KKR Beat MI By 5 wickets: Shreyas Iyer Praises Pat Cummins

On Wednesday, Kolkata Knight Riders beat Mumbai Indians by five wickets in the IPL match. KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer won the toss and chooses to bowl first. MI set the target of 162 runs in front of Mumbai Indians to which KKR chased down the target of 162 with incredible hits played by Pat Cummins.  

IPL 2022 KKR vs MI – KKR beat MI: Match Summary

Lets get acquaint how KKR beat MI. From Mumbai Indian, Suryakumar Yadav scored 52 off 36 balls, Tilak Varma scored 38 off 27 deliveries and Kieron Pollard hit 22 off five balls not out. 

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The beginning wasn’t good from Kolkata’s end, just 16 runs came from the first four overs and later Rahane got out immediately. However, Venkatesh Iyer was able to play till the very end and spectated Cummins smashing hits that happened. 

KKR Innings somehow reached 83-4 in the 12th over when Andre Russell made an entrance. He hit a few long shots and Venkatesh too completed his half-century. After a few moments, Russell lost his wicket.

Everything was going well for Mumbai Indians until Pat Cummins came on the field and started hitting the ball out of the park in Pune. At Kolkata Knight Riders still needed 35 runs to win off 30 deliveries, from the start of the 15th over Cummins ended the finishing game. With the fastest half-century of all time in the IPl, he matched KL Rahul’s record. 

MI Skipper Praising Cummins For Extraordinary Performance

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Shreyas Iyer expressed his content and remarked “extraordinary” performance.

In a post-match presentation, he said – “Extraordinary! I was taken aback and couldn’t believe the way he (Cummins) was hitting the run. As yesterday in the nets, he was getting bowled and I was beside him batting.”

He further added – “I told him to time the ball as he was overhitting. As top order batters, we have to take the responsibility. We all have the ability to hit the ball that far. In the powerplay in both innings, the pitch was quite the same. After the powerplay, it got a lot easier I guess,” 

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