Twitter Reactions: Jofra Archer destroys CSK by slamming four consecutive sixes against Lungi Ngidi
After Smith's departure in the penultimate over, the possibility of RR crossing the 200-run mark was looking vague. But Jofra Archer's astonishing display with the bat provided RR with late fireworks.
Updated - Sep 22, 2020 9:56 pm
Against their opening fixture of IPL 2020, Steve Smith-led Rajasthan Royals put up a dominant 216-run total against Chennai Super Kings. It was an absolute treat to watch Royals’ innings, which was filled with 17 towering sixes.
At the start, RR failed to stitch an opening partnership as 18-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal was shown the exit door by Deepak Chahar. However, next in the line was wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson, who decimated CSK’s bowling force by smashing 1 four and 9 sixes in his blistering knock. He slammed a 19-ball half-century, hitting sixes for fun against the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Piyush Chawla.
Along with Samson, skipper Smith also stayed at the crease until 19th over and weaved a vital 69-run knock. After Smith’s departure in the penultimate over, the possibility of RR crossing the 200-run mark was looking vague. But Jofra Archer’s astonishing display with the bat provided RR with late fireworks.
Jofra Archer slammed 27 off just 8 deliveries
The speedster flaunted his batting forte and played a quick-fire 27 run cameo to steer his side past the 200-run mark. Archer slammed Lungi Ngidi for four consecutive sixes in the last over as RR became the first team in IPL 2020 to cross the 200-run mark.
Archer slammed two steep maximums on the first two deliveries of the over. Ngigi, under pressure, bowled a no-ball on the third delivery which Archer dispatched into stands. It didn’t end there as Ngidi bowled another no-ball and Archer backed away to hit it high over long-off. Archer’s four sixes against Ngidi resulted in the South African leaking 30 runs in the 20th over.
Samson’s explosive batting show and Archer’s blistering cameo was vital in RR’s success in amassing 216 runs on the board. Twitter, in no time, was flooded with praises for Archer after he flaunted his batting ability too. After putting up an impressive show with the bat, the Rajasthan side will be looking to put up a strong bowling display too.
CSK, on the other hand, will be hoping to clinch a successive victory under their belt. MS Dhoni had thumped defending champions Mumbai Indians by five wickets in the season opener at Abu Dhabi. Archer can emerge as an ideal candidate for Man of the Match award if he also impresses with the ball.
Here’s how fans reacted to Jofra Archer’s batting show:
Archer looking for yuvi’s record ????? #ipl
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) September 22, 2020
What are you batting with?@JofraArcher 🤔
— Shai Hope (@shaidhope) September 22, 2020
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) September 22, 2020
'ஆர்'cher Fireworks may have given CSK just a little too many to chase #RRvCSK
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) September 22, 2020
— Carlos Brathwaite (@TridentSportsX) September 22, 2020
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) September 22, 2020
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) September 22, 2020
Lungi Ngidi has conceded 27 runs from two balls in the over so far! Four sixes. Two off no balls. And then one wide.
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) September 22, 2020
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) September 22, 2020
— Memer Baba Ashish (@memer_baba605) September 22, 2020
— ᥅ᥴ᥇ ᠻꪮ᥅ꫀꪜꫀ᥅ ❣️ (@TripathiAnkur15) September 22, 2020
— Pragya Singh Sisodia (@SisodiaPragya) September 22, 2020
Lungi Ngidi:- Yeh Wala Over Ache Se Nikal Duga, Dono Batsman Bowlers Hii Hain…..
Jofra Archer:- pic.twitter.com/s5ahSn0GuW
— Pintukumar (@KumarPintu1217) September 22, 2020
💥💥💥 Jofra Archer has just smashed 27 runs off 8 balls in the IPL…
— 🇮🇳🇮🇳त्रिलोक सिंह रावत🇮🇳🇮🇳🚩*वंदे मातरम्*🚩 (@TrilokS9299) September 22, 2020
Jofra Archer career ODI runs: 27
— PRAYU SUMAN 🇮🇳 (@SumanPrayu) September 22, 2020