IPL 2020 RR vs MI highlights: Stokes’s unbeaten 107*; Samson’s 54* power RR to 8 wickets win against MI

IPL 2020 RR vs MI:  Ben Stokes’ ton and Sanju Samson’s fifty steered Rajasthan Royals to a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Mumbai Indians here at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Sunday.

Chasing a mammoth target of 196, Robin Uthappa and Ben Stokes opened the innings for Rajasthan. Uthappa played a knock of 13 runs before he was removed by James Pattinson in the second over.

Skipper Steve Smith joined Stokes in the middle and added 31-run for the second wicket. Pattinson struck again and this time it was Smith (11) in the fifth over.
Sanju Samson joined Stokes in the middle and stitched a match-winning stand of 152-run. The duo smashed Mumbai bowlers all around the ground and chased the target with 10 balls to spare.

Stokes played a quickfire knock of 107 off 60 balls including three sixes and 14 fours while Samson accumulated 54 from 31 balls

11.05pm
RR wins by 8 wickets

Stokes ends the match with a boundary. Those are the winning runs. RR win by 8 wickets with 10 balls left.

11.02pm

Boult into his final over. Samson hits the first ball towards long on for a single. Stokes returns the favour off the third. Two singles off the last three balls. Four runs of Boult’s last over. RR-186/2 after 18 overs; need more 10 from 12 balls

11pm
Century for Stokes

10.59pm

RR-182/2 after 17 overs; need more 14 off 18 balls

10.49pm
Strategic Timeout taken

Boult into the 16th over. Bowls a toe-crushing yorker to Stokes off the second and the batsman sneaks a double. But the RR duo does well to collect 15 runs off the over. And we go into the time out! RR-172/2 after 16 overs; need more 24 from 24 balls

10.45pm

RR-157/2 after 15 overs; need more 39 from 30 balls

10.43pm
Fifty for Sanju Samson

10.39pm
6,4,6

Chahar into the 14th over of the innings. Stokes smacks the third ball down the ground for a maximum. Samson collects a four and a six later in the over; 19 runs off it. RR-144/2 after 14 overs; need more 52 from 36 balls

10.33pm
Costly from Pattinson

Pattinson bowls the 13th, both batsmen get a big shot each in the over. Samson ends the over with another four to third man. 18 runs off the over. RR-125/2 after 13 overs; need more 71 from 42 balls

10.28pm

Chahar is back. Starts off with a wrong one and beats Stokes. Both batsmen rotate the strike off the second and third ball. Three runs off the over, all through singles. RR-107/2 after 12 overs; need more 89 from 48 balls

10.25pm
100 up for RR

Bumrah bowls his third. Starts off with a dot and then bowls a wide, well outside leg. Bumrah is keeping things tight, not letting either of the two batsmen go big. Just five runs off the over. RR-104/2 after 11 overs

10.18pm

Krunal Pandya into his second over and he gets smacked for two fours from the blade of Ben Stokes, who has brought up his fifty in just 28 balls. 10 runs off the over. RR-99/2 after 10 overs; need more 97 from 60 balls

10.16pm
Half century for Ben Stokes

First IPL 2020 fifty for Ben Stokes. What an innings he has played so far. 9 fours, 1 six and 53 runs.

10.15pm

RR-88/2 after 9 overs; need more 108 from 66 balls

10.07pm
Strategic Timeout taken

Rahul Chahar bowls the 8th. A six over midwicket – the first six for Stokes this season – followed by a four. RR-75/2 after 8 overs; need more 121 from 72 balls

10.02pm

Pollard comes into the attack after the powerplay. Just five runs off the over. Pollard did not give the batters any pace to work with. RR-60/2 after 7 overs; need more 136 from 78 balls

9.57pm
End of Powerplay

Final over of the powerplay and spin has been introduced in the form of Krunal Pandya. Stokes works the first towards deep mid-wicket for a double. Then collects two fours in the over. This over fetches 10 runs for RR. RR-55/2 after 6 overs; need more 141 from 84 balls

9.54pm

RR-45/2 after 5 overs; need more 151 from 90 balls

9.52pm
Steve Smith falls now

One Australian gets another. The ball took an inside edge of Smith’s bat but MI and Pattinson will happily take that. 143.6kph, some serious pace there.

9.47pm

Bumrah into the attack in the 4th. Smith punches for a four through the covers to get going as well. Smith smashes another six in the over. RR-41/1 after 4 overs; need more 155 from 96 balls

9.41pm
Costly over from MI

Boult into his second over. And he gets smacked for four consecutive fours, all from the blade of Stokes, who’s looking in ominous touch at the moment. 16 runs off the over RR-29/1 after 3 overs; need more 167 from 17 overs

9.37pm

Pattinson bowls the second over. Uthappa still retains strike. A pull to midwicket for four. Another four drilled throught the covers. But he is out off the next ball. Pattinson has the last laugh. RR-13/1 after 2 overs; need more 183 from 18 balls

9.36pm
Uthappa falls cheaply

Pattinson with the breakthrough for MI. Uthappa again goes for the pull shot, looks to smack it down the ground. A simple catch to Pollard in the inner ring

9.32pm

RR-5/0 after 1 over; need more 191 from 19 overs

9.28pm
We are underway with RR’s chase

Stokes and Uthappa walks out to bat; Boult to start off proceedings for MI.

9.16pm

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9.14pm
End of MI’s innings

MI-195/5 after 20 overs

9.13pm
Half century for Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya brings up his fifty with a six. 54 runs from 20 balls. Takes in the applause and skipper Kieron Pollard looks extremely pleased – as he should. Just 20 balls for his fourth IPL fifty

9.08pm

MI-168/5 after 19 overs

9.05pm
MI lose half their side

Saurabh Tiwary goes for a big hit once again but this time he can’t beat Ben Stokes at long on. A full toss from another Rajasthan bowler but this one yields a wicket. Comfortable take for Stokes.

