RR vs MI Live Score, IPL 2020: Hardik Pandya’s quick-fire 20-ball fifty guided Mumbai Indians to 195 for 5 in 20 overs against Rajasthan Royals in the 45th Indian Premier League 2020 match today at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Mumbai Indians batted first and lost Quinton de Kock (6) in the first over. ishan Kishan (37) and Suryakumar Yadav (40) stitched an 83-run stand to anchor the innings. Kartik Tyagi removed Ishan in the 11th over while Shreyas Gopal dismissed Suryakumar and Kieron Pollard (6) in the 12th. Pandya and Saurabh Tiwary (34) put another 64-run stand towards the end. For RR, Jorfra Archer (2/31) and Shreyas Gopal (2/30) were among wickets. Earlier MI won the toss and opted to bat first against Rajasthan Royals. Kieron Pollard continues to lead MI as regular skipper Rohit Sharma once again misses out. Also, James Pattinson returns to replace Nathan Coulter-Nile. RR, on the other hand, plays the same team. Table-toppers MI are coming into the contest after registering a massive win against CSK. They are on course to make it to the playoffs. On the other hand, this game is crucial for RR. Steve Smith & Co are languishing at seventh place and a loss would mean a step closer to elimination. It’s a must-win scenario for Rajasthan Royals if they want to stay afloat in the race.
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Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes out to bat
Robin Uthappa and Ben Stokes are out to bat for Rajasthan Royals. Trent Boult begins the attack for Mumbai Indians.
IPL 2020 Live Score – End of MI innings
Hardik Pandya finishes the final over with a maximum after having hit 2 six and as many boundaries all ready. His fifty guides Mumbai Indians to 195 for 5 in 20 overs.
Fifty for Hardik Pandya
A 20-ball fifty when we wanted it!
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) October 25, 2020
Kartik Tyagi to Pandya – SIX, FOUR, FOUR, SIX
Insane batting from Hardik Pandya. Destroys the final over by Kartik Tyagi with a flurry of sixes and fours. Brings up his fifty as well off just 20 balls.
Archer to Tiwary – OUT
OUT! End of Saurabh Tiwary’s innings. Low full toss from Archer, Tiwary wanted to loft it over the long-on fielder but fell short. Stokes takes another catch, Tiwary goes for 34.
IPL 2020 Live Score: Most runs conceded in an innings
60* runs by A Rajpoot against MI at Abu Dhabi
54 runs by T Curran against CSK at Sharjah
50 runs by A Tye against DC at Sharjah
Rajpoot to Hardik Pandya – SIX,SIX,SIX
That’s Hardik Pandya which was missing in this season. Going after Ankit Rajpoot and humiliates throughout. Hat-trick of sixes to amplify the Mumbai Indians innings which was jolted by Shreyas Gopal a few overs ago.
Archer to Saurabh Tiwary – FOUR,SIX
The big is muscling Jofra Archer with some biggies. Mumbai Indians is in dire need of some big shots and Saurabh Tiwary is spot on. A boundary through straight followed by a maximum over the long leg boundary. Tiwary is on fire.
Archer to Tiwary – FOUR
FOUR! Inside edge past short fine. Into the blockhole. Tiwary looks to play on-drive but gets an inside edge, races through the short fine leg.
Hardik Pandya in death overs this season
Runs – 113
Balls Faced – 66
Dismissal – 4
SR – 171.21
IPL 2020: Gopal to Tiwary, FOUR runs
FOUR! Tiwary goes after another spinner. Short ball, wide outside off and Tiwary Belts it through sweeper cover with a powerful cut.
Tewatia to Tiwary – FOUR
FOUR! Saurabh Tiwary goes for a boundary. Good length, moving towardsleg. Tiwary steps out and clears this one powerfully to deep mid-wicket.
Gopal to Pollard – BOWLED
BOWLED! Shreyas strikes in the same over to remove MI’s stand-in skipper. Cuts through him with a googly. Pollard fails to bring his bat down in time, stumps are uprooted. MI – 101/4 after 13 overs.
