KKR vs MI: Twitter Erupts As Pat Cummins Equals Record For Fastest IPL Fifty
KKR vs MI: Twitter Erupts As Pat Cummins Equals Record For Fastest IPL Fifty

Australia cricketer Pat Cummins played his first match in the ongoing IPL 2022 for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) against Mumbai Indians (MI) and left the MI camp, the KKR camp, and everyone watching the match in awe with his amazing 14-ball fifty with the bat.

Mumbai Indians (MI) gave a debut to their young South African star Dewald Brevis as they faced off against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 14th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) on April 6, 2022, in Pune’s Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.

Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma. Photo- IPL
Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma. Photo- IPL

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and chose to bowl first. MI made 161/4 in 20 over mostly thanks to the rescue act from Suryakumar Yadav (52 in 36 balls) and Tilak Varma (38* in 27 balls), who added 83 runs for the sixth wicket. Also Kieron Pollard hit 22* in 5 balls with 3 sixes in the last over.

KKR vs MI: Twitter Erupts As Pat Cummins Equals Record For Fastest IPL Fifty

Pat Cummins Slams 50* In 14 Balls; Hits Daniel Sams For 35 Runs In One Over

In the chase of 162 runs, Kolkata Knight Riders found themselves in a bit of bother at 67/3 in 10 overs with Sam Billings, who was looking good back in the hut for 17 runs. Much was expected from Andre Russel, but it was Pat Cummins who came to the party with the bat.

Pat Cummins. Photo-IPL
Pat Cummins. Photo-IPL

Venkatesh Iyer anchored one end with 50* in 41 balls with 6 fours and 1 sixes, while Cummins changed the look of the chase in a couple of overs. He hit a six and a four each to Tymal Mills and Jasprit Bumrah, but his best act came in the 16the over when Daniel Sams was thrashed for 4 sixes and 2 fours, as Cummins reached his fifty in 14 balls and ended with 56 in 15 balls with 6 sixes and 4 fours.

KKR won the match by 5 wickets and 24 balls remaining and the Twitterverse was just in awe of the carnage caused by Pat Cummins.

Here are the tweets:

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