Mumbai: South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris and the most expensive player of this year, his quick 36 runs in the last five overs guides Rajasthan to 3-wicket victory against Delhi Capitals.
Earlier, IPL mini-auction was held in February, Morris was become the most expensive player in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Rajasthan Royals bought the services of the fast bowling all-rounder for a massive sum of Rs 16.25 crore at the IPL Auction 2021.
For Delhi, Sakariya bowls an excellent last over. He concedes 11 off the 20th. Rabada gets a boundary off an inside edge. Delhi has been restricted to 147. A brilliant bowling performance from the Royals, lead by the experienced Jaydev Unadkat. Mustafizur grabbed a couple as well. But for Rishabh Pant’s 51, Delhi could’ve finished comfortably.
Unadkat took three wickets, removed Prithvi Shaw (2), Shikhar Dhawan (9) and Ajinkya Rahane (8) to leave DC for 36 at the end of the power-play.
Pant added 51 for the fifth wicket with debutant Lalit Yadav (20 off 24 balls) as DC moved close to hundred. Tom Curran (21 off 16 balls) and Chris Woakes (15 not out off 11 balls) took DC to their eventual score.
For Rajasthan Royals, Unadkat picked three wickets for 15 runs in his four overs while Rahman took two for 29 in his four overs.
Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and opt to field. Rajasthan Royals have made two changes as David Miller and Jaydev Unadkat have come in for Ben Stokes and Shreyas Gopal. Delhi have also made two changes to their team, come in Kagiso Rabada and Lalit Yadav for Shimron Hetmyer and Amit Mishra.