New Delhi — Pat Cummins justified his $2.1m price tag, boosting Kolkata Knight Riders’ playoff hopes in the process, but his Australia teammate, David Warner, was disappointed by Sunriser Hyderabad’s struggles in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Cummins, the league’s most expensive player this season, had gone wicketless in six of his past seven games but the 27-year-old roared back into form on Saturday just as the tournament’s playoff race begins to intensify...

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