IPL 2021: Mumbai thrash Rajasthan by 8 wickets, keep playoff hopes alive
Ishan Kishan of Mumbai Indians playing a shot during their match against Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League in Sharjah, UAE, on October 5, 2021.BCCI/IPL

IPL 2021: Mumbai thrash Rajasthan by 8 wickets, keep playoff hopes alive

Sharjah, October 5, 2021

Mumbai Indians produced a clinical performance to beat Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets in the 51st match of the IPL 2021 to stay alive in the qualification race for the playoffs of the tournament at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, here on Tuesday.

Sensational bowling performances by Nathan Coulter-Nile (4/14) and James Neesham (3/12) helped Mumbai Indians restrict Rajasthan Royals to a paltry total of 90-9 in 20 overs.

Apart from Coulter-Nile and James Neesham, Jasprit Bumrah (2/14) also picked two crucial wickets for Mumbai. Opener Evin Lewis was the top-scorer for Rajasthan with his 24.

In reply, Mumbai Indians played freely and overhauled the target in 8.2 overs.

Ishan Kishan was the top-scorer for Mumbai with 50 off 25 while Mustafizur Rahman (1/32) and Chetan Sakariya (1/36) picked one wicket each for Rajasthan.

With this win, Mumbai jumped two spots to be placed just below Kolkata Knight Riders in fifth place.

Brief scores:

Rajasthan Royals 90-9 in 20 overs (Evin Lewis 24 off 19, D Miller 15; Nathan Coulter-Nile 4/14 and James Neesham 3/12 ) against Mumbai Indians (Ishan Kishan 50 off 25; Mustafizur Rahman 1/32 and Chetan Sakariya 1/36).

IANS

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