Howdy and welcome to Sportstar’s protection of IPL 2021 Match 51 between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Rohit Sharma:
“We needed to come right here and do what we needed to do, which was to get the 2 factors… It was an opportunity to enhance our run price as properly. We received off to a flier, and we stated there’s a likelihood for us to up the run price. It was the proper sport for us to try this. Kishan is taking part in after a few video games, so we wished him to take his time. I did not say something to him (after he performed a maiden). All we wished for him was to play his pictures, which is what he did… If you end up below the radar, you will need to do your job. We now have been doing properly and getting ready properly. All of the bowlers got here collectively and used the situations properly. (On taking part in Sunrisers final) All eight groups are able to beating one another. However the good factor is that KKR play earlier than us, so we all know what to do.”

Nathan Coulter-Nile, POTM: “Simply making an attempt to maintain easy. It was a tough wicket to bat on. I am not fussed about once I come to bowl. There are world class bowlers in our facet and hope they’ll choose just a few extra and I’ll have my job simpler.”

Ishan Kishan: “Clearly it is good to be again opening and getting the runs. It’s a very good feeling. We fielded first and received a good suggestion of the wicket… We additionally knew that the ball wasn’t coming that properly. The plan was easy to play within the V. Ups and downs are a giant a part of sportsmen’s [lives]. I had a chat with Virat bhai and Hardik bhai, and likewise KP [Pollard]. That gave me confidence. What we now have to do is be ready for the subsequent match, and play with the identical vitality as at the moment.”


Sanju Samson: “It was a difficult wicket to bat on, and coming to play in Sharjah was powerful. Abu Dhabi was among the finest wickets we performed on for batting. It is a bit powerful and cloudy within the thoughts proper now. However positively we’ll wish to play higher cricket from the subsequent sport. The pitch was a bit higher within the second innings.”

That is how the mid-table standings take care of the sport!
IPL 2021 Factors Desk: MI thumps RR, jumps to fifth spot

Okayolkata Knight Riders 13 6 7 12 0.294
Mumbai Indians 13 6 7 12 -0.048
Punjab Kings 13 5 8 10 -0.241
Rajasthan Royals 13 5 8 10 -0.737

MI 94/2 in 8.2 overs: And he tonks it over mid-wicket for six to complete! Chase accomplished and dusted in 50 balls! Ishan Kishan will get to his fifty in some type!

MI 84/2 in 8 overs: Kishan pounces on Sakariya! He is again in factor, definitely. Sakariya oversteps twice and his second free-hit finds itself on the highest of the mid-wicket stands. Kishan pummels it with some energy. He whips one other one over long-on and MI are seven away from an enormous win!

MI 60/2 in 7 overs: Kuldip assaults the stumps. A quick lull for MI’s plans as Hardik and Kishan tread in singles. 4 runs from the over.

Kuldip is again

MI 56/2 in 6 overs: Mustafizur to SKY. OUT! SKY perishes for the trigger. He goals to maintain the assault however the wily Fizz will get his man. He hits the deck sharply as Suryakumar goals to loft it over him. The ball climbs on the blade and lobs straight up. Straightforward catch for canopy. Hardik’s the brand new man. Mumbai in no temper to chop down on the momentum.  Suryakumar Yadav c sub (MK Lomror) b Mustafizur Rahman 13 (8b 3×4)

MI 48/1 in 5 overs: Carnage from Mumbai! Kishan whips the debutant for 2 boundaries on the on-side earlier than an outside-edge helps SKY discover one other boundary.

Kuldip Yadav, the debutant, into the assault

MI 34/1 in 4 overs: Sakariya to Rohit. OUT! Slaps straight to cowl.  The misleading slower-one dislodges the skipper. Rohit makes an attempt to flake the off-side boundary as soon as once more and goes for the drive. The slower-ball sits up on intention and induces a mistimed stroke. Suryakumar in at 3. He begins in type with a trademark flick behind sq. for 4. He pushes a single via cowl. Kishan finishes the over together with his first boundary. A stellar backfoot punch via cowl for 4. MI making its intentions clear.  Rohit Sharma c Jaiswal b Sakariya 22 (13b 1×4 2×6)

MI 23/0 in 3 overs: Large escape for Rohit as Samson misses a stumping alternative! Rohit greets Gopal’s fuller ball for a sweep over midwicket for six. Gopal immediately loops it in full as Rohit dances down subsequent ball. He misses it altogether and Samson fumbles with a transparent likelihood. Rohit slides again in and escapes.

Rohit Sharma hits 400 T20 sixes – the primary Indian to the feat!

