5.5 overs: FOUR! Beautifully timed from Suryakumar Yadav. On the pads from Tom Curran and Surya places the ball right in the gap between mid-wicket and long-on fielders. First boundary for Surya. MI 56/1
4.5 overs: OUT! First IPL wicket for debutant Kartik Tyagi. Hurries up Quinton de Kock with his pace as the MI opener mistimes his pull and skies the ball high up. Jos Buttler does the rest comfortably behind the stumps. De Kock departs for 23. MI 49/1
4.3 overs: SIX! Full-toss from debutant Ankit Tyagi. Rohit Sharma just flicks it off the hips and the ball sails over the deep square-leg fence. MI 48/0
3.4 overs: FOUR! SIX! Consecutive boundaries for Quinton de Kock off Jofra Archer. De Kock using the pace of Archer to perfection. Giudes the first fall to the fine leg fence and then just times the six over deep fence with much ease. MI 40/0
End of 3rd over: MI are up and running! 15 from the Ankit Rajpoot’s over including a couple of fours and a six. Jofra Archer now comes into the attack. MI 29/0
2.2 overs: SIX! First maximum of the match for Mumbai Indians. Rohit Sharma extends his arms, reaches to the pitch of the ball and launches it over the long-off fence. Ankit Rajpoot so far has not got his length right. MI 20/0
End of 2nd over: A tidy start from Shreyas Gopal. 4 runs from his first over. Ankit Rajpoot to continue from the other end. MI 14/0
End of 1st over: FOUR! And a boundary to end the first over from Ankit Rajpoot. The third man was inside the circle and Rohit Sharma comfortably guided the ball to the fence. Expensive start from Ankit and now Shreyas Gopal comes into the attack from the other end. MI 10/0
0.1 overs: FOUR! First delivery of the innings and Quinton de Kock has dispatched it straight down the ground for a four. Boundary first-ball for De Kock. Timed it to perfection. MI 4/0
Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock are out in the middle to start the Mumbai Indians innings. Ankit Rajpoot has the new ball in hand for Rajasthan Royals. A slip in place for him. De Kock on strike. Here we go!
Playing XI for both teams
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Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler(w), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi
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Team news: No changes for Mumbai Indians. Three changes for Rajasthan Royals. Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ankit Rajpoot and Kartik Tyagi are in the playing XI. Tyagi will be making his debut for RR.
Toss news: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma wins toss, opts to bat against Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi.
Pitch report: “This is a centre wicket with equal dimensions on all sides. There is a fair amount of grass on the surface, it looks hard and it allows the ball to slide on better. It’s a fresh surface, should have good carry and there will be a bit in it for the bowlers. But I still think this is a bat first wicket”, said Danny Morrison.
– Steve Smith has been most successful against Mumbai Indians in the IPL. He has scored over 400 runs against MI and the only team against whom he has a strike-rate of more than 150.
– Smith has also hit the most fifties (4) against Mumbai.
– Since the Royals returned to the IPL in 2018, they have beaten Mumbai Indians on all four occasions.
.@rajasthanroyals captain @stevesmith49 has arrived early and is working on his pull shot! #MI have a strong bowlin… https://t.co/d9yo2akf92
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Jofra Archer’s family members are in Abu Dhabi to provide some much-needed support.
Jofra’s support system. 🤗Patrick & Joelle Archer are at Sheikh Zayed to #HallaBol. 💗#RRvMI | #RoyalsFamily |… https://t.co/CJ46mn5zEH
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Players are out in the middle warming up ahead of the start. We are just 30 minutes away from the toss.
🏨➡️🏟️ Ro’s ready for tonight’s clash!Be virtually present at our team hotel to wish the boys as they leave for th… https://t.co/xE9PMQhQnC
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We move. 👊#MIvRR | #HallaBol | #RoyalsFamily https://t.co/yqwGdgTAXr
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Hello and welcome to TimesofIndia.com’s live coverage of Match 20 of IPL 2020 between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi.