IPL 2021, RR vs KKR: Morris-led pace attack secures Royals six-wicket win over KKR | Cricket News

MUMBAI: Chris Morris‘four wickets burst in the dead and the skipper Sanju Samsonthe measured sleeves gave Royals of Rajasthan a well deserved victory Calcutta knight horsemen in the IPL on Saturday.
The Royals’ pacers, who were smart with their change of pace, limited KKR to 133 for nine after Samson chose to play first.
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The Royals lost their workers, Jos Buttler (5) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (22), on the power play, but they never lost control of the pursuit and crossed the line in 18.5 overs for their second victory in five games.
For KKR, it was their fourth loss in five games.
Morris, the most expensive player in IPL auction history, has proven himself with four-for-23 numbers on four overs.

The other stimulators, Jaydev Unadkat (1/25), Chetan Sakariya (1/31) and Mustafizur Rahman (1/22), also made valuable contributions.
The Royals witnessed a nervous moment at the start of the chase when Buttler received a nasty blow to his helmet as he attempted to negotiate a sharp bouncer from Pat Cummins. Shortly after, the English cricketer was trapped in front by mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy.
Jaiswal, playing his first game of the season, played some exquisite punches before getting caught in the depths. The Royals were 50 for two in the first six overs.

Following Jaiswal’s sacking, Samson (42 not out of 41) sewed a 45 point stand with Shivam Dube (22) before bringing his team home alongside David Miller (24 not out of 23).
Samson, who is known for his fluid running game, curbed his natural instinct to anchor the chase.
Previously, KKR was unable to find rhythm in their disappointing innings.
The much appreciated Shubman Gill (11) was once again disappointing. He was ditched before his uncomfortable stay in the middle ended in a run on a brilliant direct hit from Buttler.

The Royals stimulators were impressive with their variations and offered no gifts to the drummers in the Powerplay as KKR was working at 25 for one in six.
He turned 45 for two in the eighth when Gill’s opening partner Nitish Rana (22) made room to cut a wide ball at Sakariya, but the extra rebound led to his downfall as he ended up directing him to the porter.
Skipper Eoin Morgan sent Sunil Narine ahead to give the heats a much needed boost, but that didn’t work with the West Indies leaving after hitting a limit, leaving KKR at 55 for three in 10 overs.
KKR’s problems worsened after Morgan was exhausted without facing a ball following a bad confusion with Rahul Tripathi (36 of 26).
Their most destructive batsman, Andre Russell, had to wait until the 16th to find himself in the middle with innings going nowhere to 94 for five.
Dinesh Karthik (25 of 24) came up with much-needed limits in her attempt to improve the scoring rate.
Russell crushed a straight six from Morris in the fifth ball he faced, but it remained his only big hit of the night.
Morris took out Russell and Karthik at the same time, allowing the Royals to limit KKR to less than 140.

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