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IPL 2018 : Rajasthan Royals Pull off A Thriller To Beat Mumbai Indians By 3 Wickets

Picture Credit : BCCI
Picture Credit : BCCI

Rajasthan Royals almost made a heavy weather of the Mumbai Indians target of 167/ 7 in a thrilling tie at Jaipur.
The Royals in the process found an unlikely batting hero – Krishnappa Gowtham .

Coming in at a time and side staring defeat , Gowtham produced a sensational finish by hitting a stunning 11 ball unbeaten 33, with two sixes and four fours. He hit the winning six when 10 was need of the last over by Hardik Pandya. The knock shocked the Mumbai Indians who thought they had the match on their hands.

Sanju Samson (52) and Ben Stokes (40 off 27) added 72 runs for the third wicket to push their side close to victory. Royals lost Rahul Tripathi (9) and captain Ajinkya Rahane (14) inside Powerplay overs. Royals lost Rahul Tripathi (9) and captain Ajinkya Rahane (14) inside Powerplay overs .

Earlier, Suryakumar Yadav (72) and Ishan Kishan (58) hit measured half-centuries in a 129-run partnership for the second wicket but Mumbai Indians frittered away a good platform to post a modest 167 for seven.

Dhawan Kulkarni took (2/32) while debutant Caribbean paceman Jofra Archer (3/22) made an impact straight awayon debut . The Mumbai batsmen struggled with his pace and bounce . He got the Pandya brothers — Krunal (7) and Hardik (4) — and Mitchell McClenaghan (0). Mumbai Indians Skipper Rohit Sharma fell first ball for 0 run-out by a brilliant pick-up and throw by rival skipper Ajinkya Rahane.

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