The Fact India: The 1000th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was played on Sunday between the two champions Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals. In this match of the 16th edition of IPL, Mumbai defeated Rajasthan by six wickets. Playing first, Rajasthan scored 212 runs for seven wickets in 20 overs. In response, Mumbai won the match by scoring 214 runs losing four wickets in 19.3 overs. The match was very exciting. In the last over, Mumbai needed 17 runs to win. In front of Jason Holder, Tim David gave the team victory by hitting three sixes in the first three balls. David remained not out after scoring 45 runs in 14 balls.
Rajasthan Royals won the toss and decided to bat first. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler got Rajasthan off to bat and got off to a brisk start. Jaiswal hit shots from the first over. Butler started hitting big shots after taking some time. Both made the 5th Fifty partnership of the season in the 5th over itself and without loss in 6 overs, the team’s score reached 65 runs. Butler was adjudged caught out by the umpire on Cameron Green’s ball in the third over of the first innings. Butler takes the review. It was seen in the replays that the ball did not take the edge of the bat. Umpire changed his decision and Butler remained not out.
However, he could not take much advantage of Jeevandan and got out after scoring 18 runs in the 8th over. Apart from Yashasvi Jaiswal of Rajasthan, no batsman played. 21-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal scored the first century of his career. Yashasvi Jaiswal started attacking from the initial overs. After sharing a 71-run partnership with Jos Buttler, he batted till the last over and took the team’s score past 200. Yashasvi scored the first century of IPL career on 53 balls. He got out after scoring 124 runs in 62 balls. In this innings he hit 16 fours and 8 sixes. His strike rate was 200.
He received the Player of the Match award for this performance. Apart from Yashasvi, Jos Buttler scored 18, Sanju Samson 14, Devdutt Paddikal 2, Jason Holdner 11, Shimron Hetmyer 8, Dhruv Jurel 2 and Ravichandran Ashwin scored 8 runs. Arshad Khan took 3 wickets and Piyush Chawla took 2 wickets from Mumbai. Joffra Archer and Riley Meredith got 1-1 wickets.
Chasing the target of 213 runs, Mumbai got off to a bad start. The team lost the wicket of captain Rohit in the very second over. From here Ishaan Kishan and Cameron Green took over the innings and the team scored 58 runs in 6 overs. Suryakumar Yadav, who came out to bat at number-4, hit Fifty on 24 balls only. He hit shots all around the ground and kept the team’s hopes of winning alive.
Surya became the victim of Trent Boult after scoring 55 runs in 29 balls. His brilliant diving catch was taken by Sandeep Sharma. Tim David, who came after the wicket of Suryakumar, gave the team victory by playing a not out inning of 45 runs off 14 balls. Tilak Verma also remained not out with him, scoring 29 off 21 balls. In the rest of the team’s batsmen, Cameron Green scored 44, Ishaan Kishan scored 28 and Rohit Sharma scored 3 runs.
Tim David, who came to bat after the fall of Suryakumar Yadav’s wicket in the 16th over, scored 45 off 14 balls. Mumbai needed 17 runs in the last over, David hit 3 consecutive sixes to win the team. Ravichandran Ashwin got 2 wickets from Rajasthan. At the same time, Trent Boult and Sandeep Sharma got 1-1 success.