Shreyas Gopal replaces Fizz

MI 14/0 in 2 overs: Maiden over for Sakariya! Kishan fails to open his account as Sakariya retains it tight on the stumps whereas fidgeting with the size. A few drives fall to cowl and Kishan fails to sneak in a single.

Sakariya from the alternative finish

MI 14/0 in 1 over: Hitman unleashed! Mustafizur will get an enormous pounding to begin off. Rohit picks the slower one off the third ball, waits for it and slams it via cowl for 4. He follows it up with a stupendous lofted stroke for six down the bottom. He is in majestic contact.  Rohit laces midwicket and additional cowl with two extra stunning strokes to seek out 4 runs.

Mustafizur into the assault.

Again for the chase! Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan on the center for MI.


RR 90/9 in 20 overs: One closing flourish for RR as Mustafizur smokes Boult for a giant six over long-on. However this has been exemplary stuff from Rohit’s boys. They want 91 runs in 20 overs. MI will intention to complete this as shortly as doable to spice up their probabilities.

Boult for the ultimate over.

RR 83/9 in 19 overs: Coulter-Nile to Sakariya. OUT! Cleans up the stumps as soon as once more! Sakariya creates room by shifting away from the stumps towards a searing NCN. Unhealthy transfer to say the least. Coulter-Nile obliges and clips away with the stumps. Sensational effort from Coulter-Nile. He finishes with 4-0-14-4!  Chetan Sakariya b Coulter-Nile 6 (11b 1×4)

RR 78/8 in 18 overs: Bumrah grills Sakariya and Kuldip as he fires the ball within the blockhole. They do nearly sufficient to wade out of bother and finds two runs.

RR 76/8 in 17 overs: NCN to Miller. Will get him plumb in entrance. Absolute shambles for RR in Sharjah.  Coulter-Nile comes across the wicket and rolls his fingers over the ball off the final second. Miller misses it altogether because it slides in smacks the front-pad. No hesitations there and Rajasthan’s faint hopes of a resurgence has fallen flat. David Miller lbw b Coulter-Nile 15 (23b)

Coulter-Nile returns

RR 74/7 in 16 overs: Bumrah to Gopal. OUT! There’s the sting and there goes one other. A primary-ball duck for Gopal. Bumrah lures him to play ahead as he deftly places the ball within the channel. Gopal goes for the drive and the outside-edge flies sharply to Kishan who takes a fantastic low catch.  Shreyas Gopal c Ishan Kishan b Bumrah 0(1b)

Bumrah up for his final spell

RR 71/6 in 15 overs: Neesham to Tewatia. OUT! One other edge and gone! Tewatia’s distress is over. Neesham rolls in a slower bouncer and Tewatia makes an attempt to heave it throughout. Completely no timing on it and a faint top-edge sails to Kishan.  A tame dismissal ultimately.  Rahul Tewatia c †Ishan Kishan b Neesham 12 (20b)

RR 67/5 in 14 overs: A colorless over this. Pollard takes an eternity to walk in and the batters proceed to battle to interrupt the shackels. Singles all the best way in the meanwhile.

Pollard to renew after the break.

RR 62/5 in 13 overs: Boult returns to the assault and continues to assault the stumps. Tewatia and Miller are quick on choices in the meanwhile. They work across the area and preserve the scoreboard ticking with just a few singles. TIMEOUT.

RR 56/5 in 12 overs: Wonderful over once more for MI. Jayant tightens his size and pins the left-handed pair on the backfoot. Miller and Tewatia discover a single apiece and the strain continues to mount on RR. Mumbai giving nothing away.

Jayant replaces NCN

RR 54/5 in 11 overs: Some spell this from Neesham. He cramps Tewatia and Miller for room. They nudge in regards to the inner-circle and finds a few singles.

RR 50/5 in 10 overs: NCN to Phillips. OUT! Bowled him, via his legs! Coulter-Nile’s nip-backer nutmegs Phillips there. He makes an attempt to swivel and flick the incoming supply to sq. leg and makes an absolute mess of it. RR are in tatters and MI may now intention in direction of establishing a giant win to spice up its playoffs hopes. Glenn Phillips b Coulter-Nile 4 (13b)

Coulter-Nile is again

RR 49/4 in 9 overs: Neesham to Dube. OUT! He chops it onto the stumps! A juicy, overpitched supply exterior the off-stump. Dube has a wry push at it away from his physique and will get an inside-edge on the ball. Bowled! What a begin for Neesham and MI right here.  Shivam Dube b Neesham 3 (8b)

RR 47/3 in 8 overs: Pollard takes of the tempo off the deck utterly and retains a straight line of assault. Dube and Phillips are compelled to play straight and so they discover 4 singles within the over. MI doing properly to use strain on the brand new pair.

