IPL 2018: Archer, Buttler star in Royals' big win

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However, they need to continue to register wins if they are to make the playoffs and the same holds true for their opponents Rajasthan Royals, who are at 6th place with the same number of wins as MI.

Both fourth-placed Mumbai and sixth-placed Rajasthan have 10 points each from 11 matches and are very much in contention to be in the top four at the end of the round-robin stage. And again on May 11, the English cricketer scored unbeaten 95 as RR chased down the target of 177 against Chennai Super Kings.

Mumbai are coming into the game on the back of a hat-trick of wins over Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders, who played them twice. Suryakumar Yadav has excelled in his new role as opener; the 27-year old is MI's top run-getter and he will look to add more to what is already his most successful IPL season. The losing side tomorrow will be virtually out of the reckoning for a play-offs berth.

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Yadav was dismissed on 38 and Lewis went on to score a fine 60 off 42 deliveries.

After inviting the home team to bat, Royals brought on the gangling Archer in the third over of the PowerPlay after offie K. Gowtham and seamer Dhawal Kulkarni had conceded 20 runs. Suryakumar Yadav, who has taken the crease, strikes back-to-back Fours for Mumbai. Somewhere down the line over a period of time, Mumbai Indians have played their best cricket when they have been down and out. The match will start at 8 PM IST on May 13. We have to focus on taking the dew out of the equation. Ben Stokes also had a good day with the ball and finished with 2/26 in four overs. Someone has to take responsibility and put their hand up. I know this wicket quite well. Obviously, in the initial matches, the results didn't come our way, but it was not that we were playing badly.

He faced just the 53 balls during his knock on Sunday, clearing the rope five times while also hitting nine fours, as he overcame the early loss of opening partner D'Arcy Short to dismantle his old team-mates. Even in batting we lost a couple of our wickets and didn't get that partnership but here did and credit must go to our bowlers. Mumbai Indians have gone unchanged.

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