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Rahane fined Rs 12 lakhs for slow-over rate against MI

Rahane fined Rs 12 lakhs for slow-over rate against MI

Toss: Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and Rajasthan Royals chose to bowl against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday (May 13), in the 47th match of the Indian Premier League 2018. It is scheduled to be played at Wankhede Stadium located in Mumbai.

While Mumbai are fielding an unchanged team, Rajasthan have replaced Prashant Chopra, Ankit Sharma and Ish Sodhi by Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni and D'Arcy Short. However, in today's match, it is predicted that Rajasthan Royals will win this against Mumbai Indians.

In what would be an qualifier before the Play offs Mumbai Indians lock horns with Rajasthan Royals.

With RR in pursuit of 169, Buttler batted with great control and reached the milestone with a four of Hardik Pandya in the 12th over. Buttler brought up his fifth consecutive score of over fifty in IPL, becoming only the second player to do so after Virender Sehwag (for Delhi Daredevils in 2012). Archer came back in the 16th over; the ball was only five overs older but he knew he had to change tactics because Mumbai - only four down - were looking to accelerate.

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The Royals' win also ensured a final-four place for the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Super Kings, who stand behind table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad in the eight-team table.

MI openers, Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav started well with the bat as they put an opening partnership of 87 runs on the board before Yadav got out on 38 in the 11th over.

The returning Dhawal Kulkarni and Jaydev Unadkat chipped in one wicket each.

Buttler was then joined by Sanju Samson who added another 26 runs to the Rajasthan tally. Samson hit Hardik for two sixes in the 18th over as Rajasthan romped to victory. It was against Mumbai when Archer made his debut, and made an instant impact with three wickets. When Lewis swung the next ball high into the Mumbai skyline and was dropped by Stuart Binny at mid-on, Archer barely reacted: a small drop of the head and back to his run-up. At just 20, he was becoming the man Rohit Sharma threw the ball to when he most needed a strike and was drawing comparisons with Rashid Khan, one of the best T20 bowlers in the world.