Abdul Samad smashes two sixes off Pat Cummins: The batsman from Sunrisers Hyderabad pulled his first ball for an eye-catching six.
During the third match of the 14th season of the ongoing Indian Premier League between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai, Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Abdul Samad treated Kolkata Knight Riders spearhead Pat Cummins with disdain hitting a couple of sixes in his over.
Coming in to bat at No. 7 in the penultimate over with 38 runs needed to win off 12 balls, Samad pulled his first delivery for an eye-catching six to become a source of amazement for one and all.
Having ran a couple of runs on the next delivery, Samad made the most of Cummins missing a yorker only to be his down the ground for another six. While Samad’s 8-ball 19* wasn’t enough to win the match for Hyderabad, he once again gave glimpses of his big-hitting abilities.
Despite a 92-run partnership for the second wicket between Manish Pandey (61*) and Jonny Bairstow (55), Sunrisers failed to seal the chase primarily due to lack of support from their other batsmen. With bowling figures of 4-0-35-2, Prasidh Krishna was the pick of the bowlers for the Knight Riders. In addition to Krishna, the likes of Cummins, Andre Russell and Shakib Al Hasan picked a wicket apiece.
Earlier, Kolkata had posted a dominating 187/6 in their allotted quota of 20 overs on the back of a 93-run partnership for the second wicket between Nitish Rana (80) and Rahul Tripathi (53) after Sunrisers captain David Warner won the toss and chose to field.
Abdul Samad smashes two sixes off Pat Cummins
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How Twitterati reacted:
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 11, 2021
Abdul Samad has faced 18 different bowlers in IPL. But he’s hit only 4 of them for sixes.
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) April 11, 2021
— PUMA Cricket (@pumacricket) April 11, 2021
19-year-old @ABDULSAMAD___1 from Jammu & Kashmir has hit 3 sixes against Cummins, 2 sixes against Bumrah, 2 sixes against Nortje and 1 sixes against Rabada in IPL – Mad guy.#KKRvSRH @IrfanPathan @cricketaakash pic.twitter.com/vkaNPMCK0v
— Ashraf Ali اشرف (@Hussainashraf71) April 11, 2021
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