IPL 2021: Pat Cummins finds himself in rare company with Chris Gayle, Virender Sehwag after blitz against CSK | Cricket News


Pat Cummins produced a heroic effort in the Indian Premier League clash between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday. Chasing a stiff 221, the Australian pacer went on to play an unbeaten knock of 66 from 34 balls and turned a dull affair into a nail-biting contest. 

Batting at a strike-rate of 194.12, Cummins smashed four boundaries and six maximums, which also included a 30-run over from Sam Curran.  

Cummins brilliant knock has now seen the Australian join a rare list of players to fetch 30 or more runs in a single. Currently, Chris Gayle tops this chart with 36 runs from six deliveries, while Raina stands second with 32, while Virender Sehwag, Shaun Marsh and Rahul Tewatia scored 30 runs each.  

Meanwhile, Gayle is the only player among the list to achieve this feat twice. 

This also was the second time when Cummins blasted four sixes in an over in IPL. The Australian had done the same Mumbai Indians’ Jasprit Bumrah in the previous edition held in UAE. 

Despite a brave fight by KKR lower order, they failed to get their team past the finishing line as CSK beat them by 18 runs in a high-scoring encounter. After the contest, CSK now stand at the top of the points table, with three wins from four matches. KKR, on the other hand, are placed sixth with one win from four encouners. 


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