Rajasthan Royals would look to keep their momentum against Mumbai Indians © IANS
Rajasthan Royals would look to keep their momentum against Mumbai Indians © IANS

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Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 165/3 | Overs 19.1 | Target: 165

Batsmen: Steven Smith 79(53), James Faulkner 6(6)

Faulkner faces Shreyas, who will bowl the last ball. Faulkner hits it through the off-side and goes for a quick run. The stumps have been disturbed but he is home. Rajasthan Royals have won. Steven Smith takes the orange cap and this has been a magnificent victory for RR. Oh wait! Another angle suggests that he may be out! No, he is in! They have won. Yes. Some uncertainty there, but the game is done.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 164/3 | Overs 19 | Target: 165

Batsmen: Steven Smith 79(53), James Faulkner 5(5)

Faulkner gets a single. Smith then dances down the ground and smashes one from Malinga for a four through the off-side. he then gets a couple through the leg-side. Smith then ends the over with a beautiful shot through covers for a four.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 153/3 | Overs 18 | Target: 165

Batsmen: Steven Smith 69(48), James Faulkner 4(4)

Suyal is back and Smith gets a single down the ground. Faulkner gets a couple then. He then follows it up with a single. Suyal manages a dot ball to Smith. He ends the over with a six.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 141/3 | Overs 17 | Target: 165

Batsmen: Steven Smith 60(44), James Faulkner 1(2)

Smith carts a full delivery from Malinga for a four over mid-wicket. What a shot! That takes him to 50. Smith then plays one past point and that is a four and his fifty. Smith then edges one through third-man for a four.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 126/3 | Overs 16 | Target: 165

Batsmen: Steven Smith 45(38), James Faulkner 1(2)

Pawan Suyal is back into the attack. Smith works one behind fine-leg and Suchith dives in the deep to stop the boundary. They get three for that. Smith then edges one through third0man and it is four. Smith is then foxed by a yorker. Smith hits down the ground for a couple and it is a no-ball. Suyal then bowls a full-toss, which is too high. A no-ball. The free-hit will stay. Smith only gets a single off the free-hit.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 113/3 | Overs 15 | Target: 165

Batsmen: Steven Smith 35(31), James Faulkner 0(1)

OUT! Deepak Hooda 13(4)

Malinga is the new bowler and he concedes a couple. He then beats Steven Smith with a good ball outside the off-stump. He then bowls a wide. Smith plays one through cover and gets a couple for that. Smith then gets a single. And Hooda is gone! He had moved too far across and Malinga saw him. It was a yorker on leg-stump and has been bowled around the legs. The check for the no-ball but he is fine. James Faulkner is back into the attack!

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 107/2 | Overs 14 | Target: 165

Batsmen: Steven Smith 30(27), Deepak Hooda 13(3)

OUT! Ajinkya Rahane 46(39)

Ajinkya Rahane has been dismissed. He charged to Shreyas and has hit out to long-off, where Corey Anderson has taken it. Deepak Hooda is the new man and he charges down first ball, hitting it uppishly past the bowler for a single. Smith then pulls one through mid-wicket for a single. Hooda charges down second ball and smashes it into the stands over long-on. Boy! Isn’t he talented. Rajasthan’s ton is up. He then charges again and clears the fence yet again.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 92/1 | Overs 13 | Target: 165

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 46(38), Steven Smith 28(25)

There is a stumping appeal off Suchith but Steven Smith has got half his foot behind the line. Only singles are possible, but then Smith gets a boundary as he charges down and hits it straight.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 85/1 | Overs 12 | Target: 165

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 44(35), Steven Smith 23(22)

Rahane plays out a dot. He then hits one in the air to deep mid-wicket, but it falls short of the fielder. Rahane then plays one through fine-leg and gets two for that. He follows that up with a single. Smith plays one down the ground for a single. The over ends with another single.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 78/1 | Overs 11 | Target: 165

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 38(30), Steven Smith 22(21)

Rahane gets a single off the first ball bowled by Suchith. Smith then charges down the ground but only gets a single to long-on. Rahane goes inside out later in the over and gets a couple for that as it is well fielded in the deep. Rahane and Smith have now put up 50 runs as Smith gets a couple off the last ball.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 69/1 | Overs 10 | Target: 165

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 32(26), Steven Smith 19(19)

Anderson is back into the attack. Smith gets a single first ball. Rahane follows it up with a single. Smith plays one through the leg-side and sprints across for a couple. Anderson bowls it very wide outside off and Smith tries to chase and misses. It is not given wide.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 65/1 | Overs 9 | Target: 165

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 31(25), Steven Smith 16(14)

Suchith is back and he bowls a dot ball to begin with. Rahane then pulls the next ball through mid-on and gets a couple for that. Rahane then pulls through mid-wicket and gets a four. What a shot! He follows that up with a single.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 57/1 | Overs 8 | Target: 165

