Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma has won the toss and opted to bowl against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the ongoing 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. For Mumbai Indians, Ishan Kishan and Jimmy Neesham are back in the playing XI in place of Quinton de Kock and Krunal Pandya. Mayank Markande and Akash Singh are from Rajasthan Royals playing XI while Shreyas Gopal and Kuldip Yadav have been named in the squad. Both teams are tied on points after 12 games, but RR is ahead on the points list thanks to a better net run rate. Rajasthan comes into play after a 7-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings (CSK), where opener Yashasvi Jaiswal and all-rounder Shivam Dube stole the show with their fast innings. Jaiswal reached his fifty in just 19 balls vs CSK, while Dube scored 64 runs and kept up the chase for 190 runs. Mumbai Indians lost their previous match against Delhi Capitals (DC) by 4 wickets after another failed strike. Either of the two teams could make it into the play-offs if they win their remaining two games, including this clash. (LIVE SCORING CARD)
IPL 2021 Live Score Updates between Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians direct from Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
FROM!! CURVED!!!! Jimmy Neesham gets another wicket on his comeback because Shivam Dube has to leave early.
Shivam Dube b Neesham 3(8)
RR 48/3 in 8.3 surplus
Another WICKET!! Jimmy Neesham hits his first pitch when Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson has to leave.
Sanju Samson c Jayant Yadav and Jimmy Neesham 3 (6)
RR 41/3 in 6.1 surplus
Virtual Knockout Game for Mumbai Indians!
This is a virtual knockout game for defending champions Mumbai Indians. If they lose today, Rajasthan Royals will move up to 12 points and face KKR, who are also on 12 points, in their final game. So the winner of the clash between RR and KKR secures his place in the playoffs. Meanwhile, Punjab Kings will also be eliminated if today’s result is in favor of the Rajasthan Royals.
RR 41/2 in 6 overs
Bumrah to Lewis, that’s OUT!! LBW!! Bumrah takes out the danger man.
Lewis lbw b Bumrah 24(19) (4s-3 6s-1)
RR 41/2 in 5.3 overs
7:54 PM (ACTUAL)
Coulter Nile gets first WICKET!
Coulter-Nile to Jaiswal, OUT!! caught behind. The first wicket falls to Rajasthan Royals as Jaiswal failed to repeat his last match feats.
Jaiswal c Ishan Kishan b Coulter-Nile 12 (9) (4s-3)
RR 27/1 in 3.4 overs
7:45 PM (ACTUAL)
Another Lewis boundary. Brilliant shot to far away. Four on Jasprit Bumrah’s first pitch is over.
7:44 PM (ACTUAL)
Jayant Yadav to Jaiswal, FOUR, for extra covers this time. Back to back borders of Yashasvi Jaiswal. 15 is overflowing with this
RR 21/0 in 2 overs
Jayant Yadav against Lewis, SIX, long overdue. Excellent hitting from the Lewis, passes to the ground on the second ball of the second.
7:35 PM (ACTUAL)
Boult to Jaiswal, FOUR, to deep mid-wicket. First frontier for Rajasthan Royals.
RR 6/0 in 0.5 overs.
First pitch, Trent Boult to Evin Lewis, no run, outside the stump and batsman let it go.
Two changes in RR Playing XI!
Rajasthan Royals play 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
Skipper Rohit Sharma of Mumbai Indians has won the toss and has chosen to bowl against Rajasthan Royals in Sharjah.
6:44 PM (ACTUAL)
Sam Curran banned from IPL and T20 World Cup!
Chennai Super Kings and English all-rounder Sam Curran have been banned from the rest of IPL 2021 and the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Sam Curran has been banned from competing in the 2021 IPL and ICC Men’s T20 World Cup with a low back injury.
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Last time they met!
The last time the two sides met in match 24 this season where Mumbai Indians chased the goal of 172 runs with 7 wickets with heroism Quinton de Kock scored 70 runs off 50 balls and was unstoppable.
5:57 PM (ACTUAL)
Hello and welcome!
Hello and welcome to the live blog of the Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians IPL 2021 match. This is a match that both teams must win as the tournament has reached its business end and only one team can still qualify for the playoffs. Both RR and MI have 10 points in the points table and have two games left this year. Mumbai, led by Rohit Sharma, comes after a defeat in the previous clash against Delhi Capitals, while Rajasthan won their previous match against Chennai Super Kings with heroics of Yashasvi Jaiswal (50) and Shivam Dube (64*).
The match starts at 19:30 IST and the toss takes place at 19:00 IST. Stay with us for all live updates.