Updated Standings after Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021. Mumbai chose the perfect time to join the party in IPL 2021. Also, doing so by defeating Rajasthan Royals in emphatic fashion last Tuesday. It all started when RR, after making some inexplicable changes. Also, their playing XI failed to adapt but compatible Sharjah surface. Only Ewin Lewis of 24 off 19 showed some courage. It’s as the batting order collapsed to a meek 90-9. Which was also the lowest first-innings total at the venue. Nathan Coulter-Nile was magnificent for MI. Also, good value for his four-wicket haul of 4/14.
Mumbai Indians’ batsmen reproduce the performances of their bowlers. Led by comeback man Ishan Kishan’s unbeaten 50. Also, struck at the strike rate of exactly 200. Rohit Sharma took just two blows and 8.2 overs to go over the line. It sounds like a warning note for all of their opponents.
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Updated Standings after Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals
The win not only brought MI with Kolkata for 12 points. But given an extraordinary +0.405 boost to the net run rate. Which presently sits much closer to KKR’s than before this game. Mumbai Indians winners too leapfrogged RR and Punjab Kings to sit in fifth place within the points table.
Mumbai will need to win their last league-stage match. Against eighth-placed SunRisers Hyderabad on Friday by a margin. It is big enough to wipe out the remaining NRR gulf with the Eoin Morgan team. Or they’ll have to hope that KKR does the job for them.
However, MI presently has momentum behind them. It won’t be a shock in case they drag off the unexpected once more by qualifying within the playoffs of the IPL 2021 season.
Lastly, Mumbai Indians’ precipitous rise has sent PBKS down to sixth place in the table. But the team most impacted from today’s game would be KKR. It would not only have to win against RR. But do so convincingly and then hope for MI. It’s either lose or win a close game against Sunrisers Hyderabad.