IPL 2020 Live Score: Stats Alert
Suryakumar departs for 40
* 4th time dismissed by a spinner in IPL 2020
* 5th time dismissed in middle overs (7-15) in IPL 2020
RR vs MI Live Score: Gopal to Yadav – OUT
OUT Suryakumar Yadav walks back. Lifts the fuller off back foot towards extra cover. Finds Ben Stokes at long off who takes an easy catch to end SKY’s innings.
Tyagi to ishan Kishan – OUT!
OUT! Tyagi strikes but Archer’s one-handed catch stuns everyone around. Short ball, outside off. Flies up in the air after taking a thick outside edge. Archer in the deep misjudges it but leaps to recover. Grabs it in right hand. Unbelievable stuff… Tyagi, Riyan Parag are simply stunned.
Tewatia to Ishan Kishan – FOUR
FOUR! Ishan Kishan rams that lower full-toss through the long-leg boundary.Gets on his knees and ramps it away using the pace of the ball.
Shreyas Gopal to Suryakumar – FOUR
Another boundary to end the over. Full outside off, Suryakumar gets that in the slot and tonks it over bowler’s head for a four.
Gopla to Yadav – FOUR
FOUR! Played beautifully over point. Length delivery outside off and Suryakumar goes inside out to slice it for a boundary.
Suryakumar vs Shreyas Gopal
Balls Faced: 31
Rajpoot to Ishan Kishan – SIX
SIX! Effortless from Ishan Kishan, so easily done. Short ball,down leg side. Ishan reaches out and belts it over short fine for a maximum.
Rajpoot to SK Yadav – SIX
SIX! That iconic ramp shot, Suryakumar has made his signature. Short of a length outside off, Suryakumar shuffles to lift it over the long-leg boundary.
Tyagi to Ishan Kishan – FOUR, FOUR
Back to back boundaries for Mumbai Indians. Ishan Kishan right there to rescue MI after an early blow. Two boundaries – one through cover and other to short fine. Poor start from Tyagi, an expensive over – 11 runs of it.
Karthik Tyagi into attack
Smith’s first bowling change is Kartik Tyagi. The youngster has been promising with the ball this season, thus gets another game when a win is must for Rajasthan Royals.
Rajpoot to Ishan Kishan – FOUR
FOUR! A beautiful shot from Ishan Kishan. Short, angled across. Kishan open the face of the bat and plays between third man and point.
Suryakumar vs Ankit Rajpoot (before today)
Most wickets in Powerplay this season
10 – Trent Boult
8 – Jofra Archer *
7 – Deepak Chahar
6 – Anrich Nortje/R Ashwin
Ishan Kishan gets hit
Archer to Ishan, attempted a flick but gets hit on the pad. The youngster is limping now. It’s not easy to sustain a 145kph blow from Archer. Getting attended by the team physio. Looks like the knee is hurt.
Rajpoot to Ishan Kishan, FOUR,
FOUR! This one was easier to play. A decorated shot to get four runs. Short of length, not quick enough. Kishan pulls it away through midwicket. MI – 20/1 after 2 overs
Rajpoot to Ishan Kishan – FOUR
FOUR! Lucky Ishan, who survived that shot. Played just like de Kock – Chased an outside-off delivery with a thick edge. Runs past off stump, dodging the keeper.
Archer to de Kock – BOWLED
BOWLED! Jofra strikes back and runs through de Kock. Good length, swinging outside off. Quinton tried to play that towards third man. Big inside edge, right into the stumps.
Archer to de Kock – SIX
SIX! A cracking shot from the MI opener, goes miles away. Too short from Jofra Archer, de Kock gets in position and pulls it over square.
RR vs MI: Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock out to bat
Ishan Kishan and Quinton de Kock out to bat for Mumbai Indians. Jofra Archer begins the attack for Rajasthan Royals.
Quinton de Kock on Rohit’s health
“He’s doing really well, seen him getting back into the swing of things, don’t ask me when he’s going to be ready because I have no clue about. Looks like he’s doing really well and having a speedy recovery,” said de Kock in pre-match conversation.
