AB de Villiers struck 66 as the Royal Challengers Bangalore coasted to a 71-run victory over the Rajasthan Royals to seal their spot in the second qualifier against the Chennai Super Kings.
Andrew Strauss is too weak an individual to take English cricket forward.
Faf du Plessis scored 55 as the Chennai Super Kings won by seven wickets against the Kings XI Punjab on Saturday to wrap up top spot in the IPL standings.
AB de Villiers wasn’t the only South African to impress in the IPL on Sunday, as Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Chris Morris notched up his best ever bowling figures in the tournament, albeit in a losing cause against the Chennai Super Kings.
In an entertaining day of IPL action, the Sunrisers Hyderabad held on for a seven-run victory over the Rajasthan Royals, while the Kolkata Knight Riders were also successful in the defence of their total, beating the Delhi Daredevils by 13 runs.
Kings XI Punjab ended Rajasthan Royals’ unbeaten run in the IPL, as Shaun Marsh provided the damage in a super over after the sides were tied from their allotted overs.
Chris Morris took 1-34 as the Rajasthan Royals beat the Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in an IPL game in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.
JP Duminy’s Delhi Daredevils were on the losing end of yet another thriller, as Tim Southee hit a boundary off the last ball to hand Rajasthan Royals victory by three wickets in Delhi on Sunday.
David Miller scored 23 in an unsuccessful run-chase for Kings XI Punjab as they lost their opening IPL game to the Rajasthan Royals by 26 runs in Pune on Friday night.
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South African seamer Chris Morris is no longer the sole owner of the most economical figures in professional Twenty20 cricket.
Proteas all-rounder Chris Morris has left the Highveld Lions to team up with the Titans.