KKR beat MI by 5 wickets
Man of the Match - Pat Cummins
20.0/20 Ovrs
16.0/20 Ovrs
Indian Premier League, 2022 |Match 14 |4/6/2022
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
  • The entertainment from this match ends here! The action continues in Indian T20 League as Lucknow will face Delhi on 7th April at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT). Do join us in advance for the build-up as well. Cheers!
  • No second guess for who will be the Player of the Match, it is Pat Cummins. He says he is surprised with his knock as well. Mentions that he was not trying to overthink and he was just trying to knock it around. Adds that it is really satisfying to play such a knock in his first game here. States that they are lucky they have kept their core squad from last season, but there are some exciting young players as well. Signs off by saying that he is pretty happy with his knock.
  • Shreyas Iyer, the skipper of Kolkata says it was extraordinary from Cummins. Adds he cannot believe it, he was getting bowled out in the nets yesterday but just couldn't believe the way he was hitting. He was sitting in the dugout and was seeing the ball fly everywhere. Informs the message to Venkatesh Iyer was to play the anchor role and he was just telling Iyer to time the ball well. Tells the top four need to take responsibility and he feels like they haven't yet played their best cricket. Informs in the powerplay, the pitch was the same, and even when he was batting, it was the same but after then, it become easy.  
  • Time for the presentation...
  • Venkatesh Iyer is up for a chat. He says that the pitch looked tricky to everyone except Cummins, and he feels good to stick around till the end. Mentions that it is important to hang in there, once he saw wickets falling he wanted to play an anchor role, but he knew there were some big hitters in their batting order.
  • Rohit Sharma, the skipper of Mumbai says that he never expected Cummins to come in and play like that, but the pitch got better and better. Overall a good pitch for cricket. Says that they had not started well with the bat, but to get over 70 runs in the last 5 was good. Mentions that they had runs on the board and they also took five wickets and they had the game, but it is going to be tough to digest. Concludes by saying that they have been in this position before, but they do not want to be anymore.   
  • It will be really hard for Mumbai to digest it, really really hard. They were in the game for most of the parts. Dominating the powerplay and controlling the middle phase as well. All the bowlers were decent as well but one man took the game away from their hand in a flash. All the good work goes away when you get toiling like this and Mumbai will be disappointed right now. They have now lost their game in a row, and they will have to wait some more to open their account in this tournament.
  • One of the craziest knocks you will see in Indian T20 League. The pitch might be sticky, pacey, or bouncy for others but not for Pat Cummins today. He was hitting the ball all over the park for fun. Kolkata were in the game despite losing wickets at regular intervals. Venkatesh Iyer played a superb anchoring role for his team and once, Andre Russell fell, it felt like we will have a nail-biter on our hands but Pat Cummins had other ideas. He scored fifty in no time and registered the joint-fastest fifty and guided Kolkata home. Absolutely incredible.
  • Brutal, absolute brutal from Pat Cummins - 56 off 15 balls - 4 fours and 6 sixes. It is fair to say, this guy is at the peak of his career, be it bowling, batting, or even captaincy. First game for him in this edition and by the looks of it, he was eagerly waiting to step out to showcase his skills. Joint fastest FIFTY by Pat Cummins in the history of the Indian T20 League. Took the game away from Mumbai in a blink of an eye.  
  • 15.6
    Daniel Sams to Pat Cummins, SIX! Pat Cummins finishes off in style. A full ball, on middle. Cummins hammers it straight down the ground for a biggie. 35 runs off the over and Kolkata win by 5 wickets.
  • 15.5
    Daniel Sams to Pat Cummins, FOUR! Fifty for Pat Cummins! Take a bow, Pat Cummins! A shorter ball, around middle. Pat Cummins pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary. Pat Cummins equals the record of the fastest fifty in the history of the tournament!
  • 15.5
    Daniel Sams to Pat Cummins, No ball! What an effort by Suryakumar Yadav, but it's a no ball! It's all happening here! A full toss, outside off. Pat Cummins smashes it towards long off. Suryakumar Yadav there, catches it with one hand, he throws the ball back in the air since he is about to cross the boundary ropes, he hops back in, and then grabs it again. But it is a no ball called for height and it will be a Free hit! Two taken! 
  • 15.4
    Daniel Sams to Pat Cummins, SIX! More runs! It's raining boundaries at the moment! Make that 22 runs off 4 balls now! A shorter ball this time, down the leg side. Pat Cummins pulls it over fine leg for a biggie!
  • 15.3
    Daniel Sams to Pat Cummins, SIX! Another six! Another fuller ball, around middle. Pat Cummins gets down on his knee and slog-sweeps it high over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. 16 runs off 3 balls so far!
  • 15.2
    Daniel Sams to Pat Cummins, FOUR! Pat Cummins is on a roll here! Daniel Sams misses his length and serves a low full toss around middle. Pat Cummins smashes towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary. 
  • 15.1
    Daniel Sams to Pat Cummins, SIX! What a shot! Pat Cummins is hitting sixes for fun here! A fuller ball, around middle and off. Pat Cummins smokes it over long on for a biggie! 
  • END OF OVER 15 | 12 Runs & 0 Wkt | KKR 127/5
  • Daniel Sams comes back to bowl. 
  • 14.6
    Jasprit Bumrah to Pat Cummins, On middle, Pat drives it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 12 runs off the over. Kolkata need 35 runs in 30 balls.
  • 14.5
    Jasprit Bumrah to Pat Cummins, FOUR! Full ball, way outside off. Cummins stretches his hand and gets some part of his bat on it. Enough for it to beat the diving short third man fielder and for a boundary. 
  • 14.4
    Jasprit Bumrah to Pat Cummins, SIX! Bang! Cummins is playing a superb cameo here! This is full and on middle. Cummins hammers it over cow corner for a biggie.
  • 14.3
    Jasprit Bumrah to Pat Cummins, Fullish and outside off, driven straight to cover.
  • 14.2
    Jasprit Bumrah to Pat Cummins, A length ball, angling around off. Cummins hangs back and defends it out.
  • 14.1
    Jasprit Bumrah to Venkatesh Iyer, A length ball, slanting around off. Iyer looks to flick it but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls to short third man for a single. That will be fifty for Venkatesh Iyer, he has an unfinished job and he knows it pretty well.
  • END OF OVER 14 | 14 Runs & 0 Wkt | KKR 115/5