Pretoria Capitals secured a commanding win over Sunrisers Eastern Cape thanks to Phil Salt’s monstrous 77 in 47 deliveries taking them to a competitive 193. In their defence, Anrich Nortje was too hot to handle with a four-over spell that caught him . two wickets, conceding just 18 runs, eventually stopping the Sunrisers for 170/5.
Speaking about Salt’s performance on Match Center Live, Viacom18 sports expert Pragyan Ojha weighed in on how important a player like Phil Salt can be a resource for the Pretoria Capitals: “The most important thing is when you talk about their franchise sister, the situation they are in”. they’re in, they’d need someone like Salt to keep up and deliver the way he’s done here. And I think all of these think tanks will see it as a resource that he can go into and solve those puzzles where they have a little bit of a gap,” Ojha said. Delhi Capitals acquired Salt’s services for INR 2 crore in the recently concluded player auctions.
Ojha also expressed her opinion on Nortje’s performance. “He’s been bowling fast and if you look at the way he’s been bowling attacking those stumps, he’s trying to be disciplined and see the way he was mixing up the pace. He threw those knuckleball deliveries. When you play at 150 and suddenly you’re back at 120-125, that difference really worries you. And Nortje has been there, he’s been doing that on and off and he knows that with those scores on the board he gives you a lot of scope to even experience more and more bowling.”
Paarl Royals will face Joburg Super Kings at 5:00pm and MI Cape Town will play Durban’s Super Giants tonight at 9:00pm, live on JioCinema, Sports18-1, Sports18 Khel and Colors Tamil.