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– IPL 2022, Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians Highlights: KL Rahul did not get too much assistance from his batters as he scored his second consecutive century against MI but LSG's bowlers backed up their captain with a near perfect performance.

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LSG vs MI, IPL 2022 Highlights:

KL Rahul scored his second century of the season against Mumbai Indians but he hardly had any support at the other end as LSG managed a score of 168/6 in 20 overs. On the other hand, his bowlers and fielders backed him up perfectly as they stifled MI in the run chase and condemned the five-time champions to their eighth consecutive defeat. Out of the seven bowlers that LSG deployed, six took wickets while the only one who didn't, Dushmantha Chameera, conceded just 14 runs in his four overs.

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Krunal Pandya ended up with three wickets to his name after taking two in the last over of the match, by which time the game was well and truly out of MI's hands.

Mumbai Indians simply can't get a win and they didn't look particularly close to getting one in this match except for in a few moments here and there. LSG's batting maybe a concern but their bowling and fielding was absolutely spot-on today. They jump up to fourth place.

After defeating Mumbai Indians by 36 runs on Sunday, Rahul lauded his team’s performance and said having all-rounders in the team gave them options. “Will have to make up for all the over rates and fines I’m getting (with his Player of the Match awards). Trying to play according to the situation, see what`s expected out of me. Enjoying batting, enjoying the responsibility. Fingers crossed I can keep doing the right things. My first thought was just getting the bat on the ball, feel good, get that single,” said KL Rahul in a post-match presentation.

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In the match, Rahul went on to score his second century of the season and his fourth in IPL overall. “When you’ve played in a venue that’s been good to me previously, but not so much in the last two games, just wanted to get that single first. Lucky that I could score as much as I did. I try and assess the pitch and conditions and see what’s best I could do for the team. With this team, we do bat deep. Holder is batting at eight,” he added.

The captain praised his all-rounders for brilliant performance against MI as they registered their fifth win of the season. “With the depth, you can play a bit more freely. That’s probably the only reason (for his higher strike rate). Teams that can defend well, or bowl well in the powerplay and finish off well in the death overs are teams that have won the tournament. We were very clear going into the auctions – I’m big on having allrounders in the team. Having them in the team, makes my life easier with the options,” said Rahul.