Mumbai Lokesh Rahul (KL Rahul) once again showed why he is called Classical Rahul. He scored a century against Mumbai Indians in the first match of Super Saturday in the Indian Premier League. This century became memorable for Rahul as he was also playing his 100th IPL match today. He also became the first player to hit 100 in the 100th match of the tournament.
- Scored a century off just 56 balls
- After 100 matches, Rahul scored 3508 runs in the IPL
- He hit 5 sixes in the historic innings
- He has also scored 5 half centuries against the same team
In the innings against Mumbai Indians (MI), KL Rahul hit 9 fours and 5 sixes. Rahul batted a full 20 overs and held one end for the team. KL Rahul played 60 balls in his innings and scored 103 runs. This is the highest score of the IPL so far. Jose Butler has scored a century before KL Rahul this season. Jose Butler also scored a century against Mumbai Indians and scored 100 runs.
This is Rahul’s second and third century of his IPL career against Mumbai Indians. The highest century in IPL history is named after West Indies all-rounder Chris Gayle. Who has scored a total of 6 centuries. While the former captain of the Indian team Virat Kohli has scored 5 centuries in the IPL so far. Only Chris Gayle is ahead of Rahul in terms of runs after 100 matches. This was Rahul’s second century against Mumbai Indians in the IPL. He has also scored 5 half centuries against the same team. Now after 100 matches, Rahul has scored 3508 runs in IPL. Gayle is at the top with 3578 runs in 100 matches of IPL. Warner is third with 3304 runs.
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat against Lucknow Super Giants. In the opening over, Captain Rahul held one end till the 20th over. Beating the weak ball, then turning the strike on the good ball, it brought the score to 199/4.
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