Pollard up with the ball

RR 43/3 in 7 overs: Neesham to Samson. OUT! Slices it straight to level! Jimmy’s golden arm strike first ball. Neesham drills the ball in a fantastic line exterior the off-stump. He finds some further bounce as Samson makes an attempt to chop it behind level. The ball clips the thickish outside-edge and flies straight to Jayant who takes a pointy catch at level. Phillips and Dube discover them within the center impulsively with a hefty job on their shoulders. Sanju Samson c J Yadav b Neesham 3 (6b)

Jimmy Neesham into the assault

RR 41/2 in 6 overs: Bumrah to Lewis. OUT! That is plumb! Lewis is undone by the cheesy wicket right here. Bumrah retains the ball quick as he slides it in. The pull was a fantastic choice and Lewis goes for a powerful heave. The ball pitches quick and retains low and it hits flush on the pads. Lewis and Samson go up for the evaluate, solely to have three reds flashing on the replays. Evin Lewis lbw b Bumrah 24 (19b 3×4 1×6)

RR 37/1 in 5 overs: Wonderful from Boult. He pins Lewis and Samson on the back-foot with some quick stuff. Boult switches across the wicket to Samson who leans ahead to defend. Simply the 5 runs within the over.

Boult is again

RR 32/1 in 4 overs: Coulter-Nile to Jaiswal. OUT! A nick and brought by Kishan! Wonderful hit the deck bowling from Coulter-Nile. He pins it quick and vast. Jaiswal performs a free minimize away from his physique and the ball clips the under-edge earlier than it passes to Kishan. Samson is available in. He is off the mark with a single behind level. NCN comes across the wicket and pushes the ball into Lewis. Outdoors-edge and it beats quick third earlier than racing to the boundary. Yashasvi Jaiswal c †Ishan Kishan b Coulter-Nile 12 (9b 3×4)

Coulter-Nile into the assault

RR 26/0 in 3 overs: Lewis greets Bumrah with a luxurious drive down the bottom. He beats the diving mid-off fielder and finds the fence. Bumrah does properly to maintain the runs below test as he mixes up his tempo to observe up. Lewis finds a single earlier than Jaiswal struggles to get previous the mid-wicket fielder.

Bumrah replaces Boult

RR 21/0 in 2 overs: Fiery begin as soon as once more!  Lewis tonks Jayant’s mild floater down the bottom for an enormous six. He exchanges strike. Jayant slides one into Jaiswal who lofts it over mid-on for a boundary. Jayant continues to bowl on the same line and this time Jaiswal effectively makes room on the off-side and lotions the ball for a stunning boundary via extra-cover.

Jayant Yadav from the alternative finish

RR 6/0 in 1 over: Yashasvi off the mark in type! Boult begins with some probing out-swingers to Lewis. He lastly will get a single off the fourth bowl. Boult bumps one in to Yashasvi first ball. He picks it up in a flash and slams behind mid-wicket for 4. Boult fires within the ball to Jaiswal off the final ball and it clips his pads and falls to quick fantastic. Jaiswal is in ache and will get some therapy. Lewis too is in some discomfort.

Trent Boult up with the brand new ball

Rohit Sharma’s males have one closing pep speak earlier than shifting in. Evin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal stroll to the center for RR.

Recreation on, people! Massive evening within the street to the playoffs!


So, in its do-or-die encounter, Mumbai opts for an additional seaming all-rounder in Jimmy Neesham. Actually, lifting the ability down the order, a giant match for Jimmy to return. He had scored a first-ball duck in his debut for MI (vs CSK within the first leg). de Kock has been dropped too for the return of Kishan. Marvel what occurred there. Maybe the inclusion of Neesham was extra essential for the facet tonight. In the meantime, RR continues to roll within the left-arm seamers as Kuldip Yadav makes his IPL debut. Shreyas Gopal returns and that appears like a direct ploy to take advantage of Rohit’s weak spot towards leg-spin.

Mumbai Indians (Enjoying XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jimmy Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Rajasthan Royals (Enjoying XI): Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shivam Dube, Glenn Phillips, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Kuldip Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya

Toss: MI gained the toss, opts to bowl first

Rohit Sharma: We’re going to bowl first. We now have tried all the things on this UAE leg. The wicket does not change an excessive amount of, so we thought having a goal in entrance of us once we bat. We all know the place we stand in the meanwhile. Each particular person is aware of what to do. It is about coming right here and executing. We have to learn conditions, to not fear in regards to the desk, if we play properly the outcomes will maintain itself. Two modifications: Ishan comes again for de Kock and Neesham from Krunal.

Sanju Samson: We face totally different challenges in every sport. We now have a good mixture which might swimsuit this wicket. Trying ahead to an thrilling sport. We now have to maintain it easy, must belief ourselves. We now have made two modifications.



