Cricket Roundup: Mumbai Ahead Of Royals In IPL Table, West Indies Depart For UAE

The feature match in the IPL on Tuesday was a fight to stay in playoff contention.

The Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians were in 6th and 7th spots respectively on the points table as they clashed in the important match 51.

Given first turn at the crease, the Royals struggled as they could only muster 55 runs by the 11th over. They eventually ended on 90 for 9 in their 20 overs with Nathan Coulter-Nile and James Neesham being the main destroyers with figures of 4 for 14, and 3 for 12 respectively. Evin Lewis was the top scorer for Rajasthan with 24.

With an improvement in their net run rate at stake and needing 91 for victory, Mumbai Indians raced off the blocks, getting to 94 in a jiffy of just 8.2 overs.

This triumph puts Mumbai on fifth position on the table with12 points tied with the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Both teams have one game remaining before the playoffs begin on October 10th.

And with the beginning of the T20 World Cup less than three weeks away, teams would start arriving in UAE soon.

The West Indian contingent who are not in the IPL departed for the Middle East today. Among the players are CPL standout Roston Chase, Obed Mcoy, Andre Fletcher, Hayden Walsh Junior, Darren Bravo and Lendl Simmons.

Upon completion of the IPL, the entire team will be united officially for the first time since names were released in early September.

The Windies are set to begin their title defense on October 23rd against England.

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