IPL2021: Quinton De Kock shines in Mumbai's easy win over Rajasthan - Newztezz Online


Thursday, April 29, 2021

IPL2021: Quinton De Kock shines in Mumbai's easy win over Rajasthan

With the help of opener Quinton Decock's tumultuous half-century and Krunal Pandya's thunderous batting, Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in the Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament on Thursday. 
Mumbai had a tough target of 172 but the pair of Decock and Krunal made it easy.

Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and invited Rajasthan Royals to bat first in the IPL-14 match played at Delhi's Arun Jaitley Stadium. Rajasthan scored a strong 171 for 4 in the allotted 20 overs. Jose Butler scored 41 and skipper Sanju Sams scored 42. In reply, Mumbai won the match by 172 runs for 3 wickets in 18.3 overs. Decock hit an unbeaten 70.

Quinton Decock's match-winning half-century
captain Rohit Sharma and Quinton Decock gave the team a start as expected. However, Rohit Sharma could not score a big score. He teamed up with Decock for a 49-run partnership in 6 overs with Rohit contributing 14 runs. While Suryakumar Yadav was out for 16 runs.

But then Decock and Krunal Pandya washed the Rajasthan bowlers. The Rajasthan bowlers failed to put both the batsmen in trouble. The duo paved the way for the team's victory with a 63-run partnership. Krunal Pandya was dismissed for 39 off 29 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes. While Decock held the edge until the end and he was not out. He hit an unbeaten 70 off 50 balls with the help of six fours and two sixes. While Kieron Pollard contributed an unbeaten 16 runs. For Rajasthan, Chris Morris took two wickets and Mustafizur Rahman one.

Jose Butler and Jaiswal's banging start
Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bat first against Rajasthan Royals. For Rajasthan Royals, the pair of Jose Butler and Yashaswi Jaiswal came in the opening. The pair gave the team a banging start. He put on a 66-run partnership in 7.4 overs for the first wicket. However, Rahul's face in his two overs combined to pavilion the two batsmen to give Mumbai relief. Butler hit 42 off 32 balls, including three fours and three sixes. Jaiswal scored 32 off 20 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes.

Rajasthan's run-rate did not slow down even after Sanju Samson and Shivam Dubey were immediately dismissed as batting openers. Skipper Sanju Samson and Shivam Dubey immediately batted and challenged the team's score. The two had a 57-run partnership. Samson hit 42 off 27 balls with five fours while Shivam Dubey hit 35 off 31 balls with two fours and two sixes. In addition, David Miller contributed 7 not out and Ryan Parag contributed 8 not out. For Mumbai, Rahul took two wickets and Jaspreet Bumrah and Trent Bolt took one wicket each.

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