'Take a bow': Cricket world goes bonkers over Pat Cummins act

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Pictured here, Kolkata's Pat Cummins takes a wicket against Mumbai in the IPL.
Kolkata's Pat Cummins turned the match against Mumbai on its head with one over of magic. Pic: IPL

Pat Cummins has left cricket fans speechless after an extraordinary match-defining over of brilliance for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

On his recall to the team, Australia's Test captain took three wickets in six balls to turn the match on its head and set up victory for Kolkata over the Mumbai Indians.

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Jasprit Bumrah had earlier bagged an incredible five-wicket haul for the Indians but it was not enough to stop Cummins and the Knight Riders coasting to a 52-run win.

Bumrah gave Mumbai's fans something to cheer about with a remarkable display of pace bowling, taking figures of 5-10 as KKR were restricted to 9-165.

Cummins made a two-ball duck as Bumrah destroyed the KKR innings, reducing them from 2-123 in the 13th over, to 9-165 after 20. His haul included three wickets in four balls.

However, the Aussie Test skipper had the last laugh with the ball to snag figures of 3-22 off his four overs as the home side were dismissed for 113 runs - 52 adrift of KKR.

With Aaron Finch dropped after a run of low scores Venkatesh Iyer (43 off 24 balls) and Ajinkya Rahane (25 off 24) opened, putting on 60 for the first wicket. Nitish Rana added 43 off 26 balls before becoming Bumrah's second victim.

Tasmanian Riley Meredith was expensive, going wicketless for 35 from his three overs.

Mumbai's reply was built around Ishan Kishan's 51 as wickets fell around him including Tim David for 13.

However, when Kishan fell first ball after Cummins' re-introduction in the 14th over, Mumbai went from 4-100 to 7-102 as the Aussie quick produced an over for the ages.

Seen here, Pat Cummins celebrates a wicket for Kolkata in the IPL.
Pat Cummins claimed three wickets in one over for Kolkata in the IPL. Pic: Fox Sports

Cummins' other scalps included fellow Aussie Daniel Sams (1) and Murugan Ashwin (0) - both caught out after being undone by the Kolkata quick.

The Aussie star's heroics turn the tide firmly in KKR's favour, with three run-outs in four balls concluding the increasingly chaotic innings.

The win leaves KKR in seventh, still in the hunt for a play-off berth, with the cricket world praising Cummins for his unforgettable display afterwards.

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