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 24(20), Steven Smith 15(13)

Corey Anderson has been brought into the attack. He bowls a couple of dots upfront to Steven Smith. He finally gets it through cover and gets a couple. RR get their fifty with those runs. Smith then cuts, but point gets a hand to it. They only get a single for that. Rahane then carts one over cover and gets a four for that. Rahane ends the over with a single.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 49/1 | Overs 7 | Target: 165

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 19(18), Steven Smith 12(9)

J Suchith is into the attack. The batsmen work it around for singles to begin with. Smith and Rahane are waiting for the ball to come and they are hitting it well. Smith then works it through fine-leg and gets a couple.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 42/1 | Overs 6 | Target: 165

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 17(16), Steven Smith 7(5)

Lasith Malinga has been brought into the attack. Smith gets a single first ball. Rahane then works it to third-man for a single. Malinga then foxes Smith with a delivery outside the off-stump. Smith then smashes one past mid-on and that is a four. Smith then gets a single. Rahane finishes the innings with a couple.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 33/1 | Overs 5 | Target: 165

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 14(14), Steven Smith 1(1)

OUT! Sanju Samson 17(16)

Vinay Kumar continues. Samson smashes the second ball over mid-on and gets a four for that. Samson tries to go over the top, but gets an edge and it flies to mid-off. Rohit completes the catch. Vinay gets the breakthrough. Steven Smith is the new man and he gets a single first ball. Rahane then gets a four as he plays one through fine-leg for a four. The fielder was in the ring and had no chance of stopping it.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 24/0 | Overs 4 | Target: 165

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 10(12), Sanju Samson 13(13)

Suyal is back and Samson plays it to extra-cover. The fielder threw it needlessly and they get a single for that. Rahane later dances down the track and smashes it for a four through mid-on. Very well hit. Rahane then drives straight and gets a couple for that.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 15/0 | Overs 3 | Target: 165

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 3(8), Sanju Samson 11(11)

Vinay Kumar continues. Samson faces a couple of dots. He then moves across and gets a single off the third ball with a single through the leg-side. Rahane then works it through the leg-side for a single. Samson then walks out and gets an edge to third-man for a single.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 12/0 | Overs 2 | Target: 165

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 2(6), Sanju Samson 9(7)

Pawan Suyal is the new man with the ball. Rahane pulls the first one to the deep for a single. Sanju Samson then smashes the next ball through cover for a four. The next ball is hit by Samson to long-on, but it is a no ball. RR will get a free hit. Samson carves the free hit over cover and it has gone for a four. Samson then plays out the next ball.

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals 1/0 | Over 1 | Target: 165

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane 1(4), Sanju Samson 0(2)

Vinay Kumar has the ball. Ajinkya Rahane is on strike. He defends the first ball and then leaves the second. He plays the third ball to cover. Rahane gets off the mark off the fourth ball by playing it through fine-leg. Sanju Samson leaves the first ball he faces outside the off-stump. He blocks the last ball

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 164/5 | Overs 20

Batsmen: J Suchith 0(1), Shreyas Gopal 1(2)

OUT! Corey Anderson 50(38)

Morris to bowl the final over and Anderson gets a couple down the ground. The 150 is up. The second ball is hit by Anderson over point and that has fetched him four. It was full and Anderson did well to chip it away. Morris then bowls a full-toss and Anderson has smacked it over long-on for a six. What an innings! He is bowled off the next ball as it is full and he tries to go over the top. Shreyas Gopal is the new man and he gets a single first ball. Suchith misses the last ball and runs a bye. There are overthrows as well and they get another run. Mumbai end on 164 for five. Did not seem likely at one stage.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 149/4 | Overs 19

Batsmen: Corey Anderson 38(34),

OUT! Kieron Pollard 70(34)

Southee is back and comes around the record. Pollard carts it over mid-wicket and it has hit the ropes on the full. So, that has to be a six! The first ball of all the last four overs have gone for sixes. Pollard then pulls one for a four through fine-leg. Not well hit, but with his power, it is bound to go. He then tries to make room, but it is a full-toss again. Pollard has carted it through long-off for a four. Southee goes short and Pollard has pulled it away for a six. Finally, Southee gets a dot ball as Pollard misses a yorker. Pollard is gone! He flicks it to deep mid-wicket. But what an innings from him here! He walks back with his head held high.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 129/3 | Overs 18

Batsmen: Corey Anderson 38(34), Kieron Pollard 50(28)

Tambe is in and he has been smashed by Pollard for a huge six over long-on. Pollard gets two off the next ball. He then follows it up with a single. Anderson then gets a single. Pollard smashes one through mid-wicket, where Rahane does well to stop it and the batsmen get a couple. That is Pollard’s fifty. He plays it through cover for a single.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 116/3 | Overs 17

