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IPL 2019: Watch – Chris Morris Upholds the Spirit of Cricket, Apologises After Bowling a Beamer to MS Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings banked on their skipper MS Dhoni to guide them to winning ways beating Delhi Capitals by 80 runs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. As a result, Chennai leapfrogs Delhi to go to the top of the points table.

Meanwhile, Chennai didn’t had a great start after Shreyas Iyer asked him to bat first. They lost Shane Watson early but Suresh Raina and Faf du Plessis combined well to bail their team out. They were slow and focused more on rotating the strike as they could manage only 53 runs from the first ten overs. Faf du Plessis tried to up the ante but Axar Patel got the better of him. Raina followed the pack soon but before that, he played a handy knock of 59 runs.

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MS Dhoni played the masterstroke of promoting himself and Ravindra Jadeja up in the order. The duo took on the Delhi Capitals bowlers as the runs started coming by. Although Jadeja got out (25 off 10), Dhoni continued with his onslaught. He middled the balls brilliantly to take the Delhi bowlers to cleaners to post 179 runs at the end of 20 overs. Dhoni remained unbeaten on 44 runs from 22 deliveries including four boundaries and three massive sixes.

Chris Morris, meanwhile, in the 18th over, bowled a devastating beamer to MS Dhoni. It was a full-toss delivery over the waist which hurried to the batsman. Although he was taken by surprise, he kept his composure to dispatch it over the short fine-leg fielder for a six. Morris soon came to Dhoni to apologise as the senior cricketer acknowledged it as both of them upheld the spirit of the game.

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Chennai Super Kings defended the target brilliantly. Imran Tahir led the attack as Ravindra Jadeja gave good support. Tahir returned with four wickets while Jadeja bagged three after his swashbuckling knock. Harbhajan Singh and Deepak Chahar also picked one wicket each. However, it was MS Dhoni’s lightning-quick hands that got the better of Shreyas Iyer which turned the fate of the game.

With 18 points from 13 games, Chennai Super Kings now tops the chart, two points ahead of Delhi Capitals.


IPL 2019: Chris Morris Hopeful of Delhi Capitals Beating Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens

Delhi Capitals all-rounder Chris Morris who is an integral part of the DC franchise in the IPL 12 which is currently under progress is hopeful of his franchise beating the table toppers Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in a day’s time. Delhi Capitals stormed their way back into contention after a convincing victory against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous clash.

Courtesy their 4 wickets victory against Bangalore, Delhi Capitals moved up to the 5th position in the points table with 6 points from as many games. The Kolkata Knight Riders leapfrogged Chennai Super Kings at the top of the points table after a thoroughly professional performance against the Rajasthan Royals. Chris Morris further revealed that it will be a tough ask for his franchise to beat the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens.

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“KKR is playing some amazing cricket at the moment. They have some great match winners in their team, players with X-factor. We’ve got a few days in between to rest and recover, and to get our bodies strong and fresh,” he said.

“Eden Gardens is a tough place to play for the visiting side, but as a team and as a unit, we look forward to the challenge and hopefully we can pull off a win on Friday.”

In the first clash between the two franchises in the tournament, it was Delhi Capitals who huffed and puffed their way to a sensational victory in the Super Over. All credit goes to Kagiso Rabada who did a terrific job in the Super Over. He castled Andre Russell with a gem of a delivery which prevented KKR from scoring the required 11 runs to win the game.

 “We will, of course, go back to the drawing board and see what went wrong in the last match against them in Delhi which went to the Super Over. We will look to improve on those areas and make sure we are ready,” Morris said.

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The all-rounder stated that he was very happy with their performance against Royal Challenger Bangalore which has instilled confidence among the players for the rest of the tournament. Morris has done about his business quietly and has bagged wickets on a consistent basis. He also lauded the bowlers for executing their plans to perfection.

“It was a very pleasing performance from the boys yesterday. To go out and win against RCB was something the boys were preparing well towards. The performance throughout the whole game was great, and even though there was a slight hiccup towards the end of the game in our batting, it was very pleasing to register the win. I feel that our bowlers have been executing their plans pretty well and this win has surely brought back the confidence among the group.”

