Delhi Capitals maintained their winning streak in the ongoing IPL 2023 by defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on May 6. Virat Kohli (55 off 46 balls) and Mahipal Lomror (54* off 29 balls) contributed half-centuries to RCB’s first-innings total of 181 for four, which was a respectable total.
In the second innings, DC effectively chased down the target with 20 balls remaining due to Philip Salt’s (87 off 45) sensational performance.
David Warner, DC’s captain, disclosed after his team’s decisive victory that they had planned to target Mohammed Siraj, RCB’s premier bowler, early on. The objective was to shorten Siraj’s length because he has been so effective with the new ball this season, taking 15 wickets with it.
“Amazing. I believed it was a par score because the ball was sliding. But the manner in which we emerged, led by Phil Salt, paved the way. Our intention was to face Siraj, who has been bowling well and claiming early wickets. “His wickets were bowled or leg before wicket, so we wanted to reduce his length,” Warner said during the post-match presentation.
Warner also praised his bowling unit for hunting in groups in the absence of Anrich Nortje, who was forced to return to South Africa due to a family emergency.
Ishant and Khaleel are in front of the pack: David Warner
“Credit to the bowlers for the way they bowled; Anrich is not there, but Ishant and Khaleel are leading the pack.” And Kuldeep and Axar have also been outstanding. Momentum is everything, and we are achieving the ideal equilibrium at the appropriate time. Now we’re off to Chennai to attempt a performance, which I know will be difficult,” he added.
With four victories from ten matches, Delhi has maintained their ninth-place standing in the table of points following their victory. On Wednesday, May 10, they will face the Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The team captained by David Warner has won four of its last five matches and will look to extend that streak against CSK.