Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians continued their disastrous run in the ongoing 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League as they once again failed to open their account. Mumbai Indians registered their sixth consecutive defeat of the ongoing season and this time they were defeated at the hands of Lucknow Super Giants at the Brabourne Stadium.
Lucknow Super Giants were on top of their game today as they put on professional performance, with both bat and the ball. KL Rahul turned out to be the star of the match as he scored a stunning century for his side. With the ball, it was an Avesh Khan-led bowling attack that did just enough to win the game by 18 runs for LSG.
A Super victory for the Super Giants.
We bounced back and bounced back hard! Onwards and upwards ???#AbApniBaariHai?#IPL2022 ? #bhaukaalmachadenge #lsg #LucknowSuperGiants #T20 #TataIPL #Lucknow #UttarPradesh #LSG2022 pic.twitter.com/PWxaJejSz9
— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) April 16, 2022
After being asked to bat first, KL Rahul walked out to open the innings with Quinton de Kock. KL and Quinton de Kock gave a flying start to Lucknow Super Giants as they added 52 runs but this partnership came to an end in the sixth over.
While the batters kept falling from the other end, KL Rahul kept going and remained unbeaten till the last ball. KL was at his scintillating best as he smashed the Mumbai Indians bowlers to all the corners of the ground. His knock of 103 runs was laced with 9 fours and 5 sixes. All thanks to his knock, LSG was able to post a huge total of 199 runs on the board.
Later, while chasing the target, Mumbai Indians failed to begin the chase on a great note as Rohit Sharma was dismissed early by Avesh Khan. However, Dewald Brevis came out and played another fine knock. He scored a quickfire 31 off just 13 deliveries to help MI post their best powerplay score in IPL 2022 but Avesh Khan got better of him. Ishan Kishan also failed to contribute much with the bat. Tilak Varma and Suryakumar Yadav stitched a crucial stand once again but they couldn’t get their team to the victory line.
MI needed 75 runs off the last five overs and to make things worst for the Rohit Sharma-led team, Suryakumar got out in the 16th over and Kieron Pollard couldn’t take his team to the victory line this time.
Meanwhile, social media has been flooded with reactions from fans to the disappointing performance of the Mumbai Indians. Several cricketers, experts and pundits also joined the bandwagon and expressed their thoughts on the poor show of MI.
Check out the Tweets:
you realise how tough this ipl season has been for mumbai indians by a single fact that pollard has been forced to take a double twice in this tournament
— Neeche Se Topper (@NeecheSeTopper) April 16, 2022
43 needed off 12 balls, yet 19 billion people believed they could still win it from here. That's Mumbai Indians for you! Ye sab bol ke hi mann ko dilasa dena padega iss season mein hum MI fans ko! ?
— ?? (@Ojasism) April 16, 2022
This is now the first time Mumbai Indians lost 6 consecutive IPL matches.
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) April 16, 2022
It has been 12 years in the team, still, Kieron Pollard is doing it for Mumbai Indians.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 16, 2022
Two hundreds this IPL. Both against the Mumbai Indians ?
It's the first time two players have scored centuries against them in a season pic.twitter.com/fMRK7asEK3
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) April 16, 2022
Bumrah and Unadkat’s last few overs saved at-least 15 runs for MI. Difference in the end? Let see
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 16, 2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 16, 2022
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) April 16, 2022