IPL: David goes 6, 6, 6 in final over to trump Jaiswal’s stunning hundred
Mumbai Indians 214 for 4 (Suryakumar 55, David 45*, Ashwin 2-27) beat Rajasthan Royals 212 for 7 (Jaiswal 124, Arshad 3-39) by six wickets
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s 124 counted for little as his Rajasthan Royals fell to a six-wicket defeat against the Mumbai Indians thanks to Tim David’s stunning cameo at Wankhede on Sunday.
Jaiswal lit up the IPL’s 1,000th match with a superb innings, but the five-time champions chased down the 213 target with three balls to spare as David whacked three straight sixes to seal the victory.
The Royals won the toss and elected to bat first, getting off to a strong start as Jaiswal and Jos Buttler combined to get Rajasthan to 72 runs before Buttler was caught off Piyush Chawla’s bowling.
The wickets began to tumble around Jaiswal, with no other batsman scoring higher than Buttler’s 18, yet he powered his way to a century off just 53 balls to help the Royals to a strong total of 212/7.
The run chase started poorly as captain Rohit Sharma could not mark breaking the Indians’ all-time IPL appearance record with a suitably memorable innings, dismissed for just three in the second over of his 190th match for Mumbai.
But Suryakumar Yadav gave the Indians a chance of pulling off the win with his 55 off 29 balls, and though he fell in the 16th, David finished the job with an epic final over, nailing three consecutive maximums to clinch a first win in three for Mumbai.
Jaiswal century in vain
Jaiswal’s brilliant 124 is the highest score in this season’s IPL and is the joint-most ever recorded by a Rajasthan batsman (also Buttler v Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2021).
The 21-year-old smashed eight sixes and 16 fours on his way to the highest IPL score by an uncapped Indian batter, yet he still ended up on the losing side.
Mumbai win despite Rohit’s birthday struggles
Danger man Rohit turned 36 the day of the game, also moving above Kieron Pollard on the Indians’ IPL appearance list, with only Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni playing more games for a single team.
He had his team-mates to thank for being able to mark his special day with a win, though, as Mumbai overcame their captain’s low score with Cameron Green, Suryakumar and David all getting scores of 40+, the latter making 45 off just 14 deliveries to secure the victory. (SportsMax)