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Top 3 Spells Of Pat Cummins In 2023 (Across Formats)

image-lrhmht3lPat Cummins with the World Cup 2023 Trophy (X.com)

The year 2023 can be officially called the year of Pat Cummins, having won the World Test Championship and the World Cup 2023. What else can a cricketer ask for? Cummins not only had a good time with the ball but also led the team extremely well. Having made his debut for Australia in the year 2011, he has been a force to reckon with, especially in red-ball cricket.

After losing the first two games of the World Cup, the way the Aussies made a comeback and went on to win the World Cup is the reason why they are known as the mighty ones in the world of cricket. We at OneCricket relive and celebrate the top performances of the Australian captain in the year 2023, which helped Australia achieve a truckload of success. 

Let's have a look at the top 3 spells of Pat Cummins across formats from the year 2023. 

3/51 vs South Africa, Eden Gardens, Semifinal, World Cup 2023

image-lrhmimbmPat Cummins against South Africa (X.com)

Despite losing the first two games, the Aussies made a historic comeback and went on to win their sixth World Cup title. In the semifinal of the World Cup 2023, Australia were facing one of the most dominating teams in the tournament, South Africa at the historic venue of Eden Gardens. 

While bowling first, Australia had to do something in order to restrict the in from Proteas batters to a low score as they were nothing short of outstanding against Australia in the league stage. The Aussies managed to restrict them for just 212 runs as the captain Pat Cummins went on to scalp three wickets including the wicket of David Miller, who already scored a hundred and was turning into a nightmare for the Aussies. 

Cummins, in his 9.4 overs picked three wickets and conceded 51 runs. These were his best bowling figures in the entire tournament, which also helped Australia seal a win in the high-magnitude semifinal game. 

2/34 vs India, Ahmedabad, Final, World Cup 2023

image-lrhmjflsPat Cummins against India (X.com)

The Aussies somehow managed to make it to the finals just like the trembling monkeys and things turned around for them as they went on to play their best cricket in the final of the World Cup 2023, defeating India, who were the most dominating team and was undefeated as well. 

In a jam-packed stadium full of Indians, Pat Cummins was eyeing on silencing the crowd. While bowling first, the Aussies just needed to bowl the right lengths according to the batters and their weaknesses. The bowlers not only executed the plans quite well but also went on to restrict the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul to just 240 runs. 

Pat Cummins played a vital role, not only with the ball but also with his field placements and the bowling changes throughout the games. In his spell of 10 overs, he conceded only 34 runs and went on to scalp two wickets including the most crucial wicket of Virat Kohli, who could have taken the game away from them. 

10/97 vs Pakistan, Melbourne, Second Test, Pakistan Tour of Australia

image-lrhmkaa7Pat Cummins against Pakistan (X.com)

Undoubtedly, Pat Cummins is one of the foremost bowlers among the current players when it comes to red-ball cricket. Coming from a victorious World Cup campaign, Australia hosted a three-match Test series against Pakistan. In the second Test, when the Aussies were bowled out for just 318 at the MCG, they had to come hard with the ball. 

Pakistan had a brilliant start to their innings with a 90-run stand between Abdullah Shafique and Shan Masood for the second wicket. It was Pat Cummins, who broke the partnership by picking up the wicket of Abdullah and gave a head start to the Australian bowlers. In his very next over, he got the wicket of Pakistan's ace batter Babar Azam and went on to take a fifer. 

He didn't stop there as he took a fifer in the second innings as well and helped the Aussies seal the Test series with a win at the MCG, scalping 10 wickets in a single match and recording the best Test match figures as 10/97.