Twitterati impressed with Cummins 50-14 equalizes KL record


Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowler Pat Cummins hit the Indian Premier League (IPL) fifty fastest on Wednesday, equaling KL Rahul’s all-time record since 2018. Cummins hit the 50-point mark with just 14 balls as he helped KKR snatch a win from the jaws of defeat. The 30-year-old was playing his first match of the current season after landing in India earlier this week after a turbulent tour of Pakistan.

Cummins joined Venkatesh Iyer at the crease when KKR looked in trouble and still needed 60 runs from the final six overs. The Aussie skipper came in and started hitting the ball from the start, making KKR 101-5 in 13.1 overs to win the game at the end of the 16th overs. Cummins finished the innings with an individual score of 56 from 15 balls as he finished the chase in style with a six on the last ball. Here’s how netizens are reacting to Cummins’ incredible feat with the bat.


As for the match, Mumbai Indians scored 161/4 in 20 overs after being asked to strike first. Umesh Yadav, as always, struck on the power play as he fired Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma for just 3 points. Dewald Brevis, who made his IPL debut in last night’s game, made an impressive appearance scoring 29 points on 19 balls, including 2 sixes and 2 limits. He was knocked out by Varun Chakravarthy in the 8th. Ishan Kishan was unable to maintain his form from the previous two games and was dismissed for 14 out of 21 balls by Cummins.

Suryakumar Yadav played an incredible shot by scoring 52 out of 36 balls in his first game against Mumbai this season. Tilak Varma remained undefeated at 38 from 27 balls alongside Kieron Pollard, who scored a quick shot 22 from just 5 balls. After a shaky start to their chase, KKR finished the game with just 16 overs thanks to a clean strike from Cummins. Venkatesh Iyer went unbeaten at 50 from 41 balls to see KKR finish on the winning side. None of the other hitters were able to hit for KKR except for Sam Billings, who contributed with 17 of 12 balls.


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