MI vs RR Live Score - IPL 2013 qualifier 2 Mumbai vs Rajasthan
MI vs RR Live Scorecard - Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Live Score of Pepsi IPL 2013 Playoff qualifier 2 played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 24th May 2013.
They have shown remarkable fighting spirit despite the demoralising spot-fixing scandal and the Rajasthan Royals will now look to upstage the mighty Mumbai Indians in the second qualifier on Friday to book, what would be, a dream final berth in the Pepsi IPL.
On paper, Mumbai Indians may appear stronger but Rajasthan will be high on confidence after their four-wicket win against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday.
Tomorrow match will determine the Chennai Super Kings' opponents in the Sunday summit clash at the same venue.
In a shocking last week, the Royals were shaken to the core by the spot-fixing scandal. Just when they needed something special, a 29-ball 54 by Brad Hodge not only boosted their morale of the team but revived the Royals campaign by taking them into the second qualifier.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, are coming here after a 48-run thrashing by Chennai Super Kings in the first qualifier. They had been defeated in their last league match as well, suffering a 50-run loss to Kings XI Punjab.
Mumbai Indians had their best run in 2010, finishing runners-up to Chennai Super Kings besides winning the Champions League Twenty20 the next year.
The last time Royals came here, Rahul Dravid was too defensive with his strategy. But time has come for the Rajasthan Royals to play some aggressive cricket.
Friday May 24, 2013 (day/night)
Start time 20:00 local (1430 GMT)