DC vs RCB IPL 2023: Phil Salt stars in Delhi Capitals’ win over Royal Challengers Bangalore | Cricket News

The Englishman’s belligerent 87 counters Kohliis calm 55 to hunt 182 with ease
NEW DELHI: Delhi crowds swarmed the Ferozeshah Kotla on Saturday night to watch their favorite homeboy Virat Kohli put on a show. As he batted for 16 overs to lead in the game for 55 from 46, the fireworks came from the home team’s best order led by Phil Salt‘s blazing 45 ball 87 that helped Delhi Capitals chase the 182-run target with consummate ease in 16.4 overs and seven wickets to spare.
Every Kohli action was an event for the crowd even as he tried to prove that the role of an anchor hitter still has a place in modern T20 cricket. Salt’s ruthless onslaught early on in the chase, however, only reiterated that all-out attack must be the format’s main game plan.
Suddenly, a batting team that seemed shackled by indecision over the course of the season proved so liberated that Rilee Rossouw finished the chase with a six to wreak havoc on a party that was to celebrate Kohli the night .

It took the Capitals 10 games to get the right batting combination. And it took the addition of salt. With domestic talent offering little confidence, the top four made up of foreign hitters David Warner (22 of 14), Salt, Mitchell Marsh (26 of 17) and Rossouw (undefeated 35 of 22) put out a no-holds-barred batting mark that deflated RCB’s chances of making the playoffs.

Kohli’s rather bizarre stay, which only had five boundaries, stood in stark contrast to all the other batters who hit in the game. He could play his game as he had his captain Faf du Plessis taking responsibility to score at high speed first with a 32-ball 45 followed by young Mahipal Lomror29 undefeated and powerful 54 balls. And add to that SaltThe incessant hit rounds, which had six sixes and eight limits, suggested that you never had enough time to build a round in this format.

Despite the unmistakable intensity of Kohli’s approach to the crease, his cricketing percentage, however, struggled to find the limit as often as one would want someone opening a T20 innings even if the Capitals were without their star point guard Anrich Nortje who returned to South Africa for personal reasons. The pitch may have stalled on the hitters a bit, but Faf and Lomror showed that wasn’t enough to stop hard hitting.

Lomror’s hit was indication enough for the Capitals at bat that there were many more runs in the box than RCB got by dropping just four wickets.
For much of the innings, Kohli focused more on the gap game and making sure the RCB innings didn’t go the way they have recently, as he threatened to when they did. lost Faf and Glenn Maxwell to successive slower balls from Marsh in the 11th. . Kohli’s determination to hold the innings together and Lomror’s enterprising strike allowed RCB to set up a score that will test the undercooked Capitals.

Lomror took it upon himself to up the ante by making the bulk of the score as he made 55 runs with Kohli on 32 balls for the third wicket before Kohli found Khaleel Ahmed short-legged Mukesh Kumar. Lomror’s onslaught nullified slower balls from Marsh and Kuldeep Yadav as he hammered three big sixes early in his innings.

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