23 April :-
Due to the fall in the price of the game, the match between defending champions Mumbai Indians once again got lost. In the last three overs, Rajasthan Royals needed 43 runs, while the bowlers had beaten Mumbai by three wickets. After batting first, Mumbai scored 167 for seven against Rajasthan Royals by 168 runs in 20 overs.
Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma decided to bat first after winning the toss at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium. However, after the stern start, Mumbai were able to get the better of Suryakumar Yadav (72) and Ishan Kishan (58). Rajasthan chasing a run of chasing starts.
Ajinkya Rahane (14) and Rahul Tripathi (9) were dismissed cheaply after Sanju Samson and Ben Stokes added 72 runs for the Rajasthan Royals. Juppreet Bumrah hit Samson and Jos Buttler in the 17th over after catching Stokes in the 15th over.
Stokes scored 27 runs from 27 balls with 3 fours and a six, while Samson scored 52 off 39 balls with 4 fours. After that, Henriques Klaasen (0) returned to the ropes and Rajasthan were reduced to 125 for six. While Bambara, Rehman and Padya attacked the Mumbai attackers, they were hit. Giving the advantage, Krishnamacha Gautam scored an unbeaten 33-run unbeaten 11 off 11 balls with four fours and two sixes. Bumrah, Hardik took two wickets each.
Earlier, in the first over, Dhawal Kulkarni hit the dangerous Alvir Lewis and hit the dangerous Mumbai opener for Mumbai. However, Suryakumar and Eshan, who started with a superb start in the first over, made a 130-run partnership for Mumbai. Kulkarni dismissed Ishaan. Mumbai lost six wickets for only 28 runs and lost 158 for one from 130 for seven.
Ishant hit four fours and three sixes in 42 balls, while Suryakumar scored 72 runs from 47 balls with 6 fours and 3 sixes. Rohit (0), Krishnal Pandya (7), Hardik Pandya (4) returned cheaply to reduce Mumbai’s innings. Kieron Pollard (21 *) made Mumbai a half-century. Jaffra Archer (3/22), Dhawal Kulkarni (2/32) hit a superb catch to stop Mumbai.
Mumbai Indians: 167 runs in 7 overs in 20 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 72, Ishan Kishan 58; Jofra Archer 3/22, Dhawal Kulkarni 2/32). Defeats Rajasthan Royals: 168 runs in 7 overs in 19.4 overs (Sanju Samson 52, Ben Stokes 40, Krishnappa Gautam not out 33; Jaspreet Bumrah 2/28, Hardik Pandya 2/25.)