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IPL 10: With his 9-ball 38, Chris Morris usurps Albie Morkel, AB de Villiers as most destructive batsman

Morris' blistering knock not just earned Delhi its first victory of the 2017 IPL season, but also earned himself fastest ever innings with a minimum of 25 runs in the history of IPL.

IPL 10: With his 9-ball 38, Chris Morris usurps Albie Morkel, AB de Villiers as most destructive batsman

New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils all-rounder Chris Morris blasted 38 runs off just 9 balls with the help of four fours and three sixes against the Rising Pune Supergiant to help his side amass a mammoth 205-run against the Ajinkya Rahane-led outfit.

Though Morris' knock got overshadowed by Sanju Samson, who scored 102 with the help of eight boundaries and five sixes, it was the South African's whirlwind knock which wrote IPL history.

WATCH: Chris Morris sets IPL ablaze with blistering 9-ball 38 against Rising Pune Supergiant

Morris' blistering knock not just earned Delhi its first victory of the 2017 IPL season, but also earned himself fastest ever innings with a minimum of 25 runs in the history of IPL.

He thus set the record for highest strike-rate in an innings (min 25 runs), beating two South African players, Albie Morkel and AB de Villiers.

Here's is the list of players with highest strike rates in an IPL innings:-

Player Runs Balls 4s 6s SR Team Opposition
CH Morris 38* 9 4 3 422.22 DD RPS
JA Morkel 28 7 2 3 400 CSK RCB
AB de Villiers 31 8 3 3 387.5 RCB Warriors
B Akhil 27* 7 2 3 385.71 RCB DC
AB de Villiers 41 11 5 3 372.72 RCB MI

Morkel was the previous holder of this record, smashing 28 runs off just 7 balls with a strike-rate of 400 percent against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 5, while De Villiers had scored an 8-ball 31 against Pune Warriors.

Morris helped Delhi amass 45 runs in the last two overs of the innings, bowled by Aussie Adam Zampa and Briton Ben Stokes.

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TEAMS MP Won Lost Pts
MI 14 10 4 20
RPS 14 9 5 18
SRH 14 8 5 17
KKR 14 8 5 16
KXIP 14 7 7 14
DD 14 6 8 12
GL 14 4 10 8
RCB 14 3 10 7

ORANGE CAP

1 David Warner
SRH
641
Runs
2 Gautam Gambhir
KKR | 498 Runs
3 Shikhar Dhawan
SRH | 479 Runs

PURPLE CAP

1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
SRH
26 Wickets
2 Jaydev Unadkat
RPS | 24 Wickets
3 Jasprit Bumrah
MI | 20 Wickets