RR vs DC match: won by the last over due to his brilliant batting match Chris Morris won Rajasthan by winning two sixes. This is Rajasthan’s first win in the tournament while Delhi’s first defeat.
● Achieve target –
Chasing the easy target of 147 runs when Rajasthan lost their 7 wickets for just 104 runs, the most expensive player of this tournament standing at one end was Chris Morris and his team. However, he not only stood on the pitch till the end but also returned his team to win.
● Rajasthan’s sharp bowling-
After winning the toss, Rajasthan Royals decided to bowl first. Jaydev Unadkat was playing his first match of this season.
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He gave the opening blow to Delhi by dismissing Delhi opener Prithvi Sha in his first over after which he took wickets at regular intervals.
And Rishabh Pant keeps breaking the back of Delhi batsmen, apart from 51 runs, no other batsman could survive, so that Delhi’s 147 runs in 20 overs can be scored by losing eight wickets.
● Rajasthan’s poor start-
In reply, Rajasthan started off chasing 147 runs with a very poor Chris Woakes in his second over, dismissing both the openers and giving Rajasthan a shock.
Delhi did not have a chance to recover Rajasthan by taking wickets at regular intervals of Rajasthan. Then Chris Morris came to bat in the 15th over.
At that time the team score was 6 wickets for 90 runs, then in the very next over, after two consecutive sixes off the balls of Avesh Khan, Miller was out, now the team score 7 wickets for 104 runs.
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It was then that Morris put Rabada in the 19th over with two sixes to bring his team back in the match.
Then Rajasthan needed 12 runs to win in the final over. The final over was handed by the captain of Delhi to Tom Karan, whose 4 balls Chris Morris Had registered a thrilling 2 balls before hitting two sixes.
How did Chris Morris perform?
Chris Morris scored 36 runs with 4 sixes off 18 balls and destroyed Delhi’s hopes of a second successive win. In the IPL auction held in February, Rajasthan bought this all-rounder with a bid of 16.25 crores.