Watch live online as IPL 2015, the world’s most glamorous cricket tournament, continues with the Mumbai Indians traveling to take on the Rajasthan Royals in Match 9 of the Indian Premier League — a match that sees one team desperate to bounce back from a crushing defeat, while the other looks to protect an undefeated record.
The match will stream live from Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmadabad, one of the adopted home venues used by the Royals this season, with first ball scheduled for 8 p.m. Indian Standard Time on April 14.
That would be 10:30 a.m. United States Eastern Time, 7:30 a.m. Pacific. To watch the Mumbai Indians vs. Rajasthan Royals T20 cricket showdown live online, see the information below.
Coming in at 2-0 in the young IPL 2015 season, Rajasthan narrowly escaped a scare from the Delhi Daredevils in their last match, needing a boundary from New Zealand international Tim Southee on the final ball of the 20th and last over to put up a winning total.
Southee delivered, allowing the Royals the narrowest of victories after they skated easily past Kings XI Punjab by 26 runs in the season opener.
The Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, got off to a dismal start against that same King XI side on Sunday, but a 50 by Harbhajan Singh in just 19 balls put them right back in the game.
But even Harbhajan’s heroic effort wasn’t enough to dig the Indians out of a deep early hole, as the Mumbai side ended up 18 runs short of Punjab’s 177 target after the regulation 20 overs.
The heartbreaker sent Mumbai to 0-2 after the Indians were bested by seven wickets in their first match by defending champs the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Other than Harbhajan’s remarkable innings, Mumbai was able to generate little run-scoring against Punjab. It didn’t help that Rohit Sharma, who was the lone batting standout in the Indians’ opener, got himself dismissed for a duck after just two balls by Sandeep Sharma.
Rajasthan, on the other hand, is led by Australian World Cup winner Steven Smith and up-and-coming domestic all-rounder Deepak Hooda, as they stage what could be a surprising bid for a playoff berth after a lackluster 7-7 fifth-place finish last year.
Viewers who pony up the subscription fee for ESPN Cricket will receive a reliable online live experience for Tuesday’s Mumbai Indians vs. Rajasthan Royals match — and all of the remaining 51 T20 cricket matches in the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League. Visit this link for access.
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