IPL 2022: Pat Cummins smashed 56* off 15 to stun Mumbai Indians.© BCCI/IPL
Pat Cummins’ knock of 56 runs in simply 15 balls got here as a shock for his rival captain Rohit Sharma as Mumbai Indians succumbed to a five-wicket defeat towards Kolkata Knight Riders on the Maharashtra Cricket Affiliation Stadium in Pune on Wednesday. “By no means anticipated him to come back and play like that! A whole lot of credit score to him for the way in which he performed, ” mentioned Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma within the post-match presentation ceremony. Mumbai Indians began off fairly sluggish as they scored solely 35 runs for the lack of one wicket within the first six overs of powerplay. The five-times champions had been 98/3 in 16 overs and went on to attain 63 runs within the final 4 overs to take their whole to 161 in 20 overs courtesy of a 5-ball 22 run knock from Kieron Pollard.
“With the bat, we did not begin properly. During the last 4 overs, to get 160-plus was an excellent effort, ” mentioned Rohit Sharma.
By the top of 15 overs, Kolkata Knight Riders wanted 35 runs in 5 overs with the match just about in stability however Cummins hammered Daniel Sams for 35 runs in a single over to take his workforce throughout the end line with 4 overs to spare.
“We had the sport till the fifteenth over, however the way in which Cummins performed. We thought we may have them. However this might be laborious to digest the way in which it turned out to be in the previous couple of overs. There may be a variety of laborious work we have to put in, ” defined Rohit Sharma.
Mumbai Indians’ five-wicket defeat towards KKR was their third within the season in as many matches. The Rohit Sharma-led facet might be eyeing their first win of the season when they are going to tackle Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday.
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