All-around Rajasthan Royals player Chris Morris made a remarkable turnaround with a formidable 36 (no) 36 balls to lead his side to a three-wicket victory over the Delhi Capitals on Thursday.
Morris, who came in with his shaken side at 90 for 6 in the 15th, struggled at first to get his timing right against the Delhi pacers. With the fall of David Miller (62 of 43), it fell to Morris to bring Rajasthan home.
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With 27 required from 12 balls, Morris crushed Kagiso Rabada for two huge sixes in the middle of the wicket to put the pressure on the Delhi Capitals – leaving 12 to defend in the final.
Morris then threw two more sixes in the final against Tom Curran to seal a spectacular victory from behind for Rajasthan.
Morris later praised Miller’s pivotal half-century and said: “Dave played a great hand and it went our way. I think the dew is playing a role here. Delhi has hit a lot better than us and they made a lot of guys ski, with the extra bounce. Some guys get paid to beat and guys who get paid to slog, and I know who I am (laughs). “
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In the latest IPL auction, Morris became the most expensive player in IPL history, with the Royals of Rajasthan outbidding the Royal Challengers Bangalore to sign him for Rs 16.25 crore.