Cummins, the Batter, Delivers Yet Again for Australia

Cummins Strikes Again: Australia's Unstoppable Batter!

Cummins, the Batter, Delivers Yet Again for Australia

Test cricket captain Pat Cummins continues to be Australia’s lifeline, delivering another crucial performance in the fourth innings against New Zealand.

Australia showcased a commendable fight on Day 4 of the final Test, sweeping the #NZvAUS series 2-0 #WTC25 |

On Day 2, Australia needed 202 runs for victory with six wickets remaining. Despite an early setback with Travis Head’s dismissal, Mitchell Marsh and Alex Carey formed a strong partnership, adding 140 runs to bring Australia closer to the target.

Newcomer Ben Sears made his presence felt by taking two quick wickets, leaving Australia 59 runs away from victory with three wickets in hand. It was at this critical juncture that Cummins stepped in to face the hat-trick ball.

Cummins started with a four and held one end solid during his knock of 32*. While Carey had shouldered much of the batting responsibility on the fourth day, the Aussie pacer played the leading role in the unbeaten 62-run partnership for the eighth wicket, guiding Australia to a thrilling victory.

Cummins’ innings was laced with four boundaries and he hit the winning runs with a four as Australia clinched yet another thrilling victory by three wickets to jump to the second spot in the World Test Championship standings.

While Cummins’ bowling prowess is well-known, he has also developed a knack for steering his team to victory with the bat.

In a recent instance during the Ashes series opener against England at Edgbaston, Cummins entered the fray at 209/7 with a target of 281. The situation became more precarious as Australia slipped to 227/8, requiring 54 runs for victory.

The 30-year-old displayed unwavering composure at one end initially, but he eventually seized the initiative by taking on Joe Root with two consecutive sixes in an over, signalling the turning of the tides in Australia’s favour.

Forging a crucial stand with Nathan Lyon, Cummins struck four fours and two sixes in total, hitting the winning four back then as well, as he finished on 44* to lead Australia to victory.

Pat Cummins’ Test Batting Average by Innings:

First Innings 12.00
Second Innings 19.80
Third Innings 13.81
Fourth Innings 33.57

Interestingly, Cummins hitting the decisive boundary has become somewhat of a recurring theme, with instances dating back to 2011 against South Africa in Johannesburg. In that match, chasing 310, Cummins walked in to bat at 292/8 and scored a brisk 13* off 15 balls, smashing the winning runs to help Australia level the series 1-1.

Throughout his career, Cummins has demonstrated more than just bowling prowess, showcasing his batting skills with a tally of 1295 runs in 62 Test matches at an average of 17.03.

Notably, his batting average experiences a significant surge in the fourth innings, reaching an impressive 33.57, underscoring Cummins’ remarkable ability to deliver clutch performances when Australia needs him the most.

Since assuming the role of captain for the Australian team in 2021, Pat Cummins has undergone a transformative phase in his career.

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Throughout 43 games across different formats, Cummins has steered his team to success in 29 matches, with only 9 losses. In this remarkable journey, he has elevated Australia to significant achievements, starting with the triumph in the World Test Championship in June 2023, followed by another milestone with the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup victory in November of the same year.