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IPL 2019: My Job is to Play Hard at the End – Chris Morris

South African all-rounder Chris Morris has joined the Delhi Capitals (DC) squad and will be available for selection for the next tie against Kolkata Knight Riders later today. While everybody is pitting him as Delhi’s answer to Andre Russell, Morris has admitted that there is no such competition and he will focus on his job.

Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals have failed to secure a win on their very first home game. But the three-day gap after the Chennai Super Kings beating will help them understand the revamped Kotla strip. South Africa’s all-rounder Chris Morris availability will be a massive boost for the home side as he can bring Andre Russell like qualities in the Capitals line-up. Besides, the likes of Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer need to score runs at a good pace which has hurt in the last two games.

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With Morris coming in, there can be a change in the batting position of Rishabh Pant, who has been in scintillating form. Chris Morris; however, hailed Pant calling him a talented wicket-keeper batsman who can bat at any position. Speaking about his own role, Morris said that his job is to bat hard at the lower-order.

“Doesn’t matter where Pant bats, he is good wherever he bats. My role is to play hard at the end,” Morris said on the eve of the match.

Wicket is on the slower side: Morris

The Kotla wicket has been a bit different this time with the ball offering some turn and gripping while coming to the batsmen. It has attracted eyeballs, and Chris Morris agreed that it is one of the most significant differences at the venue this season.

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“The biggest difference is that it is a little slower and turning a bit. The wicket here has been good and quick, but it’s a little bit on the slower side this time. There is natural variation in the wicket,” he concluded.

Chris Morris will have to play a significant role against the in-form Kolkata Knight Riders and stop their winning run. It will be a thrilling clash when two top teams face each other and there will be enough ingredients present to make it exciting for the fans.


IPL: Pacer Junior Dala to replace injured Morris for Delhi Daredevils

New Delhi, April 27: South Africa pacer Junior Dala will replace injured Chris Morris for Delhi Daredevils for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign, it was announced on Friday.

Dala made his Twenty20 International debut for South Africa against India earlier this year and has featured in three matches for his country so far.

Delhi Daredevils will face Kolkata Knight Riders at home later on Friday.

Morris has been plagued by a back injury.

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Delhi Daredevils' home matches could be shifted out of Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. Photo credit: PTI Photo

IPL 2018: 9th Match: MI vs DD – Delhi Daredevils Predicted XI

If there is any time for a Delhi Daredevils win, it would be in the next match against Mumbai Indians (MI) at Wankhede on a Super Saturday (April 14).

MI’s fortress was breached by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on April 7 and aggressive leader like Gambhir would hope that his team could take advantage of their vulnerability especially after MI’s two recent defeats.

The two sides would be desperate to open their account in the tournament as even Delhi was hard done by the rain gods at Jaipur.

Here’s a look at the predicted of Delhi Daredevils:

Gautam Gambhir:

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The captain needs to lead from the front as well as anchor the Daredevils’ innings. Gautam Gambhir will be upset with the harsh defeat at Jaipur due to the rain-affected fixture.

However, knowing the champion in Gambhir, one might expect to take the best out of his team in the match against Mumbai Indians.

Colin Munro:

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Big gun, Colin Munro is one explosive entity waiting to explode in the Delhi Daredevils’ camp.

In the two outings so far, he has not quite fired yet. The pitch at Wankhede should suit his batting as one might expect fireworks from the bat of the Kiwi, with Jason Roy smashing everything at the nets, waiting for his opportunity.

Rishabh Pant:

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Rishabh Pant needs to shoulder more responsibilities as he cannot afford to throw his wicket away after a flashy twenty anymore. Pant needs to win more games for the Delhi side, to separate himself from the boys into men.

Glenn Maxwell:

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All-rounder Glenn Maxwell made his presence felt immediately after joining the camp at Jaipur.

Unfortunately, Maxi could not quite keep going in the challenging conditions of Duckworth Lewis (DLS) method.

Yet again, the Victorian will hold the trump card on his comeback trail in Daredevils’ camp.

Shreyas Iyer:

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Shreyas Iyer. Image Courtesy: BCCI

Shreyas Iyer’s role would be supporting Gambhir in the anchoring role and also smash a few at the death, assisting the match-winners alongside.

