Chris Morris proved his worthy arsenic the big-money signing helped Rajasthan Royals propulsion disconnected a thrilling pursuit against Delhi Capitals successful their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 brushwood astatine the Wankhede Stadium connected Thursday. Morris deed 4 immense sixes arsenic the Royals gunned down a 148-run people connected a tricky transportation successful Mumbai.
Morris had a hard evening earlier this week erstwhile helium was denied a azygous by skipper Sanju Samson in their failed pursuit against Punjab Kings. However, the man, who was bought for a record-breaking Rs 16.25 crore, kept his chill and redeemed himself with a stunning onslaught against a prime death-bowling portion successful Delhi Capitals.
The Royals needed 58 runs successful the past 5 overs and Morris, with bully institution from Jaydev Unadkat, got them past the decorativeness line. Morris deed 4 immense sixes, 2 against Kagiso Rabada, arsenic the erstwhile champions opened their relationship successful IPL 2021.
Earlier successful the day, David Miller single-handedly rescued Rajasthan Royals arsenic helium deed a 43-ball 62 aft the top-order failed successful the lack of Ben Stokes. Miller kept the Royals' hopes alive, hitting 3 sixes and 7 boundaries. In fact, it was Miller who deed the archetypal six of the lucifer successful the 36th implicit arsenic batters from some teams struggled to get utilized to the sluggish gait of the surface.
it did statesman good for the Royals arsenic Kagiso Rabada and Chris Woakes jolted the top-order, removing the likes of Manan Vohra (9), Jos Buttler (2) and skipper Sanju Samson (4) but it did extremity well, acknowledgment to the Morris-Miller fireworks.
Jaydev Unadkat makes beardown comeback
Earlier successful the day, Delhi Capitals huffed and puffed to 147 for 8 successful their quota of 20 overs aft being sent into bat by Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson who won the toss. It was an innings wherever not adjacent a azygous six was hit, rather successful opposition to their almighty 189-run pursuit against Chennai Super Kings past Saturday.
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw who added 138 runs successful the lucifer against CSK were dismissed arsenic aboriginal arsenic the 4th implicit arsenic comeback antheral Jaydev Unadkat jolted the Delhi Capitals top-order. With a good accumulation of his variety, Unadket picked up Shaw, Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane earlier Mustafizur Rahman got the wicket of prima all-rounder Marcus Stoinis for 0.
Rishabh Pant masterclass lifts Delhi to a decent total
Delhi Capitals were reeling astatine 37 for 4 successful the 7th implicit erstwhile debutant Lalit Yadav joined Rishabh Pant. The Capitals were without Shimron Hetmyer successful the middle-order and Pant took up the work of keeping the scoreboard moving. The DC skipper played a counter-attacking masterclass, getting to 51 successful conscionable 32 balls. Pant deed arsenic galore arsenic 9 boundaries, astir of them hammered to the obstruction with disdain.
However, a superb portion of fielding from Riyan Parag saw the of the Delhi Capitals captain's abbreviated but entertaining knock. knock.
Following Pant's dismissal, the Capitals struggled for momentum. Tom Curran (21) and Chris Woakes (15) chipped successful with useful runs successful a 28-run basal arsenic the Capitals pushed their people adjacent to 150.