Sharjah’s pitch has completely turned itself into a bowling pitch. The pitch had no pace, which is fine, but on Tuesday, it just didn’t had any bounce as well. Rajasthan Royal’s (RR) batting line up struggled like a wrecked ship in middle of the sea with no other option to sink. They tried hard, but they ended up with just 90 runs in 20 overs at 9 wickets.
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First Innings: RR vs MI
Some deliveries are just unhittable. And James Neesham produced 24 of them. He bowled slow, so the batters had no pace to work with, and the pitch wouldn’t let his balls bounce, so they had no leverage either. Combine all that and you get why the New Zealand allrounder finished with 13 dots and three wickets.
There was no relief at the other end as well with Nathan Coulter-Nile picking up a four-for. He didn’t care to bring down his pace, but even then the ball continued to misbehave. Glenn Phillips was all set to pull a long hop only for it to squirt between his knees and utterly wreck his stumps.
Second Innings: RR vs MI
Having been forced out of the XI, these probably aren’t the kind of conditions Ishan Kishan would’ve wanted to make his comeback. But installed at the top of the order, he was given the best chance for success and he took it with both hands, hitting 50 off 25 balls and batting through till the last runs were scored.
They came off his own bat – a six and a four off Mustafizur Rahman. If Mumbai do make the playoffs, they’ll be happy one of their best has come back to form.
Mumbai Indians 94/2 (Ishan Kishan 50*, Rohit Sharma 22; Chetan Sakariya 1/36) beat Rajasthan Royals 90/9 (Evin Lewis 25; Nathan Coulter-Nile 4/14, Jimmy Neesham 3/12) by 8 wickets.
Man of the Match: Nathan Coulter-Nile