KL Rahul once again proved to be Mumbai Indians' enemy, as his brilliant second century helped Lucknow Super Giants to a comfortable 36-run victory, knocking the five-time champions out of this season's IPL. After being invited to bat at the Wankhede stadium, Rahul maintained his fairytale run against MI, smashing an unbeaten 103 off 62 balls with 12 fours and four maximums as LSG reached 168 for 6 after being invited to bat.
In response, Rohit Sharma looked good with a 31-ball 39, but MI collapsed again, falling to 67 for four.
Tilak Varma scored a tenacious 27-ball 38 to offer MI some hope before Lucknow bowled them out for 132 for 8, their fifth win in eight matches and a place in fourth place in the overall points standings.
MI suffered yet another collective failure as they suffered their eighth consecutive loss, making them the only team in tournament history to do so, as they stay at the bottom.
All of LSG's bowlers contributed, with Krunal Pandya getting three for 19 and Dushmantha Chameera allowing only 14 runs in four overs.
Rahul, who had just struck a century against MI, seemed authoritative, but he didn't have enough support from the other batters.