Player of the Match
Player of the Match

7.55pm And that is that from Jaipur. The action shifts to Delhi now, where the Capitals have chosen to bowl against Kings XI Punjab. Catch all the action here. Goodbye!

Steven Smith is the Player of the match, and the Rajasthan Royals captain, so yay, only one interview to transcribe. "Haven't contributed as much as I'd like through this tournament, it was nice to get off to a good start and take the boys home," he says. "We can't worry about other results, it's about us and our processes. For us, it's a final, every game. We did well to pull it back to 160 and executed our skills well. It's never good when your drop catches, but those things happen, and you've got to move on, and we did that. Look at Jofra, the way he bowled and came back. [Riyan Parag] was very impressive. I've been watching him in the nets, and he's got superb skills with the ball, and with the bat he's got a cool head, and a lot of power. I wish I had that kind of power as a 17-year-old. He's just got to keep playing with freedom. Very bright future for the young guy."

Kanav: "MoM- Surya " -- Harsh, but his 34 off 33 definitely does look like the wrong kind of impactful innings.

Nani: "Mumbai have to use Ben cutting. But they are not using resources like Cutting and Pollard."

Harry Dawe: "To me, the strongest RR top order at the moment minus Buttler would be Tripathi, Livingstone, Samson with Smith as the safe batsman at 4, Livingstone and Tripathi given license to try and go at 10s and with Parag and Turner/Stokes to finish the innings"

Yash Narain: "One has to give credit to Smith for his captaincy today. Used the likes of Binny and Prayag in the middle overs to save three overs of Archer for the death. Mumbai have gotten away in the recent past with suryakumar's middle overs sloth-paced run making thanks to the final overs blitzkreig provided by Hardik and Pollard but Archer and Smith were less forgiving today "

7.39pm New captain, a heavily rejigged team, and Rajasthan Royals have found a way to win a match. It's only their third win of the season, but they've done the double over Mumbai. An interesting match on a slow pitch, and in the end Mumbai probably were a handful of runs short of a properly challenging total. Jofra Archer and Shreyas Gopal played a big part in keeping Mumbai down, and the new captain, Steven Smith, saw them through in one of those middling chases, with a vital injection of momentum from young Riyan Parag.

19.1
4
Malinga to Binny, FOUR runs, full-toss angling down leg. It's the attempted yorker, it's dipping late, and Binny doesn't really know much about it, but he plays a blind flick at it, and gets a little tickle on it - or not - onto his pad, and the ball runs away to the fine leg boundary to bring up victory

Four to win. Can Malinga somehow pull this off for Mumbai?

END OF OVER:
19 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | RR: 158/5 (4 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.31, RRR: 4.00)

  • Stuart Binny3 (3b)
  • Steven Smith59 (48b)
  • Jasprit Bumrah4-0-21-1
  • Hardik Pandya4-0-31-0
18.6
1
Bumrah to Binny, 1 run, back of a length outside off, looks to slap it through the covers, the angle makes him hit it towards mid-off off the inside half of the bat. Pollard's too deep again to prevent the single

Ahir: "One more innings and Turner might be finding himself in the Olympics" -- Also known as Ajit Agarkar-land

18.5
1
Bumrah to Smith, 1 run, length ball angling in towards off stump, Smith pushes gently to mid-off, who's right on the edge of the circle
18.4
1
Bumrah to Binny, 1 run, length ball angling in towards middle stump. Stays leg side of the ball and pushes to the left of short cover
18.3
1
Bumrah to Smith, 1 run, back of a length, angling into off stump. Smith pushes to the right of backward point and sets off for a quick single. Not too far from the fielder, Pollard, and he throws with his right arm... Direct hit at the non-striker's end, but Smith is home, just about

RAJ: "Turner is officially Audi's ambassador.."

18.2
1
Bumrah to Binny, 1 run, shortish, angling into the front hip, tucked away into the square leg region

Here's Stuart Binny.

18.1
W
Bumrah to Turner, OUT, make that 0, 0, 0, 0. Bumrah's deadly inward angle and skiddiness does in another batsman. Turner's front leg moves half-forward and across the stumps, and he ends up playing around his front pad looking to work it into the leg side. The angle beats his inside edge, and it's the plumblest of lbw decisions thereafter

AJ Turner lbw b Bumrah 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Ashton Turner is the new batsman. He's made 0, 0 and 0 in his last three T20 innings. He's up against Bumrah now.

Gladwyn: "One of the commentators said that if Parag gets to a half century today, he'd be the youngest in IPL history. Someone got jinxed bad."

END OF OVER:
18 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | RR: 153/4 (9 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.50, RRR: 4.50)

  • Steven Smith57 (46b)
  • Ashton Turner0 (0b)
  • Hardik Pandya4-0-31-0
  • Jasprit Bumrah3-0-16-0
17.6
2
HH Pandya to Smith, 2 runs, full outside off, driven to the right of sweeper cover
17.5
4
HH Pandya to Smith, FOUR runs, that's a pressure-relieving boundary. Short, just a bit of width, and Smith leans back and cracks a square-cut past the left hand of the diving backward point fielder

15 off 14 now.

17.4
W
HH Pandya to Smith, 1 run, OUT, length ball angling into off stump, clipped away to the left of deep midwicket, and is that a run-out at the bowler's end? They risk a second run against Ben Cutting's rocket arm, and even though it isn't a direct hit, the throw is so flat and accurate, straight into Pandya's hands near the stumps, that Parag is at least six inches short

R Parag run out (Cutting/HH Pandya) 43 (44m 29b 5x4 1x6) SR: 148.27

17.3
0
HH Pandya to Smith, no run, nicely bowled. Saw Smith trying to make himself room and bowls a wide slower ball, quite full. Reaches out to flat-bat it, but can't put any power on it. Hits it straight to short cover
17.2
0
HH Pandya to Smith, no run, slower offcutter outside off, quite short. Skids through a little low and sneaks under the attempted pull
17.1
1
HH Pandya to Parag, 1 run, slower length ball angling into the stumps from wide of the crease, whipped away to deep midwicket

Seventeen off 18 now. Will it be Malinga to bowl out his final over? Has to be, you'd think? Nope. Hardik Pandya.

END OF OVER:
17 | 8 Runs | RR: 145/3 (17 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.52, RRR: 5.66)

  • Steven Smith50 (41b)
  • Riyan Parag42 (28b)
  • Jasprit Bumrah3-0-16-0
  • Lasith Malinga3-0-23-0
16.6
0
Bumrah to Smith, no run, shortish close to off stump, no real room to free his arms for the pull, hits it to square leg without a great deal of power
16.5
2
Bumrah to Smith, 2 runs, full outside off, angling in from wide of the crease. Smith leans forward, looking for the cover drive. Plays a little early and the angle causes the ball to run away through midwicket off the inside half of the bat. That shot brings up his fifty

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st39AM RahaneSV Samson
2nd37SPD SmithSV Samson
3rd1SPD SmithBA Stokes
4th70SPD SmithR Parag
5th6SPD SmithAJ Turner
6th9STR BinnySPD Smith