Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) subjected Mumbai Indians (MI) to further misery, defeating them in their day encounter to inflict a 6th consecutive defeat on Rohit Sharma and co. in the IPL 2022 season.
After being asked to bat first, Lucknow rode on their opening partnership of 52 between KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock. The latter took charge initially before the skipper began dominating the proceedings.
In the company of Manish Pandey, Rahul built a strong platform for LSG to set up a strong total. In the process, he scored his 3rd century in the IPL and the second as the captain of a franchise. On the back of his knock, Lucknow ended up setting a target of 200 for Mumbai.
Having had a poor run in the IPL so far, Rohit was hoping to come back to form but he was undone by the impressive Avesh Khan. MI’s 15 cr recruit, Ishan Kishan, failed once again and the onus was on Tilak Varma and Suryakumar Yadav to rebuild.
The duo did exactly that, keeping Mumbai afloat in the steep run chase. Suryakumar wasn’t in his usual elements but he was effective nonetheless. Unfortunately, his untimely dismissal meant Kieron Pollard had to shoulder the run chase in the company of the tail.
He tried his best with a quickfire cameo but the total was too high a mountain for the 5-time champions to climb. With that defeat, they now have lost 6 games in a row for the first time in their history.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to MI vs LSG:
Lucknow is smiling and why wouldn’t they?? Playing high quality cricket! #LucknowSuperGiants
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 16, 2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 16, 2022
Mumbai Indians have lost 6 consecutive matches for the first time in IPL history.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 16, 2022
— Reema Malhotra (@ReemaMalhotra8) April 16, 2022
People Saying @ImRo45 more better Captain then @msdhoni in t20 …Now They Get 😂😂😂..How Much Difficult For Any Captain To Lead The Country & Franchise Team Also …@msdhoni sir done this super job for 10 Years #Salute ..Now @ImRo45 handling Fail To That Pressure .IPl 2021-22😂
— Piyush.. Bajrangbali Bhakat 🙏 (@ShoriPiyush) April 16, 2022
Five time IPL champions Mumbai Indians have suffered their 6th consecutive loss in IPL 2022.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 16, 2022
— Mr. Cricket (@keerkit) April 16, 2022
— Ayush Ranjan (@AyushRaGenius) April 16, 2022
Without Pandya brothers and Boult u can't pluck anything raa @ImRo45 🤡
— Sneha (@VJ_Sneha_2) April 16, 2022
— Yogesh 🥰 (@cricketYogesh) April 16, 2022
KAMAAL RAHUL! 🙌🏻
101* (56) #klaaasy
— Ravinder Rathod (@Rathod_03) April 16, 2022