Cummins in record-breaking IPL onslaught


Chennai Tremendous Kings overcame Pat Cummins’ onslaught with the bat to earn an 18-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday, and Sunrisers Hyderabad lastly received their first factors within the Indian Premier League by beating Punjab Kings by 9 wickets.

Cummins, batting at No.8, made an unbeaten 66 off simply 34 balls earlier than Kolkata have been bowled out for 202 with 5 balls to spare in a high-scoring thriller at Mumbai.

Chennai had posted an imposing 3-220 with Faf du Plessis smashing 95 not out off 60 balls and Ruturaj Gaikwad (64) making his first half century this season.

Quick bowler Deepak Chahar’s second four-wicket haul in three video games had left Kolkata reeling at 5-31 contained in the batting powerplay earlier than Andre Russell (54) and Cummins led a shocking run-chase.

Russell blazed six sixes and three fours in a whirlwind 81-run stand with Dinesh Karthik (40) earlier than Sam Curran (1-58) supplied the much-needed breakthrough.

The left-arm England quick bowler clear bowled Russell across the legs because the West Indies power-hitter tried to depart the ball within the twelfth over.

However Cummins, who returned with costly figures of 0-58 in Chennai’s innings, gave Kolkata a sniff when he hit 4 sixes and a 4 in Curran’s sixteenth over.

Nevertheless, Cummins ran out of companions in an try to preserve the strike within the final three overs as Chennai recorded their third successive win within the event.

Earlier at Chennai, Sunrisers Hyderabad lastly received throughout the road after three unsuccessful chases within the event once they recorded a convincing win in opposition to Punjab.

Punjab folded for 120 in 19.4 overs after captain Lokesh Rahul gained the toss and elected to bat.

Jonny Bairstow’s unbeaten 63 off 56 balls ensured Hyderabad, which had misplaced three in a row, did not face any extra hiccups in run-chasing this season as they cruised to 1-121 in 18.4 overs.

Kane Williamson recovered from a hard elbow which had stored the New Zealander out of earlier three video games and remained not out with 16 off 19 balls.

Bairstow and captain David Warner (37) but once more gave Hyderabad a powerful begin of 73 runs from 10 overs earlier than Warner holed out within the deep whereas going for a giant shot in opposition to left-arm spinner Fabian Allen.

“It has been actually shut in a lot of the video games, and have not received via. Most likely via carelessness, to be sincere,” Bairstow mentioned as his staff didn’t capitalise on good begins within the earlier three unsuccessful chases.

Earlier, Punjab’s top-order batsmen continued to wrestle — particularly West Indies duo Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran. The pair was dismissed earlier than the midway mark and left their staff in bother at 4-47 within the ninth over.

Gayle was trapped leg earlier than wicket for 15 by Afghanistan legspinner Rashid Khan and Pooran was out for his third rating of zero in 4 innings when he was run-out with out going through a ball.

Quick bowler Khaleel Ahmed, who had earlier eliminated opening batsman Mayank Agarwal (22), took two late wickets to complete with 3-21. Leftarm spinner Abhishek Sharma took 2-24.

“A couple of batsmen received set and could not get these 30s-40s that might get us via,” Rahul mentioned. “Each sport from now’s vital for us and we have at all times been in that state of affairs, the place we get in a spot the place we now have to win each sport.”

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