Chris Morris was the hero for Rajasthan Royals (RR) yesterday in their win over Delhi Capitals (DC) as he hit as many as four sixes in the last two overs of the chase. RR’s chase of 148 seemed to be going nowhere as the side lose early wickets in heaps to find themselves tottering. It was another Proteas player in David Miller who rescued things with an assured fifty before getting out to once again leave the side struggling.
Just as hope seemed lost, Chris Morris rewarded the faith shown in him by the management with some fluent and crisp hitting at the death. He took on fellow South African Kagiso Rabada in the penultimate over and hit him for two sixes to bring his team close to the target. He then hit two more sixes off Tom Curran‘s bowling in the final over to clinch victory and with two balls to spare at that.
Twitterati recalls Sanju Samson denying Chris Morris the strike
In the previous match for RR which they lost against the Punjab Kings (PBKS), centurion Sanju Samson had to hit five runs in two balls to win a chase of 222 for his side. He couldn’t time the penultimate ball of the match and instead of going for a single and giving the strike to Morris who was at the other end, the RR skipper sent his partner back after he had nearly completed the run. Samson was ultimately unable to win the match for his side as he holed out off the final ball.
After witnessing Chris Morris’ hitting prowess in yesterday’s match against DC, fans of RR and other sides as well have stated now that Samson could have taken the single and trusted the South African to hit the ball out of the park.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions: