(Photo) Rahul, Pandey switch gears after dull start

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Aryan Surana

After a sedate start, Lucknow Super Giants have picked up pace, courtesy of skipper KL Rahul. He has brought up a half-century stand for the second wicket with Manish Pandey. Lucknow's innings could not get going inside the PowerPlay, with Quinton de Kock chipping a drive to Rohit Sharma.

Six losses down, there is not much to be optimistic about for the five-time champions Mumbai Indians. However, there can't be a better birthday gift they can give to their mentor – Sachin Tendulkar – than finally opening their account.