Tim David helps Mumbai Indians to triumph Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals Inning

In the 1000th play of the IPL, Rajasthan Royals batted a massive 212 runs for 7 wickets thanks in large part to Jaiswal’s sensational maiden century with 124 runs.

Jaiswal, a local player, smashed 124 runs off 62 balls with 16 boundaries and 8 maximums to single-handedly propel Rajasthan Royals to the massive score, whereas Mumbai Indians gave up their 3rd straight total of over 200 runs this season.

Jaiswal, who scored the most runs in the IPL this year and finished with almost 400, seemed to enjoy batting against Australian pacer Riley Meredith (4-0-51-0), against whom he struck half his boundaries and a maximum.

Jaiswal kept the run rate up even when his fellow Royals batters couldn’t do their part. The 72 runs he and Jos Buttler’s 18 runs put on the board first was the start of his knock.

Buttler got on the scoreboard on the ninth delivery, and Jaiswal smashed sixes off both Cameron Green who gave 31 runs and took no wicket in his 3 overs, and Jofra Archer who gave 41 runs and took 1 wicket to give RR a head start.

Jaiswal, batting on the left side, smashed four boundaries in a single over delivered by Meredith to help RR go to 65 without losing any wickets by the end of the powerplay.

Archer started off with a speed of 149.3 kph, and the MI speedster seemed to be getting his stride in only his 3rd game of the year after recently recovering from a small operation in Belgium upon his right elbow.

Archer’s opening period (2-0-21-0) was marred by his inability to maintain the line, but he was successful in dismissing Jason Holder with 11 runs and other left-handed RR batsmen by employing the short ball.

The initially promising partnership was broken in the 8th over when experienced spin bowler Piyush Chawla, who had just delivered an outstanding maiden over, got Buttler taken at long-on.

After hitting a six off the initial ball, Royals skipper Sanju Samson who made 14 runs was out of the middle quickly as he chipped a ball from Arshad Khan who gave 39 runs and took 3 wickets towards midwicket.

After the Royals won the toss and elected to bat, 21 years of age Jaiswal crashed 124 runs off 62 deliveries, including 16 fours and 8 sixes, at an effective strike rate of 200.

In order to commemorate the marking of the 1,000th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the secretary of BCCI Jay Shah presented souvenirs to the 2 captains, Samson and Rohit Sharma, in addition to the head coach of the Royals club, Sachin Tendulkar, and Kumar Sangakkara, an idol for the MI side. This took place prior to the beginning of the play.

In addition to finishing his 150th game as captain of the 5-time victors Mumbai Indians, Rohit was promoted to that position in April 2013.

Mumbai Indians Inning

Cameron Green who made 44 runs along with Suryakumar Yadav who made 55 runs off just 29 deliveries in the middle order helped the Mumbai Indians fight back. David sealed the contest off for Mumbai Indians, in addition to Tilak Varma’s undefeated 29 runs as they knocked down the mark in the last over of the game.

David smashed three successive maximums off the initial 3 balls of the last over delivered by Jason Holder to round off the match as MI scored 214 runs for a loss of 4 wickets in 19.3 overs to give skipper Rohit Sharma a present for his birthday. The game ended with 17 required off the last over delivered by Jason Holder.

Throughout his innings of 45 not out off only 14 deliveries, David hit a total of 5 maximums and 2 boundaries, bringing his total hits to seven. In order to change the match on the Royals, he scored 62 runs off only 23 deliveries while batting with Varma at the undefeated 5th wicket.

The Royals got off to a great start when Sandeep Sharma dismissed Rohit 3 runs, who aged 36 years on Sunday, but Green and Kishan spearheaded the comeback, bringing the score for the home team to 58/1 during the power play.

Green along with Kishan put up 62 runs together for the 2nd wicket before Kishan was bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin who gave 27 runs and took 2 wickets in his 4 overs for a score of 28 runs off 23 balls.

With Mumbai Indians in need of a Suryakumar exceptional, the batter smashed an unbelievable six against Ashwin beyond fine leg off the 1st delivery he played, and he jumped off the bat swiftly with 3 boundaries off Holder and MI climbed 98 runs for 2 wickets at the halfway point of the match.

However, Ashwin struck yet again and Green was caught at mid-wicket for a score of 44 off 26 balls.

Suryakumar targeted the RR impactful sub Kuldeep Sen in order to score 18 runs off just 4 deliveries. This was accomplished by hitting the pace bowler for 3 boundaries and a maximum, bringing his total to 18 runs. The spin combo of Ashwin along with Yuzvendra Chahal was not enabling MI to maintain up with the requesting rate.

A magnificent fielding attempt from Sandeep brought a halt to Suryakumar’s blazing innings, which had been going so well up until that point. The batter attempted to throw a short ball on the outside against Boult over a near-fine leg, however, Sandeep kept rushing ahead keeping his eyes fixed on the ball the entire time. He then completed a fantastic catch by diving forward and pulling off a forward dive.

The 213-run target was easily overcome by Mumbai, who only needed 3 deliveries to do so. This helped make the 1,000th match in the IPL a memorable one.

The remarkable victory by six wickets was Mumbai’s 4th of the season, and it helped them move up to the seventh slot in the standings. Meanwhile, high-flying Rajasthan fell to the 3rd spot after suffering their fifth loss of the season.


Tim David’s not-out 45 runs off just 14 deliveries counterattack was more impressive than Yashasvi Jaiswal’s sparkling maiden Indian Premier League century as Mumbai Indians edged off Rajasthan Royals during a high-scoring final-over drama on Sunday at the famous Wankhede within Mumbai.

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