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IPL 2021: Coulter-Nile, Neesham star as Mumbai Indians restrict Rajasthan Royals to paltry 90/9 Sharjah

09:40 PM Oct 05, 2021 | ANI

Nathan Coulter-Nile picked four wickets as Mumbai Indians restricted Rajasthan Royals to 90/9 in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 here at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.

While Coulter-Nile picked four, James Neesham removed three Rajasthan Royals batsmen as the Sanju Samson-led side failed to rise on the occasion of a must-win game.

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Put into bat first, Rajasthan Royals got off to bad start and never really recovered. The side lost opener Yashasvi Jaiswal as Coulter-Nile picked his first wicket for the day.

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Before the completion of the powerplay, both openers were back in the hut. Rajasthan Royals kept losing wickets in regular intervals and were soon found reeling at 50/5.

The side collapsed from 41/1 to 50/6 in four overs as Mumbai Indians bowlers wreak havoc.

David Miller and Rahul Tewatia did try to rebuild the innings but the duo failed as Coulter-Nile dismissed the South African batsman while James Neesham removed Tewatia in the 15th over.

In the last five overs, another collapse occurred as Rajasthan collapsed from 74/6 to 82/9 in three overs. The Royals reached 90 in the allotted 20 overs courtesy of a six on the penultimate ball by Mustafizur Rahman.

Brief Scores: Rajasthan Royals 90/9 (Evin Lewis 24; Nathan Coulter-Nile 4-14, James Neesham 3-12) vs Mumbai Indians.

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