MI’s players celebrate after dismissing a RR batsman during their IPL match. Courtesy: Twitter
Mohammad Abdullah, Staff Reporter
Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult bowled splendid spells after Surya Kumar Yadav played a quick-fire knock as Mumbai Indians (MI) routed Rajasthan Royals by 57 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Tuesday.
Mumbai skittled out Rajasthan for 136 in 18.1 overs as Bumrah and Boult took four and two wickets, conceding 20 and 26 runs respectively.
Defending champions Mumbai went on the top of the standings with a third victory on the trot. They have procured eight points from six games, winning four and losing two.
Both skipper KL Rahul (17) and in-form opener Mayank Agarwal (25) failed to deliver as Punjab were pushed on to the back foot and never looked in contention in their chase.
Mumbai are in a clinical form from the beginning of the tournament. They have procured 12 points from eight matches with six wins and just two losses and one of them going into the Super Over.
Mumbai made no race of the chase, as captain Rohit Sharma late cut the first delivery to the boundary, and fellow opener Quinton de Kock finished on 78 not out off 44 balls to get them to 149-2 in the 17th over and their fifth straight win.
Delhi’s dismal run in the tournament thus continues, which leaves them on 14 points -- behind Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) -- who too have same number of points, but are second, courtesy of a better net run rate.
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