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Indian Premier League's 1,000th game won by Mumbai


Mumbai Indians' players celebrate their win at the end of the match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday night. AFP

Rajasthan Royals opener Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 124 runs off 62 deliveries in the Indian Premier League’s 1,000th game on Sunday night but it wasn't enough as Tim David smacked a 14-ball 45 not out to give Mumbai Indians a six-wicket victory.

With his team still needing 61 runs off 26 balls when he came out to bat, David proceeded to light up the Wankhede stadium with five sixes as he led Mumbai to a winning total of 214-4 in 19.3 overs.

Earlier, Jaiswal hit 16 fours and eight sixes as his first IPL century helped Rajasthan to 212-7 after winning the toss.

Such was Jaiswal’s dominance on the landmark night that he single-handedly helped Rajasthan go past 200, with Jos Buttler’s 18 the second-highest individual score for the team.

Jaiswal reached his first IPL hundred off 53 balls and now tops the IPL runs chart this season with 428 in nine matches. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Faf du Plessis (422 in eight games) and Chennai’s Devon Conway (414 in nine) trail him after Sunday’s matches.

Mumbai’s response saw Suryakumar Yadav hit 55 off 29 balls, which included eight fours and two sixes. A stupendous flying catch by Sandeep Sharma ended Yadav’s onslaught and brought David to the middle.

Ishan Kishan (28) and Cameron Green (44) earlier added 62 off 38 after birthday boy Rohit Sharma fell for three runs, bowled by Sharma.

Tilak Varma scored 29 off 21 to keep Mumbai in the hunt before David arrived.

Mumbai is seventh in the standings with eight points, and Rajasthan slipped to third with 10.

Associated Press

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