David Miller struck 62 off 43, while Chris Morris smashed 36 from 18 to help the Rajasthan Royals to a thrilling three-wicket victory over the Delhi Capitals on Thursday.
After playing only one game for the Royals last year, Miller finally got the opportunity to be his full destructive best when he replaced the injured Ben Stokes in the team.
The Royals were set a target of 148 for victory by the Capitals after a Rishabh Pant half-century salvaged something in a rather poor batting display from last year’s finalists.
Kagiso Rabada and Chris Woakes, however, made early inroads for the Capitals as the Royals’ run chase cracked open from the start.
Miller came in at No 5 with his team in a spot of bother on 36-4 but despite wickets continuing to fall around him, the Proteas batsman provided a glimmer of hope with a high-quality half-century.
The left-hander converted his recent form into another high-scoring opportunity, striking seven fours and two sixes before departing to Avesh Khan.
With 27 needed from the final two overs, it was down to Morris, however, to get the Royals close to the required target.
The big hitter smashed two huge sixes of Rabada’s bowling in the penultimate over, leaving 12 to get from the final six balls.
Morris then teed up against Tom Curran, striking two more pivotal sixes over deep square to get the Royals home with two deliveries remaining.
Morris finishes off in style! 😍😍😍
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 15, 2021