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MI vs KKR, 14th Match at Pune, IPL, Apr 06 2022 - Ball by Ball Commentary

RESULT
14th Match (N), Pune, April 06, 2022, Indian Premier League
(16/20 ov, T:162) 162/5

KKR won by 5 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
56* (15) & 2/49
pat-cummins
Cricinfo's MVP
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end of over 1635 runs
KKR: 162/5CRR: 10.12 
Pat Cummins56 (15b 4x4 6x6)
Venkatesh Iyer50 (41b 6x4 1x6)
Daniel Sams 3-0-50-1
Jasprit Bumrah 3-0-26-0

Phew! The game is done; and with a good time to spare. Credit Cummins for that. A knock for the ages - aka 56* off 15 balls - makes it look like child's play, as Mumbai remain winless. But don't forget to join us for the action tomorrow. Until then, it's goodnight and goodbye from Miller, Ranjith and me, Himanshu!

Animesh: "Pakistan must be feeling lucky!! "

No prizes for guessing. Pat Cummins, of course, is the Player of the Match: "I am more surprised [with that innings]! It just came off. I was not trying to overthink. That's really satisfying. The ball seems to fly here... So just hitting in the shorter side. I am sure it sends a message...! We were lucky to keep the core of the squad like last year. Happy with how it came out [with the ball]. Overall pretty happy."

Shreyas Iyer can't help but smile: "I was just watching the ball fly! I couldn't believe. Outstanding from him. They just stuck to the plans, and before we could even execute the plan, Pat just finished it. When I went in to bat, I told him [Venky] to just time the ball. Batters batting in top four - one has to play the anchor. I was just saying that we still haven't played the best cricket yet. I think the pitch was the same in the powerplay of both innings. The ball was bouncing when I went in to bat."

Hang around for the presentations.

Prakash: "Illegal for bowler to hit like that" --- Dear MCC, any such law in the works?

Bimal: "Wasn't Cummins bought as a bowler? He can ask for a pay hike!" --- Of course, he has ended up celebrating his birthday a month in advance.

Manojkumar : "Wow Cummins you beauty. He compensated more than he conceded in his last over. "

Venky Iyer: "For everyone other than Put the pitch looked very tricky. Got to give it to Pat for that on a pitch which was actually tricky to bat on. There'll be days when you'll not be hitting the ball as well as you want... With the batting line-up that we have with some big-hitters coming, I could play the anchor role..."

Rohit Sharma on that shock: "Never expected him to come and play like that! Lot of credit to him for the way he played. With the bat we didn't start well. Over the last four overs, to get 160-plus was a great effort... We had the game until the 15th over, but the way Cummins played... We thought we could have them. But this will be hard to digest - the way it turned out to be in the last few overs. There is a lot of hard work we need to put in."

saikat: "All those hypes about Russell being tornado, cyclone, storm today but Cummins be like: hold my sixes! "

Maruti Suzuki ASKcricinfo stat: The most expensive overs in IPL history.

Rajiv: "What. Was. That. Huh."

11.02pm I need time to gather my thoughts. Incredible. Outstanding. Cummins plays a dream knock. If you thought the game was over when Russell departed, Cummins killed all of Mumbai's hopes. He threw the ball wherever he wanted; and equalled the record for the fastest IPL fifty.

15.6
6
Sams to Cummins, SIX runs

Oh God, Knight Riders have won with four overs to spare! They needed 35 from 30 balls, and Cummins got them all in six deliveries. Unbelievable stuff! Cummins ends with 56 off 15 balls. Four fours and six sixes in that innings. Slower ball on a full length on fifth stump, as he went slogging over the bowler's head. A lifetime of a T20 innings there

Is Iyer even batting? Anyone?

15.5
4
Sams to Cummins, FOUR runs

Cummins equals the record of the fastest IPL fifty! Just 14 balls for his fifty. Slower ball on a short of a length on off, and he pulls to deep square leg after letting the ball come to him

Free-hit

15.5
3nb
Sams to Cummins, (no ball) 2 runs

is that an excellent catch by Surya at long-off? That was taken extremely well, but it is called no-ball for height. Oh my, everything happening here. Sams ends up bowling a high full toss on off, and Cummins swats that to long-off with his bottom hand off. Surya there was falling back while he took the catch, with his back leg very close to the rope. He ended up going outside the rope and pushed the ball back in, only to be back in and take it again. So an outstanding effort all in vain there

Can he get to fifty off 13 balls? 14 is the record. Sams from around the wicket.

