<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Quinton-de-Kock/news">Quinton de Kock</a> top-scored with his third half-century of the innings as <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Mumbai-Indians">Mumbai Indians</a> posted a fighting <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/ipl-2019-live-match-updates-rajasthan-royals-vs-mumbai-indians-predicted-playing-11-playing-11-for-todays-ipl-match-players-list-dream-11-team-prediction-squad-and-live-scores-832165">161 for 5</a> against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Rajasthan-Royals">Rajasthan Royals</a>. De Kock and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Suryakumar-Yadav/news">Suryakumar Yadav</a> were involved in an inspiring partnership but Rajasthan pulled things back remarkably in the end to restrict MI to inside 170. <p></p> <p></p>After providing useful starts in the previous three games in a row, the opening pair of de Kock and captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Rohit-Sharma/news">Rohit Sharma</a> did not last long with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Shreyas-Gopal/news">Shreyas Gopal</a> striking to have the MI skipper out caught and bowled cheaply. But de Kock continued his fine form en route to scoring his ninth IPL fifty. <p></p> <p></p>After three tight overs from the Royals up front, the South Africa wicketkeeper batsman took Dhawal Kulkarni on and smacked him for 19 with the held of three boundaries and a six. Dropped on 1 by <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Jofra-Archer/news">Jofra Archer</a>, with a four towards a vacant fine leg, de Kock brought up his half-century. <p></p> <p></p>Yadav began to grow in confidence with de Kock and the two batsmen added 97 runs for the second wicket with the left-hander doing the bulk of the damage and Yadav playing second fiddle. After scoring at a strike rate of just over 100 with a boundary and six each, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Stuart-Binny/news">Stuart Binny</a> struck to remove Yadav and break the partnership. <p></p> <p></p>Four balls later, Rajasthan dealt MI a major blow with the wicket of de Kock with Gopal getting the batsman and finishing with yet another impressive spell of 2 for 21. Rajasthan, sensing an opening, capitalised on the opportunity. Jaydev Unadkat came back strongly in his final spell and cleaned up <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Kieron-Pollard/news">Kieron Pollard</a> after the West Indian had struck a six over long-on. <p></p> <p></p>Rajasthan were let down by some poor catching. Archer dropped not one, not two, but three catches in total. After de Kock s reprieve, he out down <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Hardik-Pandya/news">Hardik Pandya</a> twice in the death on 2 and 14 as Mumbai looked in search of some quick runs. But Archer made amends with the ball, getting Pandya out LBW. However, Ben Cutting finished the innings with a six off the final delivery getting Mumbai to a competitive total on a slow, sluggish surface. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Brief Scores: Mumbai Indians</strong> 161 for 5 (Quinton de Kock 65, Suryakumar Yadav 34; Shreyas Gopal 2 for 21) <strong>against Rajasthan Royals</strong>.