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  • 11:55 PM IST

    Krishnappa Gowtham clears the boundary line, and RR clinch a last-over thriller against Mumbai Indian. Gowtham scored 33 off 11 balls.

  • 11:31 PM IST

    OUT! Jos Buttler gets his middle stump uprooted. BUmrah gets the ball to move into the batsmen. Jofra Archer is the new man in.

  • 11:28 PM IST

    OUT! Sanju Samson falls for 52. This was not what Rajasthan Royals wanted. Jasprit Bumrah gets the damage for Mumbai Indians. Heinrich Klaasen needs to prove his credentials right about now.

  • 11:15 PM IST

    RR vs MI, Updates: OUT! Ben Stokes is out. He went to across the line and saw his leg stumps get rattled. Hardik Pandya ignites old rivalry. Sanju Samson is joined by Jos Buttler.

  • 10:54 PM IST

    RR vs MI, Updates: Sanju Samson and Ben Stokes are slowly but steadily have taken Rajasthan to safety. The scoring rate is still quite manageable. RR need 98 off 60. Important that Mumbai do not take the pressure of the batsmen.

  • 10:27 PM IST

    RR vs MI, Updates: Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson have somewhat taken RR to safety. Rahane in particularly is keeping the score board ticking. Important for RR to win this match from hereon.

  • 10:16 PM IST

    OUT! Promoting Rahul Tripathi at the top does not work for RR. He departs for 9. Krunal Pandya claims his first wicket of the match. Tripathi was early into his shot, Suryakumar Yadav takes the catch cleanly. Sanju Samson comes out.

  • 10:03 PM IST

    RR vs MI, Updates: Ajinkya Rahane is out with a new opening partner in Rahul Tripathi. This is for the first time that RR have gone out with a proper opener. Mitchell McClenaghan to start proceedings.

  • 9:49 PM IST

    Rajasthan Royals have made a superb comeback in the final overs. Mumbai Indians lost 5 for 25 in the final 5 overs. Jofra Archer doing most of the wicket-taking for Royals. His final over saw him claim 3 wickets. RR need 168 to win.

  • 9:40 PM IST

    OUT! Jofra Archer announces himself in the IPL. Mitchell McClenaghan is cleaned bowled, much like Hardik. Hardik Pandya was completely bamboozled by Archer’s beaming yorker. His first wicket was of bigger brother Krunal Pandya.

  • 9:24 PM IST

    OUT! Rohit Sharma is run out for 0. Ajinkya Rahane was quick to react and get a direct hit. Rohit’s wicket was more to do with the moment in the game. Sudden falls of wickets will definitely help RR to curb the flow of runs.

  • 9:15 PM IST

    OUT! Dhawal Kulkarni finally gets a breakthrough for Rajasthan. Ishan Kishan trying to change his shot on the last moment holds out to the keeper. He made 58 off 42 balls. Kieron Pollard is the new man in the middle. Suryakumar Yadav will look to get a hundred from hereon.

  • 9:04 PM IST

  • 8:52 PM IST

    RR vs MI, Updates: Dropped Krishnappa Gowtham rarely makes a mistake, but here he does one. Suryakumar Yadav gets a reprieve. He reached his 50 in 29 balls, thanks to a monstrous six off Shreyas Gopal. Yadav and Ishan Kishan have so far added 101 runs.

  • 8:20 PM IST

    RR vs MI, Updates: Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav are slowly taking the charge to Rajasthan Royals. Kishan, in particular, is showing fearless cricket, despite getting hit on the cheek-bone in the last match. Jofra Archer and Dhawal Kulkarni bowling in tandem.

  • 8:04 PM IST

    OUT! Evin Lewis falls for 0. He was a bit late to the ball, and saw his stumps get rattled by an inside edge. Dhawal Kulkarni provides RR a near-perfect start. Ishan Kishan is the new man.

  • 7:59 PM IST

    RR vs MI, Updates: Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis are out to open the innings for Mumbai Indians. Both will hope to give Mumbai a steady start on a what looks like a batting strip. Dhawal Kulkarni will start proceedings for Rajasthan.

  • 7:46 PM IST

    Rahane: “We were looking to bowl first anyway. The wicket looks really good and it usually gets better and better as the game goes on. It’s about starting fresh now after two losses. Mumbai is a quality team. Two changes for us, Dhawal Kulkarni in for Stuart Binny and Jofra Archer is playing in place of Ben Laughlin.”

  • 7:45 PM IST

    Rohit: “We will bat first. It’s a good pitch, runs on the board is always nice. It’s a big ground. I think we can defend the target in bigger grounds. Not really worried too much about Pollard’s form. He hasn’t got enough time with the bat. He’s been a crucial part of the team. We back him and he’s a match winner for us. Same side for us.”

  • 7:42 PM IST

    Rajasthan Royals (XI): Ajinkya Rahane(c), Heinrich Klaasen, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(wk), Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat

  • 7:41 PM IST

    Mumbai Indians ( XI): Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(wk), Rohit Sharma(c), Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman

  • 7:33 PM IST

    TOSS: Mumbai Indians win toss, Rohit opts to bat

  • 7:20 PM IST

    News from Jaipur is that Ben Laughlin could be replaced by Jofra Archer.

  • 7:16 PM IST

    Mumbai will love to get the tag of poor travellers off their back. Rajasthan, on the hindsight, will be eager to climb on top in the table.

  • 7:10 PM IST

    Is Rajasthan Royals missing Steven Smith? Read more about how his absence is hurting the side.

  • 7:02 PM IST

    Can Rajasthan Royals notch better than record against Mumbai Indians? Read our preview here.

  • 7:01 PM IST

    Hello and welcome to updates from RR vs MI match.

Mumbai Indians will hope Kieron Pollard comes good for them © Getty Images
Mumbai Indians will hope Kieron Pollard comes good for them © Getty Images

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the VIVO IPL 2018Rajasthan Royals (RR) will take on Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Match 21 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. We will be bringing you live updates, scores and interesting tweets from the world of cyberspace. Both teams are languishing at the bottom half of the points table.

Match 21 sees No.6 placed side play No.7 placed side, a win here for both Rajasthan and Mumbai will see them near the top-half of the group. Royals are coming off a 64 runs defeat against Chennai Super Kings, while Mumbai thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 46 runs in their last.

Both teams are poor travellers and would like to change the trend. Rajasthan as a team needs to stand up and bat as a unit. Mumbai, on the other side, have shown brilliance in bits and pieces. Form of Kieron Pollard continues to be a worry for Mumbai Indians. For Rajasthan, Heinrich Klaasen needs to come good, after D’Arcy Short somewhat had a disappointing start to his IPL career.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mustafizur Rahman, Pat Cummins, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Evin Lewis, Ben Cutting, Pradeep Sangwan, JP Duminy, Mitchell McClenaghan, Akila Dananjaya, Mohsin Khan

Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Heinrich Klaasen, Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Sharma, Anureet Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Ben Laughlin, Dushmantha Chameera