That's what they're paying him $3.16m for — Cummins bounces back with sizzling spell

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Spinner Varun Chakravarthy claimed this Indian Premier League season's first five-wicket haul as Kolkata Knight Riders gave their play-off hopes a boost with a 59-run win over Delhi Capitals on Saturday.
Chakravarthy was ably assisted by Pat Cummins, who took 3-17.

The Australian, who had only taken three wickets at an average of 98.66 across his first 10 games this season after being signed on a record-breaking deal, struck with his first ball of the match to remove Ajinkya Rahane.

In the second match of the day, England's Chris Jordan led a disciplined bowling with figures of 3-17 as Kings XI Punjab trumped Sunrisers Hyderabad by 12 runs to register their fourth successive win.

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Chakravarthy's 5-20 from his four overs helped Eoin Morgan's KKR restrict Delhi to 9-135 in their chase of 195 in Abu Dhabi.

Nitish Rana, who top-scored with 81, and returning all-rounder Sunil Narine, who hit a 32-ball 64, put on a key 115-run fourth-wicket stand to guide Kolkata to 194 for six after being put in to bat.

Morgan was all praise for Narine, who played his first game after being cleared of having a suspect bowling action.

It was his team's sixth win in 11 games to stay fourth in the eight-team table. "Great of Sunil to come back and play as a proper all-rounder.…
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