• 1: Wicket required by Jasprit Bumrah to take 100 wickets in the IPL. He will be the 3rd player to do so for MI after Malinga and Harbhajan
• 12: Runs required by Rohit Sharma to score 4000 runs for MI in the IPL. He will be the first player to do so
• 64: Runs required by Keiron Pollard to score 3000 runs for MI in the IPL. Will be the 2nd player to do so after Rohit Sharma
• 27: Runs required by Krunal Pandya to score 1000 runs for MI in the IPL
• 7: Sixes required by Keiron Pollard to reach 200 sixes for MI in the IPL. He will be the first player to do so
• 6.83: Rahul Chahar’s economy is the 2nd best for MI in the IPL
• 2: Catches required by Hardik Pandya to complete 50 catches for MI in the IPL
o Will be the 3rd player overall and 2nd Indian to do so after Keiron Pollard and Rohit Sharma
• 10: Runs required by Rohit Sharma to score 500 runs against RR in the IPL. He will be the 5th player to do so
• 3: Ducks by Rohit Sharma against RR in the IPL, joint most by a player against RR in the IPL
• 46.44: Steven Smith’s average against MI in the IPL is the 4th best by a player against MI
• 175: Jos Buttler’s strike rate against Mi in the IPL is the best by a player against MI
• 22.07: Archer’s bowling average for RR in the IPL is the best by a bowler for RR
• 25: Steven Smith will be playing his 25th match as captain of the RR side, 3rd most matches as captain in the IPL for RR
Steve Smith at Toss
“Same team. We’ve played some reasonable cricket without getting over the line. Last one was a bit disappointing. Hopefully we can get over the line. We’ve got three games, for us it’s about winning them all. See how we go,” said Steve Smith at toss.
Kieron Pollard speaks at Toss
Mumbai Indians stand-in skipper Kieron Pollard says, “We are going to bat first. Pitch is fairly good. Done pretty well batting first. Couple of venues dew has played a major factor. Here, not so much. Just one change – Pattinson in for Coulter-Nile.”
IPL 2020 Live Score: Team Changes
Mumbai Indians: James Pattinson in for Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rohit continues to sit out
Rajasthan Royals: Same Team
RR vs MI: Playing XIs of both teams
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard(c), Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson(w), Jos Buttler, Steven Smith(c), Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi
IPL Live Score, RR vs MI: TOSS
Mumbai Indians win toss, opt to bat
RR vs MI: Head to head stats
RR Win: 10
MI Win: 11
Most Runs (MI): Kieron Pollard – 294 Runs
Most Runs (RR): Sanju Samson – 317 Runs
Most Wickets (RR): Jofra Archer – 10 wickets
Most Wickets (MI): Kieron Pollard – 11 Wickets
Highest Individual score (RR): 94* by Jos Buttler, 2018
Highest Individual score (MI): 81 By Quinton De Kock, 2019
IPL 2020 Live Score: 15 minutes to toss
Mumbai Indians are gearing up for the RR clash. Highlights of the last-minute preparations
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RR head coach Andrew McDonald speaks before the game
“It’s hard for us to really identify one area where we went wrong. Clearly, we haven’t been at our best consistently and ultimately that’s what it’s about in these tournaments. It’s such an even tournament and the challenge is to bring your best out in every game and unfortunately, through the course of the tournament, we haven’t done that. Our destiny is probably in other teams’ hands now. Our challenge is seven wins and we’ll try to give our best to achieve that,” said McDonald.
30 minutes to toss, what to expect?
The Abu Dhabi track is likely to favour the pacers.The average first-innings total in Abu Dhabi has been 147 in the last 10 games. Team winning the toss would like to have a bat.
IPL 2020 Live Score, RR vs MI: Powerplay Stars
*Jofra Archer has picked 7 wickets in 20 overs in Powerplay this season, at an ER of 4.65.
* 61% of Trent Boult’s overs have come in the Powerplay this season
Rohit Sharma vs RR bowlers
vs Ankit Rajpoot: 5 innings, 22 runs, 2 dismissals
vs Shreyas Gopal: 3 innings, 15 runs, 2 dismissals
vs Jofra Archer: 3 innings, 3 runs, 2 dismissals
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RR Predicted XI
RR Predicted XI vs MI: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Jofra Archer, Ankit Rajpoot
IPL 2020 Live Score: MI Predicted XI
MI Predicted XI vs RR: Quinton de Kock (wk), Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard (c), Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Steve Smith’s struggle while chasing
Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith has scored 265 runs so far in the tournament. But there are more worries for the skipper as he has managed just 115 runs in 7 innings while chasing. He averages 19.16 which is 48.9 % worse than his average while batting first.
