Yuzvendra Chahal was a tad too expensive but picked up the crucial wicket of MS Dhoni besides conceding 35 runs in his quota of four overs. He remarked that the wicket at the critical juncture was a gamechanger. CSK failed in their chase of 170 and could only manage 132/8 as they were defeated by RCB by 37 runs.
Ambati Rayudu top-scored for CSK with 42 off 40 balls with 4 boundaries while debutant N Jagadeesan 33 but the others contributed less than 15 each. Chris Morris picked up wickets of allrounders Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo to finish with 3/19.
Yuzvendra Chahal: MS Dhoni’s Wicket Was Very Big One
For RCB, Chris Morris was the wrecker in chief with 3 wickets conceding 19 runs in 4 overs while spinner all-rounder Washington Sundar too picked up 2 wickets conceding 16 runs in 3 overs. RCB skipper Virat Kohli top-scored with 90 which came off 52 balls and included 4 boundaries and as many sixes. Yuzvendra Chahal now has 9 wickets averaging only 19.88 in IPL 2020.
“Obviously, I thought the over to MS Dhoni was very crucial. I usually bowl stump to stump, but on the last ball, I decided to take a chance so I bowled a little bit wider and fuller, for me, his wicket is a very big wicket, the last time I dismissed MS Dhoni was in 2014,” Yuzvendra Chahal told Chris Morris in a video posted on iplt20.com.
With the win, RCB have climbed upto 4th spot in the points table with 8 points from 4 wins and 2 losses in 6 matches while CSK are at 6th place with only 2 wins in 7 matches and 5 losses having only 4 points to show.
Chris Morris Was Very Nervous Before Successful Debut For RCB
The South African all-rounder was brought by RCB for 10 crore rupees and was one of the top buys at the IPL 2020 Player Auction.
Delhi Capitals retained him in 2019, and he had significant contributions with both bat and ball. He started his IPL journey with CSK and also was a member of Rajasthan Royals. He has an ability to bowl yorkers in death and can also play the finisher’s role to perfection.
“It was a very special day, representing a new team in the IPL, I was very nervous. Very happy to contribute to the winning cause, doesn’t matter how I do as long as we are winning. We had a good game and it was a good debut,” Morris told Chahal.
“It is quite difficult to come straight out of quarantine and lockdown and hit your straps right away. Not many teams are doing that, we are getting better and better with every game we play. The guys are getting and they are executing their skills and it orders well for us going into the future,” he added.
Chris Morris has scored 517 runs with two half-centuries in 62 matches and has also taken 72 wickets averaging 24. He has a decent average of 27.21 with the bat.