9pm
6,6,6,6
Onslaught from Pandya;150 comes up for MI

27 runs from the Ankit Rajpoot over and that’s all Hardik Pandya there. Converting three poor full tosses into six runs each. The other all in the power and force from the MI all-rounder. Rajpoot finishes his quota with a poor 0/60 having started well. MI-165/4 after 18 overs

8.55pm
17 runs off the 17th over

No team has a better run rate in 16-20 overs in IPL 2020 than MI. That’s the start right there. A boundary after 12 balls is followed by another four and a six to close things out. MI-138/4 after 17 overs

8.53pm
Pandya survives; Tight over from Tyagi

5 runs from the Kartik Tyagi over. Singles all the way between Tiwary and Pandya. And it could have been curtains for Pandya had Tewatia held on on the final ball of the over. Once again, he came forward from the boundary but couldn’t hold on on the stretch forward. . MI-121/4 after 16 overs

8.44pm

MI were 90/1 a little while ago but after losing three quick wickets, they will now be hoping to get the most out of the final five overs with two new batsmen in Hardik Pandya and Saurabh Tiwary. MI-116/4 after 15 overs

8.42pm

Saurabh Tiwary goes for a boundary. Good length, moving towardsleg. Tiwary steps out and clears this one powerfully to deep mid-wicket.

8.39pm
Game-changing over from Gopal

Shreyas Gopal gets two crucial wickets in the form of MI skipper Pollard and Suryakumar Yadav. Mumbai need someone to settle down and restore stability. MI-101/4 after 13 overs

8.38pm
Big wicket for RR

Kieron Pollard fails to pick up the googly. Huge gap between bat and pad and Shreyas Gopal breaches it with a perfect delivery. Pitched on the middle stump and maintained its line to hit middle stump.

8.30pm
MI go 3 down

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.

8.29pm

Another economical over in the Rajasthan camp. Rahul Tewatia goes for just the three runs as Tiwary looks to settle down and find his range. MI-94/2 after 12 overs

8.26pm

MI-91/2 after 11 overs

8.25pm

Jofra Archer grabs a sensational catch and that will be the end of Ishan Kishan. The ball was pitched bit short, angling away from the batsman and Kishan slashes it towards the third-man region. However, Archer had some other plans as he leaps and collects a superb one-handed beauty. FOW-90/2

8.20pm
We reach the halfway mark!

MI-89/1 after 10 overs

8.14pm
Strategic Timeout taken

12 runs from the Shreyas Gopal over as Suryakumar Yadav looks to get the flow of boundaries going once again.  Having missed the execution on two straight balls, Suryakumar finishes the over with a more confident boundary straight down the ground. MI-79/1 after 9 overs

8.12pm
Suryakumar rides his luck!

Gets a bit of luck as he is dropped in the deep by Rahul Tewatia. The RR fielder runs in from the extra cover boundary, almost cups the ball on the forward dive but doesn’t hold on.

8.10pm

Another over riddled with singles from the MI pairing. Rahul Tewatia going for five runs from his first over. Almost got Suryakumar Yadav to chip one to Steve Smith but it bounced just short at cover. MI-67/1 after 8 overs

8.06pm

Shreyas Gopal with a neat start. The leggie goes for just 3 runs from his first over. The two MI players collecting singles after the flourish in the last two overs. MI-62/1 after 7 overs

8.02pm
End of Powerplay!

14 from Ankit Rajpoot’s over. Two fours and two sixes to make the most of the powerplay. It brings up the fifty run stand between Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav. MI-59/1 after 6 overs

7.58pm

MI-45/1 after 5 overs

7.54pm

Another expensive over by Ankit Rajpoot as 12 runs come off it. The good news for Mumbai is Ishan Kishan going strong after a knock on his knees. MI-34/1 after 4 overs

7.48pm

Just the one run from the Jofra Archer over. A single on the fifth delivery the only return for MI there. Meanwhile, Ishan Kishan continuing having been struck on the knee. He limped around before collapsing and will continue for now. MI-21/1 after 3 overs

7.45pm
Ishan Kishan hurt by Archer’s pace

Ishan Kishan is beaten for pace by Jofra Archer. Gets struck on the knee while attempting a flick and goes down to the ground having limped at first. Appeared to have hit him on the pad but Kishan doesn’t look comfortable at all. Physio comes out to take a look and Kishan will continue.

7.42pm

Another 10 run over for Mumbai Indians. Ishan Kishan collecting two boundaries from the Ankit Rajpoot over. Survived a lucky bottom edge on the first four but the second looked more reassuring for those in the MI dugout. MI-20/1 after 2 overs

7.36pm

MI-10/1 after 1 over

7.35pm

Quinton de Kock is bowled! Lazy from the MI opener. He doesn’t move his feet and looks to play a nothing shot. Ends up getting an inside edge on to the stumps. Poor shot that from Quinton.

7.33pm
Bludgeoned by De Kock!

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

7.30pm
Aaand we are underway

Here we go! De Kock and Ishan Kishan walks out for MI; Archer to start of proceedings for RR

7.05pm
RR Playing XI

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

 

7.04pm
MI Playing XI

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

7pm
Toss Result

MI wins toss and opts to bat first

6.50pm

Mumbai Indians are gearing up for the RR clash. Here’s a glimpse of the last-minute preparations.

6:30 pm IST

6:20 pm IST