Batsmen: Corey Anderson 37(33), Kieron Pollard 38(23)

Pollard smashes one through mid-wicket for a four off Faulkner. he then carts one over cover for a massive six. Faulkner follows it up with a slower ball. Pollard then makes room and it is a full toss. He has been smacked down the ground for a four. It bounced just inside the ropes. The fifth ball yields a leg-bye. Anderson gets a couple off the last ball.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 99/3 | Overs 16

Batsmen: Corey Anderson 35(32), Kieron Pollard 24(18)

Anderson resumes after the time-out and he has smashed the first ball from Southee for a six. He then smashes one down the ground and it is hit so hard, that the long-on tries to get around, but cannot stop it. It sped away for a four. Anderson gets a single off the third-ball. Pollard then flicks one through mid-wicket for a four. That was well played between the two fielders there but it has gone for a four. Pollard works the fifth ball away for a single through cover.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 83/3 | Overs 15

Batsmen: Corey Anderson 24(28), Kieron Pollard 19(16)

Kulkarni is back and Pollard gets a single first ball. Anderson then works one to third-man and gets a single. Kulkarni then bowls a slower bouncer, but Pollard cannot get it away there. Pollard makes room to the next ball and carts it over mid-wicket for a four. He then gets a single to follow it up.  Corey Anderson is out as he holes out to long-off. Oh wait! Is it a no ball? They are checking and Kulkarni seems to have overstepped. Or is there something behind the line? It is declared a no-ball! A free hit announced. Smith has a word with Kulkarni. Anderson gets the bottom of the bat and only gets a single off the free hit.
Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 74/3 | Overs 14

Batsmen: Corey Anderson 22(25), Kieron Pollard 13(12)

Faulkner is back against Pollard and he has been flicked for a six over mid-wicket. There was a fielder there, but it was way over his head. The ball went very flat though. The next ball is slow and a bit short. Pollard misses and then rehearses his shot. Faulkner has come back well with a ball that moves away from Pollard. He then gets a single then as he edges one over cover. Anderson finishes the over with a six. He carts a slower one over mid-off and that has gone all the way.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 61/3 | Overs 13

Batsmen: Corey Anderson 16(23), Kieron Pollard 6(8)

Morris is back and he gets the first ball to rise. Pollard plays it down. Off the second ball, he walks down the track and chips it over mid-on for a four. Pollard then tries to slog one, but it gets the inside edge, which is half-stopped by Sanju Samson They get a single. Morris then bowls full to Anderson and he has been smashed down the ground for a four. The mid-off was in the ring. Anderson tries to go over the top again, but misses.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 52/3 | Overs 12

Batsmen: Corey Anderson 12(20), Kieron Pollard 1(5)

Anderson gets a single first ball off Tambe. After a few dots, Pollard gets off the mark. Anderson finally gets a boundary as he works one away very fine for a four.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 46/3 | Overs 11

Batsmen: Corey Anderson 7(17), Kieron Pollard 0(2)

Chris Morris is back and off the second ball he gets a ball to shape in, which has hit Anderson on the hand. He seems to be in pain. He has put his gloves back on and is playing again. After a few dots, Anderson plays it through the off-side and gets a single.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 45/3 | Overs 10

Batsmen: Corey Anderson 6(12), Kieron Pollard 0(1)

OUT! Unmukt Chand 12(17)

Pravin Tambe is into the attack. Unmukt charges but gets only a single. Anderson then gets a single. There are a couple of twos in this over. And Chand is bowled! He tries to make room and has been castled. Kieron Pollard is the new man. There is a leg-before shout first ball, but it is turned down.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 39/2 | Overs 9

Batsmen: Unmukt Chand 7(13), Corey Anderson 5(11)

Faulkner is in to bowl. Chand gets a leg-bye first ball. That is a maiden over as Anderson is unable to get away the four balls.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 38/2 | Overs 8

Batsmen: Unmukt Chand 7(12), Corey Anderson 5(6)

Deepak Hooda is the new ball. Unmukt tries to sweep and is in tangles. He managed to touch the ball with his glove and gets a single. Anderson drives down the ground and gets a single. Unmukt then gets another single.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 35/2 | Overs 7

Batsmen: Unmukt Chand 5(9), Corey Anderson 4(3)

OUT! Rohit Sharma 0(5)

Binny continues. Rohit is gone! As Ravi Shastri said, “Edged and Taken!” He edged it to Steven Smith at first slip. Corey Anderson is the new man. He gets off the mark by playing through the covers for a four.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 31/1 | Overs 6

Batsmen: Unmukt Chand 5(9), Rohit Sharma 0(2)

Chand faces Southee and misses the first ball as he tries to cut. Chand then plays out a dot ball. Unmukt finally cuts one and it has gone very fine for a four. It went into the boundary off the bounce.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 27/1 | Overs 5

