IPL 2022: KL Rahul records a century as LSG beat Mumbai Indians

The Lucknow Super Giants successfully recorded a victory against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at Wankhede Stadium, Sunday. The Indians suffered a bitter defeat as LSG KL captain Rahul scored a century and gave the Lucknow a superb win. Because of that defeat, Mumbai recorded eight consecutive defeats in IPL this season.

So far, the Indians have not won a match in the IPL 2022 tournament at all. In fact, the team that had 5 successes in the previous edition of IPL had become the first franchise team in the history of the IPL tournament to lose seven games in a row at the start of the season.

Instead of improving performance and strategy, the Indians couldn't rise at all, and instead, they extended their losing streak to eight. In that match, Lucknow performed exceptionally and managed to win by 36 runs. Skipper Rahul against Mumbai by 103 with 12 fours and four sixes.

“Enjoying batting, enjoying the responsibility. Fingers crossed I can keep doing the right things,” said Rahul after the match. Meanwhile, the Lucknow team's second-highest wicket scorer is Manish Pandey by 22. Because other hitters have not managed to make a significant contribution.


In front of a boisterous crowd and fans, the Indians' game returned to defeat and without a win. Mumbai has had a lot of pain throughout the season, especially when it comes to getting an attack from KL Rahul.

The LSG captain fought his way to 103 (62b, 12x4, 4x6) to beat Mumbai. The 30-year-old cricketer repeatedly took advantage of his short side and played with his groundstrokes.

In the first half, the LSG team did not take any risks. After 50, Rahul struck Daniel Sams in the 13th minute. The Bangalore-born player recorded two-four of Riley Meredith's 18 overs, then three of Jaydev Unadkat to finally 52 runs in the last five overs helping Lucknow to a total of 168.

Meanwhile, in the Mumbai line-up, MI Bowler Jasprit Bumrah recorded 1/31 in his 4 overs while Kieron Pollard recorded 2/8 in his two overs. Tilak Varma had given hope at the end of the half, but only hope, the effort was still weak and did not produce significant results in the game.

A solid partnership between LSG all-rounder Jason Holder and fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera dashed Mumbai's hopes until they suffered a painful defeat. On the other hand, All-rounder Kieron Pollard plays a slower ball. But Rahul managed to make the team he leads continue to move forward towards a big total score.

In their pursuit of 168, the Super Giants were surprised by the appearance of Rohit Sharma, who started positively in the first half. Despite having a poor record against Chameera, Sharma still struggled to collect five and six in the powerplay. Then, Sharma was knocked out by Krunal Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav down by Ayush Badoni.

Talking about the Mumbai defeat, captain Rohit Sharma admitted that Lucknow played really well while Mumbai was not fighting well enough in this tournament. "I think the score should have been chased, but we didn't hit it well enough. When you have a target like that, it's important to form a partnership. But some irresponsible shots in the middle, including mine. We are not gaining momentum,” said Rohit.

Gian Chacko

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