The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) all-rounder, Pat Cummins played an unbeaten knock of 15-ball 56, joint-fastest IPL fifty, and helped his team to register a dominating 5-wicket win over Mumbai Indians (MI) in Match 14 of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at MCA Stadium in Pune. Batting first, Mumbai posted a competitive total of 161 on the board courtesy a solid finish from Pollard and Suryakumar Yadav.
Earlier, Surya kumar Yadav was the highest run-getter for MI as he has amassed 5 runs off 36 balls to take his side to 161/4 after they were asked to bat. Kieron Pollard played a breezy cameo as well, scoring an unbeaten 22 off five balls, but in the end, it was not enough. Tilak Varma remained unbeaten from the other end, on 37 off 28 balls.
Pat Cummins starred with the bat for KKR and in the process, he scored the joint-fastest fifty in IPL, equaling KL Rahul’s record of 14-ball to reach the landmark, to see off the challenging target of 162 in just 16 overs. Cumins was ably assisted by Venkatesh Iyer to get the job done with ease. Venkatesh remained unbeaten on 50 off 41 balls, with six fours and one six, while Cummins struck six sixes and four fours in his brief stay.
KKR was requiring 35 runs in the last 5 overs and Daniel Sams was bowling the 16th over. In that over, Pat Cummins kept on hitting the ball out of the ground and he took KKR over the line with four overs to spare.
In the 16th over, Sams bowled a waist-high no-ball and Surya kumar Yadav took an astonishing catch at the long-off region; where had to jump over the boundary, grab the ball, and throw it up and complete the catch inside the boundary rope. However, his effort went in van as the on-field umpire called it a no-ball.
Here is the video for the fantasy catch from Surya Kumar Yadav:
KL Rahul and now, Pat Cummins holds the record for the fastest fifty in the history of IPL. Absolutely swashbuckling innings from the all-rounder lit up the entire stadium as KKR went to the top of the table.
Here is how the fans reacting to the outstanding effort from Surya Kumar Yadav:
Surya's catch at the boundary caused Cummins to miss the fastest #IPL fifty ever (13 balls)
Still glad that he tied the 14 ball record
— I'll be there (@MainHoonNaStan) April 6, 2022
If Surya had not saved that six,then it would have been 39 runs in that over🔥.Take a bow Pat Cummins🙌.#MIvsKKR
— Delhi Capitals Fan (@pantiyerfc) April 6, 2022