IPL 2018: Match 47, Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals - Statistical Highlights

IPL 2018: Match 47, Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals - Statistical Highlights

Mumbai are coming into the game on the back of hat-trick of wins over Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders, who played them twice. Add to it the firepower of Ben Cutting and Krunal and Hardik Pandya, their batting can be most devastating.

Pandya had earlier made 36 from 21 balls with the bat for Mumbai, yet the Indians failed to build on an opening stand worth 87 between Suryakumar Yadav (38) and Evin Lewis. However, a win here would help the cause of both the teams immensely.

Although Mumbai Indians will step out on with a "favourite" tag to brand themselves, both carry a strong momentum with them as they lock horns with the hosts on a comeback trail with three consecutive victories while Rajasthan Royals have bounced back to win two back-to-back games. Mumbai at 40/0 after 5 overs.

New Zealand: TV: Sky Sport 1. For Mumbai Indians- eyes will be on the Pandya brothers, Jasprit Bumrah and Mayank Markande who have been doing phenomenal for the Mumbai Indians.

Jos Buttler hit his fifth consecutive IPL fifty for Rajasthan Royals.

But skipper Ajinkya Rahane will expect his team to get their act together and aim for consistency as several must-win games have been lined up for them. However, another good (61-run) partnership between Sanju Samson (26) and Buttler, sealed things for Rajasthan. Rahane (243 runs) and Ben Stokes (185) have been below-par and head coach Shane Warne will be relieved if they fire on Sunday. The Baroda all-rounder also said that the Mumbai Indians in the latter half of the tournament grabbed their opportunities and started winning games.

Courtesy of that win, Mumbai are on the fourth spot with 10 points from 11 games. Rahane who was rightly troubled by the partnership chose to use his trump card and sent in Archer to bowl the 11over.

The match can be seen live on the Star Sports network and live streaming will be available on hotstar.com. Ish Sodhi is sick. The three-time IPL champions have won 10 out of their 17 games against RR overall, with MI also having won four out of the five matches at Wankhede so far.

After a good start, Mumbai team lost the rhythm, but to make the place in the playoff, they would have to perform like a unit.

473 - Surya Kumar Yadav now holds the record for scoring the number of runs as an Indian uncapped player in an IPL season.

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