Phil Salt scored his second half-century for Delhi this season.Image Credit source: BCCI
New Delhi: Waking up late, Delhi Capitals are slowly becoming a threat to the teams. Gujarat Titans saw its effect and Royal Challengers Bangalore had to tolerate the most destructive form on Saturday evening. Phil Salt’s explosive style single-handedly blew Bangalore apart and gave Delhi a resounding 7-wicket win. This is Delhi’s fourth win in the last 5 matches, while once again Bangalore failed to maintain the winning streak.
Virat Kohli, who returned after 4 years at Feroz Shah Kotla ground, did some entertainment on his behalf but his innings might have been harmful for the team. Kohli scored 55 runs at a strike rate of just 119 on a ground where the Delhi batsmen chased down the target of 182 runs in just 17 overs.
Within 17 overs of Delhi, the star of this victory was England opener Phil Salt, who was given the responsibility of opening in place of Prithvi Shaw for the last few matches. Salt, who scored his first half-century against Sunrisers Hyderabad, along with David Warner blunted Bangalore’s bowling from the very first over. There was a partnership of 60 runs between the two and the team scored 70 runs in the powerplay itself.
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Mitchell Marsh, who came to the crease after Warner’s dismissal, also started raining boundaries as soon as he arrived. On the other hand, Salt completed his second half-century in just 28 balls. By the 10th over itself, Delhi had scored 115 runs while Bangalore’s score was only 79 runs till this time. Riley Russo also continued the attack after Marsh was dismissed. However, Salt could not complete his century and became the victim of Karn Sharma in the 16th over. In the 17th over, Rousseau won the team with a six.