15.4
6
Sams to Cummins, SIX runs

6, 4, 6, 6. He is on 44 off 12 balls now. On a shortish length on middle and leg, and he swivels to pull over fine leg. Great shot, as he piles up boundaries after boundaries

15.3
6
Sams to Cummins, SIX runs

six more! Over deep midwicket. You know how he did it, didn't you? Anyway, waits for the slower ball to come, gets his front leg out of the way, goes down on his back knee and really nails that over the fielder

15.2
4
Sams to Cummins, FOUR runs

between long-on and deep midwicket now! Sams bowls a slower ball, which turns out to be a full toss on off. Cummins clears his front leg, and sends that heaving

15.1
6
Sams to Cummins, SIX runs

over long-on now! Cummins making up with the bat after being expensive with the ball. Slower ball on a hitting length and full on off, as he swings after waiting for the ball to come

Sams from over the wicket

We were wondering what Russell would do. Who knew Cummins would give the deciding blows? 35 to get off 30. What can Mumbai do?

end of over 1512 runs
KKR: 127/5CRR: 8.46 RRR: 7.00 • Need 35 runs from 30b
Pat Cummins22 (8b 2x4 2x6)
Venkatesh Iyer50 (41b 6x4 1x6)
Jasprit Bumrah 3-0-26-0
Tymal Mills 3-0-38-2
14.6
1
Bumrah to Cummins, 1 run

a low full toss on off at 140kph, as Bumrah goes for the yorker. Jammed to long-on

14.5
4
Bumrah to Cummins, FOUR runs

short third man dives to his left, but doesn't get a hand! Would have been wide had Cummins left it alone. Full and pretty wide of off, as he goes for a fish and manages to get off the outside half of the bat

14.4
6
Bumrah to Cummins, SIX runs

that flies off the bat to deep midwicket! Bring on Mills and Bumrah, but Cummins is not going anywhere. Pretty full on off, as he gets his front leg out of the way, and swings with freedom. Although that didn't really come off the middle, it still went a long way

Joy: "Iyer is the key now, he should be farming the strike and allow one or two hoicks from Cummins. That would do, would do just fine!"

14.3
Bumrah to Cummins, no run

on the bounce to extra cover! Another slower ball, but full and wider of off. Pushed away from his body

14.2
Bumrah to Cummins, no run

slower-ball yorker just outside off. Cummins almost looked prepared to dispatch that, before realising he never had the pace he wanted

Cummins on 11 off 3 so far...

14.1
1
Bumrah to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

fifty for Iyer!. But he needs to hang on. Gets an inside edge as he looks to drive forward to that good length ball on middle. The ball dribbles to the off side

Bumrah will continue. Can he stem the momentum here?

The required run rate is under eight an over. Can Iyer and Cummins take their side home? Remember, Mumbai are pretty much one wicket away here.

Tony Stark: "To all the KKR fans out here, please don't post any more praise comments and jinx the batters!!!"

Ahsan Butt: "@himanshu, didn't Cummins go home first before landing in India?" -- That shot was so good that I forgot...

end of over 1414 runs • 1 wicket
KKR: 115/5CRR: 8.21 RRR: 7.83 • Need 47 runs from 36b
Pat Cummins11 (3b 1x4 1x6)
Venkatesh Iyer49 (40b 6x4 1x6)
Tymal Mills 3-0-38-2
Jasprit Bumrah 2-0-14-0

The final time-out of the day

13.6
4
Mills to Cummins, FOUR runs

four this time! These are valuable runs for his side. Finds the gap between point and short third man, as he drags this fullish ball wide of off. Plays away from his body, but still manages to place where he wanted

Three men out on the leg side

SantySK: "Earlier Cummins went for more than 12 an over. Time to return the favour!"

13.5
6
Mills to Cummins, SIX runs

Cummins lands from Pakistan, and sends that flying to Mumbai! Good length ball on middle, and right in the slot. Hoicked over fine leg for six

13.4
1
Mills to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

another miscue, and this lands well short of the man running in from deep square leg. Some luck for Knight Riders here. A slower ball on a short of a length on off, and he is not in control of that pull

13.3
2
Mills to Venkatesh Iyer, 2 runs

another top edge, and this lands beyond the keeper and short fine leg running back. Short of a length on off, and Iyer seemed to be in his shot early. There was a fumble in collection from Bumrah near the rope after he ran back, but that is two still

13.2
1
Mills to Cummins, 1 run

good length ball wide of off, and dragged to cover away from his body

Some life left yet? Cummins is in. Mills from over the wicket.

13.1
W
Mills to Russell, OUT

taken at point, and the Russell storm/cyclone/earthquake lasts only this longer today! A short delivery with an upright seam on middle by Mills, as Russell is prepared to pull that early. The ball goes off really slowly off the pitch, as Russell goes to pull with his front leg out of the way. Gets a top edge - again, like he did against Bumrah last over - and gets it to balloon to point

Andre Russell c Brevis b Mills 11 (5b 1x4 1x6 9m) SR: 220

Mills from over the wicket

Harsha : "10 in 4 balls already. Russell viper and Iyer anaconda too hot to handle for Bumrah" --- The next over is awaited...

end of over 1312 runs
KKR: 101/4CRR: 7.76 RRR: 8.71 • Need 61 runs from 42b
Venkatesh Iyer46 (38b 6x4 1x6)
Andre Russell11 (4b 1x4 1x6)
Jasprit Bumrah 2-0-14-0
Murugan Ashwin 3-0-25-2
12.6
Bumrah to Venkatesh Iyer, no run

good ball. Change of pace, and goes short on middle and off while getting it to angle away. There is good bounce too, as Iyer misses his pull

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