Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) thrashed Mumbai Indians (MI) by five wickets in the 14th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at MCA Stadium in Pune on Wednesday.

Chasing 162, KKR lost two wickets early when the scoreboard read 35 in the powerplay. Then, Venkatesh Iyer and Sam Billings partnered to get the Knight Riders out of trouble. The duo added 32 runs for the third wicket before Murugan Ashwin removed Billings (17) to break the partnership. Soon, Ashwin got rid of Nitish Rana (8) and reduced KKR to 83/4 in 11.4 overs.

KKR fans had all their hopes on Andre Russell, who started well with one six and a four to give some sign of worry to the Mumbai camp. However, Tymal Mills came to rescue for his side as he dismissed the dangerous Russell for 11 runs in the 14th over.

Meanwhile, Venkatesh kept his end alive and played the anchor innings. The left-handed batter reached to his half-century in the 15th over to keep the hopes alive for KKR. Though, the real damage was provided by Pat Cummins, who smashed MI bowlers from the word go to shift the momentum completely in favour of the Knight Riders.

Cummins played a blistering unbeaten knock of 56 from just 15 deliveries with the help of 10 boundaries, including 6 humungous sixes, to help KKR finish the proceedings in just 16 overs. Similarly, Venkatesh stayed undefeated at 50 off 41 balls.

Earlier, Suryakumar Yadav returned in grand style smashing a scintillating half-century to help Mumbai post a competitive total on the board. Surya, along with Tilak Varma, steadied the innings after MI lost three wickets for just 55 in 11 overs.

The pair stitched a crucial 83-run partnership for the fourth wicket to help their side shift the momentum. While Surya fell for a well-made 52 off 36, including seven boundaries, Tilak remained unbeaten at 38 from 27 deliveries. Kieron Pollard chipped in with late heroics of 5-ball 22 as Mumbai reached 161/4 in 20 overs.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

Pat Cummins 😱😱#TATAIPL pic.twitter.com/0grCy4aTdZ

— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 6, 2022

@patcummins30 I want to dance like Andre & hug u like the whole team did. Wow well done @KKRiders and what else is there to say!!!…’PAT’ DIYE CHAKKE!!!

— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 6, 2022

Did that really happen? Everyone a little wide-eyed…. Innings of the #TataIPL so far. #PatCummins https://t.co/pVIWhJ9m9D

— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 6, 2022

He can bowl, He can bat!📢
Super Pat! Super Pat! Super Pat!#KKRHaiTaiyaar #KKRvMI #IPL2022

— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 6, 2022

KKR win with 4 overs to spare…that’s astonishing considering how this game was progressing.

— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 6, 2022

Moonh se nivala cheen liya ,, sorry vada pav cheen liya.
Pat Cummins, one of the most insane display of clean hitting , 15 ball 56 …
Jeera Batti #MIvKKR pic.twitter.com/Npi2TybgP9

— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 6, 2022

Pat Cummins to all the fielders in Pune. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Zhh3qufFsc

— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 6, 2022

One of the cleanest exhibition of hitting one will ever see. Pat Cummins making world class Mumbai bowlers look like club bowlers. Joint fastest IPL 50, take a bow 🙏🏼 #MIvKKR pic.twitter.com/d9C3K5BqwT

— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) April 6, 2022

Venketesh Iyer scored just 4 runs in that 61 run partnership. #IPL #KKRvMI

— Michael Wagener (@Mykuhl) April 6, 2022

Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya & now Tilak Varma.

Mumbai Indians is India’s Got Talent of IPL, provides platform to every talent. #KKRvsMI #IPL2022

— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) April 6, 2022

Pat Cummins came when KKR need 62 runs from 41 balls and then smashed 56*(15) – wins it for the team with 4 overs left in the match. pic.twitter.com/b2I76ggItF

— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 6, 2022

*Almost* no Indian attacks spin better than Suryakumar Yadav in limited-overs cricket.

— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) April 6, 2022

The IPL can leave you befuddled and bamboozled. Discombobulated.

Pat Cummins smacking 56 off 15!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) April 6, 2022

Tilak Varma showing his class innings by innings! Came to bat before Pollard and played a very important knock for the team. #TilakVarma #MIvKKR #IPL2022

— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) April 6, 2022

14th IPL fifty for Suryakumar Yadav. Top batting and what a quality knock! #KKRvsMI

— Prajakta (@18prajakta) April 6, 2022

#SuryakumarYadav against KKR bowlers-
#KKRvMI pic.twitter.com/xcJP3Qrkzz

— Vikas Nishad (@avikasnishadd) April 6, 2022

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