During this, both of them hit some good shots and kept on increasing the pace of the runs. Still the team needed 96 runs to win. At the same time, Ishaan completed his half-century in 41 balls. But he became the victim of Boult after scoring 54 runs in 43 balls with the help of five fours and a six and with this his partnership of 84 runs in 54 balls ended with Verma. After 13 overs, MI scored 121 runs for the loss of three wickets, still needing 73 runs to win.
Kieron Pollard at number five tried to chase down the target with Verma. During this, Verma completed his half-century in 28 balls. Verma hit a six on the first ball of Ashwin, who came to throw the 15th over, but on the second ball, Ashwin bowled Verma. He returned to the pavilion after scoring 61 runs in 33 balls with the help of three fours and five sixes. MI scored 135 runs for the loss of four wickets, with the team still needing 58 runs in 31 balls.
But Chahal put MI in trouble by taking two wickets in the same over, taking the wickets of Tim David (1) and Daniel Sams (0), due to which the team lost six wickets for 136 runs after 16 overs. But everyone had hopes from Pollard at the crease, as 39 runs were needed in the last two overs. But M Ashwin (6) was run out and 10 runs came. Now 29 runs were needed in the last over. Pollard was on strike, but he too disappointed and was dismissed for 22 off Saini, leaving MI for 170 for eight in 20 overs, helping RR win the match by 23 runs .
Earlier, Rajasthan, who came to bat after losing the toss, did not have a good start, as Bumrah got caught by opener Yashasvi Jaiswal (1) Tim David in the third over. After this, Jos Buttler rained four more sixes in the balls of Basil Thampi, who came to bowl the fourth over and took 26 runs. But Devdutt Padikkal (7) was caught by Mills at the hands of captain Rohit Sharma, as RR scored 48 runs for the loss of two wickets in the powerplay.
Shimron Hetmyer, who came at number five, along with Butler, kept the pace of the run. Butler scored the first century of the IPL 2022 season in 66 balls. But in the 19th over, Hetmyer became the victim of Bumrah after scoring 35 runs in 14 balls with the help of three fours and three sixes. Buttler and his partnership of 53 runs in 24 balls came to an end.
Also read :