Mumbai vs Rajasthan Live Score IPL 2013 Qualifier 2 Match MI v RR
A lot has happened off the field in the last week or so, but amidst all this, the team that is in the center of all attention has silently gone on to make it to the last three. Rajasthan's campaign this season is the story of the underdog punching above its weight, much like they did in the very first season of the tournament. The other two teams that have survived the tournament so far are the heavyweights - Chennai and Mumbai - and if Rajasthan indeed manage to get past them, it will be a story out of dreams!
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Rajasthan's first hurdle will be Mumbai - their opponents in the second qualifier to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. When these two teams met on May 15, 2013, everything was normal in the tournament and all the attention was only on the on-field cricket. Things have changed rather rapidly though since then and there are too many developments to fit into this preview, so let's keep the focus on cricket.
After the spot-fixing stories cropped up, Rajasthan have played 2 games - both against the same opponents Hyderabad. They lost the first game, leading to questions about their ability to focus on the game, but they answered that in fine style in the eliminator. Tougher challenges await them though and they need one final push from their unfancied players.
Mumbai may be the favorites on paper but ever since they sealed a spot in the top 2 in the league stages, they have suffered a slight dip in form. They were outplayed in their last league game at Dharamsala against Punjab and followed that up with another big loss to Chennai in the first qualifier, putting them in a must-win position if they are to meet Chennai again in the final.