IPL Auction / When he did not get the price in the auction, this batsman showed his courage and scored a century.

Vikrant Shekhawat : Dec 20, 2023, 11:30 AM
IPL Auction: The auction for the next season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) took place on Tuesday. A lot of money was showered on the players in this auction. Many surprising decisions were also seen in this. Some players did not find buyers and those who had no expectations took away crores of rupees. England's wicketkeeper-batsman Phil Salt is a player who is known for his stormy batting. But this batsman did not find a buyer in the auction. Salt, after scoring a century on the day of the auction, made it clear that something wrong had happened to him.

Salt was a part of Delhi Capitals till last year. But this time Delhi did not retain him. Salt thought of entering the auction but could not find a buyer. Salt had come with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore but when his name came up no one bid.

Broken salts on West Indies

Hurt by this, Salt vented his anger against West Indies and scored a stormy century. In the fourth T20 match played between West Indies and England, Salt defeated the West Indies bowlers and scored runs. He scored 110 runs in 57 balls with the help of seven fours and 10 sixes. During this period his strike rate was 208.77. On the basis of his century, England scored a huge score of 267 runs. In front of this huge score, West Indies team collapsed for 192 runs. Salt completed his century in 48 balls in this match. This is his second consecutive century in this series. Earlier, he had also scored a century on 16 December. In that match, Salt played an unbeaten inning of 109 runs. Salt is the second batsman to score two consecutive centuries in T20 International among the teams included in ICC full member countries. Before him, Riley Rousseau of South Africa had done this work.

Apart from them, captain Jos Buttler and Liam Livingston batted for England in this match. Butler scored 55 runs on 29 balls. He hit three sixes and six fours in his innings. Livingston scored unbeaten 54 runs in 21 balls with the help of four fours and four sixes. This is England's biggest score in T20.

Russell's storm fails

Despite many efforts, the West Indies team failed against the target of 268 runs set by England. For that, Andre Russell scored a half-century but he could not lead the team to victory. Russell played an innings of 51 runs in 25 balls with the help of three fours and five sixes. Apart from him, no other batsman could score a half-century. If seen in this match, a total of 33 sixes were hit. 19 sixes were hit from England's side while 14 sixes were hit from the West Indies side. Reece Topley took three wickets for England. Sam Curran and Rehan Ahmed got two wickets each. With this, England have tied the five-match T20 series 2-2.