IPL 2019: Buttler blitz helps Rajasthan seal nervy win


Quinton de Kock has been in superb touch at the top of the order for Mumbai Indians, but a big score has eluded the stylish left-hander, which the batsman corrected somewhat in his 52-ball stay at the crease, which fetched him 82 runs. Mumbai Indians' regular captain Rohit Sharma is set to return after a leg spasm that forced him to miss an IPL game for the first time in 11 seasons.

Royals' victory was just their second in seven matches this season, while defeat for third-placed Mumbai prevented them from moving into second spot and just two points behind league leaders Chennai Super Kings. The batting strengths include Sharma himself, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Siddhesh Lad and Quinton de Kock.

However, Shreyas Gopal (13 not out) and K Gowtham (0 not out) held their nerves to take the side home in a tense situation.

The Sportsrush presents before you the Head-to-Head statistics for 27th match of IPL 2019. With 6 fours and 4 sixes, de Kock was destructive at the start of the MI innings, being the dominant partner with Rohit Sharma at the other end as the duo took heavy toll on the RR bowlers. Even though he wasn't the aggressor in this opening stand, Rohit held his own, running hard between wickets and stroking exquisitely through the off side for a 32-ball 47, eventually holing out in the deep off Jofra Archer.

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On Saturday, runs flowed aplenty from the bat of openers from all the four teams taking part in the Indian Premier League 2019. None of the batsmen could score a big innings with Ben Stokes emerging as the top-scorer with 28 runs. 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. However, the visitors had a stutter as they lost three wickets - Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripahi, Liam Livingstone and Steve Smith - in quick succession as MI struck back to make a game out of nowhere. 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.

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Mumbai is a very balanced team. Rajasthan's Jos Buttler responded with an equally blistering 89 of 43 deliveries.