The batsman caught an edge between the falling wickets and took the team to a huge score with a storming run, which the team managed to save.
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Delhi Capitals are not doing well at this time. The biggest problem for him is the departure of his captain Rishabh Pant. Pant was injured in a car accident a few days back and due to this it will not be possible for him to play in IPL-2023. The worry for Delhi is who will replace Pant. In the captaincy, the team has options in David Warner, but the team needs a wicketkeeper who can create havoc with his bat. And it looks like he’s found that player. This player is Phil Salt.
Phil Salt is currently playing in South Africa’s T20 league. He is also a part of Delhi franchise Pretoria Capitals in this team. The team had a match against Sunrisers Eastern Cape last night where Phil Salt showed his bat power. He became a key factor in his team’s 23-run win.
Scored at a strike rate of 163.82
In this match, the Capitals team got the opportunity to bat first. But he lost his first wicket in the form of Will Jack. He was dismissed by Marco Jansen. From here the process of falling wickets of the Capitals team continued. The team kept losing wickets continuously. But Phil Salt held one end and scored a quick run. Ryle Russo (4), Theunis De Bruno (19), Senuran Muthusamy (13), Shane Dadswell (0) returned to the pavilion early. Meanwhile, Phil Salt completes his half century. He scored an unbeaten 77 off 47 balls with 11 fours. He also hit a six.
At the other end, Phil Salt was supported by James Neesham in the last over. The player scored 37 runs off 28 balls with four fours and a six. Skipper Win Parnell also showed storming style at the end and scored an unbeaten 29 off nine balls with two fours and three sixes. With the help of all these innings, the Capitals scored 193 runs for the loss of six wickets.
The goals were not easy for the Sunrisers team. The team needed a good start to reach the target of 194 runs, which they did not get. Sarel RV got out with one run. Jordan Cox can only score five runs. Skipper Aiden Markram also could not go more than five runs. Opener JJ Smuts was trying to win the team from the other end. He scored 66 runs off 51 balls. He hit six fours and four sixes in this innings.
Tristan Stubbs scored 23 off 11 balls. Tom Abel scored an unbeaten 40 off 24 balls. James Fuller scored 27 off 12 balls. Tom hit four fours and a six. James hit two fours and a six.