Fast approaching a half century as well, Samson could not bat out the final overs of the innings as Trent Boult knocked over his middle stump with an inch perfect yorker in the 18th over. Samson scored 42, putting on a 49-run stand with Dube.
Looking to accelerate in the final couple of overs, Dube was unable to get his timing correct and was caught and bowled by Jasprit Bumrah for 35.
Riyan Parag walked in with 7 deliveries to go in the innings and along with David Miller, dragged the Royals to 171/4, adding 12 runs in the final over, which was an eventful one with a no-ball, dropped catch and a wicket of a free hit.
In response, Rohit and Quinton de Kock started off solidly, both looking set to score big against a not so fancied Royals bowling attack.
Rohit (14) hammered Jaydev Unadkat for a six after taking his time to get in but could not kick on, falling softly to Chris Morris as Chetan Sakariya at mid-on took a simple catch.
The openers, with de Kock playing the more aggressive role, on a good batting surface though set Mumbai off on the chase, scoring 49/1 in the Powerplay.
With Suryakumar Yadav for company, de Kock continued in his merry ways. At the other end, Suryakumar too was moving along at good pace, with his trademark wristy shots on both sides of the wicket finding the boundaries quite comfortably.
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