Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians): We had to come here and do what we had to do. The two points were very crucial for us. Once we had them bowled out for 90, we had a chance to finish it early. It is important to seize the game. We had to come out and bat freely. We had a chance to get the run rate in order. Was a perfect game for us. He is playing after a couple of games. I was there to take the risks. We know his ability. We wanted him to spend some time and that is exactly what he did. If Jimmy wants to do another one, I will be happy. He is a solid guy and keeps the atmosphere buzzing. You need talks like these and got all the guys going after that. When you are under the radar, you need to get the job done. All the bowlers came together and did it for us. I feel in this tournament, any team is capable of beating anyone. KKR is playing before us and we will know exactly what to do.
Ishan Kishan: It's nice to be back opening and getting runs for the team and helping win by a big margin. Feeling really good was much needed for our team to get momentum. It was good to field first, got a good idea of the surface. Our plan was to play as straight as possible. Just play in the V was the plan and the batsmen executed really well. I feel ups and downs are a big part of any sportsman. I was also not in good shape. Most of the batters were not getting runs like in previous seasons. We had great support staff. Our captain... In fact, I had a chat with Virat Bhai, Hardik Bhai.. everyone was there to support me. I had a chat with KP (Pollard) who said you just need to keep things simple, bat the way you used to do, just watch the videos of what you did in the last season. I watched a few videos of my batting and that gave me a bit of confidence. There is talk of us wanting KKR to lose the next game and us winning our next game (smiles), but that is way ahead now. We just have to prepare for our next game. Need to play with the same energy today. Looking forward to doing this again in the next game.
Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals): It was a bit challenging wicket to bat on, it was tougher in the first innings. Coming from Abu Dhabi, playing in Sharjah was a massive difference. Can't blame the batsmen a lot, but it was tough to bat in the first innings. Abu Dhabi had one of the best batting wickets, switching to Sharjah was tough. Mindset - it's a bit cloudy right now, we need to take some time off and then think about the next game. We'd definitely like to play a better game of cricket in the next game. We knew that they'll be coming strong, in the powerplay they wanted to increase the run rate. The wicket was a bit better than the first innings but they batted really well.
Mumbai Indians won by 8 wickets
Over 8.2 Mustafizur Rahmanbowls a pitched up deliveryto Ishan Kishan, Six! Stays deep inside the crease and biffed it over deep mid-wicket for a flat-six.
Over 8.1 Mustafizur Rahmanbowls a good length deliveryto Ishan Kishan, Boundary! Backs away in the crease and slaps that past deep cover to his left for a four.