Powered by a superb unbeaten hundred by Skipper K L Rahul, Lucknow Super Giants handed Mumbai Indians their sixth straight loss at The Tata IPL 2022 at the Brabourne stadium by 18 runs .
Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to field first. The move bowl Tilak Varma the first over and not Jasprit Bumrah was questioned And it backfired . Rahul and Quinton de Kock put on 52 for the first wicket in 5.3 overs . De Kock fell for 24 . Manish Pandey stroked a fine 38 . Marcus Stoinis ( 10) , Deepak Hooda ( 15). But the star was undoubtedly K L Rahul with his splendid 103 not out in 60 balls with 9 fours and five sixes. MI’s fielding was perhaps their worst in the past four to five seasons and it didn’t help matters that Rahul was in imperious form to make full use of it. LSG finishing at 199/ 4 in 20 overs. At one stage they seemed to reach a reach a total of 200 plus .
Mumbai Indians fielding was below par with several misfields and bowlers not bowling the right line and length much to the agony of Skipper Rohit Sharma . Jaydev Unadkat 2/ 32 ( 4 overs) , Murugan Ashwin 1/ 33 ( 4 overs) , Jasprit Bumrah 0/ 24 ( 4 overs) has struggled for wickets this time . The move to let go Trent Boult at the auction is hurting big . Tymal Mills 0/ 54 ( 3 overs) was hammered all around. Fabian Allen playing his first match went had figures of 1/ 46 ( 4 overs)
In reply , Mumbai got off to a disastrous start . Skipper Rohit Sharma struggling for form out cheaply for 6 . Ishan Kishan went for 13. Dewald Brevis showed immense talent as the baby AB with a attractive 13 ball 31 with six fours and and a six . Suryakumar Yadav scored 37 , Tilak Varma 26, . Mumbai’s big hope Kieron Pollard 25 . LSG were sharp in the field and held their nerves to restrict Mumbai to 181/ 9 in their 20 overs . Winning by 18 runs .
For LSG Jason Holder 1/ 34 (4 overs), Dushmantha Chameera 1/ 48 (4 overs), Avesh Khan was impressive 3/ 30 ( 4 overs), Ravi Bishnoi 1/ 34 ( 4 overs) , Marcus Stoinis 1/ 13 ( 2 overs)