Jofra Archer, who made his debut in the IPL, starred for Rajasthan Royals in the bowling department as he picked 3 wickets in his 4 overs by giving away just 22 runs.
While chasing, Rajasthan Royals lost Rahul Tripathi and Ajinkya Rahane early, but some brilliant batting by Samson and Stokes saw the Royals make the chase easy. But with late wickets from Bumrah, it seemed like Rajasthan will falter during the chase, but a late cameo by Gowtham saw them cross the winning line in the last over.
Here are the highlights:
# 19.4 Overs: SIX! And RR win!!! Gowtham with a stunning cameo. What a match!
# 19.2 Overs: FOUR! Gowtham is finding the boundaries for fun! RR 162/7
# 19.1 Overs: OUT! Archer top edges it while looking for a boundary and gone! Jofra Archer c and b Hardik Pandya 8(9) RR 158/7
# 18.6 Overs: FOUR! Gowtham is playing a blinder here. RR 158/6
# 18.4 Overs: FOUR! Gowtham cuts it well enough for a boundary. RR 154/6
# 18.1 Overs: FOUR! Archer middles it and finds the boundary. RR 144/6
# 17.6 Overs: FOUR! Edged and gone! RR 140/6
# 17.5 Overs: SIX! Clean connection to the crowd! RR 136/6
# 17.1 Overs: OUT! Fizz at it this time, is it a turn around? Klaasen c Ishan Kishan b Mustafizur 0(1) RR 125/6
# 16.3 Overs: OUT! Clean bowled and Bumrah is on fire! Buttler b Bumrah 6(8) RR 125/5
# 16.2 Overs: OUT! Samson lifts it high, very high and safe hands by Hardik. Samson c Hardik Pandya b Bumrah 52(39) RR 125/4
# 14.3 Overs: FOUR! Cracked to the mid wicket region by Samson. RR 115/3
# 14.1 Overs: OUT! Bowled! Big Brit departs. Stokes b Hardik Pandya 40(27) RR 110/3
# 13.2 Overs: FOUR! Stokes hammers it to the boundary. RR 107/2
# 10.6 Overs: FOUR! Looks like Stokes has finally started his innings. RR 86/2
# 10.5 Overs: SIX! Finally a big one and what a way to hit it Stokes.. RR 82/2
# Boundaries have dried up, RR need 110 runs off 72 balls.
# 6.2 Overs: FOUR! Slapped away by Stokes! RR 47/2
# 5.6 Overs: FOUR! Samson fings the gap for a boundary. RR 43/2
# 5.4 Overs: OUT! Big blow for RR as skipper Rahane departs. Rahane c Krunal Pandya b McClenaghan 14(17) RR 38/2
# 4.5 Overs: FOUR! Typical Rahane through the off side! RR 35/1
# 3.3 Overs: FOUR! Samson with a stylish cover drive. RR 25/1
# 2.4 Overs: FOUR! Samson smashes it for a boundary. RR 18/1
# 2.2 Overs: OUT! Rahul Tripathi walks back. R Tripathi c Suryakumar Yadav b Krunal Pandya 9(8) RR 14/1
# Rajasthan Royals need 169 runs to win.
# 19.4 Overs: FOUR! Big Pollard just manages to find the boundary. MI 166/7
# 18.5 Overs: OUT! Clean bowled! Archer welcomes himself to IPL in some style. McClenaghan b Jofra Archer 0(1) MI 159/7
# 18.4 Overs: OUT! There goes the middle stump! Archer strikes again! Hardik Pandya b Jofra Archer 4(2) MI 159/6
# 18.3 Overs: FOUR! Crunched and the umpire survives somehow! Hardik Panday at it. MI 159/5
# 18.1 Overs: OUT! Wicket no. 1 for Jofra Archer in IPL. Krunal Pandya c Klaasen b Jofra Archer 7(6) MI 154/4
# 17.3 Overs: SIX! Big one by big Pollard! MI 152/4
# 17.1 Overs: FOUR! Late cut by Krunal Pandya, very very late! MI 145/4
# 15.4 Overs: OUT! Rohit goes and one more run out in his career. Rohit run out (Rahane) 0(1) MI 135/4
# 15.2 Overs: OUT! Yadav's glittering innings comes to an end. Suryakumar Yadav c Buttler b Unadkat 72(47) MI 135/3
# 14.2 Overs: OUT! Kishan played an audacious shot, but it went straight to the keeper's hand. Ishan Kishan c Buttler b D Kulkarni 58(42) MI 130/2
# 13.3 Overs: FOUR! Kishan glances it towards fine leg. MI 127/1
# Meanwhile Ishan Kishan completes his second IPL fifty. What a talent!
# 12.1 Overs: FOUR! Lovely inside out by Kishan. Meanwhile Archer bowling at 145kmph! MI 116/1
# 11.4 Overs: FOUR! Slapped away in the gap. Yadav is timing the ball amazingly well. MI 110/1
# 10.3 Overs: DROPPED! Gowtham drops a dolly. MI 100/1
# 10.2 Overs: FOUR! Another flick, another boundary. Yadav is on fire! MI 97/1
# 9.6 Overs: SIX! Wow, some display of batting, this time its Kishan with a maximum. MI 93/1
# 9.2 Overs: SIX! Yadav goes with the turn and hits it to perfection. Half century for him. MI 86/1
# 9.1 Overs: FOUR! Short ball dispatched by Kishan. MI 80/1
# 8.2 Overs: SIX! A day of flicks, this one is by Kishan for a maximum. MI 70/1
# 7.3 Overs: FOUR! Yadav waits and slams it hard for boundary. MI 60/1
# 6.6 Overs: FOUR! Yadav connects with the sweep and gets a boundary. MI 52/1
# 5.1 Overs: FOUR! Yadav pounches on the tad-bit short delivery for a boundary. MI 40/1
# 4.6 Overs: FOUR! Kishan finds the gap and another boundary for him. MI 35/1
# 4.4 Overs: SIX! Yadav with a gentle flick and the big board flashes Stylish Surya! MI 30/1
# 4.2 Overs: SIX! OMG what a hit by Ishan Kishan, steps out and boom. MI 23/1
# 3.5 Overs: FOUR! Flicked away by Yadav, great shot. MI 17/1
# 2.1 Overs: SIX! Beauty of a shot by Suryakumar Yadav. MI 10/1
# 0.5 Overs: OUT! Bowled..Lewis departs for a golden duck! Lewis b D Kulkarni 0(1) MI 1/1
# 07:30 PM: So finally, the wait is over and Jofra Archer is making his IPL debut. He replaces Ben Laughlin.
# 07:30 PM: Mumbai Indians won the toss and they have opted to bat first.
# 07: 20 PM: Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane(c), Heinrich Klaasen, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman
# 07:15 PM: Royals boarding the team bus for today's clash with Mumbai Indians.