Pat Cummins just played the best innings of his life as his 15 ball 56 guides KKR to a 5-wicket victory.
Highlights Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians, TATA IPL 2022
AS IT HAPPEND: Pat Cummins just played the best innings of his life as his 15 ball 56 steamrolls Mumbai Indians by 5-wickets. Andre Russell gives away his wicket cheaply as only Venkatesh Iyer now holds key for KKR in the run-chase. Nitish Rana gives away his wicket cheaply as Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russel now hold key for KKR in the run-chase. Sam Billings gives away his wicket cheaply as Venkatesh Iyer now holds key for KKR in the run-chase. Daniel Sams gets the all-important wicket of skipper Shreyas Iyer as Mumbai are on top at MCA stadium. Tymal Mills removes Ajinkya Rahane as Mumbai Indians get the breakthrough. Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer open the innings for Kolkata Knight Riders. Mumbai Indians set up a target of 162 runs thanks to Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma and a late cameo from Kieron Pollard. Pat Cummins dents Mumbai Indians by getting the all-important wicket of Ishan Kishan in the 11th over. After Umesh Yadav removed Rohit Sharma in the powerplay, spinner Varun Chakravarthy removes the dangerous Dewald Brewis. Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and opted to field first.
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer(c), Sam Billings(w), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Umesh Yadav, Rasikh Salam, Varun Chakaravarthy.
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Dewald Brevis, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi.
NEWS FROM THE TOSS | Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and elected to field first at MCA Stadium, Pune. CHANGE FOR KKR: Pat Cummins replaces Tim Southee, Rasikh Dar replaces Shivam Mavi in the line-up.
MAN OF THE MATCH : PAT CUMMINS
For everyone other than Pat it (pitch) looked tricky. Really happy that I was there till the end, Gotta give it to Pat, unbelievable hitting on display on a pitch that was actually very tricky to bat on. There will be days where you may not hit the balls as well as you want, but with the batting line-up we have it was important for me to stay there till end and play that anchor role so that the rest of the batsmen can play freely and attack from ball one.
Never expected him to come and play like that [on Cummins]. Lot of credit. The pitch got better and better to bat as the game went on. It was holding up initially. Overall it was a good pitch. With the bat we did not start well, in the last 4-5 overs to get 70+ was a great effort from the batting unit. We did not bowl according to the plan. We had the game till the 15th over, but then Cummins was brilliant. Whenever you have runs on the board, we always have the upper hand, We had them 5-down, it was just a matter of the wicket of Venky or Pat, they had Sunil who could smash them. This will be hard to digest, the way it turned out in the last few overs. We have a lot of hard work ahead of us. I don’t want to be in this position all the time.
PITCH REPORT | It’s a fresh pitch. The pace and bounce on this venue is lot quicker compared to the other venues. There is a tinge of green, live grass and it sounds very firm. It’s not going to be too different from the last game. This is the only venue where both games have been won by team batting first. So batting first should be the key here after winning the toss.