IPL 2022 LSG vs MI: Mumbai Indians slump to record eighth consecutive loss 

An all-round LSG beat MI by 36 runs in the IPL 2022 contest on Sunday.

LSG were at their all-round best against MI in IPL 2022 (Courtesy: iplt20.com)
By Samrat Chakraborty | Apr 24, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

An all-round LSG restricted MI to 132/8 in the chase to clinch victory by 36 runs in the IPL 2022 contest at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. The five-time champions, thus, slumped to a record eight consecutive loss. 

Chasing a challenging target, MI openers Ishan Kishan (8) and Rohit Sharma (39), forged an opening stand of 49 runs. 

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Rohit Sharma-Tilak Varma show resilience

However, the Mumbai Indians captain, failed to find support in young South African batter Dewald Brevis (3) who was sent packing in no-time by Mohsin Khan. Sharma, who has been out of form in the IPL 2022, smashed five boundaries and one six in his 31-ball knock. 

Later, Suryakumar Yadav, was sent packing for seven runs off as many balls. 

But Tilak Varma (38) and Kieron Pollard (19) forged a 57-run stand for the fifth wicket to keep Mumbai Indians in the leather hunt. Varma was the aggressor between the two as he notched up two boundaries and as many sixes in 27-ball stay. 

However, the West Indies big hitter failed to add much to the team tally as he was sent packing after his 20-ball knock. 

Krunal Pandya picks up three-wicket haul

India all-rounder Krunal Pandya was the pick of the bowlers for LSG as he returned figures of 3/19. 

KL Rahul scores second century against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2022

Earlier, KL Rahul (103 not out) played a captain’s knock and anchored the LSG innings to steer them to a challenging total of 168/6. 

Asked to bat, LSG opener Quinton de Kock (10), was sent packing early by premier India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah in the fourth over. 

However, Rahul went about his innings cautiously and was well supported by the incoming batter Manish Pandey who scored 22 runs off as many deliveries with one hit over the fence. The duo were involved in a 57-run stand for the second wicket.

Later, it was a one-man-show for Rahul, as he continued to glide through his controlled innings while losing wickets from the other end.

Incoming batters Marcus Stoinis (0), Krunal Pandya (1), Deepak Hooda (10), Ayush Badoni (14), Jason Holder (0 not out) looked lacklustre with their batting performances as it looked like Rahul was batting on a completely different surface. 

It was, incidentally, his second consecutive century against Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2022. He had earlier notched up the identical unbeaten score at the Brabourne Stadium on April 16. 

His knock on Sunday, which kept his side in the game, was laced with 12 boundaries and four hits over the top. 

Kieron Pollard shines with the ball 

Mumbai Indians vice-captain Kieron Pollard returned figures of 2/8 while Australian Riley Meredith scalped two wickets for 40 runs. 

Daniel Sams and Jasprit Bumrah, meanwhile, picked up a wicket each. 

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