Desk Report

02 April, 2024 04:30

Boult stars for Rajasthan as Mumbai slip to third IPL misfortune

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Pace bowler Trent Boult returned figures of 3-22 to set up a devastating six-wicket triumph for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL match against winless Mumbai Indians on Monday.

Boult's shocking spell of left-arm pace confined has Mumbai to 125-9, a complete Rajasthan upgraded with 27 balls especially for their third success of the time in three matches.

Five-time champs Mumbai, who named Hardik Pandya as commander instead of veteran Rohit Sharma, tumbled to their third misfortune to remain lower part of the 10-group table.

Pandya had one more extraordinary night after he met with boos at the throw by the home fans, inciting Sanjay Manjrekar to say "act".

"Indeed, an extreme evening, we didn't begin how we would have preferred to begin," Pandya said after the misfortune.

Pandya top-scored with 34 for Mumbai yet conceded his wicket made them slip.

"I needed to counter, we were in a good situation to get us around 150-160," said Pandya. " However, my wicket permitted them to get back more into the game, I expected to do much more."

In-structure Rajasthan player Riyan Parag pounded an unbeaten 54 off 39 balls for his second progressive fifty as he directed the group to triumph with two sixes and a four.

However, Rajasthan bowlers controlled with Boult's deadly opening burst giving way to Yuzvendra Chahal's 3-11 with his leg-turn.

Boult guaranteed three wickets remembering Rohit for the space of four conveyances across his initial two overs to quietness the home group at Mumbai's Wankhede Arena.

Rohit, Naman Dhir and Brevis, every one of the three got out for a first ball duck and one more wicket by left-arm speedy Nandre Burger made Mumbai slip to 20-4 inside four overs.

Boult got Rohit out captured behind on the fifth chunk of his opening over and afterward caught Dhir lbw before a full go-around was stayed away from in the following over however the Kiwi sent back Dewald Brevis before long.

Brevis was sent as effect substitute instead of Dhir however the move floundered.

Burger had the left-given Ishan Kishan got behind with a terrible seaming conveyance as the bowler jumped in the air in festival.

Left-gave Tilak Varma and Pandya counter-went after in their 56-run stand as the left-right team brought their fifty up in 32 balls.

Chahal broke the stand as he got Pandya to go for a major one just to be trapped in the profound by substitute Rovman Powell and Mumbai lost their fifth on 76.

Tim David made 17 and Mumbai clung to play out their 20 overs.

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