IPL 2018, RR vs MI, Match 21: Bumrah's No-Ball Haunts MI, RR win

IPL 2018, RR vs MI: Mumbai Indians loses another encounter in this season. Rajasthan Royals wins at home by 3 wickets

Yet another match for Mumbai Indians (MI) and yet another loss for the Paltan. They batted well in the beginning but the end was not that decent. Debutant Jofra Archer’s amazing spell put them under immense pressure and forced them to put a total of 167 runs on the board which they failed to save later. The Rajasthan Royals (RR) didn’t start well in comparison to their opponents but the way Sanju Samson and Ben Stokes kept their chances alive was phenomenal. Then it was debutant Jofra Archer who performed well the bat too. But the entire show was stolen by one man and he was Krishnappa Gowtham who turned on the beast mode on towards the end and win the game for RR with a six. The winners tonight earned 2 more points and claimed the 5th spot on the points tally while MI is stuck at the 7th spot.

In case you missed the live action, scroll down and relive the game:

23:50 IST It’s all over for MI. Another game, another loss for them while RR shines with some brilliant performances from Jofra Archer and Krishnappa Gowtham. Victory for the hosts by 3 wickets

23:40 IST Indeed they were back, but some mighty hits from Jofra Archer and K Gowtham brought RR back in the game. That wasn’t enough, Bumrah bowls yet another no-ball at the crucial moment.

23:20 IST And… Mumbai is back in the game. Great spells from Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah suddenly pushed the RR side into the back foot. RR back in trouble.

23:05 IST The game seems to be turning towards the RR’s court. The true MI fans are under pressure including Bollywood star Ranveer Singh. He is just praising the Stokes-Samson partnership should end soon.

22:50 IST All hopes are on Ben Stokes now. He has all the capabilities to take his team close to the target and all the RR fans wish the same from him.

22:45 IST While both the teams are putting all their efforts into winning this game at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, a fan on Twitter shared his feeling about the Hindi commentary which is going on currently in the IPL.

22:35 IST Another slow batting is frustrating the RR fans right now. Firstly, they were disappointed with the early wicket loss and now the struggle of the current batsmen. Meanwhile, the fans have a question for Ajinkya Rahane…

22:30 IST And now the skipper departs. Rahane fails to deliver again and disappoints RR fans. They still need 125 runs off 84 balls.

22:15 IST Despite a steady start, RR loses an early wicket. Rahul Tripathi departs and Mumbai is back in the game. They will look forward to controlling the run rate of the opponents.

22:00 IST The chase begins and Rahul Tripathi is back in the opening slot. Fans are liking it and are expecting a positive result for the RR.

21:45 IST After a phenomenal beginning, a disappointing end to the inning. MI could only add 167 runs on the board. Jofra Archer throttled the opposition batting and now, RR needs 168 to win. Innings Break.

21:35 IST Jofra Archer makes his debut a memorable one. One over, 3 wickets and still going. What an over by the young gun!

21:27 IST the RR are getting the hold on the game gradually and MI batsmen are struggling a big time. The MI fans are worried now and confused as well. What is going on?

21:16 IST Suddenly, what happened to the MI batting. They are losing wickets one after the another. And the fans are not at all happy with this performance.

21:11 IST Ishan and Surya have taken over the ground they are ruling it with their batting performances. Meanwhile, other MI batsmen are waiting for their turn.

21:03 IST Though he started slow but soon he came into his skin and smashed a magnificent half-century. What a return from injury Ishan Kishan!

20:45 IST Surya Kumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan are working hard to make the MI fans happy. Some fabulous knocks and a bit of firework at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. SKY gets his fifty and Ishan is to inching towards one.

20:35 IST Meanwhile, the cricket fans are wondering if any twin brother of skipper Ajinkya Rahane is roaming around the field.

20:25 IST And now the young lad has got his flow dealing in boundaries and sixes. Surya Kumar Yadav looks in a good mood tonight as well.

20:15 IST Now all eyes on Ishan Kishan who has just recovered from an injury just near to his right eye. He’s taking too much of time than usually he takes to get set. Meanwhile, fans are now asking him to get some runs.

20:05 IST Right in the first over, the RR bowling attack starts threatening the MI batsmen. Evin Lewis departs, that too, for a duck. Someone, please save MI!

19:54 IST Good news for the guests as well. Ishan Kishan, the MI wicketkeeper, is fit and ready for tonight. He was hit near the right eye by the ball thrown by Hardik Pandya during their previous game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

19:55 IST It’s Jofra Archer’s IPL debut. With his outstanding performance in the recently concluded Big Bash League T20, he made his into the biggest T20 cricket tournament.

19:40 IST Here’s the playing XI of both the teams:

MI: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman

RR: Ajinkya Rahane(c), Heinrich Klaasen, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat

19:35 IST Finally, the BBL star and the Caribbean youngster Jofra Archer makes his debut tonight. He replaces Ben Laughlin in the playing XI

19:30 IST Half an hour to go for the live action but before that, Rohit Sharma has won the toss and decided to bat first.

19:20 IST It’s going to be a full house tonight at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. The teams are ready for the battle and so are we and the fans.

19:10 IST After six years, the MI and RR are going to play an IPL game. If Mumbai wins, they will earn 2 points but will not experience any change in position. However, RR has a chance to dethrone RCB from the 5 place.