Phil Salt and Sunil Narine Partnership

Kolkata Phil Salt and Sunil Narine Shine in Victory Over Delhi

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In the 47th league match of the IPL 2024 series, Kolkata secured a convincing 7-wicket victory over Delhi at the iconic Eden Gardens Cricket Ground. Delhi, batting first, posted a modest total of 154 runs, with Kuldeep Yadav being their top scorer with an unbeaten 35 runs. Varun Chakraborty from Tamil Nadu was the pick of the bowlers for Kolkata, claiming three crucial wickets.

Kolkata chase was led by Phil Salt, who scored a brilliant 68, and captain Shreyas Iyer, who contributed an unbeaten 33, guiding their team to victory in just 16.3 overs. Despite Axar Patel two wickets for Delhi, Kolkata win never seemed in doubt. This victory has significantly boosted Kolkata chances of making it to the playoffs as they now occupy the second spot in the points table with 12 points.

The opening pair of Phil Salt and Sunil Narine once again played a crucial role in Kolkata triumph, forging a solid partnership of 79 runs in just 6 overs. Sunil Narine, although a part-time batsman, has been a revelation this season, scoring over 300 runs alongside Phil Salt and consistently troubling the opposition with his bowling.

Speaking after the match, Phil Salt highlighted his aggressive approach to batting, stating, “My approach to attacking the opposition is more risky. It can also change the game accordingly. Maybe if you are scared and don’t want it then don’t take the risk.”

Salt also shed light on his partnership with Sunil Narine, stating, “Sunil Narine and I will talk the day before the match. Sunil Narine does not talk much. But he thinks more about the competition. So if one of us plays aggressively, that strike rate will help the other. It’s great that we’re both on the same page in that way.”

With their dynamic opening partnership and a well-rounded performance, Kolkata looks poised to make a strong push for the IPL 2024 playoffs.