Jimmy Neesham and Nathan Coulter Nile excelled with the ball as Mumbai Indians restricted Rajasthan Royals to 90/9 in a must-win game in Sharjah on Tuesday. It took MI just 8.2 overs to seal an eight-wicket win, which ensured that the five-time champions remained in contention for IPL 2021 playoffs.
Jimmy Neesham, playing his first game in IPL 2021 UAE leg, made an instant impact with his highly impressive spell of 3/12. Nathan Coulter Nile and Jaspirt Bumrah bagged four and two wickets respectively while conceding 14 runs each, as the Rajasthan Royals managed a mere 90/9 after being put in to bat.
Rohit Sharma got his side off to a flyer with a 13-ball 22, before Ishan Kishan, replacing Quinton de Kock in the XI, took over with an unbeaten 25-ball 50. MI won with a staggering 70 balls to spare, which marked their second-largest win in IPL in terms of balls remaining.
Their net run-rate (NRR) took a massive shot from -0.453 to -0.048, as they jumped up two spots to take the fifth position in the IPL 2021 points table. However, they’d still have to depend on the KKR-RR result, even if they do win their last league fixture against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in Abu Dhabi on Friday, October 8.
Lol! ROHIT SHARMA GOT NO CHILL! XD XD XD
Look at that pure moment of joy
Not complete without the man himself
Who's excited about this match?
#Memes #Memeoftheday #IPL2021 #MI #RR #PBKS #KKR #Fun #CricketTwitter #Onefamily #Humour #RRvMI #MIvRR #MI @mipaltan @IPL @KKRiders— Varun Mishra (@Varun_M615) October 5, 2021
After seeing Tonight’s #MIvRR match
. #KKR be like : pic.twitter.com/87xtRRUHY0
Stats don't lie!
Mumbai Indians now have a better NRR than Punjab Kings. pic.twitter.com/Ib5IvcXeCG— ShaYan Vfc (@ShaYanVK18) October 5, 2021
What a result for MI!