Playing his first match of the season, Cummins turned the game on its head with one of the fastest fifties in IPL history and helped his team Kolkata Knight Riders win against Mumbai Indians in Match 14 of the Indian Premier League.
Pat Cummins scored 56 runs in 15 balls
Pat Cummins came to bat in the 14th over for Kolkata Knight Riders and did the work of winning the team in the 16th over. Pat Cummins took a run for KKR on the first ball, while Timmill Mills hit a six on the second ball.
In the 15th over, Bumrah came to bowl, on whose fourth ball Cummins hit a six, while on the fifth ball he hit a four. Cummins took the strike with a run off the last ball. Daniel Sams came to bowl in the 16th over, on whose very first ball Cummins hit a six on the second ball, a six on the third ball and a six off the fourth ball.
On the fifth ball, Suryakumar took a tremendous catch on the boundary but due to a no ball, 2 runs were added to Cummins’s account. Cummins scored the third half-century of his IPL career by hitting a four on the fifth ball, while on the last ball of the over he hit a six and won.
Fastest fifty in IPL history
With this, Pat Cummins has equaled KL Rahul’s record for the fastest half-century in the history of the Indian Premier League. KL Rahul scored a half-century in 14 balls against Delhi Capitals in the year 2018.
At the same time, Pat Cummins also completed half-century in 14 balls. Yusuf Pathan scored a half-century in 15 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014. At the same time, Sunil Narine scored a half-century in 15 balls against RCB in the year 2017.
Pat Cummins’s bat spoke fiercely against Mumbai
Significantly, this is not the first time that Pat Cummins’s bat has made a lot of talk against Mumbai Indians. Pat Cummins has scored a lot of runs in the last 3 innings against Mumbai Indians.
When Cummins last played against Mumbai, he scored 53 not out in 36 balls. At the same time, Pat Cummins had earlier scored 33 runs in 12 balls against Mumbai.
Unwanted record in the name of Daniel Sams
Let us tell you that while Pat Cummins had set a flurry of records, Daniel Sams had an unwanted record in his name. Due to the explosive batting of Pat Cummins, Daniel Sams scored 35 runs in the 16th over, which has become the second most expensive record in IPL history.
The list is topped by P Parameswaran, who gave 37 runs in an over against RCB in 2011. At the same time, Harshal Patel equaled this record against CSK in the last season for 37 runs in an over.
Ravi Bopara conceded 33 runs in an over against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2010, while Parvinder Awana conceded 33 runs in an over against CSK in 2014.
KKR beat Mumbai by five wickets
KKR beat Mumbai by five wickets in today’s match. Batting first, Mumbai scored 161 for four with Suryakumar Yadav being the top scorer. He scored 52 runs in 36 balls before being dismissed. KKR chased down the target with four overs to spare due to an unbelievable knocj=k by Cummins.
KKR opener Venkatesh Iyer also scored a half-century. Cummins scored 35 runs in the 16th over of the innings bowled by Daniel Sams.
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