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. Cummins was ably supported by Venkatesh Iyer, who remained unbeaten on 41-ball 50, to guide KKR to chase down the target of 162 runs with 4 overs to spare.
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. He 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.
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Earlier, Suryakumar 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.
Here is the video of the brilliant knock from Pat Cummins:
As KKR won the game, the flamboyant all-rounder, Andre Russell was in a groovy mood. He went on to dance like a child in front of Pat Cummins after the game was ended . Even Pat Cummins was seen laughing after Russell’s groovy display.
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Here is the video of the dance from Andre Russell:
Pat Cummins finishes things off in style!
Also brings up the joint fastest half-century in #TATAIPL off 14 deliveries.#KKR win by 5 wickets with 24 balls to spare.
Scorecard – https://t.co/22oFJJzGVN #KKRvMI #TATAIPL pic.twitter.com/r5ahBcIWgR
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 6, 2022
Here is the how the Twitterati reacted to the fastest IPL fifty from Pat Cummins:
@patcummins30 I want to dance like Andre & hug u like the whole team did. Wow well done @KKRiders and what else is there to say!!!…’PAT’ DIYE CHAKKE!!!
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 6, 2022
HE ACTUALLY ENDED THE MATCH IN THIS OVER!
35 RUNS! WOW! PAT CUMMINS!!!!!!#KKRHaiTaiyaar #KKRvMI #IPL2022
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 6, 2022
Pat Cummins to all the fielders in Pune. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Zhh3qufFsc
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 6, 2022
Moonh se nivala cheen liya ,, sorry vada pav cheen liya.
Pat Cummins, one of the most insane display of clean hitting , 15 ball 56 …
Jeera Batti #MIvKKR pic.twitter.com/Npi2TybgP9
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 6, 2022
Pat Cummins wins it for Kolkata Knight Riders, 56* from just 15 balls including 4 fours and 6 sixes – one of the greatest knock in IPL history. pic.twitter.com/Apk9L0cA6x
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 6, 2022
Andre Russell was dancing like a kid in front of Pat Cummins after that magnificent knock. pic.twitter.com/x7SHcuvY8o
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 6, 2022
Shahrukh Khan to Pat Cummins pic.twitter.com/4TUyv3JDtW
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) April 6, 2022
@mipaltan to @patcummins30 #MIvsKKR pic.twitter.com/bgxnjiWOqr
— குழந்தை அருண் New (@aruntwitzzz) April 6, 2022