KKR won their 3rd game of the IPL 2022 season in style by defeating Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians. Kolkata winning the toss as expected opted to field first and started off pretty well as Umesh Yadav dismissed the Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma cheaply for just 3 runs and at one stage they were reeling at 55/3 after end of 11 overs. Tilak Varma and Suryakumar Yadav’s 83-run partnership along with Pollard’s strong finish helped them to get a decent total of 161/4 on board. Cummins despite conceding 23 runs off the final over, played a spectacular innings to sail KKR to a big victory by huge margin (in terms of NRR).
KKR in the chase didn’t have a flying start as expected since they managed to score just 35 runs for loss of 2 wickets in the powerplay. In the middle overs KKR constantly kept losing wickets despite being on par with the required rate thus it looked like game will be in favour of Mumbai but unexpected knock from Pat Cummins totally changed the flavour of game towards Kolkata and sealed the game for them with 4 overs to be spared. Pat Cummins’ fearless knock saw him smashing Daniel Sams for 35 runs in an over and he ended up scoring unbeaten 56 runs from just 15 balls at end.
Numbers and stats from KKR vs MI game:
3 – Pat Cummins smashed his 3rd fifty-plus score in IPL of which two of them are against Mumbai Indians only.
4 – Under Rohit Sharma, MI for the 4th time are losing their first 3 matches of an IPL season.
MI losing their first 3 matches of an IPL season under Rohit Sharma:
2014 – MI ended up being 4th Placed team in that IPL
2015 – MI went onto become the champions of IPL
2018 – MI ended up being 5th Placed team in IPL points table.
It will be interesting to see where will MI end in IPL 2022.
5 – Umesh Yadav has dismissed Rohit Sharma for 5th time in IPL.
Batsman to be dismissed most times by Umesh Yadav in IPL:
Rohit Sharma – 5 times
Chris Gayle / Yuvraj Singh – 4 times
Rohit Sharma vs Umesh Yadav in IPL:
Inns – 15
Runs – 144
Balls – 101
Outs – 5
7 – KKR have 7 won out of 7 consecutive IPL games that they played in Pune. KKR has never lost an IPL match in Pune. Also KKR won only their 7th game against MI in IPL.
13 – Suryakumar Yadav has smashed 13 fifty-plus scores for MI in IPL.
Most fifty-plus scores for MI in IPL:
Rohit Sharma – 33
Kieron Pollard – 16
Sachin Tendulkar / Ambati Rayudu – 14
Suryakumar Yadav – 13
Lendl Simmons – 12
14 – Pat Cummins smashed the joint-fastest fifty (from 14 balls) in the IPL history along with KL Rahul.
Fastest fifty in IPL:
KL Rahul – 14 balls vs DC in Mohali, 2018
Pat Cummins – 14 balls vs MI in Pune, 2022
Yusuf Pathan – 15 balls vs SRH in Kolkata, 2014
Sunil Narine – 15 balls vs RCB in Bengaluru, 2017
22 – Kieron Pollard smashed a quick-fire 22 in last 5 balls to boost the total of MI to 161/4.
Highest strike-rate in an IPL innings of a batsman (smashed minimum 20 runs):
Krunal Pandya – 500 vs SRH in Sharjah, 2020
Kieron Pollard – 440 vs KKR in Pune, 2022
Chris Morris – 422.22 vs DC in Pune, 2017
Axar Patel – 420 vs CSK in Sharjah, 2020
Albie Morkel – 400 vs RCB in Chennai, 2012
34 – Pat Cummins smashed 34 runs off an over bowled by Daniel Sams. (Overall 35 runs was conceded by Daniel Sams).
Batsman smashing most runs off a bowler in IPL:
Chris Gayle – 36 vs Prasanth Parameswaran in Bengaluru, 2011
Ravindra Jadeja – 36 vs Harshal Patel in Mumbai, 2021
Pat Cummins – 34 vs Daniel Sams in Pune, 2022
Also, Pat Cummins holds the record for having the highest strike rate in an IPL innings of 373.33 for a batsman facing minimum 15 balls.
Highest strike rate in IPL by a batsman (Faced minimum 15 balls) :
Pat Cummins – 373.33 vs MI, 2022
Suresh Raina – 348 vs PBKS, 2014
Yusuf Pathan – 327.27 vs SRH, 2014