Rajasthan Royals crushes Mumbai Indians to reach to the top

 

Mumbai Indians 164-5 in 20.0 Overs (Corey Anderson 50, Kieron Pollard 70, Stuart Binny 1-8) lost to Rajasthan Royals 165-3 in 19.1 Overs (Ajinkya Rahane 46, Steve Smith 79*)

Rajasthan Royals have made it to the top of IPL 2015 standings with its third victory in this seasThey crushed Mumbai Indians by seven wickets at Ahmedabad.

Rajasthan Royals rewrote the history as no team had successfully chased a target of more than 150 at the venue.Unfortunately it’s third loss for Mumbai Indians in this IPL season.

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Steve Smith scored his first century and had an unbeaten score of 79 runs from 53 balls.Smith shifted gears at will as he first relied on finding the gaps, running hard between the wicket, and when needed, he found the boundaries effortlessly. He found the fence eight times and also smashed a six.

He also grabbed the Orange Cap for being the highest run-getter so far. He has scored 122 runs in three matches.
Steve smith was well supported by Ajinkya Rahane (46) as they raised a 64-run stand for the second wicket.
The decision to bat seemed to have backfired as Mumbai managed only 45 runs in the first 10 overs but the fiery 104-run stand between Kieron Pollard (70) and Corey Anderson (50) changed the team’s fortunes as they ended with a respectable 164 for five.

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