Sunday, December 10, 2023

Salt storm surpasses Kohli’s record

Virat Kohli became the first batsman to reach the milestone of 7000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday night. But on this day his record was surpassed by Phil Salt Stormo Fifty. Delhi Capitals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 wickets based on that.

Bengaluru won the toss and batted first at the Delhi ground last night. Virat Kohli and Mohipal Lamror’s pair of half-centuries saw Bengaluru score 181 runs for 4 wickets in 20 overs. Kohli scored 55 runs off 46 balls as the opener. Kohli completed 7000 runs as the first batsman of IPL on the way to play this innings. That’s why he played 225 matches.

Lamroer played an unbeaten innings of 54 runs off 29 balls with 6 fours and 3 sixes. South Africa’s Faf du Plessis scored 45 off 32 balls as Bangalore skipper. Delhi’s Australian pacer Mitchell Marsh took 2 wickets.

In response, Delhi touched the target of 182 runs with 20 balls to spare due to Salt’s batting storm. Salt played a match-winning innings of 87 runs off 45 balls in the opening. His innings had 8 fours and 6 sixes. Besides, Delhi captain David Warner of Australia scored 22, Marsh 26 and Riley Russo scored 35 not out. Salt was man of the match.

Delhi is ninth in the table with 8 points from 10 matches. Bengaluru is fifth in the table with 10 points from the same number of matches.

(07 May/MM)


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