The first victory of Samson. The most expensive player in the history of IPL is South African all-rounder Chris Morris. Rajasthan Royals have bought him for Rs 16 crore 25 lakh in the current auction. The 33-year-old pace-bowling all-rounder could not do justice to his name and price in the first match of the event.
However, in the second match, he explained why Rajasthan had recruited him at such a high price. The first champions in the history of IPL got the first victory of the event in the storm of 16 crores Morris. Rajasthan beat current runners-up Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets in a thrilling match.
Batting first at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Delhi could not score more than 147 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. In response, the failure of the top-order batsmen raised fears of defeat for Rajasthan. However, two South Africans, David Miller, and Chris Morris, batted and Mostafizur Rahman got his first victory in the tournament.
In response to Delhi’s 147 runs, Rajasthan did not have a good start at all. They lost 5 wickets in 42 runs. Manan Vohra (9), Jos Butler (2), Sanju Samson (4), Shivam Dubey (2), and Ryan Parag (2) went back to the dressing room one by one.
Miller, who came down to number five, struggled with his teeth at the start of the crowd after the disappointing performance of other batsmen. At first, he got Rahul Tewatia as his partner. The duo added 48 runs off just 33 balls. Where Tewatia contributed 19 runs from 17 balls.
Miller chose to attack when Tewatia returned for 90 runs. In the 16th over of the innings, David Miller completed his personal fifty by hitting two sixes in a row. But Miller, who scored 62 off 43 balls with 7 fours and two sixes, was dismissed for an attempt to hit the third six in the same over.
Even then Rajasthan had to score 44 runs from 25 balls to win, with only 3 wickets in hand. Morris was the only hope for the team, with Joydev Unadkat as his partner. Unadkat gave Morris courage by hitting a six in the second over. However, Tom Curran bowled well in the 18th over.
As a result, in the last two overs, the equation stood at 27 runs off 12 balls. That’s when Morris showed his destructive form. Chris Morris hit two sixes in the 19th over to take 15 runs. He took only four balls to make the remaining 12 runs in the last over. Morris confirmed the victory by hitting sixes in the second and fourth balls of the over by Tom Curran.
In the end, Morris, valued at Rs 16 crore, remained unbeaten on 36 off 16 balls with four huge sixes. Unadkat, who made a significant contribution to the batting after great bowling, played a valuable inning of 11 runs off 7 balls. Unadkat also won the man of the award for his 11 runs after 3 wickets with the ball.
Earlier, after losing the toss, Delhi Capitals were batting from the beginning. Joydev Unadkat’s great bowling in the first 6 overs of the power play, they could lose 3 wickets for only 36 runs.
Unadkat took all three wickets. The left-arm pacer did not allow Prithvi Shaw (2), Shikhar Dhawan (9), and Ajinkya Rahane (8) to touch the tenth number. Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson attacked Mostafizur Rahman in the seventh over of the innings. Tiger pacer also put a smile on the captain’s face in the first over.
Mostafiz gave a run in the first ball of that over. Foolish Marcus Stoinis (0) in the fifth delivery with a great cut. Unable to understand the speed of the ball, the Australian batsman from Delhi allowed him to get the bat. Fiz gave only one run in that over.
After losing 4 wickets for 37 runs, captain Rishav Pant tried to pull the team out. Meanwhile, Samson attacked Mostafiz again in the 12th over. At the end of this over, Pant completed his fifty by hitting the boundary. Mostafiz spent 8 runs.
Pant-Lalit’s 51-run stand for the fifth wicket broke in the next over. Pant was run out for 51 off 32 balls with nine boundaries.
Delhi, who lost 6 wickets for 100 runs, could not cope with that push. In the 17th over, Mostafiz got the ball again and spent 8 runs. In the 19th over, he got his second wicket.
This time he digested the boundary with the first ball. The next ball came back great. Tom Curran (21 off 12 balls) was bowled by the Bangladeshi cutter master in a great delivery.
Delhi Capitals lost another wicket at the end of Mostafiz’s over. This time Ravichandran Ashwin was run out for two runs. As a result, the struggling Delhi Capitals finally stopped for 147 runs for 8 wickets.
Mostafiz, who gave only 17 runs in the first three overs, was a little lazy in his last over. But there is no way to call it too bad in Death’s bowling. He took a wicket after spending 12 runs, there was also a run-out.
Mostafiz took 2 wickets with 29 runs in 4 overs. Besides, Unadkat, who fired with the ball at the beginning, spent 15 runs to take 3 wickets in 4 overs.
Finally, The first victory of Samson. This is unbelievable won from the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021). This is the third exciting Match in this audition.