He’s Australia’s $3 million man and the world’s finest check bowler, however meaning little in T20 cricket.
Just ask Suryakumar Yadav who handled the premier fast with utter disdain on Tuesday (Wesnesday AEST), as he walloped Cummins onto the roof at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
After a comparatively tight begin, Yadav stepped throughout his stumps on Cummins’ fifth supply and a la M.S Dhoni helicopter whipped the ball over the sq. leg boundary onto the roof.
“You’d get a sore neck looking at that,” former New Zealand fast Danny Morrison stated in commentary after talking with Mumbai coach Mahela Jayawardene.
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The most noticed Yadev carry up his 14th half-century, as he reached the milestone with the 99-metre six off simply 33 deliveries.
It was the second greatest six of the match, with Aussie Glenn Maxwell’s 100-metre effort the prime of the pops. Yadev fell for 56.
Cummins fought again and ended with 2-24 from his 4 overs and took the essential wicket of Rohit Sharma for 43.
But Cummins’ Knight Riders fell 10 runs in need of Mumbai’s whole of 152, with the Australia fast bowled first ball.
It continued an detached begin for Cummins at the IPL, after the Australian vice-captain dropped teammate David Warner of their opening match.