Pat Cummins from Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) smashed fifty in just 14 balls and equalled KL Rahul’s score of fastest fifty in just 14 balls. He was unbeaten scoring 56 in just 15 balls that comprised 4 boundaries and 6 sixes.
The Australian skipper came to the pavilion to bat with Venkatesh Iyer on 101-5 while chasing 162 runs. The team completed its target smoothly with four overs and five wickets still left in hand.
What Pat Cummins had to say about his outstanding innings
“I probably think I’m most surprised by that innings. I’m glad that it came off, I was thinking of having a swing if it was in my area. Wasn’t trying to overthink it. Very satisfying to do it on my first game this season. Was just trying to pepper the shorter boundary,”
IPL 2022: Fastest fifties in the league
14 balls: KL Rahul v DC, 2018
14 balls: Pat Cummins v MI, 2022*
15 balls: Yusuf Pathan v SRH, 2014
15 balls: Sunil Narine v RCB, 2017
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What MI’s skipper Rohit Sharma has to say on Pat Cummins’s performance
“It’s going to be really difficult to digest. The match was looking quite in favour of MI during the middle phase but Cummins spoiled it all. Cummins also took two wickets in the same game to flaunt the all-round show.”
For Ravi Shastri, it was quite an unreal experience
“It was unreal. 35 runs in an over. You have to start thinking when you saw a match like this in which the other team had the upper hand to an extent. Then it goes maybe 60-40 towards the Mumbai Indians. Come the next over, it’s over. It’s been a long time since I have seen a match like this and I’ve seen a lot of cricket.”