KL Rahul's unbeaten 103 helped Lucknow Super Giants beat Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium. This was MI's eighth straight loss. Get LSG vs MI highlights.
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KL Rahul starred the show as Lucknow Super Giants defeated Mumbai Indians by 36 runs at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday night. It was the LSG skipper's 103 not out off 62 balls that helped the side post 168/6 before they comfortably defended the total. Mumbai Indians were limited to 132/8, courtesy Krunal Pandya's 3/19. With it, the Rohit Sharma-led side slumped to their eighth consecutive loss in IPL 2022. They are yet to win their first game of the season. Get highlights of LSG vs MI, IPL 2022 match. (Scorecard | IPL Points Table | Schedule)
“Enjoying batting, enjoying the responsibility. Fingers crossed I can keep doing the right things… I try and assess the pitch and conditions and see what's best I could do for the team. With this team, we do bat deep. Holder is batting at eight. With the depth, you can play a bit more freely. That's probably the only reason (for his higher strike rate)… We were very clear going into the auctions - I'm big on having allrounders in the team. Having them in the team, makes my life easier with the options."
“I thought we bowled pretty okay. It wasn't easy. It was a good pitch to bat on. I thought that score should have been chased down, but we didn't bat well enough… Everyone has come into discussion given how our tournament has gone. We need to ensure that we have a settled team and give players in the middle a fair chance… The season hasn't gone the way we would have wanted it to, but such things happen."
Lucknow Super Giants have defeated Mumbai Indians by 36 runs. They have comfortably defended the total of 168/6 as MI were never in the chase. They were slow since the start and the required run rate eventually got better of them.
19.1 - Kieron Poallrd is out! He hands a catch to long-on and his struggling knock (19 off 20) comes to an end.
19.3 - Jaydev Unadkat is run out.
19.4 - Daniel Sams is out.
Dushmantha Chameera conceded just five runs off the penultimate over. His line and length were too good to hit. MI need 39 off last over.
MI 130/5 (19)
17.5 - Jason Holder gets the wicket of Tilak Varma (38 off 27).
That's a brilliant over from Holder. He conceded just six runs in it and claimed a wicket. MI need 44 off the remaining 12 balls.
MI 125/5 (18)
The required run rate gets over 16 now. Mumbai Indians need a big over to stay alive in this game. Kieron Pollard is struggling with his timing. He has hit only one boundary so far.
MI 119/4 (17)
12 runs came off the 16th over that was bowled by Jason Holder but the required rate for Mumbai Indians gets close to 15. They need 59 in 24.
MI 110/4 (16)
16 runs came off Ravi Bishnoi's third over. Tilak Varma hit two SIXES in the over. MI need 76 more in 36 balls. This is still a big ask from them, but with Kieron Pollard also standing there at the crease, you cannot write Mumbai Indians off.
MI 93/4 (14)
11.2 - Ayush Badoni gets the prized wicket of Suryakumar Yadav. It's his maiden IPL wicket and look who has got. Suryakumar falls on a run-a-ball 7.
Six runs came off the over and a wicket.
MI 72/4 (12)
9.4 - Krunal Pandya has got the wicket of Rohit Sharma (39 off 31). This is a big blow to Mumbai Indians.
Just three runs came off the over and a wicket. MI need 110 more off 60.
MI 59/3 (10)
8.3 - It is a good captaincy from KL Rahul and good bowling from Mohsin Khan. The idea was to bowl a bouncer to Dewald Brevis with the third man in place. To make things tough for Brevis Mohsin kept the ball extremely shot and Brevis edged it into the hands of Dushmantha Chameera at third man.
Just two runs came off the over and a wicket. Required run rate is over 10 for MI.
MI 56/2 (9)
7.1 - Ishan Kishan's luck can't be poorer than this. It was bowled outside off from Ravi Bishnoi and Kishan edged it. The ball first hit the shoe of Quinton de Kock and went into the hands of Jason Holder as a dolly.
Five runs came off the over and a wicket.
MI 54/1 (8)
5.4 - Here is some authority from Rohit Sharma. The MI skipper stepped out of his crease but Jason Holder pitched the ball short. Rohit swung hard and dispatched it in stands over square leg.
5.5 - FOUR over mid-off. Rohit is playing his shots now.
12 runs came off the over.
MI 43/0 (6)
An inside out shot from Rohit Sharma over extra over and the ball races for a FOUR. MI need made more from him today as the required run rate is now hovering around 9.
MI 31/0 (5)
Both the Mumbai Indians' openers - Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan - are taking their time to settle. It's not a bad move considering this chase. Both batters have failed to perform of late and they should use this opportunity to gain some confidence.
MI 18/0 (3)
Ishan Kishan takes the strike, Rohit Sharma is at the other end. Mohsin Khan has the new ball in hand. He has big shoes to fill today.
It is not a good start for Mohsin today as he concedes 11 runs off his first over.
MI 11/0 (1)
MI openers have to chase a decent total in the second innings. A good performance in the first six overs can keep them ahead in the game but LSG have a power-packed bowling line-up and this will be a good test of both MI openers - Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan - who are not at their best recently.
19.4 - Ayush Badoni is out on 14 off 11.
13 runs came off the over of Riley Meredith and LSG have a decent total on the board. If they bowl well, they can win this game.
