Jos Buttler fireworks help Rajasthan Royals past Mumbai Indians in the IPL

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If Rohit comes back in the playing eleven, it will further strengthen Mumbai's batting line-up, which features some dependable names like Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan.

For Mumbai Indians, regular skipper Rohit Sharma comes back into the team and Siddhesh Lad misses out. The Englishman in the eighth over, hit Rahul Chahar for a six, and then in next over, smashed two sixes off Krunal Pandya as he raced to 50 off 29 balls.

RR Probable XI: Ajinkya Rahane (C), Jos Buttler (wk), Sanju Samson, Steven Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Sudhesan Midhun, Dhawal Kulkarni.

The hosts will be the favourites for this game as they have won 6 out of 8 games at the Wankhede against Rajasthan. In the first match of the day, Mumbai Indians took on Rajasthan Royals where MI opener Quinton de Kock slammed 81 off 52 balls.

But before Mumbai Indians could pull off another heist, Shreyas Gopal took the Royals home with three balls remaining.

The Sportsrush presents before you the Head-to-Head statistics for 27th match of IPL 2019. The game will start at 4.00 p.m. IST.

Rahane was dismissed in the third over and Buttler followed in the fourth. But the Royals' middle-order crumbled yet again as they scored 27/4 in five overs after his dismissal. In his absence, stand-in skipper Kieron Pollard ensured MI continue its good run as his whirlwind 83-run knock and helped Mumbai to script a three-wicket win against Kings XI Punjab. Jofra Archer returned with figures of 3/39. Tasked with bowling at the death, Bumrah was a catalyst in the Royals collapse towards the end of the innings as RR invoked memories of Delhi Capitals from a few days ago. He even gave away just eight runs in the 19 over to keep Mumbai Indians in the hunt, but a dropped catch off his last ball meant Rajasthan Royals survived a late scare. Ajinkya Rahane made 37 while Sanju Samson scored 31. Chasing the ball in the penultimate over of a thrilling game, the 22-year-old tumbled badly outside the fence while preventing a boundary at long off, hurting his shoulder in the process.

Mumbai is a very balanced team.

Meanwhile, it was Rohit's 100th match as captain for Mumbai Indians (including the now defunt Champions League T20 games) and it was Mumbai's overall 200th match.



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