Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals will face each other in their second match of IPL 2022 at Dy Patil Stadium.
MI will need to make amends in this match after a defeat against Delhi Capitals. Bowlers couldn’t cope with the pressure as they allowed DC batsmen to chase the target. On the positive side return of Suryakumar will strengthen Mi’s battings department.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals got off to a great start seeing off SRH. They will now face a tricky task against MI, who desperately need a win. A win will see RR go top of the table, and they don’t want to miss this opportunity.
Rassie’s first day out as a Royal. 🏏💗#RoyalsFamily | #HallaBol | #TATAIPL2022 pic.twitter.com/YSaniX0iPl— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 1, 2022
We now look at the last 5 head-to-head meetings between MI and RR in IPL.
#1 Mumbai beats RR by 8 wickets
MI beats RR by 8 Wickets#IPL2021 #RRvMI pic.twitter.com/Tf7fi9RS5S— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) October 5, 2021
Nathan Coulter-Nile was on cloud 9 as he dismissed four RR batsmen in this fixture. The bowler was in the form of his life alongside Jimmy Neesham, who took three wickets and bundled RR batsman in 90 runs in 20 overs.
It was an easy chase for the MI, and they took no time in ending the match in just eight overs, with Ishan Kishan scoring 50 runs off 25 balls not out.
#2 Mumbai defeats RR by 7 wickets.
Rajasthan recorded a tricky target for MI to chase, and it looked like a long night for Mumbai. But Quinton de Kock had other ideas as he smashed 70 runs off 50 balls not out and inspired the team to a thrilling victory with 9 balls to spare.
#3 Rajasthan Royals beat MI by 8 wickets
5th consecutive fifty for Jos Buttler !!— Cricket Universe (@CricUniverse) May 13, 2018
As RR beats MI by 8 wickets and stays alive in IPL !!
👍#rrvsmi #ipl2018 #ipl #cricketnews #ipl11 pic.twitter.com/8UpbNWzWXV
Mumbai Indians gave a Daunting task as they went all in during the first innings and scored 195 runs, with Hardik Pandya making 60 runs in just 21 balls. Mumbai looked clear favorites in this game, but RR’s Sanju Samson and Ben Stokes were optimistic about pulling an upset in this game as Samson got his 54 off 31 balls and Ben Stokes a mammoth 107 runs off 60. Both were not out and caused a considerable upset to MI, completing the target with 8 balls to spare.
#4 Mumbai Indians win by 57 runs
MI Beats RR by 57 Runs#IPL2020 #MIvRR pic.twitter.com/Ec20uiz3pc— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) October 6, 2020
Mumbai batters showcased their expertise in this game as they secured a challenging task for RR. Suryakumar dominated the headlines with 79 runs off 47 balls as Mumbai made 193 runs. However, Jasprit Bumrah was on fire as he dismissed four RR batsmen allowing only 20 runs in four overs, as MI restricted RR to just 130 runs sweeping off entire RR batters.
#5 Rajasthan Royals wins by 5 wickets
Mumbai Indians tried their best in the first innings as they could only make 161 runs, with Quinton de Kock saving the team from the embarrassment as he hit 65 runs off 47. After that, it was an effortless game for RR as they completed the chase with 5 balls to spare, and Steven Smith also completed his half-century off 48 balls.