T20 Domestic Cup

Morris puts record down to luck

2014-11-15 11:05

Johannesburg - New world record-holder for the most economical bowling figures in T20 cricket, Chris Morris, believes luck contributed to his performance on the night.

"I think I just got lucky tonight, it was just my night," Morris said after the Highveld Lions beat the Cobras by 47 runs in their Ram Slam T20 Challenge match at the Wanderers on Friday.

The Highveld Lions player bowled three maidens in his four over stint with the ball, recording figures of 2/2.

Pakistani's Zulfiqar Babar, Shoaib Malik and West Indian Sunil Narine were the three bowlers to lose their record, having all conceded three runs in a four-over spell in the format.

In their previous match against the Knights -- where the Lions ended up winning after a super-over on Sunday -- Morris was the most expensive bowler in the Lions attack conceding 50 runs in his four overs.

Two days before that match, Morris went for 37 without taking a wicket in his four overs against the Warriors, where his side won by 10 wickets.

The 27-year-old said he had put in the hard-yards following those performances and had been rewarded.

"It's been a tough couple of weeks personally, I've been going for quite a few runs," he said.

"I worked quite hard this week bowling a lot at the indoor nets, and did a lot of target bowling with our bowling coach Gordon Parsons."

Last season the Lions finished bottom of the log in all three domestic competitions and despite making it a perfect four wins from four in the competition this season, Morris said the Lions would keep their feet on the ground.

"Every win is important, especially after the season we had last season. We're not taking anyone or anything for granted."


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