Pat Cummins’ Blinder took Kolkata Knight Riders over the line against Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets in Match 14 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022). Mumbai Indians have now lost three games on the trot.
Pat Cummins equaled the record for the fastest fifty in IPL history. He scored 56 runs from 15 balls to take his side home in just 16 overs. At one time it looked like KKR were in a spot of bother but Cummings took MI’s bowlers apart. Cummins was playing his first game of the season.
Earlier in the day, Mumbai Indians did not have the best of starts as they were put to bat by Shreyas Iyer who won the toss and chose to field.
Rohit Sharma got out Umesh Yadav for the 5th time in the IPL. Ishan Kishan tried his best but couldn’t get going. Dewald Brewis playing his first game in the IPL looked solid as he made 29 runs off 19 balls before he was stumped by Sam Billings.
Tilak Varma then joined Suryakumar Yadav in the middle. Both of them first put things back on track for MI and then accelerated towards the end. Surya scored a 50 in his comeback game. While Varma impressed yet again with a valuable 38 runs of 27 balls.
Kieron Pollard finished the innings superbly for MI as he scored 22 runs from just 5 deliveries.
Kolkata Knight Riders too couldn’t get going as they lost a couple of wickets in the powerplay itself. Both Ajinkya Rahane and skipper Shreyas Iyer got out trying to play the pull shot.
Billings and Venkatesh Iyer then had a little partnership in the middle but then 2 back to back wickets by Murugan Ashwin got Mumbai Indians back in the game.
Andre Russell soon perished as well with Tymal Mills picking his wicket. But eventually, the brilliant knock by Cummings saw KKR through.
IPL 2022: Updated Points Table, Orange Cap And Purple Cap After Match 14 KKR vs MI
Kolkata Knight Riders reached the top of the points table after their win over Mumbai Indians. MI on the other hand are still yet to win a game. This loss has also hurt their net run rate as they find themselves 9th on the points table. Gujarat Titans, Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings are the other three sides in the top 4.
Updated Orange Cap List:
Jos Buttler leads the batting charts with 205 runs, while Ishan Kishan is still in the 2nd position, while another Mumbai Indians youngster N Tilak Varma climbed up to the 4th spot after the game between KKR and MI.
Updated Purple Cap List
Umesh Yadav picked up the wicket of Rohit Sharma and solidified his position at the top of the bowling charts. He now has 9 wickets from 4 games.