The Delhi Capitals registered a dominant victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Saturday. DC triumphed by 7 wickets, riding on a superb half-century from Phil Salt. This was their fourth win of the season, and they moved up to 9th place in the points table.
After the match, the 2020 finalists had a roaring celebration in the dressing room. In the video that has been doing rounds on the internet, the DC players were seen recreating the scene from the movie “URI: The Surgical Strike” with its famous dialogue “How’s the Josh?: High Sir!” “Our favourite post-match ritual. ‘HA-OOH’ but with a hint of delay, guess who that was?” read the caption of the video posted by the Delhi Capitals.
Here is Delhi Capitals’ video
Our favourite post-match ritual ?
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) May 7, 2023
As for the match, after winning the toss, RCB captain Faf du Plessis chose to bat first. His move was well received by the team, as he and opener Virat Kohli combined for 82 runs for the first wicket. Faf scored 45 runs off 32 balls, including five boundaries and a six. Glen Maxwell registered a golden duck as Mitchell Marsh scalped two wickets on consecutive balls.
Kohli and Mahipal Lomror then contributed 55 runs for the third wicket. Kohli got 55 runs off 46 balls with five boundaries, but his strike rate was once again scrutinised. Mukesh Kumar, the pacer, ejected him. Following his departure, Lomror smashed some spectacular shots to complete his half-century. He hit an undefeated 54 off 29 balls.
Chasing 182, DC got off to a fast start, with opener Phil Salt and skipper David Warner adding 60 runs for the first wicket. Warner got 22 runs off 14 balls, including three boundaries and a six. Pacer Josh Hazelwood eventually got rid of him. Following that, Salt and Mitchell Marsh combined 59 runs for the second wicket.
Marsh hit 26 runs off 17 balls, including three boundaries and a six. Harshal Patel, who came in as an impact player for the visitors, dismissed him. Riley Russouw joined Salt in the run chase after that. They put up 52 runs off the third wicket before Karan Sharma got rid of him. Salt scored 87 runs off 45 balls to win the match.