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Patna : Mumbai Indians (MI) crushed Rjasthan Royals (RR) by 8 wickets in the 51st IPL match at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE, on October 5, 2021, overhauling the 91 run target in only 8.2 overs as Ishan Kishan, who returned to the side in this match, scored an unbeaten 50 in 25 balls hitting 5 fours and 3 sixes. MI had won the toss and opted to bowl. MI have now 12 points from 13 games while RR have 10 points from equal number of games. MI fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile was named Player Of The Match for taking 4 wickets
Ishan hit fast bowler Mustifizur Rahman for a four and a six on successive balls in 9th overs to seal the victory for MI. Ishan had also hit fast medium bowler Chetan Sakaria for fours and 2 sixes in 8th over. Suryakumar Yadav fell to Mustafizur Rahman for 13 in 8 balls hitting 3 fours and it was 56/2. Ishan and Hardik Pandya added 38 runs in their unbroken partnership for the 3rd wicket. Pandya remained unbeaten on 5 runs. Captain Rohit Sharma ( opener) scored 22 runs in 13 balls with 1 four and 2 sixes. Rohit fell to fast medium bowler Chetan Sakaria making it 23/1 after 3.2 overs.
Batting first, RR scored just 90/9 in 20 overs as M fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile took 4/14 in 4 overs while medium fast bowler James Neesham took 3/12 in 4 overs. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah took 2/14 in 4 overs. RR opener Evin Lewis wasthe top scoerer for team with 24 runs in 19 balls with 3 fours and 1 six.