IPL 2021: MILLION DOLLAR MORRIS wins the game for Rajasthan Royals

Chris Morris pulled off a million-dollar inning for Rajasthan Royals against Delhi Capitals on Thursday night at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.

In a low scoring, last over cliffhanger Chris Morris won the match for  Rajasthan Royals from what looked like an improbable situation. Morris came into bat after Rajasthan lost Rahul Tewatia to Kagiso Rabada in the 15th over. He joined David Miller who was playing a great knock himself after picking Rajasthan from an early collapse of 36-4. At the time when Morris came to crease, Rajasthan still needed 58 runs at almost required run rate of 12 with just four wickets in hand.

Rajasthan lost Miller soon and the chase looked done and dusted as Morris was joined by the tail, with just three wickets in hand and still needing 44 in the final 4 overs, the win was looking quite far for Royals.

Morris struggled at the start and scored just 7 runs off 8 balls when the Required run rate was over 13. In the final 2 overs, Rajasthan needed 27 runs. As Rabada came to bowl the penultimate over of the game Morris hit him for a long six over mid-wicket to keep Rajasthan in the chase.

Morris finished the over with a single scoring 15 of the over, needing 12 off the final over Morris hit two big sixes of Tom Curran in 4 balls to pull off what looked like an improbable chase.

Morris finished his innings at 36 off 18 striking at 200, he hit 4 sixes in a match where there were no sixes hit till the 36th over of the game. Morris also contributed with the ball by breaking the crucial partnership between Rishabh Pant and Lalit Yadav and taking one wicket in the match.

Morris quoted this in the post-match ceremony “I thought Delhi bowled really well, David played an unplayable knock. T20 cricket anything can happen in the end, fortunately, went our way in the end.”

When asked about the single denied in the previous game Chris Morris said “I was gonna run back no matter what to sacrifice because Sanju was hitting it so sweetly. Sanju was hitting it like a dream, I wouldn’t have been too upset if he had hit the last ball for a six.”

Morris added “If we had to chase 140 odd when we got here, we would have taken it, so happy to get over the line. There are guys who get paid to bat and there are guys who get paid to slog, I know what I am. I am a slogger that swings everything I can, I play so much golf.”

 

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