A game that promised the stalwarts of the sport struggling to come to terms with a tricky surface, a completely unexpected name of Pat Cummins changed the course of the game with the joint-fastest fifty in the history of the IPL.
Chasing 162, Pat Cummins belted out an incredulous rampage that saw him hammer home an unbeaten 15-ball-56, handing Mumbai Indians their third consecutive defeat of the season.
It was Tymal Mills who became the first victim of Cummins’ wrath as he smashed a length ball to the ropes, clarifying his intentions. That was not the last time that English bowler would face the Australian’s wrath.
Pat Cummins clobbered Jasprit Bumrah too as his couple of beyond-the-ropes colossus saw Mumbai desperately scouring for shelter in the middle of deluging boundaries.
This is how Pat Cummins completely changed the narrative of the game
The Indian fast bowler wanted to respond with a yorker but ended up bowling full that was comfortably reached by Cummins as he has tall arms that make him comfortable enough to hammer those crucial boundaries.
Two overs were just the prelude to the upcoming madness that would see Daniel Sams being tossed all around the park with extreme prejudice.
The first ball from Cummins’ Australian counterpart was clobbered over the long-on as he greeted Daniel Sams with a biggie. The Australian fast bowler totally lost the plot as he bowled two back-to-back full-tosses and Cummins was just in no mood to relent. Both the following deliveries were in his striking arc and he gave them the right fate as he secured 12 runs from them.
The Australian all-rounder brought his half-century with a fine swing of his blade as Sams tried to drag him back with a shorter delivery and he finished the game in style as he whipped Sams straight down the ground to rack up the total with 24 balls to spare.
In a tweet that went viral, apparently, Shreyas Iyer was worried about what would be the fate of the game as Cummins kept on getting castled clean in the nets not just once but a handful number of times, making it a blazing nightmare for the KKR captain. He was just not able to believe how did the Australian totally changed the narrative against one of KKR’s strongest oppositions over the year, Mumbai Indians.
Shreyas Iyer said "I couldn't believe it, Pat Cummins was getting bowled everytime yesterday in the nets".
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 6, 2022