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Rajasthan Royals won by 5 wickets
RR
162/5 - 19.1/20 ov
MI
161/5 - 20/20 ov
Match 36, Jaipur

Rajasthan Royals are just about still alive and kicking in the 2019 VIVO IPL. They timed that chase expertly, and even the dream duo of Malinga and Bumrah couldn't save them at the death. MI won't go top of the table, but they are still sitting pretty in 2nd. Thanks for your company for this game, and make sure you follow the second match of the day, where DC have won the toss against Kings XI and opted to have a bowl!

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Rajasthan Royals win by 5 wickets

End of Over 20 - 4 runs RR 162/5
Stuart Binny*7* (4b 1x4)
Steve Smith59* (48b 5x4 1x6)

Four! Worked round the corner and RR win!

19.1 L Malinga to S Binny, FOUR, 112.33 km/h full toss going down leg.
End of Over 19 - 5 runs, 1 wicket RR 158/5
Stuart Binny*3* (3b)
Steve Smith59* (48b 5x4 1x6)

Not that well timed by Binny, but it won't matter, as they get a single to mid off

18.6 J Bumrah to S Binny, one run, 143.01 km/h good length just outside off stump.

Plinked to mid off and again they pinch a single

18.5 J Bumrah to S Smith, one run, 141.87 km/h good length on middle stump.

Tip and run through cover point. 6 from 8...

18.4 J Bumrah to S Binny, one run, 145.34 km/h good length on middle stump.

Close! Great bullseye from point but I think Smith's just about got the legs to get through. Indeed he has. Very tight though!

18.3 J Bumrah to S Smith, one run, 148.36 km/h good length on off stump.

Worked off back of a length through square leg for a single

18.2 J Bumrah to S Binny, one run, 144.74 km/h short length going down leg.

Wicket! Are we in for another Bumrah blitz? Turner caught on the crease as this jags back in. No review taken but that may have been potentially sliding down leg

18.1 J Bumrah to A Turner, WICKET!!! A Turner is out lbw Jasprit Bumrah, 143.97 km/h good length on leg stump.
End of Over 18 - 8 runs, 1 wicket RR 153/4
Steve Smith57* (46b 5x4 1x6)
Ashton Turner*0* (0b)
17.6 H Pandya to S Smith, two runs, 130.08 km/h full length just outside off stump.

Four! That'll ease the tension! Short and wide and cut away

17.5 H Pandya to S Smith, FOUR, 134.51 km/h short length outside off stump.

Wicket! Late drama? Smith hit this out to the deep and was always looking for two. Good throw from Cutting and Parag is short of his ground

17.4 H Pandya to S Smith, WICKET!!! R Parag is out run out (Ben Cutting), 125.0 km/h good length just outside off stump.
17.3 H Pandya to S Smith, no run, 135.82 km/h good length outside off stump.
17.2 H Pandya to S Smith, no run, 125.44 km/h short length just outside off stump.
17.1 H Pandya to R Parag, one run, 142.78 km/h full toss on middle stump.
End of Over 17 - 8 runs RR 145/3
Steve Smith50* (41b 4x4 1x6)
Riyan Parag*42* (28b 5x4 1x6)
16.6 J Bumrah to S Smith, no run, 119.91 km/h short length just outside off stump.

50 for Steve Smith
That's 50 for Smith. He's led from the front here but he'll want to see off the job completely

16.5 J Bumrah to S Smith, two runs, 144.1 km/h full length just outside off stump.
16.4 J Bumrah to S Smith, no run, 145.16 km/h full toss on middle stump.
16.3 J Bumrah to R Parag, one run, 141.14 km/h short length just outside off stump.
16.2 J Bumrah to S Smith, one run, 140.43 km/h full length going down leg.

Four! Great start to the over for RR. Just a bit too much width so Smith can cut this down to third man and it beats the desperate dive by the boundary rider

16.1 J Bumrah to S Smith, FOUR.

Four overs to go and you would have to say RR are in the box seat. As always, Bumrah's death overs are going to be extremely crucial. Will Smith and Parag look to attack them, or go after Malinga and Hardik instead?

End of Over 16 - 9 runs RR 137/3
Riyan Parag41* (27b 5x4 1x6)
Steve Smith*43* (36b 3x4 1x6)
15.6 L Malinga to R Parag, two runs, 129.83 km/h short length just outside off stump.

Four! Clobbered wide of long off. Full from Malinga and Parag goes bam. With two overs of Bumrah left, RR need to attack the other bowlers

15.5 L Malinga to R Parag, FOUR, 121.03 km/h full length just outside off stump.

Close! Good change of pace and Parag is beaten by the low full toss. Could have been in trouble had it been a bit straighter

15.4 L Malinga to R Parag, no run, 117.58 km/h full toss outside off stump.
15.3 L Malinga to S Smith, one run, 129.51 km/h short length outside off stump.
15.2 L Malinga to R Parag, one run, 118.78 km/h good length outside off stump.
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