Chris Morris was the hero for Rajasthan Royals (RR) as he took them home against Delhi Capitals (DC) in a last-over thriller. In a low-scoring match that swung like a pendulum with the bowlers reigning supreme, it as the South African who stood tall with an exemplary performance at the death. At one point, it looked like RR’s chase was going nowhere following David Miller‘s dismissal.
However, Chris Morris answered the critics of his price tag with a cameo for the ages. His stupendous hitting ensured that DC lost the game from a position of great strength. The DC camp looked shellshocked with Ricky Ponting not getting up from his seat following the match for quite some time. There was elation on the other hand in RR camp as Morris had pulled off an unlikely victory.
Watch – Chris Morris’ huge no-look six
Until the penultimate over of the innings, there wasn’t much belief in the RR camp that Morris would pull the chase off. It was that over bowled by Kagiso Rabada which changed things as his fellow South African took him apart by hitting two big sixes. While the first one was all about reading the slower delivery and depositing over the mid-wicket fence, the second was a class apart was it was a no-look one.
Morris had no eyes on the ball but he angled his bat perfectly to hit a huge six over deep square-leg. Although the connection wasn’t perfect, the ball travelled 88 meters. It was the six that well and truly brought RR into the game before two more sixes off the final over by Tom Curran sealed the deal.