19.1 - SIX and KL Rahul races to his fourth IPL century and second this season. Interestingly, his first century of IPL 2022 also came against the same team - Mumbai Indians. Today's innings too has been an incredible knock. This is not a batting pitch for sure, but he has played beautifully today.
KL Rahul was defensive against Jasprit Bumrah in the 19th over. This was not a good strategy. He could have tried going for some shots in the over.
LSG 155/5 (19)
KL Rahul has hit hat-trick FOURS to Jaydev Unadkat on the latter's last over. He makes run scoring so easy with his wide range of shots. The pitch is still tough to bat on, other LSG batters are struggling to get boundaries but these things don't matter to the classical Rahul.
LSG 151/5 (18)
15.3 - Deepak Hooda departs on 10 off 9. Riley Meredith gets the wicket on a poor delivery. It was a slower ball on the leg side asking to be hit but a poor Hooda found the short fine leg.
10 runs came off the over and a wicket.
LSG 126/5 (16)
Mumbai Indians have been in control of this game so far. Just when it seemed that the KL Rahul-Manish Pandey partnership was threatening them, they struck and opened the floodgates. As a result, LSG are looking to rebuild the innings despite a set Rahul holding one end since the start. Anything over 170 can be a good target.
LSG 116/4 (15)
13.1 - Krunal Pandya is out! Kieron Pollard gets his wicket. It was a slower ball and Krunal played it into the hands of Hrithik Shokeen.
Just five runs came off the over and a wicket. MI have bounced back in the game in the last few overs.
LSG 108/4 (14)
12.5 - Marcus Stoinis has hit a shot ball of Daniel Sams directly into the hands of Tilak Varma at deep mid-wicket. This is a big wicket for MI considering the damage the Australian could have done.
The long over comes to an end as Sams conceded 18 runs off it by bowling a total of 10 deliveries in it.
LSG 103/3 (13)
11.5 - Kieron Pollard has got the wicket of Manish Pandey (22 off 22). This is smart bowling from the Caribbean. He saw Pandey walking down the track and pitched a bouncer. Pandey edged the ball to Riley Meredith at short fine leg.
Just three runs came off the over and a wicket.
LSG 85/2 (12)
KL Rahul races to his 29th IPL fifty. Run scoring has not been easy on this pitch but Rahul has paced his innings really well. These types of innings make you a versatile player and Rahul is adept in it.
LSG 82/1 (11)
17 runs came off the 10th over bowled by Riley Meredith. LSG have got some momentum. First, Manish Pandey hit a SIX straight down the ground before Rahul hit two consecutive FOURS.
LSG 72/1 (10)
Here is the first maximum from the bat of KL Rahul. He was not getting his timing right but connects the final ball of Jaydev Unadkat well to deposit the ball into the mid-wicket stands. This wicket has some help for bowlers, but MI bowlers need to make sure they don't become too predictable.
LSG 55/1 (9)
Mumbai Indians have done everything well so far. Barring a misfield of Tilak Varma, they have been impressive. However, the work is not done yet, they have still a long way to go in this game.
LSG 38/1 (7)
Another good over for Mumbai Indians as Jaydev Unadkat conceded just three runs of his first over. Tight bowling has helped MI boss the first powerplay after a long-long time.
LSG 32/1 (6)
Just two runs came off the first over of Riley Meredith. This is the kind of support Bumrah needs from the other end. LSG lost a wicket on the last ball of the previous over and Meredith did well to restrict the flow of runs and conceded just two runs off the over.
LSG 29/1 (5)
This is brilliant from Jasprit Bumrah. He has got the wicket of Quinton de Kock. He had already trapped the southpaw on the previous ball too but Tilak Varma dropped the catch at square leg. However, this time, Rohit Sharma at short cover made no mistake.
LSG 27/1 (4)
14 runs came off Daniel Sams' second over. Some poor bowling from him helped KL Rahul get two FOURS in the over. Sams had been one of the weak links of MI's bowling unit this season.
LSG 20/0 (3)
Quinton de Kock takes the strike, KL Rahul is at the other end. Daniel Sams has the new ball in hand. Here we go!
As expected, the LSG openers want to take their time as this is a good batting surface and once they play some balls they can capitalize. Just two runs came of Sams' over.
LSG 2/0 (1)
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (w), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Hrithik Shokeen, Daniel Sams, Jaydev Unadkat, Riley Meredith, Jasprit Bumrah
Lucknow Super Giants: Quinton de Kock (w), KL Rahul (c), Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has won the toss and opted to bowl first against Lucknow Super Giants.
MI are unchanged, while Avesh Khan misses out for LSG due to a niggle. Mohsin Khan replaces him.
While Rohit Sharma has been a complete flop scoring just 114 runs across seven innings in IPL 2022, Ishan Kishan too has failed to fire after the first two games. In the preceding five games of Mumbai Indians, Kishan has contributed only 56 runs at a strike rate of 76.71.
The Lucknow Super Giants skipper is not only in the race of Orange Cap this season but is also scoring at a better strike rate this time. KL Rahul has scored 265 runs across seven innings at a strike rate of 141.71. Rahul has a great record against MI's main bowler Jasprit Bumrah.
Critics say Rohit Sharma has not been to prove that he is the captain of the Indian cricket team. That spark and dominance is clearly missing in the MI captain's batting. With a record 14 ducks in IPL, Rohit is in search of a breakthrough innings. Will it come tonight?
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