Rajasthan Royals have been struggling in the latest edition of the Indian Premier League with things not going as per plan. They are second last in the points table and as we reach the critical phase of the tournament they are slowly reaching a point of no return. They host the Mumbai Indians next, a team they had beaten on their own territory just a few days ago. Rajasthan are in desperate need of a repeat of that performance if they are to keep their hopes alive. The two franchises have met on 22 occasions with Mumbai winning 11, Rajasthan 10 and 1 game producing no results. A look back at their last five games. Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians Live Cricket Score.
MI vs RR – April 13 2019 – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – RR won by 4 wickets
South African wicketkeeper Quinton De Kock hit 81 as Mumbai Indians posted a massive total of 187/5 on board. But his innings was bettered by Rajasthan opener Jos Butler slamming a 43 ball 89 that helped his team win the game by 4 wickets. Krunal Pandya did pick three wickets for the hosts but it had little impact on the contest.
MI vs RR – May 13 2018 – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – RR won by 7 wickets
The Rajasthan Royals bowling united led by Jofra Archer restricted Mumbai to 168/6 with only Evin Lewis posing any trouble for the visitors with a well made 60. The Royals’ response was led by their talisman Jos Butler who hit an unbeaten 94 and was ably supported by Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson resulting in an easy win for Rajasthan. RR vs MI, IPL 2019 Match 36 Preview: Do-or-die Encounter for Rajasthan Royals Against Mumbai Indians.
RR vs MI – April 22 2018 – SMS Stadium, Jaipur – RR won by 3 wickets
Krishnappa Gowtham played a gem of an innings in Rajasthan Royals 3 wicket win over Mumbai Indians when their bowlers they had done enough to wrap up the game. Gowtham came on to bat with his side needing 43 off 17 balls is pursuit of a target of 168. His 11 ball stay at the crease yielded 33 runs and it was all too easy in the end for the home side.
MI vs RR – May 1 2015 – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – MI won by 8 runs
A close game of cricket which Mumbai Indians won thanks to Ambati Rayudu and Mitchell McClenaghan who were exceptional with the bat and bowl respectively. Rayudu’s fifty towards the end dragged MI to 187/5 while the Kiwi pacer McClenaghan picked up three crucial wickets including that of Sanju Samson that changed the game of its head.
RR vs MI – April 14 2015 – Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad – RR won by 7 wickets
Steve Smith remained till the end for Rajasthan helping his team chase down the total of 165 on a difficult track of Motera. Earlier Keiron Pollard had smashed a 34 ball 70 to get his side out of a spot of bother and his partnership with Corey Anderson had the fans excited. But in the end the total was not competitive enough to make a contest of the tie.
Mumbai Indians have won their last two games and with upcoming talents like Rahul Chahar in fine form, they should beat Rajasthan comfortably.