LSG Lost The Match But KL Rahul Created This Massive Record: It was a difficult night for Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) as they succumbed to a 14-run defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator match on Wednesday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Hopes of LSG’s players and fans of lifting the trophy were shattered last night Chasing 208 runs in the high-voltage game, KL Rahul led his team from the front as he played a stellar knock of 79 runs off 58 balls however it was not enough to take the team over the line. The game went down the wire as RCB’s death over specialist Harshal Patel successfully defended 24 runs in the last over.
KL Rahul Entered The Records Book:
While Lucknow lost the game and was knocked out of IPL 2022 but LSG’s captain KL Rahul entered the record books as he managed to score 600+ runs in four different IPL seasons. He became the first batter to score 600+ runs in four different seasons.
This stat proves that Rahul is the most consistent batter in recent times in the IPL. In the ongoing 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League, KL Rahul scored 616 runs in 15 innings at an average of 51.33 and at a strike rate of 135.38. During his stint in IPL 2022, he smashed 50+ scores along with two Hundred.
With his knock of 79 runs, KL Rahul became the first batter to score 600+ runs in four different seasons in the IPL history. In IPL 2021, KLR had scored 626 runs in 13 matches and 670 runs in 14 matches of the 2020 season, and 659 runs in the 2018 season. In fact, he just fell short of just 7 runs to hit the 600 mark in the 2019 season by scoring 593 runs.
KL Rahul’s score in last five seasons:
IPL 2022 – 616 runs
IPL 2021 – 626 runs
IPL 2020 – 670 runs
IPL 2019 – 593 runs
IPL 2018 – 659 runs