Mumbai Indians secured a crucial victory in the 51st match of IPL-14 and kept the playoff hopes alive. Mumbai beat Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets with more than 10 overs to spare. Captain Rohit Sharma said that his team had come with the intention of winning the match in this style keeping in mind the better run rate.
Mumbai achieved the target of 91 runs for victory in 8.2 overs. She is now in the race with Kolkata Knight Riders for the fourth place in the playoffs with 12 points from 13 matches. KKR is in fourth place on the basis of net rate, while Mumbai is in fifth place after this win. Both have to play one more match each.
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After the victory, Rohit said, ‘We came here to take full two points and also had to improve the run rate. We had a good start, which made the job easy.
Ishan Kishan, who was out of a few matches due to poor form, scored an unbeaten 50 off 25 balls. Rohit said, ‘Ishaan was playing after a few matches. And we wanted him to play that kind of innings. We just wanted him to play his shots which he did.
Talking about his chances of reaching the playoffs, he said, “All the teams are capable of beating each other. The good thing is that KKR is playing before us so we will know what to do.