IPL 2018: Archer, Gowtham down Mumbai Indians

IPL 2018: Archer, Gowtham down Mumbai Indians

Rajasthan Royals lost their previous match at their homeground when Kolkata Knight Riders beat them by seven wickets.

Sanju Samson (52) and Ben Stokes (40) were the other major contributors for the Royals to set the platform for Gowtham to finish things off at the end.

Kishan's dismissal seemed to break Mumbai's momentum as Rajasthan staged a strong comeback with two quick wickets in a span of three balls.

Needing 10 runs in the last over, Rajasthan were dealt a big blow when Jofra Archer, who had taken a four off Bumrah in the previous over, fell off the first ball from Hardik Pandya. After the wicket of Rohit, Mumbai could not recover and managed to post 167, which Rajasthan chased down in a thrilling way.

Mumbai Indians has a habit of unearthing little-known spinners.

Gowtham, who came in to bat at eight, kept RR in the hunt after smashing Mustafizur Rahman for a six and a four in the 18th over to bring the equation down to 28 off 12 balls. Both the teams are not in a very good place right now and are really struggling to win a couple of games today.

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With Star India now acquiring the media rights from Sony Pictures Network India for the upcoming season, the matches will be telecast on various Star Sports channels. He favoured the on-side for his assault - a 47-ball 72 that included half a dozen boundaries and three sixes.

Losing the toss and asked to bowl on good batting wicket, Dhawal Kulkarni having dropped last game, made a dream start to his side by removing risky Evin Lewis for a golden duck with a lovely inswinging delivery which shattered the stumps coming off an inside edge. Overall, this attack is looking very ordinary bar one bowler, and against an in-form Mumbai, it could be curtains for Rajasthan quite early on into this one. The team Rajasthan Royals is led by Ajinkya Rahane and the team Mumbai Indians is led by Rohit Sharma.

But in the 17th over, paceman Jasprit Bumrah removed Samson and Jos Buttler (6) to tilt the match in Mumbai's favour, with the hosts at 125/5 in 16.3 overs.

Hardik removed Archer in the first ball of the final over.

Not only did he rattle the MI lower order but also bowled the second fastest ball in the ongoing IPL with a speed of 149.8 kmph. Even the 46-run drubbing of all RCB has increased the morale of those players, " and Mumbai Indians are seeking a related devotion against Rajasthan Royals, in the Sawai Man Singh Stadium to morrow.