KL Rahul and bowlers guided Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) to an emphatic 36-run win over Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday, April 24.
With this defeat, Rohit Sharma’s MI is all but out of the playoffs race. It was their eighth consecutive loss in IPL 2022, making them the only team to face this situation during the tournament’s history.
For LSG, skipper Rahul played a standout knock at a surface where other batters struggled to connect the ball with the bat. Rahul notched up his second century of the season to take his side to a competitive total of 168/6.
In reply, MI never looked settled for the chase as they lost their top-four batters for just 67 runs in 11.2 overs.
Young Tilak Varma (38 off 27) tried his best to take the game closer for his team, but after his dismissal in the 18th over, things became easy for the Lucknow bowlers.
MI could only score 132 runs for the loss of eight wickets and again failed to open their account in the points table.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
KL Rahul churning out the runs again!!! 2nd 💯 for this years #IPL2022 SR excellent 💥
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) April 24, 2022
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) April 24, 2022
A Masterclass in Construction, Execution and Awareness. Your Eyesight watching can only get better. Pure Azz…without batting an eyelid. Win, Lose the bar is up @klrahul11 @LucknowIPL #LSGvsMI @IPL #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/ZVunk2fXp6
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) April 24, 2022
Batting is an art, Kl Rahul is an artist 💯 👏
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 24, 2022
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) April 24, 2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 24, 2022
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 24, 2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) April 24, 2022
Mumbai Indians becomes the first team to lose the first 8 matches in IPL history.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 24, 2022