Batsmen: Unmukt Chand 1(3), Rohit Sharma 0(2)

OUT! Parthiv Patel 16(11)

Chand is in the middle. He will be facing his first ball. He plays a couple of dots upfront. He gets off the mark with an inside edge past the stumps. Parthiv is gone. he hits it down to mid-on and he is gone. Rohit Sharma is the new man.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 26/0 | Overs 4

Batsmen: Parthiv Patel 16(10), Unmukt Chand 0(0)

Retired hurt! Aaron Finch 10(14)

Stuart Binny is into the attack. Parthiv pulls it to the deep for a single. Finch then plays down the ground and runs for a quick single and he is limping. He seems to have hurt his foot. Is it the hamstring? Yes, physio Nitin Patel is out there and it is the hamstring looks like. Finch is being carried out of the ground. It is not looking good. Unmukt Chand is the new man. Parthiv gets

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 22/0 | Overs 3

Batsmen: Aaron Finch 9(12), Parthiv Patel 13(6)

Dhawal Kulkarni comes on and Parthiv attempts a cut and gets an inside edge. It shaves past the off-stump and goes fine for a four. Parthiv was fortunate there. He then works the strike over with a single to square-leg.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 17/0 | Overs 2

Batsmen: Aaron Finch 9(8), Parthiv Patel 8(4)

Chris Morris is the new man and he strays down the leg-side to Parthiv. He has been flicked for a four through fine-leg. Parthiv then plays a swinging delivery through the leg-side and gets three. Very well played by Parthiv. Finch then comes on strike and flicks it for a four through fine-leg.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 6/0 | Over 1

Batsmen: Aaron Finch 5(5), Parthiv Patel 1(1)

Parthiv Patel walks out to bat along with Aaron Finch. Tim Southee begins proceedings amidst huge cheers. The Ahmedabad stadium is well known for its atmosphere. Finch flays at the second one and it goes on the bounce to third-man. Parthiv takes strike on what is his home ground in domestic cricket. He gets off the mark first ball as he blocks to the off-side and sets off. Finch gets his first boundary through extra-cover. That is well played for a four.

Here are the two teams for the day:

Rajasthan Royals (RR): Steven Smith (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson (wk), Karun Nair, Deepak Hooda, Stuart Binny, James Faulkner, Chris Morris, Tim Southee, Pravin Tambe, Dhawal Kulkarni.

Mumbai Indians (MI) Rohit Sharma (c), Unmukt Chand, Aaron Finch, Parthiv Patel (wk), Kieron Pollard, Corey Anderson, J Suchith, Lasith Malinga, Shreyas Gopal, Vinay Kumar, Pawan Suyal.

Toss: Mumbai Indians have won the toss and have elected to bat first. MI have team changes. Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu and Aditya Tare are out. Parthiv Patel and Unmukt Chand are in. RR have the same XI


 

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 game between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and the Mumbai Indians (MI). This match is being played at the Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, in Ahmedabad. It is RR’s home game and they would want to maintain their winning streak after beginning the IPL 2015 with a victory. MI are searching for their first win but would be bouyed by the way Harbhajan Singh played in the last game and gave them a shot at victory. Preview: Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2015

RR played some of their games at Ahmedabad last year and had a decent time. They have started their season well, with a young player like Deepak Hooda doing well. There is one thing though: Shane Watson has not played yet and if he is available, who will sit out? Steven Smith has captained them well and is also in good form.

MI have a few questions before them after their batting failed in the previous game. They need their big guns to come good. Rohit Sharma is the key batsman and although he failed in the last game, he will continue to be their main player. Mumbai need him to step up and guide the innings through.

Squads:

Rajasthan Royals (RR): Shane Watson (c), Abhishek Nayar, Ajinkya Rahane, Ankit Nagendra Sharma, Ben Cutting, Deepak Hooda, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dishant Yagnik, James Faulkner, Kane Richardson, Karun Nair, Pravin Tambe, Rahul Tewatia, Rajat Bhatia, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith, Stuart Binny, Tim Southee, Vikramjeet Malik, Chris Morris, Juan Theron, Barinder Singh Saran, Dinesh Salunkhe, Sagar Trivedi, Pardeep Sahu.

Mumbai Indians (MI): Rohit Sharma (c), Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar,Corey Anderson, Aiden Blizzard, Jasprit Bumrah, Aditya Tare (wk), Pawan Suyal, Mitchell McClenaghan, Marchant de Lange, Unmukt Chand, Aaron Finch, Parthiv Patel, Siddhesh Lad, Abhimanyu Mithun, Shreyas Gopal, Josh Hazlewood, Pragyan Ojha, Hardik Pandya, J Suchith, Akshay Wakhare, Nitish Rana.

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