The cameo of Pat Cummins helped the Kolkata Knight Riders get past the Mumbai Indians easily with four overs remaining in yesterday’s match. Cummins hit 56 runs in just 15 balls, including six sixes and four fours. He fired with all his cylinders on the Pune pitch.
Cummins equals fastest fifty records
He equaled the record for the fastest fifty in the IPL, achieving the milestone in just 14 deliveries at the DY Patil Stadium in Pune. He joined KL Rahul in scoring fifty in 14 balls.
With this victory, KKR has earned two crucial points. The Mumbai Indians need to improve their game in the coming matches; otherwise things will get murkier for the side.
LSG vs DC in tonight’s game
The India Premier League’s smooth progress continues. In today’s match, the Lucknow Super Giants will take on the Delhi Capitals. It is certain that another exciting match is on the cards. Both teams are gearing up to play some absorbing cricket tonight at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
Some of the facts are eye-catching. LSG has lost the fewest wickets in the middle overs (7-15). David Warner averages an exciting 76.89 in the powerplay, which is the highest among all the players (min. 10 innings).
Pant, a troubleshooter
Both franchises are full of talented players. DC’s Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant, and others have great responsibility on their shoulders to pile up a big total. These batters can demolish any attack. Rishabh Pant is a unique player. It is not wrong to call him a trouble-shooter. In any match, he rains fours and sixes and changes the situation of the match quickly.
DC has a decent bowling attack. Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, and Shardul Thakur can be dangerous for any batter to handle. The pace of Ngidi and Nortje won’t be easy for the LSG batters to free their arms. Axar Patel has the ability to mesmerise any batting line-up with his accurate line and length. Shardul Thakur can be lethal with a bat or bowl.
The Lucknow Super Giants have four points in three matches. The team has been performing admirably under the leadership of KL Rahul. The maturity of Rahul’s captaincy is a plus point for the LSG.
The batting of LSG is studded with stars like KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, and others. But some new players in the team, like Deepak Hooda and Shahbaz Nadeem, have impressed a lot. Not to talk about Jason Holder, he is a player of class. As an all-rounder, he is handy with both the bat and the bowl.
The bowling of LSG looks extraordinary. The team has leading bowlers like young Avesh Khan, Jason Holder, and Andrew Tye, who have the ability to take wickets at regular intervals to disturb the batting of any side.
Both teams look well balanced. A nail-biting finish is expected in tonight’s match. One thing is for sure, fans will get a chance to watch some remarkable cricket.