Iyer did not have an opportunity in the rain condensed match against the Royals.

Chris Morris:

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Chris Morris, in his two outings in the tournament, went on to show that his hitting form is not a concern for the franchise. Morris hit a seven-ball 17 against Royals which could not quite take them past the finishing line.

The only worry for Delhi would be his economy and lack of wickets at the death, which he specializes in.

Morris has cut down on his pace significantly in this edition of the tournament.

Gurkeerat Singh Mann:

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After two failures from Vijay Shankar, following the dreadful Nidahas Trophy 2018, its time for Gambhir to explore a different option.

Therefore Gurkeerat Singh Mann from KXIP comes in place of Shankar struggling for form.

Rahul Tewatia:

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Rahul Tewatia continues to impress with his leg spinners in the tournament as he remained economical throughout his spell against Rajasthan Royals.

Gambhir would expect some wickets in the middle overs from Tewatia.

Shahbaz Nadeem:

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Shahbaz Nadeem of the Delhi Daredevils. Photo by Ron Gaunt – IPL – Sportzpics

Replacing Amit Mishra from the match against KXIP, Shahbaz Nadeem proved his worth to his franchise yet again as he chipped in with a couple of wickets in his spell without conceding many.

Trent Boult:

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Trent Boult took the prize scalp of Ben Stokes during the Rajasthan game. Image Courtesy: BCCI

Boult bowled a splendid spell with the new ball, scalping the prized wicket of Ben Stokes, trying to accelerate. The encouraging factor for the captain would be the shape generated by the Kiwi with the new ball, which always comes in handy at Wankhede.

Mohammed Shami

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Unlike his previous outings, Mohammed Shami was economical and was able to pick up the prized wicket of Jos Buttler in the end.

Shami has a massive role on his shoulders this time around for Delhi Daredevils.

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Watch: Chris Morris Reaction After Ajinkya Rahane’s Wicket

Rajasthan Royals have registered their first win in IPL 2018 in a rain curtailed game against Delhi Daredevils. Having won the toss and opted to field first, Delhi bowlers were good enough to ensure that there is no run flow in the initial overs.

They also managed to take the wickets of Ben Stokes and D’Arcy Short in that span. However, Sanju Samson and Ajinkya Rahane went counter attacking the bowlers.

The duo were quite effective in handling the Delhi bowlers before Shahbaz Nadeem took both the wickets in his spell. This had hampered the progress of Royals to an extent.

Mainly the wicket of Rahane was very important for Delhi as the skipper was playing the role of an anchor. In an attempt, to push the ball to mid wicket, Rahane got a leading edge on his bat.

Watch: Chris Morris Reaction After Ajinkya Rahane's Wicket 12

Shahbaz Nadeem managed to turn the ball enough to beat Rahane on flight. The ball walloped into the air and Chris Morris took the catch at backward point. However, the South African was happy with the catch.

He expressed his delight as he gestured his teammates about the flood lights. The lights had made it difficult for Morris to spot the ball in the air.

See Morris’ reaction below

Jos Buttler Fireworks and Tight Bowling

The fireworks from Jos Buttler has helped them to a very good 153/5 in 17.5 overs. But the rain gods had ensured that their presence was felt.

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Rajasthan Royals returned to winning ways against Delhi. Credit: BCCI

The Rajasthan innings was soon curtailed and the Delhi innings was cut short to just 6 overs with a target of 71 runs. The Rajasthan bolwers were simply sensational as they picked up important wickets at regular intervals.

This had ensured that Delhi did not get any momentum throughout the six overs. They eventually won the game with 10 runs and kept their impeccable home record intact after their return.

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IPL 2018: Good Way to Start at Home Says Rajasthan Skipper Ajinkya Rahane

Rajasthan Royals registered their maiden victory of the 11th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) after defeating Delhi Daredevils in a rain-curtailed encounter by 10 runs.

Courtesy some good batting by skipper Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson, Royals had posted a competitive 153 for five on the board in 17.5 overs. The rain came pouring down and it resumed only at 10:55.

