IPL 2019: RR beat MI, here are the records broken
Rajasthan Royals beat Mumbai Indians at home to seal their third win in the ongoing 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). With this victory, RR also completed the double over MI in IPL 12. Quinton de Kock's 65 saw MI amassing 161/5 in Jaipur. Royals got past the target with skipper Steve Smith leading the show. Here's more.
De Kock slams ninth career IPL fifty
Quinton de Kock struck a sublime 47-ball 65. He now has 378 runs this season and equalled Virat Kohli in this process. De Kock slammed his third IPL fifty this term. It was also his ninth career IPL fifty. The southpaw stitched a 97 run-stand with Suryakumar Yadav for the second wicket.
Archer gets past 100 dot balls, Unadkat registers unwanted record
Jofra Archer (1/22) has 11 wickets in IPL 2019. He equalled the likes of Deepak Chahar, R Ashwin and Chris Morris (11 scalps each). Archer now has 101 dot balls this season and is only behind Jasprit Bumrah. RR pacer Jaydev Unadkat (1/46) has conceded 30-plus runs in each of his last seven IPL games in which he went on to bowl four overs.
A look at some individual feats
Sanju Samson (35) now has 2,106 career IPL runs. He surpassed Dwayne Smith in terms of total runs (2,103). Rahul Chahar registered his best bowling figures in IPL (3/29). Smith (59*) surpassed the 200-run mark in IPL 2019 (245). He became the fourth Royals player to achieve the same. Smith smashed his second fifty this season. It was his seventh career IPL fifty.
How did the match pan out?
MI got the much needed momentum with De Kock and Surya going on strongly. They scored runs at a brisk pace. But after their dismissal, MI lost track. Once again, the job was handed to Hardik Pandya to come and provide some authority. In reply, RR lost Ajinkya Rahane early on. Sanju Samson notched a quick-fire 35. Smith then assured his presence for RR.