Lucknow won the toss and elected to bat first, scoring 210 not out. KL Rahul (68 not out: 3×4, 4×6 off 51 balls) put on an unbeaten 210 for the first wicket with opener Decock (140 not out: 10×4, 10×6 off 70 balls). Afterwards, the Kolkata team struggled till the last ball of the innings. The team lost to Lucknow by 2 runs. Lucknow team that won the match .. also qualified for the IPL 2022 playoffs.
KL Rahul has already played 14 matches in the latest season and scored 537 runs with a strike rate of 135.26. This includes two centuries as well as three half centuries. This is not the first time Rahul has scored over 500 in a single season. He has been scoring 500+ for five consecutive seasons since the IPL 2018 season. He scored 659 in 2018, 593 in 2019, 670 in 2020 (Orange Cap), 626 in 2021 and 537 * in 2022. KL Rahul has been the only player to score over 500 runs in five consecutive seasons in the last 15 years as the IPL has been running since 2008.