Delhi was set a target of 71 runs to win in six overs. None of the batsmen could keep smashing the big shots as they eventually fell short by 10 runs.

Despite some good hitting by Rishabh Pant and Glenn Maxwell, Delhi fell short at the end.

The Royals’ openers Ajinkya Rahane and D’Arcy Short came out to begin proceedings. Short smashed a good shot before getting run out by Ravi Shankar.

Rahane struck some good shots and looked in complete control of proceedings. Ben Stokes has been promoted up the order.

However, the southpaw looked in good touch and struck a four and a six before falling to Trent Boult. It was an amazing delivery which totally squared up Stokes.

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Sanju Samson struck a couple of fours and sixes during his breezy knock of 37 of just 22 deliveries. It was his innings which gave Rajasthan the much-needed impetus.

Rahul Tripathi also provided a late blitz and scored 15 of 11 deliveries which included a solitary six.

Meanwhile, wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler also looked in ominous touch during his brief stay of 29 of 18 balls. His innings was studded with a couple of fours and sixes each.

Rains came pouring down suddenly and the match was halted in the 18th over. There were no chances of play in the next two hours. However, the rain gods decided to stop pouring. Hence a six-over game was possible.

Delhi was set a target of 71 to win in 6 overs. With all 10 wickets in hand, it seemed a realistic target to chase down for Delhi.

However, the Rajasthan Royals bowlers had some other ideas in mind. Krishnappa Gowtham began with a brilliant over where he inflicted a run-out and conceded just 10 runs.

Colin Munro was the man dismissed but Glenn Maxwell was still there. He was joined by the hard-hitting batsman Rishabh Pant. Dhawal Kulkarni bowled a magnificent second over conceding just a couple of runs.

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Pant struck three fours during his 14-ball 20 while Morris also remained unbeaten on 17 of 7 deliveries including a couple of fours and a six. He smashed the last ball of the match for a six but by then, the Royals had already pocketed the game.

Captain Ajinkya Rahane was a relieved man after the victory. Here is what he said at the post-match presentation:

“Good way to start at home. We were thinking that 71 will be little difficult in 6 overs. But we focused on things we could control. Our bowlers did a fantastic job. When we were batting we thought 165-170 would have been a good score. First over from Gowtham was very crucial. T20 is all about starting from zero, whether we win or lose. We will enjoy this win and move forward.”

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South Africa adds two cricketers for the last two Tests. Credit: Getty Images.

South Africa adds Chris Morris and Duanne Olivier for the final Two Tests against Australia

South Africa adds all-rounder Chris Morris and fast bowler Duanne Olivier for the remaining two Test against Australia. Meanwhile, South Africa came from back to level the series 1-1.

However, Cricket South Africa is planning to release those not playing a part in the Cape Town Test to play for their franchises in the domestic Sunfoil Series.

South Africa added two bowlers to strengthen their bowling attack, which has taken a hit following Kagiso Rabada’s suspension. Rabada’s participation at Newlands is subject to the results of his appeal against the Level 2 charge.

Meanwhile, Dale Steyn remains out of the squad after sustaining an injury during the Tests series against India.

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“Circumstances have forced us to name a large squad at this stage so that we can cover all possible options,” Linda Zondi said. “Once we have finalised our playing XI, we will release players to their franchises for the final round of the Sunfoil Series.

We have retained the 15 players who produced an excellent performance to level the Test Series in Port Elizabeth. Olivier was the pick of our bowlers for South Africa A in their tour match against Australia while Morris has been in excellent form in domestic cricket, taking four wickets in an innings and making more than 150 runs, including a century, for the Titans in the Sunfoil Series against the league-leading Warriors,” concluded Zondi.

Meanwhile, Morris and Olivier haven’t played Test cricket in 2018. Morris appeared in the South African whites came during against at The Oval in July 2017. While Olivier impressed in a tour game against Australia claiming 4 for 74 at Benoni.

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India won the ODI series 5-1. Image Courtesy: Twitter

South Africa v India, 1st T20I: Team India Look to Contune Dominance in Limited Overs Leg

The Men in Blue have been in simply exceptional form in the limited overs formats. They defeated South Africa 5-1 to win their maiden series victory in the Rainbow Nation. It was not the scoreline but the way India literally thrashed the Proteas will worry the hosts in the near future.

