Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) skipper KL Rahul on Saturday notched up his third IPL ton off just 56 deliveries in the IPL 2022 game against Mumbai Indians (MI).
Rahul scored an unbeaten 103 runs off just 60 balls to guide his team to a total of 199/4 after 20 overs. Besides MI spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, all the other MI bowlers looked clueless against him. In his swashbuckling innings of 103, Rahul smacked nine boundaries and five maximums. KL reached the three-figure mark in the second-last over of the innings with a boundary against Tymal Mills.
KL Rahul has become only the second player after Virat Kohli (5) to score multiple tons as a skipper in the power-packed tournament. In 2020, then PBKS skipper Rahul had smashed 132* against RCB.
And now, as LSG skipper, Rahul smashed 103* versus MI. His 103* is now the highest score by a player in their 100th match in the IPL.
The 29-year-old has become only the fourth cricketer to score two centuries against an opponent in the IPL. He has joined the likes of Chris Gayle (vs PBKS), David Warner (vs KKR), and Virat Kohli (vs Gujarat Lions) in this regard.
The LSG opener has scored 3,508 runs in 100 matches in the tournament. He averages a sensational 47.40 and has a strike rate of 136.87.
Lucknow Super Giants beat Mumbai Indians by 18 runs to hand them their sixth loss in six games at the Brabourne Stadium to climb up to the second position in the points table.