Cummins' career best keeps KKR's playoff hopes alive
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Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins has kept Kolkata Knight Riders' hopes of reaching the Indian Premier League playoffs alive after thrashing Rajasthan Royals by 60 runs.

Rajasthan, already out of top-four finals contention, won the toss and chose to field at Dubai's International Cricket Stadium.

That decision backfired when Kolkata smashed 7-191 with England white-ball specialist Eoin Morgan belting an undefeated 68 off 35 balls, including six sixes and five boundaries.

Leg-spinner Rahul Tewatia claimed 3-25 from his four overs and English paceman Jofra Archer an economical 1-19.

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In reply, Rajasthan struggled to 9-131 off their 20 overs with Aussie speedster Cummins taking 4-34.

"It was a weird one. I think I've bowled better before," Cummins said after play.

"A few wickets and a…
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