Delhi Capitals wicketkeeper-batter Philip Salt was involved in a massive war of words with Royal Challengers Bangalore star Mohammed Siraj after some stunning power hitting. Coming into bowl in the fifth over of the second innings, Siraj was hit for two massive sixes on the first two balls.
Then on the third ball, Salt danced out of his crease and smashed Siraj for a stunning boundary over mid-wicket. After conceding 16 runs in the first three balls, the Indian fast bowler sent out a steaming bouncer which was declared to be a wide. Reacting to this decision, Siraj got into a heated discussion with both batters.
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After this incident, Delhi Capitals kept their foot on the accelerator and managed to chase down a total of 182 runs in just 16.4 overs. Philip Salt was the star performer as he finished with a score of 87 in 45 balls with eight four and six sixes.
Reacting to Bangalore's bowling effort, RCB captain Faf du Plessis spoke about how the dew took their spinners out of the game which allowed Salt to settle in score. He said, "I felt it was pretty close, I thought 185 was a pretty good score. The dew took the spinners out of the game, but credit to them (DC batters) as well. You like your spinners in the game, but you need to bowl in the right areas despite of the dew.
"A few bad balls and a few mistakes, we were short, but yeah, they really batted well. We didn't maximise towards the end. We felt like 185 was a par score, we needed one big over that could take us to 200, that would have made a difference, " he further added.