'Our momentum is building nicely' - Phil Salt after Delhi Capitals rout RCB at home
The Capitals beat RCB by seven wickets on May 6, chasing down 182 with a whopping 20 balls to spare on the back of Salt's 45-ball 87.
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New Delhi, 07 May 2023: The Delhi Capitals registered a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi on Saturday (May 6) in Match 50 of IPL 2023. The Delhi Capitals restricted RCB to 181/4 in their 20 overs, before chasing down their total in 16.4 overs on the back of a sensational batting performance that left the RCB bowlers in shambles.
Delhi Capitals’ hero in the chase, opener Phil Salt smacked 87 off just 45 balls and was involved in a 60-run stand with fellow opener David Warner (22 off 14), followed by another match-winning stand worth 59 with No. 3 batter Mitchell Marsh, who scored 26 off 17.
I feel that our momentum is building nicely: Phil Salt
"It's nice to perform and win a game for the team. We had a tough start to the competition, but we have won a few games now. And I feel that our momentum is building nicely. We've put the bowlers in difficult situations at times during the tournament and they've always stood up. So it was good for the batting unit to go out there and play so freely against one of the strongest sides in the competition,” Salt said.
The Player of the Match also spoke about his batting plan against RCB, "I was very clear about where I was going to hit the ball while batting against the spinners. We also tried to take down RCB's best bowlers. We don't need to change what we are doing at the moment. It's about repeating our performances with the bat and ball. And keep being fearless."
The Delhi Capitals will be up against Chennai Super Kings in their next game of the IPL 2023 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Wednesday (May 10), while Royal Challengers Bangalore will play Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai a day before (May 9).