the innings by nailing a reverse sweep for six runs over Chawla and followed it by stomping the ground for four.
Jaiswal made great use of Green’s width cutting over the backstitch for four and following it up lifting Meredith longer for six. But he was losing support at the other end as Jason Holder, Shimron Hetmyer and Dhruv Jurel clashed with defenders from deep.
Jaiswal maintained his pace by crossing and pulling Arshad on the thin leg for six years. He then slammed Meredith for a hat trick of four in the 18th – a full throw through the thin leg was followed by a half-wicket pass, which earned him his century on 53 balls and ended by a slice through the back stitch.
Jaiswal then moved back against Archer to slap longer and hammer the middle of the deep wicket for a straight six in the 19th. He produced a crisp cover drive and headed a wide yorker past the short third man for straight fours, before being fired for 124 in a dismissal caught and knocked down by Arshad as Rajasthan broke through the 200+ mark.
(With agency contributions)
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