KL Rahul reached the milestone of 150 sixes in the IPL.
KL Rahul’s brilliance with the bat and Mohsin Khan’s four-wicket haul was too hot to handle for the Delhi Capitals (DC) as they got defeated by six runs in Match 45 of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Rahul continued his red-hot form in this campaign as he scored 77 runs off 51 deliveries with four fours and five maximums. Mohsin was excellent in his spell, picking up the big wickets of David Warner, Rishabh Pant, Rovman Powell, and Shardul Thakur.
Speaking about how the northern derby panned out, Rahul won the toss and LSG elected to field first. Wicketkeeper batter Quinton de Kock scored a quickfire 23 off just 13 with three fours and a maximum. Deepak Hooda, who batted at no. 3, played a crucial knock of 52 off 34, which included six fours and a solitary six. He also registered the highest score for LSG at the no. three spot. Half-centuries from Rahul and Hooda took the new franchise to a huge total of 195/3 in 20 overs. Shardul Thakur took all the three wickets for DC in his four overs spell in which he conceded 40 runs.
The Capital’s got off a poor start as Prithvi Shaw once again got dismissed off a short ball for just five runs while his opening partner David Warner managed three runs. Mitchell Marsh looked in solid touch as the Australian amassed 37 runs off 20 balls with three fours and as many maximums. Captain Pant got out for 44 runs off 30 deliveries with DC’s hopes relying on Powell.
The big-hitting Caribbean looked dangerous and threatened to take the game away as he mustered 35 runs off 21 deliveries but Mohsin got rid of him to bring his side back into the contest. Axar Patel kept fighting with his knock of an unbeaten 42 runs but it wasn’t enough as LSG sealed yet another victory. They moved to the second position with 14 points while DC occupy the sixth spot with eight points. For his outstanding match-winning spell of 4/16, Mohsin won the Player of the Match award.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from Match 45 between Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League 2022:
1004 – Marcus Stoinis completed the landmark of 1000 runs in the IPL.
154 – KL Rahul reached the milestone of 150 sixes in the IPL. He became the fastest Indian to achieve the feat, in 95 innings. Sanju Samson reached 150 maximums in 125 innings.
800 – Quinton de Kock completed 800 fours in the T20 matches.
150 – Krunal Pandya appeared in his 150th T20 match.
4/16 – Mohsin Khan scripted best bowling figures for LSG. The previous best was 4/24 by Avesh Khan against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
66/2 – DC registered the highest powerplay score by a team at the Wankhede Stadium this IPL campaign. The previous highest was 62/3 by Kolkata Knight Riders against Punjab Kings.
52 – Deepak Hooda recorded the first half-century by an LSG player at no. three this season.
355 – Rishabh Pant reached 350 fours in T20 cricket.
12 – Rahul has struck the most 50 plus scores (12) by a player while batting first in the IPL since 2018. He surpassed AB de Villiers’s tally of 11 such scores.
52 – Axar Patel reached 50 maximums in the IPL.
2001 – Rovman Powell reached the milestone of 2000 runs in T20 cricket.
57/1 – DC also scripted their poorest bowling powerplay (57/1) in IPL 2022. Their previous worst was 53/0 against MI.
252 – Rahul also completed 250 maximums in the T20 games.
251 – Pant also completed 250 fours in the cash-rich league.