IPL 2023
IPL 2023: “It is all about momentum” – David Warner after the win
By SMCS - May 7, 2023 7:30 am
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Delhi Capitals won by 7 wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 50th match of the ongoing IPL 2023 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, in Delhi on May 6. Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and opted to bat. They put up a decent total of 181 for 4 in 20 overs. Virat Kohli scored 55 whereas Faf du Plessis played a quick 45 as well. Meanwhile, Mahipal Lomror also hit 54 as well. Mitchell Marsh picked up 2 for 21.

Delhi Capitals (DC)

While chasing, Delhi Capitals got off to a good start. Philip Salt smashed 87 whereas Rilee Rossouw hit 35 and they chased it down in 16.4 overs as well.

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Here is what the captains and the player of the match said after the game:

Phil Salt, Player of the Match said as quoted by Cricbuzz: I spoke before the game about being positive. We knew the wicket was slow and low, and we spoke about playing off the backfoot. I thought 180 was par, I felt we would have to bat really well to get there. (On Mitch Marsh) He came in and hit the second ball for six or something like that, it put bowlers on the backfoot. Loving the support, specially here in Delhi.

David Warner said as quoted by Cricbuzz: Amazing. I thought it was a par score, the ball was skidding. But the way we came out led by Phil Salt paved the way. Our intention was to take on Siraj, he’s been bowling well and taking wickets early. His wickets have been bowled or LBW so we wanted to drag his length back. Credit to the way the bowlers bowled, Anrich is not there but Ishant is leading the pack with Khaleel. And Kuldeep and Axar as well have been brilliant. It is all about momentum, we are finding the right balance at the right time. Now we go to Chennai and try to get a performance there, I know it will be tough.

Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals (DC)

Rilee Rossouw said as quoted by Cricbuzz: It is a fantastic result. We bowled particularly alright. The way Salty and Warner played was phenomenal. It was a great result for us. The whole squad comes into play, the guys are supportive to the ones who are not playing. Pretty simple and easy. It was pretty tricky to be honest, it was gripping and turning, Salty put us off on a blinder and took the game away from them. 160 was a par score on that wicket. We can’t lose another game so we are going out with the freedom to play the way we want. The way we played tonight, you would not suspect we have lost 6 games or how many ever, who knows if we get lucky and get into the knockouts, with the way we are playing, we could be dangerous.

Faf du Plessis said as quoted by Cricbuzz: 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. But that’s what happens when you apply pressure. Maxi (Maxwell) has been going well for us at 4. We thought we could have him early (at no.3 ) because he is going well. I was really pleased to see Lomror at 5 and he played really well, still really a good positive for him. That’s the nature of the slow pitch, you always try to come in the first six overs and try to get on top of the game.