WATCH: Phil Salt’s 87 helps Delhi Capitals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore - match review

The Capitals smashed 12 sixes and 15 fours to embarrass a listless Royal Challengers’ bowling unit. Here’s everything you need to know about the DC vs RCB match in just five minutes.

Published : May 07, 2023 10:54 IST - 1 MIN READ

| Video Credit: Edit: Divyakriti Singh

For a change, the Delhi Capitals’ top-order played to its reputation. If Royal Challengers Bangalore waited for the host to implode one more time this season, it was not destined to happen this evening at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground.

As a result, when asked to 182, Capitals crossed the line with seven wickets and 20 deliveries to spare.

After contrasting half-centuries from Virat Kohli and Mahipal Lomror took Royal Challengers to 181 for four, Player-of-the-Match Philip Salt was involved in three half-century stands while racing away to a match-winning 45-ball 87.

The Capitals smashed 12 sixes and 15 fours to embarrass a listless Royal Challengers’ bowling unit.

After avenging the loss suffered last month, the Capitals finally lifted themselves from the 10th spot to be ninth with eight points. Royal Challengers, with 10 points, stayed in fifth place.

For once, the Capitals’ counter-attack did not backfire. In the Powerplay, which produced 70 runs for the wicket of skipper David Warner, the Capitals made their intentions clear by targeting Mohammad Siraj, whose two overs produced 28 runs.

An all-attacking Mitchell Marsh left Salt’s company in the 11th over after adding 59 runs off just 32 balls. By this time, Capitals were well on course with the asking rate down to just over run-a-ball.


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