MI vs RR IPL 2024 Highlights: Riyan Parag fifty leads Royals to 6-wicket win over Mumbai

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MI vs RR IPL 2024 Highlights: Riyan Parag fifty leads Royals to 6-wicket win over Mumbai

IPL 2024 highlights between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals (MI vs. RR): Mumbai Indians made a respectable attempt at defending a meager target of 126 thanks to a strong opening partnership between South African youth Kwena Maphaka and Jasprit Bumrah, as well as an efficient follow-through from Aakash Madhwal. To stay undefeated at 54 off 39 balls, Riyan Parag, however, scored the winning runs and reached his second half-century of the season. Thus, with six wickets and 27 balls remaining, RR managed to knock down the mark.

After getting rid of Yashasvi Jaiswal in the opening over, Maphaka secured his first-ever IPL wicket. During the powerplay, Jasprit Bumrah failed to claim a wicket despite keeping the batters stuck. Nevertheless, Aakash Madhwal had a major impact by taking Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson out. After that, Madhwal defeated Ravichandran Ashwin to win the third, but by then, Parag had dashed MI's hopes of pulling off a miracle.

In the five-time champions' opening home game of the season, Mumbai Indians were earlier reduced to a score of 125/9 batting first by Rajasthan Royals, who took advantage of Trent Boult in the powerplay and Yuzvendra Chahal in the middle overs. Early in his innings, captain Hardik Pandya turned some jeers into applause as he and Tilak Varma attempted to rally MI after Boult and Nandre Burger destroyed their top four in the powerplay.

When Sanju Samson won the toss and announced that the Rajasthan Royals would bowl first, the Wankhede crowd let Pandya know just how they felt. Boult gave MI a rude awakening early on, as Dewald Brevis, Rohit Sharma, and Naman Dhir all fell for his golden ducks.

The five-time champions were 46/4 at the end of the sixth over after Pandya gave MI a boost by hammering 16 runs off the final over of the powerplay. Before the MI skipper was bowled for 34 off 21 by Yuzvendra Chahal, who subsequently removed Varma for 34 off 21, Pandya and Tilak racked up 56 runs off 36 balls for the fifth wicket. Gerald Coetzee gave Chahal his third wicket in the final overs. In the final overs, Tim David also found it difficult to get going and was eventually dismissed for a very slow 17 off 24 balls.


RR  (15.3/20 over) 127/4
MI (20.0/20 over) 125/9

RR beat MI by 6 wickets