KL Rahul notched up his second unbeaten century against Mumbai Indians (MI) as he pummelled the opposition bowlers to steer Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) to their fourth win in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season.

The LSG skipper reached the three-figure mark in the penultimate over of the first innings with a boundary off MI seamer Tymal Mills.

Rahul made batting look like a walk in the park with 103 off 60 balls in his 100th IPL game to put the Rohit Sharma-led side all but out of the competition.

With an 18-run defeat in their sixth match of the season, Mumbai crashed to their worst start in the history of IPL.

Brief scores: Lucknow Super Giants 199-4 in 20 overs (KL Rahul 103 not out, Manish Pandey 38; Jaydev Unadkat 2/32) beat Mumbai Indians 181-9 in 20 overs (Dewald Brevis 31, Suryakumar Yadav 37, Tilak Varma 26; Avesh Khan 3/30) by 18 runs.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

Sixth straight defeat for @mipaltan in #IPL2022! Need some rethinking by the paltan. Great win @LucknowIPL…in serious contention for the title! #MIvLSG

— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 16, 2022

This was always going to be tough #IPL as there is just Bumrah who is a wicket taker in any phase in this #MI line-up. Still didn’t expect six defeats in a row for them. #LSGvMI #IPL2022

— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) April 16, 2022

Lucknow is smiling and why wouldn’t they?? Playing high quality cricket! #LucknowSuperGiants

— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 16, 2022

This is now the first time Mumbai Indians lost 6 consecutive IPL matches.

MI have lost 5 in a row twice – both streaks in 2014-15.#IPL2022 #LSGvMI

— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) April 16, 2022

KL Rahul 👌🏽

— Shai Hope (@shaidhope) April 16, 2022

Dewald Brevis !! Best young player I have seen … #IPl2022

— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 16, 2022

Superb by KL Rahul 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 💯 in his 100th #IPL game 😱 #LSGvsMI

— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) April 16, 2022

KLASS written all over it ✍️ 👏 @klrahul11 #LSGvMI #TataIPL

— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) April 16, 2022

A Super victory for the Super Giants.
We bounced back and bounced back hard! Onwards and upwards 😎💪🏻#AbApniBaariHai💪#IPL2022 🏆 #bhaukaalmachadenge #lsg #LucknowSuperGiants #T20 #TataIPL #Lucknow #UttarPradesh #LSG2022 pic.twitter.com/PWxaJejSz9

— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) April 16, 2022

KL Rahul, playing 100th IPL match, scored hundred, won the match and player of the match award as well – dream day for KL Rahul.

— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 16, 2022

Rohit: “If they play good cricket, you have to applaud it. KL batted brilliantly.”#OneFamily #दिलखोलके #MumbaiIndians #MIvLSG #TATAIPL

— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 16, 2022

#KLRahul batting in overdrive always a thrilling sight except for the bowling side. #MI looking hapless

— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 16, 2022

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