However, with the T20I series kicking off tomorrow, the hosts will look to salvage some pride. They will look to come out with some impressive performances in the shortest format of the game. They have brought in a wholesome of changes in a desperate attempt to change their forutnes.

India, on the other hand, have a settled unit and the only inclusion in the team might be of Suresh Raina. The southpaw is returning to the team after over a year.

Virat Kohli (captain) of India celebrates his century, 100 runs during the 6th One Day International match between South Africa and India held at Supersport Park Cricket Ground in Centurion on the 16th Feb 2018 Photo by Ron Gaunt / BCCI / SPORTZPICS.
Virat Kohli (Credits: BCCI)

The Indian top 3 contributed 5 centuries in the series with captain Virat Kohli scoring 3 of them. He played an amazing knock in the final ODI, scoring 129* off 96. The knock was studded with 19 fours and a couple of sixes. While the wrist spinning duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have literally spun a web around the South African batters and they haven’t been able to get over it.

Chahal and Kuldeep have shared 33 wickets between them in the ODI series. They will look to continue their prowess even in the shortest format. South Africa, on the other hand, will be playing with a new-look team. The opening slot will change and there will be a new captain in the form of Jean-Paul Duminy. Meanwhile, for India Manish Pandey is also expected to make a comeback.

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India won the ODIs 5-1 (Credits: BCCI)

Predicted XI


Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal

South Africa

JJ Smuts, Reeza Hendricks, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, David Miller, Heinrich Klassen, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dane Paterson, Tabraiz Shamsi, Aaron Phangiso

Chris Morris Raring to go after Long Lay-off Due to Injury

South Africa bowling all-rounder Chris Morris is all set to make a return to cricket after the prolonged gap since he picked the back spasm in England early this year.

The 30-year-old Pretoria-born Morris played his previous Test at the Oval which was won by England by 239 runs when Ben Stokes was adjudged Man of the Match for his outstanding performances.

Morris following the extensive rehabilitation programme will feature for the domestic side Titans against Lions in Johannesburg.

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Morris to focus on his strength. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

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Morris bagged three wickets and scored 26 runs in the match.

In the recent past, Morris has been struggling with the back injury which further forced him to work on his basics and focus on his strengthen then trying out for extra pace.

Moreover, it was the speed which forced the promising all-rounder to be sidelined for little over four months from the cricket field.

Morris was subsequently ruled out of the fourth and final Test.

Under the dynamic leadership of Albie Morkel, Titans side has been in some kind of form in the Twenty20 championship in South Africa.

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The reigning champions Titans so far won five T20 titles. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

So far, Titans won four matches out of five fixtures as they went on to collect 21 points to top the table.

With the addition of Morris, the core of the team will be strengthened as the Ram Slam T20 franchise Titans have had already availed the services of AB de Villiers followed by gloveman Quinton de Kock and Dean Elgar.

Waiting eagerly to return for the national side, Morris believes the first push during the Ram Slam T20 Challenge competition would play a significant role and further give him an idea of how the body has shaped up owing to the recovery phase.

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Morris was part of the Proteas squad for ICC Champions Trophy. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

It would be interesting to see whether Morris would be a part of the South African squad, as his national side will host first-ever four-day Boxing Day Test in Port Elizabeth against Zimbabwe before taking on India from January 5, 2018, in Cape Town.

On the other side, it’s a crucial stage for Morris, in a bid to play the international season; the right-arm bowler has to prove his fitness to make it into the national fold.

Out of action, Morris, who has just played four Tests for the Proteas made his Test debut against England at Cape Town in June 2016.

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Morris was excited to don the white jersey for the Proteas. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

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So much so, Morris has played his part in the limited-overs format. He played 29 One-day Internationals followed by 14 Twenty20 Internationals.

He bagged 65 wickets across formats and went on to represent professional teams across the cricketing globe.


In the widely-acclaimed Indian Premier  League (IPL), the ninth edition of the IPL saw Morris was sold to Delhi Daredevils for whopping INR seven crore which eventually made him one of the highest paid professionals in the Proteas fold.