Highlights From IPL 2024: Ton-Up Jaiswal And Five-Star Sandeep lead Rajasthan Royals To A Nine-Wicket Victory Over MI

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IPL2024, Rajasthan Royals vs. Mumbai Indians IPL Highlights: At Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, Rajasthan Royals defeated Mumbai Indians thanks to a stunning century from Yashasvi Jaiswal.

Rajasthan Royals seamer Sandeep Sharma took five wickets, but Mumbai Indians managed a tough 179/9 thanks to a 99-run partnership for the fifth wicket between Tilak Varma (65) and Nehal Wadhera (49). For the Royals, Trent Boult also got a few wickets. Earlier, in Jaipur, Mumbai Indians captain Hardik Pandya chose to bat first against the Rajasthan Royals after winning the toss. Nehal Wadhera, Piyush Chawla, and Nuwan Thushara are the three additions to Mumbai’s starting XI. Sandeep Sharma made a comeback for the Rajasthan Royals.

The Rajasthan Royals, who are now atop the standings, take on the Mumbai Indians in their next IPL 2024 match on Monday in Jaipur. With six victories and one loss in their last seven games, RR leads the table with 12 points. With six points from seven games—three wins and four losses—MI is presently ranked sixth. With RR’s 3-1 record at Sawai Mansingh Stadium this season, the stadium has turned into a stronghold for them, hence MI will have its work cut out for them on Monday.

After a slow start, the Hardik Pandya-led team has finally found some momentum this season. MI lost by six wickets against RR earlier in the season. After chasing 126, RR easily reached 127/4 in 15.3 overs thanks to a fifty-six-run stand from Riyan Parag (54*). Akash Madhwal took three wickets for MI in the meantime. At first, RR restricted MI to 125/9 in 20 overs thanks to three-wicket hauls from Trent Boult and Yuzvendra Chahal.

MI is rooting against a group that has found inspiration across all departments and will be aiming for improved performance. With a target of 224 off the final ball, they were able to seal a record run-chase victory over KKR thanks to the heroics of Jos Buttler. This season, Riyan Parag has proven to be a dependable player.

Conversely, Michigan is riding high after winning. They triumphed by nine runs after defeating a determined PBKS team. Along with Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma has been hitting well at the bat lately. In the powerplay in IPL 2024, Rohit and Ishan Kishan have amassed 334 runs at a combined strike rate of 176.72, whereas Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal of RR have only managed 204 runs at a combined strike rate of 136.91 during this period. Meanwhile, SA pacer Gerald Coetzee has provided Jasprit Bumrah, who is perhaps the finest bowler in the IPL 2024, with plenty of support. “As a modern-day cricketer, you must be adaptive to whatever role you are given,” Coetzee said in a statement prior to the game. Although I haven’t bowled much in the powerplay, I’m having a great time. I’ve come to enjoy death as much as I adore middle overs. It’s the perfect time to take wickets, in my opinion as a wicket-lover.

Pandya is scheduled to participate in his 100th MI game in the meanwhile. After being freed from MI in 2022, he joined GT and was promoted to captain. In their inaugural season, he guided GT to victory and a second-place finish. The previous year, just before the auction, he unexpectedly returned to MI. He played a major role in their title victories in 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020 during his first MI tenure (2015–21). He has amassed 1617 runs at an average of 26.95 and a strike rate of 153.27 in 99 games for MI, including four half-centuries. His highest rating is 91*. In addition, he has 46 wickets at an average of 3.20.

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