While chasing, 45.09 % of his balls faced are dot balls which could prove crucial in context of the game.
IPL 2020 Live Score: Mumbai Indians’ dominance
Mumbai Indians registered their 2nd ever 10-wicket win in the IPL in their previous match against CSK. Mumbai is one of 3 teams to win 7 matches this season. They are also the only team who have won 3 matches batting first with a margin of 45 plus runs this season.
Most Runs scored by teams in IPL 2020
1. Rajasthan Royals: 1775
2. Delhi Capitals: 1759 runs
3.Mumbai Indians: 1757
4. Kings XI Punjab: 1721
5. Chennai Super Kings: 1709
6. Sunrisers Hyderabad: 1620
7. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1566
8. Kolkata Knight Riders: 1513
MI’s bolwing in IPL 2020
Shreyas Gopla vs MI batsmen
Gopal has picked 4 wickets vs MI and has bowled well against openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock.
Rohit Sharma: 3 innings, 15 runs, 2 dismissals
Quinto de Kock: 3 innings, 17 runs, 1 dismissal
Ishan Kishan: 2 innings, 15 runs, 1 dismissal
IPL 2020 Live Score, RR vs MI: Important stats
6.83: Rahul Chahar’s economy is the 2nd best for MI in the IPL
46.44: Steven Smith’s average against MI in the IPL is the 4th best by a player against MI
175: Jos Buttler’s strike rate against Mi in the IPL is the best by a player against MI
22.07: Archer’s bowling average for RR in the IPL is the best by a bowler for RR
Bumrah vs Archer: The battle of pace
Bumrah has taken 17 wickets so far in this IPL, while Archer has taken 15 wickets. Let us look at the comparison of both the bowlers in IPL 2020.
Steve Smith’s batting record vs MI
RR spinners needs a boost
Rajasthan Royals’ spin unit in this season picked up 9 wickets in the first six games, at an average of 39.22. But in the last 5 matches, they went wicketless twice – both instances came against SRH. RR’s spin bowling average of 44.60 is worst this season.
News from other game – RCB vs CSK
Royal Challengers Bangalore finish with 145 for 6 in their 20 overs. Virat Kohli notched a half-century and completed 200 sixes in IPL. CSK need 146 to win
Sheikh Zayed Stadium – Venue insights
Highest Team Total: 206/4 By Kings XI Punjab Against Chennai Super Kings in 2014
Lowest Team Total: 70/10 By Royal Challengers Bangalore Against Rajasthan Royals in 2014
Highest Individual Score: 95 By Glenn Maxwell (Kings XI Punjab) Against Chennai Super Kings in 2014
Best Bowling Figures: 4/20 By Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders) Against Mumbai Indians in 2014
Highest Partnership: 131 By Jacques Kallis And Manish Pandey (Kolkata Knight Riders) For 2nd Wicket Against Mumbai Indians in 2014
Win Rate Batting First: 40% (4 Won; 6 Lost)
Rajasthan Royals in last 5 games
vs SRH: Lost by 8 wickets
vs CSK: won by 7 wickets
vs RCB: lost by 7 wickets
vs DC: Lost by 13 runs
vs SRH: won by 5 wickets
Mumbai Indians in last 5 games
vs CSK: Won by 10 wickets
vs KXIP: match tied, lost in the 2nd Super Over
vs KKR: won by 8 wickets
vs DC: won by 5 wickets
vs RR: won by 57 runs
IPL 2020 Live Score: RR vs MI, head to head stats
RR Win: 10
MI Win: 11
RR vs MI: Squads of both teams
Rajasthan Royals Squad: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, David Miller, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra, Tom Curran, Andrew Tye, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Akash Singh
Mumbai Indians Squad: Quinton de Kock(w), Ishan Kishan, Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard(c), Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni, James Pattinson, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai
IPL 2020 Live Score, RR vs MI
Hello and welcome to the live blog of 45th IPL 2020 match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi. It’s going to be a do-or-die game for RR as the mathematics suggests that they need all their remaining games. On the other side of the ring stand Mumbai Indians who are on the verge of solidifying a playoff berth. By the looks of it, a tough challenge awaits for Steve Smith & Co tonight.