6:52PM IST: A critical MI huddle chat going down forward of the toss. Their fielding coach James Pamment leads the chat. Fairly apparent given their fielding requirements this season. MI has dropped probably the most catches to date this season (17).

Pitch Report by Kartik Murali: The pitch we’re utilizing has been used on two earlier events, each instances the group batting second has gained. First one was the RCB-CSK sport the place 156 was chased after which lately the DC vs MI sport. The floor has received a little bit of sheen, not the outdated Sharjah sheen. Run-scoring has been powerful, it does look darkish and patchy. Do not assume run-scoring goes to be straightforward. Anybody profitable the toss goes to bat second

Nathan Coulter-Nile: Clearly not going the best way we wished to. Unsure if it is about one batter, one bowler. We simply have not clicked as a unit. We’re nonetheless making an attempt out various things until we get that proper and hopefully we get it proper at the moment. I knew he was going to make use of might tempo across the nook. I’ve moved fantastic leg and left it open. It was a little bit of a chance. He’d hit me for 4 or I get him out. I knew it could be a bit up and down. He performed round one which was fortunate for me and I believe that was the primary time I received him in my life, so it is a good feeling. We now have change-room participant of the match, they provide out a few them each sport. Preps has been good, we now have been coaching. fast turnaround. Nearly getting what you could and get out. There’s not an excessive amount of hanging round in coaching and stuff like that. Few of the boys have performed a good quantity now on this wicket and we must be good to go.

6:30PM IST:
RR near touchdown a knockout punch for the defending champion. A loss will put MI out of the playoffs race.

Can Sanju Samson and Co. pull off one other stunner at Sharjah?   –  SPORTZPICS


5:50PM IST: Numbers Recreation

  • Rohit Sharma is 2 sixes away from turning into the primary Indian batter to hit 400 T20 sixes.
  • Rohit’s common towards RR – 22.91 – his lowest towards any opposition within the IPL
  • Rohit batting stats at Sharjah: 4 innings, 21 runs
  • Sanju Samson vs Trent Boult: Three dismissals in 23 balls

5:35PM IST: MI vs RR Head to Head stats

Span– 2008-2021

Matches: 25

Gained: RR-12, MI-13

HS (RR) vs MI- 208

LS (RR) vs MI- 95

HS (MI) vs RR- 212

LS (MI) vs RR- 92


Match Preview

It’s a nail-biting time on the Indian Premier League (IPL) for many of the groups. Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals will struggle for the final playoffs spot in Sharjah on Tuesday.

Chennai Tremendous Kings, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore have already certified for the playoffs. 

RR and MI are nonetheless in competition. So are Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings; the latter, although, is the worst-placed among the many contenders as it’s on 10 factors with only a sport in hand.

For MI, the event’s most profitable group with 5 titles, this has been a season of disappointment. Rohit Sharma’s males may nonetheless dream of an unprecedented hat-trick of trophies, however they can’t afford to attend any longer to get their act collectively.

RR is in a well-known scenario. It can hope to cross the road this time round.

MI wants particular performances from its match-winners comparable to Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton de Kock, Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult.

The Royals might have been handicapped within the second part by the absence of three of their greatest match-winners, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer, however they might take coronary heart from the best way Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shivam Dube, Evin Lewis and skipper Sanju Samson chased down a formidable goal set by CSK of their final match.


Rank Greatest Batsmen Workforce Runs Scored
1. Sanju Samson RR 527
2. Ajinkya Rahane

MI (2008-2010)

RR (2011-2015)

3. Kieron Pollard MI 373
Rank Greatest Bowlers Workforce Wickets Taken
1. Dhawal Kulkarni

MI (2008-13, 2020-)

Rajasthan Royals (2014-15)

2. Kieron Pollard MI 15
3. Harbhajan Singh MI 14


Mumbai Predicted XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Rajasthan Predicted XI: Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shivam Dube, Glenn Phillips, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Akash Singh/Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman


Rajasthan Royals Squad: Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shivam Dube, Glenn Phillips, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Akash Singh, Mayank Markande, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, Jaydev Unadkat, Chris Morris, Manan Vohra, Shreyas Gopal, Liam Livingstone, Tabraiz Shamsi, KC Cariappa, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Riyan Parag, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, Gerald Coetzee, Kuldip Yadav

Mumbai Indians Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, James Neesham, Anukul Roy, Ishan Kishan, Chris Lynn, Adam Milne, Aditya Tare, Piyush Chawla, Dhawal Kulkarni, Roosh Kalaria, Anmolpreet Singh, Rahul Chahar, Marco Jansen, Yudhvir Singh, Simarjeet Singh



The IPL 2021 match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals begins at 7:30 PM IST.


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