LSG vs MI: KL Rahul masterclass hands Mumbai their 6th loss in a row
– LSG won a see-sawing game that was decided in the final over
– KL Rahul scored an exceptional century to set the tone early in the game
– Rohit & Ishan failed to put MI in a big spot of bother in the IPL
Mumbai Indians slumped to the joint worst start in the history of the Indian Premier League, losing six out of their first six games in the 15th edition of the cash-rich league, in Brabourne Stadium on Saturday,
Rohit Sharma's men fell short by 18 runs while chasing 200 set by Lucknow Super Giants in the first innings, owing to a scintillating century by KL Rahul.
Rahul led from the front, scoring 103* off just 60 balls, becoming the only player to score a hundred in his 100th game in the IPL.
His knock included 9 fours and 5 sixes to set the tone in the first innings itself, one that MI just about succeeded to break in the final overs of the game.
After a quiet start to the innings, a glimmer of hope was brought by none other than Suryakumar Yadav,
who stitched a 64-run partnership with Tilak Verma. Just when Mumbai thought they were starting to build momentum, Lucknow came back strong after their strategic timeout in the 13th over to seal the game.