Mumbai recorded their first victory in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year, with Suryakumar Yadav’s half-century (51 from 39 balls) helping the team end an eight-game losing streak.
Mumbai (161/5) beat Rajasthan (158/6) by five wickets at DY Patil Stadium.
Hitting first, RR captain Sanju Samson, who came on at No 3, was fired after a 7-16 cameo. But Jos Buttler (67 from 52 balls) played another brilliant shot to bring his side to 158/6. Ravichandran Ashwin (21 of 9) provided the flourish at the end.
Skipper RR said they could have scored more points but for the dew factor.
“I think we could have scored a few more points. The dew came and it was difficult to play. The ball was getting wet, that’s why they changed the ball,” Samson said during the presentation. post game.
He added: “Different venues play in different ways. Here hitting first was a bit more difficult. The ball was a bit of a two-speed. I think hitting second was much better. It depends on which wicket you are playing at . ”
This is the third defeat for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2022, but they remain second in the points standings, behind Gujarat Titans.
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