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IPL 2021: Not able to win big moments in the match hurting us, says Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Chris Morris

India Today logo India Today 28-09-2021 India Today Web Desk

Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Chris Morris says inability to win the critical moments is costing them dearly after his side suffered a seven-wicket loss against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday.

After their second loss in a row, Rajasthan's chances of making the IPL playoffs became slimmer. They lost their sixth match of the season after failing to beat the bottom-placed SRH.

Opener Jason Roy (60 off 42) and skipper Kane Williamson (51* off 41) guided SRH to a comfortable win over RR, who are still in the race for the playoffs.

In a post-match press conference, Morris said, "Look, at the moment we are not performing in the big moments of the game, when the big moments come, either we are batting or bowling, I don't think we are winning them."

"There was a very big moment in our first game, which we won in the last over. But apart from that, we haven't, by any means, played our best cricket. I thought the first half of the last game was really good and we were outdone by the Delhi (Capitals) bowling attack."

"We should pull up our socks a little-bit when big moments in the game come," he said.

When asked if their prospects of making the playoffs have become tougher with yesterday night's setback, Morris said, "Absolutely."

"There are four teams vying for that last playoff spot and there are some seriously good teams. That is very tough, but this is the best and the toughest tournament in the world. There are some world-class players and every game is going to be tough."

"It's crunch time now and we need to start stringing some important results together. Like we keep saying, win the big moments in the game. We need to get every single point that we possibly can to push for that last playoffs spot because it is getting tough," the South African cricketer added.

With four victories in ten games, RR is in sixth place. Their net run rate is similarly negative, and they are in a tight race for fourth place with three other teams. Chris Morris believes the team will need a string of solid results in the coming games to keep their fate in their own hands.

Kolkata, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Mumbai have all won four of their ten matches so far.

RR will take on Virat Kohli's RCB on Wednesday.

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