IPL 2022, Match 14 KKR vs MI, Stats Review: Pat Cummins' joint-fastest fifty, Daniel Sams’ unwanted feat and other stats

Pat Cummins slammed the joint-fastest fifty (14 balls) in the history of IPL.

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Pat Cummins returned to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) side in style after missing the first three matches as the Australian smashed the joint-fastest fifty in the history of the IPL. Cummins registered the fifty in just 14 deliveries after taking two wickets to script a five-wicket victory for his team against Mumbai Indians (MI) in Match 14 of IPL 2022 at the MCA Stadium in Pune. The Knight Riders chased down the target of 162 with four overs to spare as they moved to the top of the table with three wins in four games.

Speaking about how the encounter went by, skipper Shreyas Iyer won the toss and opted to field first. While MI replaced Anmolpreet Singh and Tim David with Suryakumar Yadav and young Dewald Brevis respectively, KKR dropped Tim Southee and Shivam Mavi for Pat Cummins and Rasikh Salam. Openers Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan scored only three and 14 runs respectively. The star of the U-19 World Cup 2022, Dewald Brevis showed some glimpses of his hitting as he mustered 29 off 19 deliveries. Returning Suryakumar Yadav slammed a fifty, with Tilak Varma and Kieron Pollard scoring 38 and 22 runs respectively to take MI’s total to 161.

Venkatesh Iyer registered a half-century as other KKR batters struggled to contribute. Their middle-order collapsed as Nitish Rana’s poor run in the tournament continued. Andre Russell also failed to score much as he got dismissed for just 11 runs. Cummins then came out with all guns blazing as he clobbered an unbeaten 56 runs off just 15 balls with four fours and six maximums.

Cummins’ countryman Daniel Sams conceeded 35 runs in the 16th over as KKR scripted a famous victory with four overs remaining. Sams bowled the third-most expensive over in the history of the competition. KKR kept their winning record in Pune intact as they have now played seven matches at the venue and won all seven of them. For his outrageous and destructive hitting to go with the two wickets, Pat Cummins was declared the Player of the Match.

Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from Match 14 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League 2022:

 2 – Kieron Pollard boasted the second-best strike rate (440.00) by a player with a minimum of 20 runs in an IPL innings. Krunal Pandya played with a strike rate of 500.00 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2020.

3 – Pat Cummins dismissed Ishan Kishan for the third time in the IPL, the most he has got any batter.

1 – Rohit Sharma became the batter with the most single-digit scores (61) in the league. Dinesh Karthik has been dismissed 60 times on single-digit scores.

1 – Pat Cummins slammed the joint-fastest fifty (14 balls) in the history of the IPL. KL Rahul also smashed a fifty off 14 deliveries against Delhi Capitals in 2018.

3 – Daniel Sams bowled the third-most expensive over (35 runs) in IPL history. Harshal Patel conceded 37 against CSK in 2021, and Prasanth Parameswaran also conceded 37 against RCB in 2011.

7 – KKR has played seven matches in the IPL in Pune and won all seven of them.

2 – Cummins has now scored two unbeaten half-centuries in the last three innings against MI.

1 – Cummins has now the highest strike rate (373.33) by a player in an innings with a minimum of 15 balls faced.

5 – Dewald Brevis became the fifth-youngest (18y 342d) overseas player to debut in the IPL.

3 – Suryakumar Yadav hit his third fifty against KKR which is his joint-most against any opponent. Suryakumar has scored three half-centuries against Delhi Capitals as well.

43 – Andre Russell has managed to score just 43 runs in the last five innings against MI.

9.75 – Nitish Rana averages just 9.75 in four innings this IPL season. He has scored 39 runs with the highest score of 21.

6 – Umesh Yadav has now taken six wickets and conceded just 51 runs in 66 deliveries at an economy rate of 4.63 in the powerplay this IPL season.

450 – Suryakumar Yadav completed 450 fours in T20 cricket.