KKR vs MI: It was the day for Pat Cummins to take charge of the game and finish it with style. Pat Cummins smashed 56 off 15 in a bone-chilling match that left Mumbai Indians losing their third game. Ironically, it was Cummins’s final over that helped Mumbai achieve a big total of 161 by leaking 23 runs in the stint. However, during KKR’s innings, Cummins arrived in the 14th over and sprayed the whole stadium with six sixes and four fours.
KKR vs MI: The Cummins carnage
It was not a good time for KKR when Cummins walked out to bat, as they were shocked to see Andre Russel getting dismissed for 11. KKR was on 101 for 5 at the beginning of the 13th over. They needed 61 off 41 balls. That was when the real potential of the Australian skipper came out.
The KKR fans felt alive once again when they saw Cummins flying the ball everywhere around the ground punishing the bowlers. KKR needed just 35 off 30 balls and Cummins needed only an over to finish the game off in style. He hit four sixes and two fours in the last over of Daniel Sams.
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It was the opening batsman of KKR who kept them from falling apart before Cummins came on to lift them entirely from failure. He stood fearlessly against the pacers. There were no strong partnerships as they kept falling apart until the last five overs when the MCA Stadium witnessed magic from Cummins. The last dance by Cummins just gave KKR two points away from Rohit Sharma.
KKR vs MI: Mumbai Indians were ahead of KKR at a point
Pat Cummins pulled out all the tricks off his sleeve right from their death over batting. Suryakumar Yadav went from 10 off his first 17 balls to 52 off 36, in his first game of the season.
Kieron Pollard and Tilak Varma threw their bat around at the death where MI smashed 76 off the last five overs. 23 runs were off from Cummins’s over ironically, without knowing what is to come.
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MI gave Dewald Brevis, the 18-year-old a chance to replace Tim David, and the South African made an instant impact. He walked out to bat after Rohit Sharma’s wicket in the third over and played a few big shots. The streak, however, was brought to an end in the same over when he was out stumped for an enthralling 19-ball 29.
KKR vs MI: Brief Scores
Brief Scores: Mumbai Indians 161/4 in 20 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 52, Tilak Varma 38*, Dewald Brevis 29; Pat Cummins 2-49) lost to Kolkata Knight Riders 162/5 in 16 overs (Pat Cummins 56*, Venkatesh Iyer 50*; Murugan Ashwin 3-25) by 5 wickets.