IPL 2021 POINTS TABLE

TEAM PLD W L T
Mumbai IndiansMI 14 7 7 0
Chennai Super KingsCSK 14 9 5 0
Royal Challengers BangaloreRCB 14 9 5 0
Delhi CapitalsDC 14 10 4 0
Punjab KingsPK 14 6 8 0

TOP RUN SCORERS

Player Innings Runs
Virat Kohli 191 6076
Shikhar Dhawan 183 5577
Suresh Raina 195 5491
Rohit Sharma 202 5480
David Warner 148 5447

IPL 2021: Match 24, MI vs RR – Who Won?

IPL 2021 – Match 24, MI vs. RR, was played at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. Rohit called the toss correctly and opted to field first on a batting-friendly pitch. RR didn’t utilize their opportunity fully as the pitch was a belter and it looked like a 190-200 will be a defendable total. They fell short by 30 runs and ended up making a par score of 171/4. MI lost Rohit soon, but Quinton de Kock batted through the innings and got MI home with cameos from other batters. RR never looked like they would come back in the match and make it difficult for MI. Eventually, MI won by 7 wickets and showed why they are 5-time IPL champions.

RR Innings

RR started brilliantly, making 60 odd runs in 7 overs. Jos Buttler was outfoxed by Rahul Chahar’s delivery and got stumped after making a quickfire 41 runs from 32 balls. Yashasvi Jaiswal also played a decent knock before getting caught and bowled to Rahul Chahar. Later, Samson and Dubey built a partnership of 50 plus, taking the score up to 171/4 in 20 overs. However, the score was substantial but not a winning total by any stretch of the imagination. 

1st Innings Stats

RR: 171/4 (20 Overs)

Best Batting:

S Samson: 42(27)

J Buttler: 41(32)

Shivam Dubey: 35(31)

Best Bowling:

R Chahar: 2/33

J Bumrah: 1/15

T Boult: 1/37

MI Innings

MI came with a clear strategy and started attacking upfront scoring 49 runs in the powerplay. Rohit got out at mid-off off Morris’s bowling for 14 runs. However, Quinton de Kock was in his zone and easily smashed the RR bowlers to all parts of the ground. Suryakumar Yadav hit three beautiful boundaries but unfortunately got out, making 16 runs. Krunal Pandya was promoted up the order, which proved to be very useful for MI’s chase. He, along with Quinton de Kock, scored quickly and built a partnership of 63 runs, sealing the fate of RR. Quinton de Kock remained not out and got MI over the finishing line with a well-compiled 70 runs from 50 balls. RR should have made 200 plus runs to have any chance of beating MI on this batting paradise which eluded them somehow.  

2nd Innings Stats: 

MI: 172/3 (18.3 Overs)

Best Batting:

Q De Kock: 70 (50)

Krunal Pandya: 39 (26)

K Pollard: 16(8)

Best Bowling:

C Morris: 2/33

M Rahman: 1/37

Final Match Result: MI won by 7 wickets 

Man of the Match: Quinton de Kock

Finally, IPL 2021 – Match 24, MI vs. RR, was a high-scoring game, with RR making 171/4 and MI chasing it with ease in 18.3 overs. RR didn’t accelerate towards the end during their batting, scoring 171, which is just a par score on the Delhi pitch. Quinton de Kock played through the innings and was helped by the crucial cameos from Krunal Pandya, Pollard, and Suryakumar and won the game for MI. 

Reference Links:

  1. https://www.cricbuzz.com/live-cricket-scorecard/35702/mi-vs-rr-24th-match-indian-premier-league-2021
  2. https://www.hotstar.com/in/sports/cricket/indian-premier-league/mumbai-indians-vs-rajasthan-royals-m702913/match-clips/highlights-mi-outshine-scratchy-rr/
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