Chris Morris ripped through the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s star-studded top order to take his wicket tally to double figures for the season.
Morris has been the shining light in an inconsistent season for the Delhi Daredevils, and on Wednesday he valiantly fought a lone battle in his side’s defeat against Hyderabad.
He gave his side the early breakthrough when he grabbed the scalp of this year’s top-scorer, David Warner. It was a late swing and bounce that baffled Warner as Morris steamed in at 145 km/h to find a leading edge, with Amit Mishra running in from fine leg to hold on to a tough catch.
This pegged SRH back at 12-1 (1.5 overs) and should have put DD on the front foot.
But there was a brilliant 136-run partnership between Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan, which charged the Sunrisers forward, before Morris struck again to remove Williamson on 89 off 51 balls, ending a destructive innings by the New Zealand skipper.
Morris played the role of momentum crusher again when he took a double in the 19th over, dismissing Dhawan and Yuvraj Singh (70 off 50), throttling SRH on 170. His fellow bowlers could not support Morris, who ended with an economical 4-26, as the Sunrisers Hyderabad posted 191-4 in their 20 overs.
The Delhi Daredevils fell 15 runs short of the required target as they suffered a third loss of the season.
Morris is currently second on the wicket-takers tally with 12 scalps, three behind Bhuvneshwar Kumar in first place with 15.
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