IPL 2022: Pat Cummins Hits Fifty Against the Mumbai Indians. Cummins, like everyone else watching, taken aback by his record-equaling half-century against the Mumbai Indians.
Pat Cummins, regarded as one of the world’s best pacers, said he surprised more than anyone else after his IPL record-equaling fastest fifty in Kolkata Knight Riders’ five-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in Pune on Wednesday. Cummins hit his half-century in 14 balls, the same as KL Rahul, to help KKR chase down MI’s 161-run total with four overs to spare. “That innings has probably surprised me the most. I’m relieved it came off. If one was available in my area, I would consider purchasing one. I wasn’t attempting to overthink it, “Cummins stated this during the post-match press conference.
The Australian added, “It was very satisfying to do it on my first game of the season. I was just trying to pepper the shorter boundary. The difficult thing after a large auction is that there are many differences from the previous year. There’s a good mix of talent out there, and the boys are quite relaxed.”
Cummins incredible as KKR needed 35 runs from 30 balls and got them all in just six deliveries, with the Australian Test captain hitting six sixes and four boundaries in his 15-ball 56, leaving both his skipper Shreyas Iyer and rival captain Rohit Sharma stunned.
“Extraordinary! I couldn’t believe how hard he was hitting the ball. Because he was getting bowled every now and then in the nets yesterday, and I’m batting beside him at the time “Iyer stated.
“I’m Probably The Most Surprised”: Pat Cummins Joint-Fastest Fifty
Venkatesh Iyer batted his way through the KKR innings, finishing with 50 off 41 balls.
“During the timeout, Venky was supposed to drop anchor and tell Pat to just swing at everything because that’s what he’s doing before.” When I came up to bat, I told him (Venkatesh) to just time the ball because he overhitting it a little.
“As top-order batters, we must accept responsibility. We all have the ability to hit the ball far. The pitch was the same in both innings of the powerplay. I guess it got a lot easier after the powerplay “Iyer continued.
Suryakumar Yadav’s brisk half-century supplemented by veteran Kieron Pollard, who smashed 23 runs in the final over to propel MI after KKR kept things tight for the majority of their innings.
Following an 83-run fourth-wicket stand between Suryakumar Yadav (52) and Tilak Varma (38 not out), Pollard (22 not out) hit Cummins for three sixes to end MI’s innings on a high note, which proved too little for KKR.
Cummins’ onslaught, according to Rohit, will be difficult to digest.
“I never expected him to show up and play like that!” He deserves a lot of credit for the way he played. We didn’t get off to a good start with the bat. Getting 160-plus in the last four overs was a great effort…
“We had control of the game until the 15th over, but the way Cummins played… we thought we could take them. But, as it turned out in the last few overs, this will be difficult to swallow. We have a lot of hard work ahead of us “Rohit stated.