Jaydev Unadkat explained his and Chris Morris’s approach during the final overs of the chase as the game went down the wire. With their back against the wall, the duo had the composure to finish the game off. Morris’s cameo of 36 off just 18 balls, while Unadkat also scored 11 off 7 was enough to see them through.
“We were trying to keep it simple and calm in the middle. When you are in a pressure situation, at times, you lose your mind and start thinking ahead of the ball. We were both talking to each other and telling each other to watch the ball nicely and just go for it. He (Morris) couldn’t middle the ball the first few balls. I kept telling him, it is just about one hit.”
They were 90/6 when Morris came out to bat for Rajasthan Royals. Throughout the innings, Delhi Capitals bowlers were able to maintain pressure on Rajasthan by taking wickets at regular intervals. The pressure was mounting as Miller was holding one end to keep RR in the game as he scored a match-winning half-century.
IPL’s most expensive player, Chris Morris came up with the goods for Rajasthan Royals on Thursday. RR required 28 runs in 12 balls when Morris hit two sixes on Rabada’s balls to turn the game in the Royals’ favour. With 12 runs to win in the final over, Morris managed to clear the rope twice against Tom Curran in the final over to win the game in 19.4 overs.
Unadkat grabs the opportunity with both hands
After being left out of the first team against Punjab Kings, Jaydev Unadkat came up with a superb spell in the second game. He was selected in the team to replace Shreyas Gopal. Unadkat made sure that Delhi was not scoring freely in the powerplay overs.
The pace bowler managed to deceive batsmen with variations and take crucial breakthroughs during his spell. He ended up being the man of the match by taking three wickets at the expense of 14 runs in four overs. Rajasthan Royals will hope Unadkat will continue to deliver such performances throughout IPL 2021.
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