Pacers Nathan Coulter-Nile and James Neesham shared seven wickets between them to help Mumbai Indians (MI) restrict Rajasthan Royals (RR) to a below-par 90 for nine in their crucial Indian Premier League match at Sharjah Cricket Ground today.
Opener Evin Lewis scored 24 while David Miller was the next best for the Royals with 15 runs in his kitty.
Coulter-Nile (4/14) took four wickets while Neesham (3/12) scalped three batsmen.
The equation is simple for both Mumbai and Rajasthan.
They have to not only win both their matches but also have to win big so that their poor net run-rates are taken care of. Royals currently have a net run-rate of -0.337 and MI, after a poor batting show against Delhi Capitals, are seventh at -0.453.
If Rajasthan wins today’s match then, its last league against Kolkata Knight Riders would became a must-win game for both the teams.
RR vs MI playing 11
Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shivam Dube, Glenn Phillips, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Kuldip Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya
Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
RR vs MI Live streaming and telecast details
The RR vs MI match will be telecast live on the Star Sports 1 HD/SD and Star Sports Hindi 1 HD/SD with English and Hindi commentary respectively. You can watch the live streaming of RCB vs PBKS match on Hotstar+Disney, Jio TV and airtel stream.
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